Webinar : How to Apply for Permanent Residency and Long-Term Visas in Japan

Register Today!

The next installment of Real Estate Japan's online seminars for foreigners who want to learn about the benefits of getting permanent residency (PR) or a long-term visa in Japan. The seminar will be held on January 28 (Thu.) from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM JST.

  • host
  • Host:
    Real Estate Japan
  • Date:
  • time
  • Time:
    6:30 pm
  • location
  • Location:
    This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
  • fee
  • Admission:
  • seat
  • Seats:

Real Estate Japan is pleased to present the next installment of our online seminars 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 and Investor/Business Manager visas.

We will be discussing the following topics:

  • The requirements and process for applying for Permanent Residency.
  • Explanation of permanent residency application support services.
  • How mortgage loan underwriting is different for foreign residents with a working visa versus permanent-residency status.
  • How and why you will get much better financing terms if you apply for a property loan with permanent-residency-status.
  • We will also be discussing the requirements and process for applying for the Highly-Skilled Professional and Investor/Business Manager visas.

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:

Find your home in Japan!

All the agents listing properties on Real Estate Japan are able to assist clients in English and Japanese; some of our partner agents are also able to speak Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

If you are looking to rent or buy property in Japan, you may want to look through properties currently available on Real Estate Japan to see if there are any of interest. If so, you can inquire directly to the agent handling the listing by filling out the inquiry form on the property detail page. Please click the links below to see current listings:

For Sale Property Listings

Investment Property Listings

For Rent Property Listings

Short-Term Apartments in Japan


GPlus Media Inc.
Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan's investment support services for foreigners.

Masako Watanabe
Bilingual Judicial 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.


This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo


Real Estate Japan


1. To register for this seminar click on the link below.

Register for this event on GoToWebinar

2. You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.

3. After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.

4. Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.

5. If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.

6. Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 50 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.