Hanko: The Traditional Japanese Name Seal

Hanko for foreigners How to make Japanese name seal

In Japan, one of the most important tools for personal identification and authorization is the Hanko, a traditional name seal used for signing official documents, opening bank accounts, and more. Despite the rise of digital signatures, Hanko still plays a significant role in Japanese society and culture. A Hanko is a small, cylindrical object made of materials like wood, ivory, … Read More

A Foreigner’s Quick Guide to Japanese Hanko Stamp

Have you heard of Hanko? It’s a must-have item if you’re planning to stay in Japan for long. If you happen to visit Japan, you’ll notice that they do something really unique when they purchase a car, sign a lease, write a contract or application, etc. instead of signature.