Japan: Plans to Introduce a Remote Work Visa Option

Key Points  

  • Japan introduced an action plan to investigate the creation of a remote work visa option 


The government of Japan intends to introduce a new start-up visa type that will allow eligible high-skilled foreign nationals to work remotely in Japan. Currently, regional government agencies are working to create a plan for the implementation of the remote work visa.

What are the Changes? 

The government of Japan introduced an action plan to investigate the introduction of a remote work visa option in Japan. According to the government, the goal of the visa would be to create a more competitive market in Japan for it to establish itself as a startup hub in the Asia Pacific region. 

Looking Ahead  

The government will publish further information on the implementation and conditions of this visa type in the coming months. Continue to check the government of Japan’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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