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Japan Residency & Citizenship options

The japan business manager visa is a residency option for business managers who wish to live and work in japan. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must have at least three years of experience working in a managerial position at a company. In addition, they must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully run a japanese business.

Program 1
  • Name
    Japan Business Manager Visa
  • Description

    Activities to commence management of international trade or other business in Japan; or to invest in and manage such business already existing in Japan; or to supervise such business; or to manage or supervise such business on behalf of a foreign national (including a foreign juridical person, hereinafter referred to as "foreign national") who has commenced management of such business in Japan or has invested in and managed such business already existing in Japan.

  • Requirements

    (1) Companies listed on the Japanese stock exchanges; (2) Mutual companies engaged in the insurance industry; (3) Foreign countries or local public entities; (4) Public interest corporations approved by the national and local governments of Japan.

  • Validity
    1 year, max 3 years
  • Investment Type
  • Avg. Processing Time
    1-3 months
  • Investment Amount
    No minimum
  • Avg. Agent Fee
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    181 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Japanese passport is now ranked first. It allows access to 196 countries without the need for a visa. As a result, it is regarded as the world's most desirable passport, having the greatest mobility score. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Japanese passport holders in countries such as Brazil, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Japanese passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 33 countries around the world. Ghana, Cuba, and Russia are among the countries that require a visa.

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  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
  • Visa Free Destinations
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Visa Online
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, China, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
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Japan Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Japan passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Japan passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 142 visa-free countries for Japan passport holders, 44 visa-on-arrival countries for Japan passport holders, and 10 eTA destinations. In total, Japan passport holders can visit 196 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the Japan passport is ranked number one in the world.; In addition to these Japan visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 33 other countries where Japan passport holders require either a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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