Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka
Contributing Editor & Writer
Tomoko Matsuoka is a contributing editor and writer for MailMate, Shoeboxed, and a number of online resource libraries. She writes about Japanese business news, digitalization, and productivity tools and software.
9 Common Paperwork Mistakes to Avoid in Japan
Essential Checklists January 19th, 2023

9 Common Paperwork Mistakes to Avoid in Japan

Nobody loves paperwork. But learning a couple of dos and don’ts could help you hate it less. Make life easier for yourself by reviewing these 9 common paperwork mistakes that foreigners—and even Japanese—frequently make. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Contributing Editor & Writer
Japan’s 29th Place IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking, Explained
Business, Life in Japan October 12th, 2022

Japan’s 29th Place IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking, Explained

Japan came in 29th place in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking for 2022. Here's what went into their score.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Contributing Editor & Writer
Plastic-Free Tea Bags: Are You Drinking Plastics in Your Japanese Tea?
Life in Japan October 6th, 2022

Plastic-Free Tea Bags: Are You Drinking Plastics in Your Japanese Tea?

Learn how to avoid Japan's plastic tea bags. (You should—they have billions of plastic particles in them.)
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Contributing Editor & Writer

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