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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 startup visa type that will allow eligible high-skilled foreign nationals to work remotely from the country. Currently, the government is working with regional government agencies to establish an implementation plan and the conditions for creating a 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. 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

Continue to check the government of Japan’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

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