How to Get a Business Start Up Visa, Permanent Residency, and Invest in Japanese Real Estate

The next installment in our popular series of webinars for foreigners who want to learn about the benefits of getting permanent residency (PR) or a long-term visa in Japan. We Will also be covering the business start-up visa and how to invest in Japanese real estate. The seminar will be held live online on Tuesday, January 25th from 6:30PM to 8PM (Japan Standard Time).

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    Real Estate Japan
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    6:30 pm
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    This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
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Real Estate Japan is pleased to present the next installment in our series of webinars for foreigners who are interested in learning about the benefits of getting permanent residency (PR) or a long-term visa in Japan, including the Highly-Skilled Professional, Investor/Business Manager, and Business Start Up visa.

We will be discussing the following topics:

  • The requirements and process for applying for Permanent Residency.
  • Highly Skilled Professional visa
  • Start Up visa
    • This visa allows you to stay in Japan for up to 6 months in order to prepare for starting a business in Japan.
      • During this time, you’ll receive special support from the local municipal government to help you start your business.
      • We’ll also be going over the support measures provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan government for this visa.
  • Business Management Visa
  • New for this presentation:
    • Kawamura-san from LINC will be discussing how to qualify for a business manager visa by running a real estate company and how to invest in Japanese real estate.
  • Q&A

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Make sure to take notes of questions you have during the seminar, as we will hold a Q&A session at the end. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the visa process and get first-hand expert advice!

Free private consultations are available by appointment

For a free private consultation, please let us know on the registration page. Our partner, Ms. Masako Watanabe, will contact you to set up an appointment.

This seminar is brought to you by Real Estate Japan in partnership with Ms. Watanabe, a licensed administrative scrivener (行政書士, gyōsei shoshi).

Articles on Living in Japan

Real Estate Japan regularly publishes articles on every aspect of renting, buying, and investing in property in Japan, as well as practical information and advice for living (and thriving!) here.

Here are a few of our most popular articles related to getting a visa in Japan:

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Masako Watanabe
Bilingual Administrative Scrivener

Masako Watanabe developed her career as a staff writer for "US Japan Business News" in New York. After returning to Japan, she worked as an editor at Time Warner Inc for TIME Japan edition. Then she engaged in book translation. Her translated books include "Wisdom of the CEO: 29 Global Leaders Tackle Today’s Most Pressing Business Challenges” by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In 2008 she registered as an administrative scrivener, specializing in visa consulting.

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Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro is in charge of business development within GPlusMedia and integrates GPlusMedia with Gakken Group to build up synergy and new services/products across different channels to make it global.

Shinichi Kawamura
Chief Executive Officer

After years of managerial experience at one of the world's leading homebuilders in Japan, he received an MBA while working overseas. He specializes in providing consultation services in the real estate industry by partnering with professionals such lawyers, accountants, architects, and designers, etc. to find optimal solutions for clients.


This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo


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