Category: Life in Japan

TokyoMate x BIJ Clubhouse: Solving Pain-Points for Foreign Execs in Tokyo

TokyoMate x BIJ Clubhouse: Solving Pain-Points for Foreign Execs in Tokyo

Did you miss the Clubhouse event? Get the quick recap of incisive insights on how TokyoMate is changing the landscape for foreign executives doing business in Japan.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Notable Japanese on the Value of Ignorance, How to Imitate Well, and More
Life in Japan June 8th, 2021

Notable Japanese on the Value of Ignorance, How to Imitate Well, and More

From the founder of Honda to Japan’s living sports legends, philosophers, artists, and more, here are 9 Japanese quotes you should know and the great minds who said them. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Tokyo, Japan
Life in Japan June 2nd, 2021

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Tokyo, Japan

All the basics covered in one handy article. Get a step-by-step flowchart of the vaccination process and all the essentials about booking your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Employees’ Pension Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know
Business, Life in Japan May 26th, 2021

Employees’ Pension Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know

In Japan, employees’ pension insurance augments the national pension premium for government and company workers. Learn the essentials of what all business owners ought to know.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How Accurate Is Google Translate for Japanese? 
Business, Life in Japan May 25th, 2021

How Accurate Is Google Translate for Japanese? 

Machine translation has significantly evolved since its creation. But how accurate is Google Translate for Japanese? What can you safely use it for? And when should you avoid using it? 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Employees’ Health Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know
Business, Life in Japan May 21st, 2021

Employees’ Health Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know

Are you obligated to cover health insurance for your Japanese employees? Here’s what every business owner ought to know about employees’ health insurance in Japan. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
10 Industry Experts Share Their Recent Insights on Working in Japan
Business, Life in Japan May 18th, 2021

10 Industry Experts Share Their Recent Insights on Working in Japan

From small aha! moments to astute insights, 10 C-suite executives and industry experts shared their most recent revelations regarding working in Japan. 
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Mid-Year Gifts (Ochugen) for Japanese Clients, Yes or No?

Mid-Year Gifts (Ochugen) for Japanese Clients, Yes or No?

Are Japanese still sending mid-year gifts to each other? And should you be sending mid-year gifts to business associates and clients? Here’s what to know before deciding one way or the other. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Half-Width vs. Full-Width: A Tale of Two Characters
Business, Life in Japan May 10th, 2021

Half-Width vs. Full-Width: A Tale of Two Characters

The origin story of Japan’s half-width 半角 and full-width 全角 characters, the current state of affairs, and where to go from here. Hold on for a wild ride. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
8 Online Events You’ll Want to Bookmark for Golden Week 2021 
Life in Japan April 28th, 2021

8 Online Events You’ll Want to Bookmark for Golden Week 2021 

Bookmark this page for 8 wide-ranging online events during Golden Week 2021 that will allow you to travel, explore, and connect—while sheltering in place.  
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer