Japan’s Hometown Tax—How to Benefit and What to Do
Miscellaneous December 17th, 2020

Japan’s Hometown Tax—How to Benefit and What to Do

With tax season around the corner, our thoughts turn to furusato nouzei, Japan’s hometown tax system. Before 2020 is up, you can prepay some taxes to the city of your choice and get free goods in return. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Specialist
A Short List of Trusted Bilingual Accounting Firms in Tokyo
Professional Services December 15th, 2020

A Short List of Trusted Bilingual Accounting Firms in Tokyo

Here is our shortlist of trusted bilingual accounting firms in Tokyo that have third-party reviews on various sites, Google Place ratings, or other word-of-mouth referrals. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
What To Know Before Launching Your Import Business in Japan
Business December 14th, 2020

What To Know Before Launching Your Import Business in Japan

Interested in importing goods for sale in Japan? Before you invest in inventory for your import business, find out the regulations governing the goods you wish to sell. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Not Your Usual Virtual Assistant Service — TokyoMate’s 5 Key Differences
Virtual Assistant December 11th, 2020

Not Your Usual Virtual Assistant Service — TokyoMate’s 5 Key Differences

 If you are looking for a service tailored to meet the needs of foreign business owners in Japan, here’s how TokyoMate does that in 5 key categories.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Specialist
2020’s Subsidies to Support and Expand Your Business in Japan
Business December 9th, 2020

2020’s Subsidies to Support and Expand Your Business in Japan

Many foreign entrepreneurs with fledgling businesses in Japan are unaware of the business subsidy programs they could apply to because the information is primarily in Japanese on government websites. Today, we are listing the subsidies that are still open for applications—but pay attention because a few of these have deadlines that are fast approaching!
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Your First Step to Switching to a Virtual Office in Japan
Business December 7th, 2020

Your First Step to Switching to a Virtual Office in Japan

Ready to say good-bye to high office leases? In this article, we cover how can you shift your company over to a fully remote work office.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
5 Interesting Venture Companies and Startups in Japan to Watch
Business November 30th, 2020

5 Interesting Venture Companies and Startups in Japan to Watch

A careful look at successful venture-backed companies and startups in Japan can help you grasp future industry trends and opportunities where markets are expected to grow. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Specialist
English-Speaking Insurance Companies for Emergencies in Japan
Professional Services November 28th, 2020

English-Speaking Insurance Companies for Emergencies in Japan

For the most part, health insurance in Japan is affordable and adequate. But if you are looking for additional coverage in case of an emergency, today’s article looks at insurance companies that provide English support for their clients. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Where to Get English-Friendly Yoga in Tokyo

Where to Get English-Friendly Yoga in Tokyo

From establishing a mindfulness practice to relieving anxiety and improving muscle tone, yoga’s benefits are manifold. If you have been curious about options for English-friendly yoga in Tokyo, we have a selection for you.  
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Writer
Japan Is the 29th Easiest Country In Which To Do Business. Here’s What That Means
Business November 25th, 2020

Japan Is the 29th Easiest Country In Which To Do Business. Here’s What That Means

In the latest findings from the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 publication (based on 2019 data), Japan ranked 29th in the Ease of Doing Business rankings. Today, we dive deep to discover the reasons behind this lackluster score. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Specialist