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New Digital Nomad Visa for Japan

New Digital Nomad Visa for Japan

Ever wanted to stay in Japan for more than the three months the tourist visa allows?

Yeh, same.

We’ve got good news. News out of the Land of the Rising Sun is that a Digital Nomad Visa is about to drop, meaning you can now stay for up to six months.

If you’re from one of the selected 49 countries (anyone in the EU, plus the U.K, Australia, the U.S. and a few more) you’re good to apply.

There are a few conditions; 1) they are targeting super-skilled applicants with an annual income of 10 million yen (just over AU $100,000). 2) you gotta have public health insurance.

They are especially after IT gurus so if that’s you and you love Japan, you’re in business.

The program is expected to launch in March, so we’ve got no link to send you to yet.

Japan represents an epic place to spend time as a digital nomad. Unbelievable food, adventure, and weather from heavy snow to blazing sun to suit your needs.

Cities like Tokyo are likely to be an expensive stay, but lesser-tread prefectures like Nagano, Gunma, Hiroshima and even Ehime in the south-west of Japan represent fantastic, and affordable options as places to live and work.

Check out our best from the ‘New Golden Route’ in Nagano and Gunma prefectures.

Words Tim McGlone

Tags: ehime, japan, news, tokyo

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