Category: Life in Japan

Notable Japanese on Obsessions, Failures, and First-hand Lessons
Life in Japan September 23rd, 2021

Notable Japanese on Obsessions, Failures, and First-hand Lessons

10 celebrated Japanese and their thoughts on where to focus your obsession, how to recover from failure, the power of first-hand lessons, and much more.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Women in Podcasting in Japan & the Shows to Know in 2021 
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan September 14th, 2021

Women in Podcasting in Japan & the Shows to Know in 2021 

For all your listening needs, English-language podcasts by women living or working in Japan. Refresh your listening feed with these amazing finds.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
16 English Sites & Blogs to Know for Doing Business in Japan in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan September 1st, 2021

16 English Sites & Blogs to Know for Doing Business in Japan in 2021

For when you don’t want fluff. Where to go for meaningful reads and interesting commentary on Japan’s business scene. 
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Showdown: Japan's Digital Agency versus Showa-Era IT 
Business, Life in Japan August 30th, 2021

Showdown: Japan's Digital Agency versus Showa-Era IT 

Digitization in Japan—1 piece of the story so far. Here’s what happened, what needs fixing, and what happens next.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
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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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Trend Report: Survey Shows Awareness of SDGs in Japan at 50%

Trend Report: Survey Shows Awareness of SDGs in Japan at 50%

The survey measured awareness of keywords and daily consumption behaviors related to the SDGs and interest in and experience with ethical consumption and sustainability.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
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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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
31 Books to Grow Your Understanding of Japan, Recommended by the BIJ Community 

31 Books to Grow Your Understanding of Japan, Recommended by the BIJ Community 

From 5-star fiction to serious examinations of Japan’s politics and governance, here are 31 book recommendations to fill out your summer reading list.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
Your Super-Quick Guide to Japan’s Obon Season 
Life in Japan July 19th, 2021

Your Super-Quick Guide to Japan’s Obon Season 

Japan’s obon = お盆: its origins, history, and how it is observed to increase your enjoyment and understanding of the upcoming season. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Notable Japanese on Strategic Thinking, Fighting Limitations, and More 
Life in Japan July 14th, 2021

Notable Japanese on Strategic Thinking, Fighting Limitations, and More 

Famous Japanese on thinking like a shogi player, fighting limitations, programming as a key to good communication, and other timeless themes.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist