Author: Kenichi Yamamoto

4 Lessons from Satoru Iwata: Nintendo’s CEO, Programmer, and Gamer 
Business, Entrepreneurship September 15th, 2021

4 Lessons from Satoru Iwata: Nintendo’s CEO, Programmer, and Gamer 

Satoru Iwata was not only a brilliant programmer and innovator—but also famously a forward-thinking strategist regarding the future of Nintendo and its userbase.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka—the Startup Accelerator Program to Know About Today
Business, Entrepreneurship August 23rd, 2021

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka—the Startup Accelerator Program to Know About Today

Startupbootcamp (SBC) is a global organization supporting early-stage tech founders through programs that grant access to relevant investors and partners. Find out about their Scale Osaka program.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Doda Report: 2021 Mid-Year Job Market Growth and Trends in Japan
Business, Entrepreneurship July 29th, 2021

Doda Report: 2021 Mid-Year Job Market Growth and Trends in Japan

Here’s what to know about Japan’s job market recovery, growth, and forecast of job trends for the second half of 2021, based on figures published by Doda.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Your Super-Quick Guide to Japan’s Obon Season 
Life in Japan July 19th, 2021

Your Super-Quick Guide to Japan’s Obon Season 

Japan’s obon = お盆: its origins, history, and how it is observed to increase your enjoyment and understanding of the upcoming season. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Your How-to Guide to Japan's Gold License Status and Merits 
Life in Japan July 13th, 2021

Your How-to Guide to Japan's Gold License Status and Merits 

Japan's gold license comes with perks. Here's how quickly you can get your gold license and how to make the most of it once you have it in hand.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Workers' Accident Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know
Business, Life in Japan July 8th, 2021

Workers' Accident Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know

The essentials of workers' accident insurance in Japan for business owners: what it is, who it's for, how to enroll, and more.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Learning How to Drive in Japan, from Zero to Driving Hero
Life in Japan July 1st, 2021

Learning How to Drive in Japan, from Zero to Driving Hero

Everything you need to know—before you start learning how to drive in Japan.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Unemployment Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know
Business, Life in Japan June 24th, 2021

Unemployment Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know

Thinking of hiring your first employee? For the majority of businesses in Japan, your next step involves enrolling your employees in labor insurance, 労働保険 = roudou hoken.  
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Switch to a Japanese Driver's License 
Life in Japan June 23rd, 2021

How to Switch to a Japanese Driver's License 

Two types of international driving permits, countries with bilateral driver's license agreements with Japan, plus how to convert your foreign driver's license to a Japanese driver's license. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Japan
Life in Japan June 2nd, 2021

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Japan

All the basics covered in one handy article. Get a step-by-step flowchart of the vaccination process and all the essentials about booking your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist