Author: Tomoko Matsuoka

Hanko Abolishment—Are We Really Liberated? Here Are the Details.
Business November 23rd, 2020

Hanko Abolishment—Are We Really Liberated? Here Are the Details.

The abolishment of the hanko is among Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s reforms and a bold move to streamline Japan’s notoriously tedious paperwork requirements. Here’s what you should know about what hanko abolishment means for you.  
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
A Handy Guide to Internet Providers in Japan
Professional Services November 20th, 2020

A Handy Guide to Internet Providers in Japan

Tired of slow-to-load streaming? Need reliable Wi-Fi for those hard-to-schedule calls back home? Here’s what to know about Internet providers in Japan. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
A Journey to the Best Whisky Bars in Tokyo
Restaurants November 13th, 2020

A Journey to the Best Whisky Bars in Tokyo

Down narrow streets, half-hidden behind blinking signboards, in basements, and at the top of high rises — we’re here to help you find the best whisky bars in Tokyo. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
The Best Golf Courses in Japan — Top 8 List

The Best Golf Courses in Japan — Top 8 List

In a comparatively short time, Japan has vigorously refined and redefined the elite standard for golf courses, creating golfing destinations that have earned spots on top 100 lists worldwide. Here is a list of the top 8 golf courses in Japan that are worthy of your consideration.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Trusted Bilingual Legal Offices for SME In Tokyo 
Professional Services November 10th, 2020

Trusted Bilingual Legal Offices for SME In Tokyo 

Finding trustworthy bilingual legal assistance is an essential step if you are setting up a company in Japan. If you are looking for legal help for your small-to-medium-sized business, this article lists trusted bilingual legal offices for SME in Tokyo. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Everything You Need to Know About the JR East Welcome Pass
Travel and Tourism October 30th, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About the JR East Welcome Pass

The JR Welcome Pass presents its most fabulous deal thus far, with its latest JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 campaign. This pass allows you to explore the Tohoku and Shinetsu regions of Japan at a fantastic price point of unlimited use for 3 consecutive days for ¥12,000.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Where to Get Your 2020 Flu Vaccine Shot in Tokyo
Professional Services October 23rd, 2020

Where to Get Your 2020 Flu Vaccine Shot in Tokyo

We have compiled a list of places with English-speaking medical staff where you can get the flu vaccine shot in Tokyo.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
The Best Onsen in Japan for Your Next Weekend Getaway
Travel and Tourism October 21st, 2020

The Best Onsen in Japan for Your Next Weekend Getaway

If you’re in the mood for planning your next weekend getaway, here are 7 of the best onsen in Japan for you to consider.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
5 of Our Favorite COVID-Safe Halloween Ideas for Tokyo 2020
Events and Activities October 19th, 2020

5 of Our Favorite COVID-Safe Halloween Ideas for Tokyo 2020

We’ve gathered a selection of our favorite Halloween-themed dining, drinks, accommodations, and more for creating a memorable Halloween in Tokyo — all while staying safe yourself and keeping your party friends safe, too.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer