Author: Amy Yamashita

Forgot to Pay Electricity Bill? Here’s How to Pay Bills Online in Japan
Life in Japan September 8th, 2022

Forgot to Pay Electricity Bill? Here’s How to Pay Bills Online in Japan

In Japan, paying utility bills can be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
8 Top English-Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [Updated 2022 Guide]
Life in Japan, Out and About August 17th, 2022

8 Top English-Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [Updated 2022 Guide]

Bookmark this page so you’ll know where to turn in worst-case scenarios in Tokyo. Or share with a friend who needs help.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Register in a New City in Japan [Step-by-Step Guide]
Life in Japan July 27th, 2022

How to Register in a New City in Japan [Step-by-Step Guide]

Start right. We guide you through your first visit to city office.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Neighborhood Associations in Japan: A Primer for Foreign Residents
Life in Japan July 13th, 2022

Neighborhood Associations in Japan: A Primer for Foreign Residents

Should you join one? What will happen if you don’t? We cover what to know as a renter or property owner in Japan.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan
Life in Japan July 1st, 2022

How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan

A detailed guide so you can stop wondering.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Dog Ownership in Japan: A Manual for Foreign Residents
Life in Japan June 24th, 2022

Dog Ownership in Japan: A Manual for Foreign Residents

Japan's new microchip registration for pets, what to do if your dog has hurt others, dog run etiquette, and more.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
My Number Card for Foreigners in Japan: A Quick Start Guide
Life in Japan June 3rd, 2022

My Number Card for Foreigners in Japan: A Quick Start Guide

What to know to start benefiting today—just in time for those My Number reward points in June 2022.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan?

What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan?

Did you know? Virtual office addresses can be used for Japanese company incorporation. Plus, with virtual mail software—no Japanese required.  
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Virtual Offices in Japan, Explained [Updated 2022]

Virtual Offices in Japan, Explained [Updated 2022]

An A-to-Z guide of what to know up front before you make the switch.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Japan Post Forwarding: How to Forward Mail Online
Life in Japan, Mail Trivia February 25th, 2022

Japan Post Forwarding: How to Forward Mail Online

If you’re (1) getting ready to forward your mail to us for our virtual mail service, or (2) simply want to know how to use Japan Post’s forwarding service, we have you covered. 
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist