If you plan to stay in Japan for a long period of time, more than 90 days, or want to work in Japan, you will need a working visa. These are types of working visa’s that exist in Japan.
All visa types are for 1 or 3 years. The final decision on length of stay lies with the Japanese government.
Please click on the link to visit the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to get application information.
|Professor||university professor, assistant professor, assistant, etc.|
|Artist||composers, songwriters, artists, sculptors, craftspeople, photographers, etc.|
|Religious activities||religious people such as monks, bishops, missionaries, etc.|
|Journalist||newspaper journalists, magazine journalists, editors, news cameramen, announcers, etc.|
|Investor/business manager||company presidents, officers, etc.|
|Legal/accounting services||attorneys, judicial scriveners, public accountants, tax accountants, etc. certified in Japan|
|Medical services||physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, etc. certified in Japan|
|Researcher||researchers, investigators, etc. at research institutes, etc.|
|Instructor||teachers, etc. at elementary schools, intermediate schools and high schools|
|Engineer||scientific engineers, IT engineers, etc.|
|Specialist in humanities/International Services||Examples: foreign language teachers, interpreters, copywriters, designers, etc.|
|Intra-company transferee||people transferred to the Japanese branch (head office of the same company, etc.)|
|Entertainer||musicians, actors, singers, dancers, sportspeople, models, etc.|
|Skilled labor||chefs specializing in the food of a foreign country, animal trainers, pilots, sports trainers, sommeliers, etc.|