Author: TokyoMate Team

Why Japanese Post Boxes Are Red, the Origins of Japan’s Postal Symbol, and More 
Mail Trivia January 6th, 2022

Why Japanese Post Boxes Are Red, the Origins of Japan’s Postal Symbol, and More 

Odd-yet-interesting tales of Japan’s postal system.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
SmartNews Software Engineer Discusses His Remote-Work Systems and Routines
Interviews December 20th, 2021

SmartNews Software Engineer Discusses His Remote-Work Systems and Routines

Bohdan Tereta on his systems-thinking approach to handling remote-work challenges, his favorite tools and processes, what it’s like to work at SmartNews, and more.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Best of 2021: Your Best Books, Buys, and Big News in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 14th, 2021

Best of 2021: Your Best Books, Buys, and Big News in 2021

We asked you for your thoughts on lessons learned, books recommended, best buys, and big news of 2021. Here’s part 2 of what you said.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Best of 2021: Your Biggest Work/Life Learning in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 8th, 2021

Best of 2021: Your Biggest Work/Life Learning in 2021

We asked you for your thoughts on lessons learned, books recommended, best buys, and big news of 2021. Here’s part 1 of what you said.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Software Updates #04: Multiple Addresses + How to Secure Additional Time
Brian Lim on Accelerator Success Markers, What’s Ahead for Osaka’s Startup Ecosystem, and More
Interviews, Entrepreneurship November 22nd, 2021

Brian Lim on Accelerator Success Markers, What’s Ahead for Osaka’s Startup Ecosystem, and More

Insights on the challenges founders face as they deal with “accelerator fatigue,” success metrics while running Scale Osaka’s accelerator program, and much more.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Philippe Khin on Cracking Japan’s PR Visa in 4 Years, Founding SewaYou, and Much More
Entrepreneurship, Interviews, Life in Japan November 10th, 2021

Philippe Khin on Cracking Japan’s PR Visa in 4 Years, Founding SewaYou, and Much More

Philippe Khin, at only 25, cracked Japan’s permanent residence visa in 4 years—which usually takes 10 years to obtain. Read about his journey, his startup, and his inspiring work philosophy.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Debbie Howard on the Next Global Health Crisis and Her Current Obsession
Business, Interviews November 1st, 2021

Debbie Howard on the Next Global Health Crisis and Her Current Obsession

Debbie Howard touches on her career, the 3 pieces of advice for doing business in Japan that she lives by, and specifics on how companies should be supporting their caregiving employees.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
This Tokyo Startup Works 99% Remote: Here’s How They Make Collaboration Work
Business, Entrepreneurship October 27th, 2021

This Tokyo Startup Works 99% Remote: Here’s How They Make Collaboration Work

Our very first self-interview with our team on the topic of remote-work collaboration: perception shifts, favorite tips and tricks, reading recommendations, and more!
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Software Updates #03: Viewing Past Payments and Assistant Time-Use Reports
Software Updates October 25th, 2021

Software Updates #03: Viewing Past Payments and Assistant Time-Use Reports

New features—for clearer assessments of your money and your time. Also, a Squid Game meme because it works here (you’ll see).
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates