Working from Home During COVID-19: Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Now every meeting is an online meeting. In leading/facilitating thousands upon thousands of online meetings, I have learned what works and what doesn’t over time. There are issues specific to companies arising from company culture and communication challenges—such as language issues in this global economy and the level of comfort with sharing thoughts and ideas—but also several general issues that everyone faces. Here are some … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Where to Buy Sake, Shochu, and Japanese Whisky During Lockdown

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that liquor stores fell into the “essential business” category, the sound you heard was the collective sigh of New Yorkers who were relieved that they wouldn’t face the lockdown without any liquid courage. If you’re looking to replenish your stock for your next virtual kanpai at a Zoom Happy Hour, here is a list of notable liquor stores that have … Continue reading Where to Buy Sake, Shochu, and Japanese Whisky During Lockdown

Working from Home During COVID-19: Tips and Tricks

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these uncertain—and, quite frankly, scary—times of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an unprecedented world event that has affected all of us. If you are fortunate enough to have a job that allows you to work from home, I hope you have adjusted nicely to your new routine. However, for some people, working remotely is an unfamiliar … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Tips and Tricks

How to Support Your Favorite Japanese Restaurant During the COVID-19 Crisis

We are living in uncertain times with COVID-19 reaching pandemic proportions. I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during this crisis. As the coronavirus started to spread in our area, New Yorkers began to see cancellations of events and closures of bars and restaurants at an alarming rate. In accordance with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mandate, we should all stay at … Continue reading How to Support Your Favorite Japanese Restaurant During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Mount Sinai Japanese Medical Practice Rolls Out Telehealth Services

We are living in uncertain times with COVID-19 reaching pandemic proportions. I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during this crisis. Many people within New York’s Japanese community may feel extra anxiety because they wish to discuss symptoms of coronavirus or have a medical consultation in their native language without leaving the security of their homes. Mount Sinai Doctors Japanese Medical Practice, … Continue reading The Mount Sinai Japanese Medical Practice Rolls Out Telehealth Services