Author: Amy Yamashita

A Short List of Trusted Bilingual Accounting Firms in Tokyo
Money Matters September 12th, 2021

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 Community Specialist
What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan? How to Benefit and What to Do
Business, Entrepreneurship September 7th, 2021

What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan? How to Benefit and What to Do

Did you know? Virtual office addresses can be used for Japanese company incorporation. Plus, with virtual mail software—no Japanese required.  
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Switch to a Virtual Office in Japan
Business, Entrepreneurship July 26th, 2021

How to Switch to a Virtual Office in Japan

Ready to say good-bye to high office leases? Today, we take a look at how to switch to a virtual office and shed unwanted overhead by using a virtual mailbox address.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Notable Japanese on Strategic Thinking, Fighting Limitations, and More 
Life in Japan July 14th, 2021

Notable Japanese on Strategic Thinking, Fighting Limitations, and More 

Famous Japanese on thinking like a shogi player, fighting limitations, programming as a key to good communication, and other timeless themes.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
10 Best Instagram Accounts to Check Out If You're a #JapanLife Nerd
Out and About, Life in Japan July 6th, 2021

10 Best Instagram Accounts to Check Out If You're a #JapanLife Nerd

From Instagram accounts that offer a window into life in Japan to Instagrammers who provide comedic relief, we have you covered. Check out 10 of our faves!
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Your Guide to the Best Work-Friendly Cafes with Power and Free Wi-Fi in Tokyo
Out and About July 5th, 2021

Your Guide to the Best 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 Community Specialist
Japanese Marketing Campaigns & Strategy You'll Want to Copy from July to September
Business, Marketing May 31st, 2021

Japanese Marketing Campaigns & Strategy You'll Want to Copy from July to September

So you want to run an online campaign like a Japanese marketing pro? Here are 5 case studies that might spark your next social media promo and get more engagement for your business.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Employees’ Health Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know
Business, Life in Japan May 21st, 2021

Employees’ Health Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know

Are you obligated to cover health insurance for your Japanese employees? Here’s what every business owner ought to know about employees’ health insurance in Japan. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Japanese Phone Etiquette: Mistakes to Avoid for Better Client Calls
Business, Customer Service May 17th, 2021

Japanese Phone Etiquette: Mistakes to Avoid for Better Client Calls

Which of these easy-to-make phone mistakes are you making? And what should you be saying instead? 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Mid-Year Gifts (Ochugen) for Japanese Clients, Yes or No?

Mid-Year Gifts (Ochugen) for Japanese Clients, Yes or No?

Are Japanese still sending mid-year gifts to each other? And should you be sending mid-year gifts to business associates and clients? Here’s what to know before deciding one way or the other. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist