Author: Amy Yamashita

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
6 International Communities to Enrich Your Life In Tokyo
Life in Japan April 27th, 2021

6 International Communities to Enrich Your Life In Tokyo

Living abroad has its unique share of challenges—yet being far from home doesn’t need to mean feeling alone. Here are the most popular international communities in Tokyo.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Why Do Japanese Employees Behave That Way? 5 Cultural Insights
Business, Life in Japan April 19th, 2021

Why Do Japanese Employees Behave That Way? 5 Cultural Insights

Understanding how Japanese employees are taught to behave can provide insight when directly managing Japanese employees or working with Japanese colleagues.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Keigo Mistakes to Avoid With Your Japanese Clients

Keigo Mistakes to Avoid With Your Japanese Clients

Are you making these keigo mistakes? You don’t need to know the ins and outs of keigo grammar construction to improve how you sound, starting from today.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
The Secret to Better Introductions with Japanese Clients
Business, Customer Service March 31st, 2021

The Secret to Better Introductions with Japanese Clients

Ready to expand your Japanese business etiquette? Master these moves, just in time for your next big pitch with your Japanese prospects. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Get a Permanent Resident Visa for Japan

How to Get a Permanent Resident Visa for Japan

Everything we could pack together on how to get a permanent resident visa for Japan: eligibility requirements, special clauses, documents to prepare, a step-by-step guide, and more!
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Haken Agency or Virtual Assistant Company?
Virtual Assistant March 5th, 2021

Haken Agency or Virtual Assistant Company?

You need to hire, but the process comes with delays, fees, and few good candidates—let alone results. Where does all this leave you?
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist