Are you thinking of starting up a business in Japan, but aren’t sure of your tax obligations for your employees? Health insurance, pension, and employment insurance are all potentially part of your responsibilities as a new employer. Disclaimer: We’ve done […]
The ink is dry on your bank paperwork and your business bank account is open and ready to go. The next step maybe further financing and accounting, and one option there is credit cards. We’ve already discussed obtaining personal credit […]
Once you’ve gone through all the steps and registered your company, you’ll likely be looking for a bank to help handle your financial affairs. Japanese banks, especially the larger ones, often have dedicated corporate banking services. Until very recently, this […]
So you think you don’t need cash when you come to Tokyo? Think again: if Tokyo were the city from Blade Runner and the replicants were real, they’d be walking around with big wads of cash in their wallets. While […]
And a few viable, virtual alternatives.
Most of the time, being a ‘cheapo’ means making some sacrifices. When you book that budget hostel, you’re never quite sure what you’re getting yourself into. Sure you can save some cash by couchsurfing or booking that 10-person dorm room […]