Category: Interviews

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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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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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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BIJ’s Jason Ball Discusses the Value of an Online Community and Much More
Business, Entrepreneurship, Interviews October 5th, 2021

BIJ’s Jason Ball Discusses the Value of an Online Community and Much More

Enjoy this candid conversation on growing and leading the BIJ online community!
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Kokoro Media’s Editor Talks About Her Process, How She Chooses What to Publish, And More
Business, Interviews September 21st, 2021

Kokoro Media’s Editor Talks About Her Process, How She Chooses What to Publish, And More

What is it like as an editor of a media company in Japan? How does one choose which stories to pursue and publish? And much more. 
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The Strategist Behind Mentos Japan on His Favorite Marketing Touchstones and More!
Business, Marketing, Interviews September 13th, 2021

The Strategist Behind Mentos Japan on His Favorite Marketing Touchstones and More!

What people often get wrong about marketing, the most recent marketing campaign that caught his eye + prompted action, and much more.
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The Mental Health Challenges of Being a Foreigner in Japan and How TELL Helps
Life in Japan, Interviews August 25th, 2021

The Mental Health Challenges of Being a Foreigner in Japan and How TELL Helps

Everything expats should know about TELL, the hotline & counseling service, saving lives and championing better mental health in Japan. 
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Q&A with Kiyoshi Matsumoto on the Misconceptions and Struggles of Modern Japan
Interviews, Life in Japan August 17th, 2021

Q&A with Kiyoshi Matsumoto on the Misconceptions and Struggles of Modern Japan

Cross-cultural specialist Kiyoshi Matsumoto on Japan’s feudalist past and how it shows up in present-day Japan, the bizarre movement of 1867, and what Japan can—and should—do better.  
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Coffee Enthusiasts in Japan, Have You Tried Juan Valdez Coffee Yet?
Interviews, Entrepreneurship August 5th, 2021

Coffee Enthusiasts in Japan, Have You Tried Juan Valdez Coffee Yet?

A premium Columbian coffee brand enters Japan, tips on importing goods, the importance of finding the right partners, and how to create a stellar morning coffee ritual. 
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The Challenges of Apartment Hunting in Tokyo, Insider Tips, and More!
Life in Japan, Interviews June 22nd, 2021

The Challenges of Apartment Hunting in Tokyo, Insider Tips, and More!

Enjoy this candid conversation with Golden of Apts.jp, a real estate agency that focuses on simplifying the apartment-renting process for expats in the Tokyo area.
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