Tokyo Snack Box —February 2021’s unique assortment of Japanese snacks

Blog post initially written on: Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 21:34

100th sold box

One month after my last update, I’m coming back with good news. If you’re following Tokyo Snack Box’s social accounts, you probably already know that I’ve sold the 100th box on January 26th.

When the project started, I would have never imagined that I could reach that number so “quickly”, but here we are.

When I’m writing this blog post, we’ve actually reached 121 sold boxes, which is like an additional 20 in a week.

February’s monthly Tokyo Snack Box

With all these sales, February’s box reached 60 purchasers, which obviously made it the most…


Tokyo Snack Box — December’s unique assortment of Japanese snacks for Christmas

Blog post initially written on: Friday 11th December 2020, 20:52

It’s hard to talk about yourself.
For those who don’t know my name is Baptiste Delannoy, I am 24 years old, I am French and I’ve been living in Tokyo since September 2017.

I think the process of starting a business in Japan might be of interest to a few people. At least that would have interested me, so I’m going to tell you the story of Tokyo Snack Box.

One might wonder why I would be writing in English about a business that is mainly targeting the French market…


Tokyo Snack Box — January’s unique assortment of Japanese snacks for New Year

Blog post initially written on: Sunday 3rd January 2021, 18:06

Final results of the January box.

In total, I ended up sending 33 January Tokyo Snack Box.
Compared to the 22 of December, it was a good progression.

Let’s hope that it continues that way.

In addition to that, I made a slightly special video on Youtube to present the contents of the box, this time in “manufacturing” mode rather than traditional unboxing.

New products.

In order to expand the offer but also to delight people who want a certain type of product, I launched two new and somewhat special Tokyo Snack Boxes a few weeks ago: Umaibo


At the beginning of April 2019, I finally received my working visa that allows me, as the title says it all, to legally work as a full-time employee for adidas Japan. If you’ve seen some other blog posts that I have written already, you would know that for the past 7–8 months, I was actually an intern for adidas, here in Tokyo.

So, to sum it all up, I had a student visa, changed to a designated activities visa for the purpose of my internship, and then changed again to a working visa. …


Whether you want to own a car or just have the possibility to rent one when traveling around Japan (especially recommended in places like Okinawa), it is advised that you check the rules beforehand, to avoid any legal issues in Japan. Here is the guide, written from personal experience, about getting a Japanese driver’s license in Japan, as a foreigner.

Do you need a Japanese driver’s license?

I. I’m just a tourist visiting Japan / staying less than a year

If you’re not planning to be a medium to long-term resident in Japan, it is possible to avoid getting the Japanese driver’s license:

If you’re from: Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland and Taiwan, you are allowed to drive…


Renting an Apartment in Japan: When language barrier can be costly

You finally made it to the land of the rising sun, with a proper visa and occupation, and you are now looking for the best place to live. But you’ve heard so many things about how hard it is for foreigners to rent a regular apartment … Well, although it’s tricky, it might not be as hard as it seems. Especially if you talk to the right people (i.e. foreigner-friendly real estate agents).

Here is my How-to Guide on how a foreigner can find a very nice apartment, based on my personal experience.

  1. Real estate in Japan: Business Practices &…

Day 67 of my internship at Adidas Japan.

Photo by Adnan Shahid on Unsplash — I thought this owl had a strict face, don’t ask me why

You want to listen to “The French Intern” podcast? Here are the links for Spotify, Itunes & Google Podcasts (I always give more details in the audio versions 😉).

As I mentioned last week, today was a big day for me as I had to present to the “big boss” of my division what I had been working one for the past 1.5/2 months. Needless to say, there was a lot of slides — and maybe too many 😅.

I guess that overall I was quite satisfied with the feedback as she could appreciate my effort in data analysis. Trust…


Days 65 & 66 of my internship at Adidas Japan.

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

You want to listen to “The French Intern” podcast? Here are the links for Spotify, Itunes & Google Podcasts (I always give more details in the audio versions 😉).

Once again, I had to combine 2 days in one post as I came back home a bit late on Thursday night and I didn’t want to be too tired at work on the following day.

As the title says it, I was selected on Thursday to be one of the 8 finalists of the Sekai Creator pitching competition on next Sunday in Tokyo.

It’s a honour for me to have…


Day 64 of my internship at Adidas Japan.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

You want to listen to “The French Intern” podcast? Here are the links for Spotify, Itunes & Google Podcasts (I always give more details in the audio versions 😉).

As I expected, today was a day almost full of copy-pasting data into new tables, line/bar/pie charts etc… following the new format. At least, I’m now 70% done with the slides, in a day, and the remaining will be even easier as I already created most of the new templates.

Today, I also assisted to a team meeting that was explaining the big guidelines and objectives that every sub-team has to…


Day 63 of my internship at Adidas Japan.

Photo by Tine Ivanič on Unsplash

You want to listen to “The French Intern” podcast? Here are the links for Spotify, Itunes & Google Podcasts (I always give more details in the audio versions 😉).

I guess we could say I had a bad day.

Nothing special happened to me, I’m still healthy and happy.

But after I’ve spent the whole month of October (+ a bit of November) creating 160 slides that were analyzing the data of Adidas and its competitors, I was asked to change something.

Actually, everything.

In mid-november, the company adopted some new templates for its intra-company presentations.

By template, I don’t…

Baptiste Delannoy —Business in Japan

Writing how-to guides for foreigners in Japan, based on personal experience. From getting an internship/job to driving or renting an apartment.

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