Category: Entrepreneurship

Discover Our 9 Must-Reads of 2021 
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 27th, 2021

Discover Our 9 Must-Reads of 2021 

These are the articles we shortlisted out of the 137 features we published in 2021.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Our Company Philosophy: The TokyoMate Playbook - Updated
Business, Entrepreneurship December 21st, 2021

Our Company Philosophy: The TokyoMate Playbook - Updated

"Any great product, service, or other forms of output starts with a small idea or a clunky draft version. The fastest way to progress is to share your draft, ask for help, and invite others to give feedback or contribute ideas."
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Fuminori Gunji
Fuminori Gunji Chief Executive Officer
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
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
User Cases: Who Can, Who Can’t Use a Virtual Office Address in Japan?
Life in Japan, Entrepreneurship, Business December 1st, 2021

User Cases: Who Can, Who Can’t Use a Virtual Office Address in Japan?

Who can use a virtual office address in Japan? Who can’t? And regulatory concepts that often hinder virtual address use.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
How to Change the Corporate Address on Your Touki
Entrepreneurship, Business November 24th, 2021

How to Change the Corporate Address on Your Touki

How to register a company address change, the necessary paperwork to file, and how much it will cost to do it yourself or ask a specialist.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
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
Lancers’ Report: The State of Freelancing in Japan in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan November 16th, 2021

Lancers’ Report: The State of Freelancing in Japan in 2021

Here’s what to know about current trends in freelancing and work styles in Japan, sourced from Lancers’ seventh annual fact-finding investigation. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
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