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Japan Introduces Six-Month Visa for Digital Nomads Starting This March

 

Japan is set to launch a six-month digital nomad visa in late March, offering remote workers the opportunity to work and stay in the country for an extended period. This move aims to shatter the previous limitation of 90-day stays, making Japan more accessible to remote workers. The visa will be accessible to remote workers earning a minimum annual income of YEN 10 million (approximately USD 66,400) from 49 countries and territories, including the United States, Singapore, and Australia.

The visa isn’t limited to solo adventurers and extends to spouses and children of the recipients. While immediate extensions won’t be granted upon visa expiration, digital nomads can reapply for the visa six months after departing from Japan, fostering the possibility of extended stays. This initiative is part of Japan’s efforts to tap into the economic contributions of remote workers worldwide and position itself as an attractive destination for those seeking a unique blend of culture, nature, and technological innovation. The introduction of this visa provides yet another reason for full-time travellers and expats to consider Japan, a country known for its diverse offerings, from natural landscapes to vibrant urban life and culinary delights.

This initiative is part of Japan’s broader strategy to attract remote workers and boost its tourism economy, which has seen a significant recovery following the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions

By offering a longer-term stay option, Japan aims to harness the economic contributions of remote workers worldwide and position itself as an attractive destination for those seeking a unique blend of culture, nature, and technological innovation

This move by Japan follows a global trend of countries offering digital nomad visas or similar alternatives to attract remote workers and boost their economies.

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