Author: Kenichi Yamamoto

How to Register a Seal (Hanko) at a City Office [Vocab List + Guide]
Business August 3rd, 2022

How to Register a Seal (Hanko) at a City Office [Vocab List + Guide]

For anyone doing business in Japan, you’ll want to know how to register one of these. Our A to Z guide on how to get it done.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Top English-Friendly Japanese Banks for Foreigners [2022 Guide]
Life in Japan July 20th, 2022

Top English-Friendly Japanese Banks for Foreigners [2022 Guide]

Your first banking experience in Japan doesn't have to be a bad one.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Updated 2022]
Life in Japan July 6th, 2022

Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Updated 2022]

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 [Checklist & Guide]
Life in Japan June 17th, 2022

How to Get Married in Japan [Checklist & 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 by Nippan
Life in Japan January 12th, 2022

Japan’s Top 10 Bestselling Books in 2021 by 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