Author: Tomoko Matsuoka

Your Company Incorporation in Japan: The Essential Primer
Business, Essential Checklists March 4th, 2021

Your Company Incorporation in Japan: The Essential Primer

The key decisions to make pre-paperwork, common pitfalls to avoid, and a step-by-step checklist to guide you on your journey.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Your Corporate Bank Account in Japan—A Comprehensive Guide 
Banking and Finance February 10th, 2021

Your Corporate Bank Account in Japan—A Comprehensive Guide 

Documents to prepare, factors that could cause refusal, mistakes to avoid, and a step-by-step checklist for opening a company bank account in Japan. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
What’s Ahead in 2021—Upcoming Money Matters to Know About in Japan
Miscellaneous February 1st, 2021

What’s Ahead in 2021—Upcoming Money Matters to Know About in Japan

Law amendments, doubled payouts, tax deductions, and lower phone bills—Japan’s financial planners and advisors are counseling clients on these 5 money matters, occurring in 2021. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
English-To-Japanese Translation & Interpretation Tasks
Virtual Assistant January 24th, 2021

English-To-Japanese Translation & Interpretation Tasks

Grow your business and improve your daily life in Japan when hiring a bilingual virtual assistant, so you can navigate Japan with comfort and confidence.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Bringing Your VR/MR/AR Company to Japan—What to Know in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship January 14th, 2021

Bringing Your VR/MR/AR Company to Japan—What to Know in 2021

With another pandemic year here and more stay-at-home orders on the horizon, interest in virtual reality and mixed reality is growing, providing a ready backdrop for those considering bringing their VR/MR/AR company to Japan. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
9 Common Paperwork Mistakes to Avoid in Japan
Essential Checklists January 6th, 2021

9 Common Paperwork Mistakes to Avoid in Japan

Nobody loves paperwork. But learning a couple of dos and don’ts could help you hate it less. Make life easier for yourself by reviewing these 9 common paperwork mistakes that foreigners—and even Japanese—frequently make. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Shipping Options for Sending Packages Home from Japan
Professional Services December 21st, 2020

Shipping Options for Sending Packages Home from Japan

Finding the best way to ship something from Japan depends mostly on your budget and the type of goods you wish to send. This article covers the most popular and trusted options for sending items from Japan to your home country. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
What To Know Before Launching Your Import Business in Japan
Business December 14th, 2020

What To Know Before Launching Your Import Business in Japan

Interested in importing goods for sale in Japan? Before you invest in inventory for your import business, find out the regulations governing the goods you wish to sell. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Your First Step to Switching to a Virtual Office in Japan
Business December 7th, 2020

Your First Step to Switching to a Virtual Office in Japan

Ready to say good-bye to high office leases? In this article, we cover how can you shift your company over to a fully remote work office.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
English-Speaking Insurance Companies for Emergencies in Japan
Professional Services November 28th, 2020

English-Speaking Insurance Companies for Emergencies in Japan

For the most part, health insurance in Japan is affordable and adequate. But if you are looking for additional coverage in case of an emergency, today’s article looks at insurance companies that provide English support for their clients. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer