Category: Business

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
What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan?

What Is a Virtual Mailbox Service in Japan?

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 in Japan, Explained [Updated 2022]

Virtual Offices in Japan, Explained [Updated 2022]

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
Company Formation in Japan [Updated 2022 Guide]
Business, Essential Checklists February 1st, 2022

Company Formation in Japan [Updated 2022 Guide]

The key decisions to make pre-paperwork, common pitfalls to avoid, and a step-by-step checklist to guide you on your journey.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Discover Our Must-Reads of 2021 
Business, Entrepreneurship, Life in Japan December 27th, 2021

Discover Our Must-Reads of 2021 

These are the articles we shortlisted out of the 137 features we published in 2021.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
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
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
User Cases: Who Can, Who Can’t Use a Virtual Office Address in Japan?

User Cases: Who Can, Who Can’t Use a Virtual Office Address in Japan?

Who can use a virtual office address in Japan? Who can’t? And regulatory concepts that often hinder virtual address use.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
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