Category: Life in Japan

Japan’s Top 10 Bestselling Books in 2021, According to Nippan
Life in Japan January 12th, 2022

Japan’s Top 10 Bestselling Books in 2021, According to Nippan

Get a snapshot of what readers in Japan were buying during Japan’s second pandemic year. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
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
How to File Your Final Income Tax Return in Japan 
Money Matters, Life in Japan December 15th, 2021

How to File Your Final Income Tax Return in Japan 

With this article, preparing your Final Income Tax Return in Japan won't be as much of a hassle as it's cracked up to be. 
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Julia Rivera
Julia Rivera Guest Author
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
Your Easy Guide to Japan’s New Year’s Greetings Cards, the Nengajyou
Life in Japan December 13th, 2021

Your Easy Guide to Japan’s New Year’s Greetings Cards, the Nengajyou

Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s year-end greeting exchange: History, how-tos, and your FAQs answered. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
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
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
11 Useful Manga for Anyone Preparing to Work in Japan
Life in Japan, Business November 15th, 2021

11 Useful Manga for Anyone Preparing to Work in Japan

Here are 11 manga loved by Japanese for their depiction of Japanese work life. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist