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
Japanese Phone Etiquette: Mistakes to Avoid for Better Client Calls
Business, Customer Service May 17th, 2021

Japanese Phone Etiquette: Mistakes to Avoid for Better Client Calls

Which of these easy-to-make phone mistakes are you making? And what should you be saying instead? 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Start Your Import Business in Japan: Regulations Overview
Business, Entrepreneurship May 14th, 2021

How to Start Your Import Business in Japan: Regulations Overview

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
3 Case Studies of Successful Foreign Companies in Japan
Business, Entrepreneurship May 13th, 2021

3 Case Studies of Successful Foreign Companies in Japan

What does an effective business strategy for Japan look like? Foreign brands must be courageous, determined, and highly adaptable.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
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
6 Articles for Rethinking Effective Business Strategy for Japan
Business, Entrepreneurship May 5th, 2021

6 Articles for Rethinking Effective Business Strategy for Japan

Let go of deadweight, discover alternatives to under-performing methods, and streamline your processes to gain a significant, competitive advantage for your business in Japan.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
5 Must-Read Articles for Cementing Client Relationships in Japan
Business, Customer Service May 4th, 2021

5 Must-Read Articles for Cementing Client Relationships in Japan

What areas of knowledge should you acquire to build strong relationships with your Japanese clients? Here are 5 resources that answer that question. 
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
7 In-Depth Articles to Boost Your Marketing Moves in Japan 
Business, Marketing May 3rd, 2021

7 In-Depth Articles to Boost Your Marketing Moves in Japan 

From how to do market research, to how to identify your ideal Japanese customer, to Japanese ad strategy, here are 7 marketing resources to grow your business in Japan.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates