Author: Amy Yamashita

I Tried a VA Service—Here’s What Happened

I Tried a VA Service—Here’s What Happened

Ever wonder what the virtual assistant experience is like? How does it feel to have all your to-dos being taken care of? Does it really make a difference to overall feelings of well-being? To better explain the experience, a member of our team hired an independent virtual assistant for research purposes and to help describe what it was like to outsource her to-do list. Here’s what happened... 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Opening a Consultation Service in Japan—2 Crucial Hurdles to Clear
Business, Professional Services January 8th, 2021

Opening a Consultation Service in Japan—2 Crucial Hurdles to Clear

Thinking of opening a consultation service in Tokyo? The good news is there are no requirements outside of the regular procedures for opening a business in Japan. However, how successful your business will be will depend on some key factors.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Want to Enter Japan’s Market with Your Business? A Quick Overview
Business December 24th, 2020

Want to Enter Japan’s Market with Your Business? A Quick Overview

Here’s a quick run-through of the primary activities you will need to complete for your business to enter Japan’s market successfully.  
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
A Short List of Trusted Bilingual Accounting Firms in Tokyo
Professional Services December 15th, 2020

A Short List of Trusted Bilingual Accounting Firms in Tokyo

Here is our shortlist of trusted bilingual accounting firms in Tokyo that have third-party reviews on various sites, Google Place ratings, or other word-of-mouth referrals. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
2020’s Subsidies to Support and Expand Your Business in Japan
Business December 9th, 2020

2020’s Subsidies to Support and Expand Your Business in Japan

Many foreign entrepreneurs with fledgling businesses in Japan are unaware of the business subsidy programs they could apply to because the information is primarily in Japanese on government websites. Today, we are listing the subsidies that are still open for applications—but pay attention because a few of these have deadlines that are fast approaching!
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Where to Get English-Friendly Yoga in Tokyo

Where to Get English-Friendly Yoga in Tokyo

From establishing a mindfulness practice to relieving anxiety and improving muscle tone, yoga’s benefits are manifold. If you have been curious about options for English-friendly yoga in Tokyo, we have a selection for you.  
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
The Best Communities to Enrich Your Life In Japan

The Best Communities to Enrich Your Life In Japan

Even if socializing is not your thing, the right community could make a marked difference in your quality of life. Today, we have selected the top international communities in Japan that can enrich your life by providing you with new opportunities and joyful experiences. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Work-Friendly Cafes with Power and Free Wi-Fi in Tokyo
Restaurants November 4th, 2020

Work-Friendly Cafes with Power and Free Wi-Fi in Tokyo

Today, we have rounded up our favorite not-Starbucks cafes that have power outlets and free Wi-Fi. These are all work-friendly places that are roomy enough for you to take out your laptop and large enough so there will not be a line waiting for your seat immediately after you get settled. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Top Productivity Tips for Business Leaders
Business October 9th, 2020

Top Productivity Tips for Business Leaders

Top productivity tips for savvy leaders who want to make the best use of their time.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
What Makes a Competent and Reliable VA & How to Find the Best Assistants
Virtual Assistant October 2nd, 2020

What Makes a Competent and Reliable VA & How to Find the Best Assistants

Finding the right virtual assistant can be a game-changer for you and your business. Here's how to ensure you're making the right choice.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer