Author: MailMate Team

Why Japanese Post Boxes Are Red, the Origins of Japan’s Postal Symbol, and More
Mail Trivia January 6th, 2022

Why Japanese Post Boxes Are Red, the Origins of Japan’s Postal Symbol, and More

Odd-yet-interesting tales of Japan’s postal system.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
SmartNews Software Engineer Discusses His Remote-Work Systems and Routines
Interviews December 20th, 2021

SmartNews Software Engineer Discusses His Remote-Work Systems and Routines

Bohdan Tereta on his systems-thinking approach to handling remote-work challenges, his favorite tools and processes, what it’s like to work at SmartNews, and more.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Best of 2021: Your Best Books, Buys, and Big News in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 14th, 2021

Best of 2021: Your Best Books, Buys, and Big News in 2021

We asked you for your thoughts on lessons learned, books recommended, best buys, and big news of 2021. Here’s part 2 of what you said.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Best of 2021: Your Biggest Work/Life Learning in 2021
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 8th, 2021

Best of 2021: Your Biggest Work/Life Learning in 2021

We asked you for your thoughts on lessons learned, books recommended, best buys, and big news of 2021. Here’s part 1 of what you said.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Software Updates #04: Multiple Addresses
Software Updates November 29th, 2021

Software Updates #04: Multiple Addresses

Well, that was quick.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Brian Lim on Accelerator Success Markers, What’s Ahead for Osaka’s Startup Ecosystem, and More
Interviews, Entrepreneurship November 22nd, 2021

Brian Lim on Accelerator Success Markers, What’s Ahead for Osaka’s Startup Ecosystem, and More

Insights on the challenges founders face as they deal with “accelerator fatigue,” success metrics while running Scale Osaka’s accelerator program, and much more.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Philippe Khin on Cracking Japan’s PR Visa in 4 Years, Founding SewaYou, and Much More
Entrepreneurship, Interviews, Life in Japan November 10th, 2021

Philippe Khin on Cracking Japan’s PR Visa in 4 Years, Founding SewaYou, and Much More

Philippe Khin, at only 25, cracked Japan’s permanent residence visa in 4 years—which usually takes 10 years to obtain. Read about his journey, his startup, and his inspiring work philosophy.
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Software Updates #03: Viewing Past Payments
Software Updates October 25th, 2021

Software Updates #03: Viewing Past Payments

New features—for clearer assessments of your money and your time. Also, a Squid Game meme because it works here (you’ll see).
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
BIJ’s Jason Ball Discusses the Value of an Online Community and Much More
Business, Entrepreneurship, Interviews October 5th, 2021

BIJ’s Jason Ball Discusses the Value of an Online Community and Much More

Enjoy this candid conversation on growing and leading the BIJ online community!
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates
Software Updates #02: Auto-Open
Software Updates September 28th, 2021

Software Updates #02: Auto-Open

It’s been over a month since our first-ever software update, and we’re aiming to make this regular because the updates keep rolling out…
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MailMate Team
MailMate Team  Executive Updates