Author: Kenichi Yamamoto

Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Step-by-Step How to Withdraw]
Life in Japan July 6th, 2022

Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Step-by-Step How to Withdraw]

Here’s the big picture and then 2 step-by-step guides to reclaiming your money after leaving Japan.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Get Married in Japan: Document Checklist + Step-by-Step Guide
Life in Japan June 17th, 2022

How to Get Married in Japan: Document Checklist + Step-by-Step Guide

A simple-to-follow guide for tying the knot in Japan. Necessary documents to prepare and precise steps to follow.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
What is Japan’s Family Register System (Koseki)?
Life in Japan June 10th, 2022

What is Japan’s Family Register System (Koseki)?

What should non-Japanese citizens know about Japan’s family register system (koseki)? Do foreign residents need a koseki? And more!
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Submit a Moving-out Form in Japan
Life in Japan May 27th, 2022

How to Submit a Moving-out Form in Japan

What is tenshutsu todoke? When should I submit it? Can I use a proxy? We cover 3 methods, give you a step-by-step guide, and answer all your pressing questions.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Leaving Japan Temporarily? Your FAQs Answered [Updated 2022]
Out and About, Life in Japan April 15th, 2022

Leaving Japan Temporarily? Your FAQs Answered [Updated 2022]

What to do with your bills, mail, plants, housekeeping, and other frequently asked questions related to leaving Japan for a couple of months.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Leaving Japan: Your Moving-Out Checklist [Updated 2022]
Essential Checklists March 1st, 2022

Leaving Japan: Your Moving-Out Checklist [Updated 2022]

Don’t forget these procedures when leaving Japan. Bookmark this checklist to help you navigate this stressful period with a little more ease and grace.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
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
Hisoka Maejima, the Father of Japan's Postal System 

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
A Quick Guide to Tokyo’s Telework Promotion Subsidy
Business, Money Matters November 17th, 2021

A Quick Guide to Tokyo’s Telework Promotion Subsidy

Assess if you are eligible, what you can expect in terms of subsidy amounts, reporting guidelines, and how to apply.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Bring Your SaaS Business to Japan: Key Concerns to Consider
Business, Entrepreneurship November 9th, 2021

How to Bring Your SaaS Business to Japan: Key Concerns to Consider

Thinking of bringing your software as a service (SaaS) business to Japan? Today, we take a brief look at key concerns when considering entry into Japan’s SaaS marketplace.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist