Author: Kenichi Yamamoto

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
Hisoka Maejima, the Father of Japan's Postal System 
Life in Japan, Entrepreneurship, Business December 7th, 2021

Hisoka Maejima, the Father of Japan's Postal System 

The man who established Japan’s postal system and helped to realize a modern Japan. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
A Quick Guide to Tokyo’s Telework Promotion Subsidy
Business, Money Matters November 17th, 2021

A Quick Guide to Tokyo’s Telework Promotion Subsidy

Assess if you are eligible, what you can expect in terms of subsidy amounts, reporting guidelines, and how to apply.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Bring Your SaaS Business to Japan: Key Concerns to Consider
Business, Entrepreneurship November 9th, 2021

How to Bring Your SaaS Business to Japan: Key Concerns to Consider

Thinking of bringing your software as a service (SaaS) business to Japan? Today, we take a brief look at key concerns when considering entry into Japan’s SaaS marketplace.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Freelance in Japan as a Foreigner: A Paperwork Checklist
Business, Entrepreneurship November 2nd, 2021

How to Freelance in Japan as a Foreigner: A Paperwork Checklist

Interested in how to freelance in Japan as a foreigner? Specifically, what paperwork do you need to complete to make it official? 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Leaving Japan For a Month or More? Your FAQs Answered
Out and About, Life in Japan October 26th, 2021

Leaving Japan For a Month or More? Your FAQs Answered

What to do with your bills, mail, plants, housekeeping, and other frequently asked questions related to leaving Japan for a couple of months.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Blockchain Startups and Companies in Japan to Watch in 2021 and Beyond
Business, Entrepreneurship October 13th, 2021

Blockchain Startups and Companies in Japan to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

Japan’s blockchain industry is thriving. So which blockchain startups and companies are experts paying attention to? 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
What's Behind Salesforce's Success in Japan? 
Business, Entrepreneurship September 30th, 2021

What's Behind Salesforce's Success in Japan? 

From a one-room office in Shibuya to the second-largest Salesforce Economy in the world.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
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