Author: Amy Yamashita

How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan: Methods and Steps
Life in Japan July 1st, 2022

How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan: Methods and Steps

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? [Your FAQs Answered!]

What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan? [Your FAQs Answered!]

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 Japan: How to Use One to Register Your Company [Q&A]

Virtual Offices Japan: How to Use One to Register Your Company [Q&A]

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 [With Pictures]
Life in Japan, Mail Trivia February 25th, 2022

Japan Post Forwarding: How to Forward Mail Online [With Pictures]

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
Your Easy Guide to Japan’s New Year’s Greetings Cards, the Nengajyou
Life in Japan, Mail Trivia 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
How to Change the Corporate Address on Your Touki
Entrepreneurship, Business, Mail Trivia November 24th, 2021

How to Change the Corporate Address on Your Touki

How to register a company address change, the necessary paperwork to file, and how much it will cost to do it yourself or ask a specialist.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
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
Best Fall Activities for Families with Kids in Tokyo for 2021 
Out and About, Life in Japan October 14th, 2021

Best Fall Activities for Families with Kids in Tokyo for 2021 

A wide array of activities for families with kids in Tokyo, from fishing to Segway to niche amusement parks and more!
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist