Japan’s Top 10 Bestselling Books in 2021, According to Nippan
Life in Japan January 12th, 2022

Japan’s Top 10 Bestselling Books in 2021, According to Nippan

Get a snapshot of what readers in Japan were buying during Japan’s second pandemic year. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Why Japanese Post Boxes Are Red, the Origins of Japan’s Postal Symbol, and More 
Mail Trivia January 6th, 2022

Why Japanese Post Boxes Are Red, the Origins of Japan’s Postal Symbol, and More 

Odd-yet-interesting tales of Japan’s postal system.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Your Company Incorporation in Japan: The Essential Primer
Business, Essential Checklists December 31st, 2021

Your Company Incorporation in Japan: The Essential Primer

The key decisions to make pre-paperwork, common pitfalls to avoid, and a step-by-step checklist to guide you on your journey.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Discover Our 9 Must-Reads of 2021 
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 27th, 2021

Discover Our 9 Must-Reads of 2021 

These are the articles we shortlisted out of the 137 features we published in 2021.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Our Company Philosophy: The TokyoMate Playbook - Updated
Business, Entrepreneurship December 21st, 2021

Our Company Philosophy: The TokyoMate Playbook - Updated

"Any great product, service, or other forms of output starts with a small idea or a clunky draft version. The fastest way to progress is to share your draft, ask for help, and invite others to give feedback or contribute ideas."
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Fuminori Gunji
Fuminori Gunji Chief Executive Officer
SmartNews Software Engineer Discusses His Remote-Work Systems and Routines
Interviews December 20th, 2021

SmartNews Software Engineer Discusses His Remote-Work Systems and Routines

Bohdan Tereta on his systems-thinking approach to handling remote-work challenges, his favorite tools and processes, what it’s like to work at SmartNews, and more.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
How to File Your Final Income Tax Return in Japan 
Money Matters, Life in Japan December 15th, 2021

How to File Your Final Income Tax Return in Japan 

With this article, preparing your Final Income Tax Return in Japan won't be as much of a hassle as it's cracked up to be. 
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Julia Rivera
Julia Rivera Guest Author
Best of 2021: Your Best Books, Buys, and Big News in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 14th, 2021

Best of 2021: Your Best Books, Buys, and Big News in 2021

We asked you for your thoughts on lessons learned, books recommended, best buys, and big news of 2021. Here’s part 2 of what you said.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Your Easy Guide to Japan’s New Year’s Greetings Cards, the Nengajyou
Life in Japan December 13th, 2021

Your Easy Guide to Japan’s New Year’s Greetings Cards, the Nengajyou

Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s year-end greeting exchange: History, how-tos, and your FAQs answered. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Best of 2021: Your Biggest Work/Life Learning in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 8th, 2021

Best of 2021: Your Biggest Work/Life Learning in 2021

We asked you for your thoughts on lessons learned, books recommended, best buys, and big news of 2021. Here’s part 1 of what you said.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates