JAPAN – Immigration Framework Review for Digital Nomads

May 15, 2023

On 26 April 2023, the Japanese Government laid out its plans to attract highly-skilled foreign talent and is considering implementation of an immigration framework for digital nomads in a bid to compete for talent, overseas investments, and be known as Asia’s largest startup hub.

Japan will take the necessary measures to attract international remote workers (so-called ‘digital nomads’) in the future by understanding and examining the situation of visas and residence status with relevant ministries and agencies.

The government announcement is posted English, Japanese.

Newland Chase Insights

There is very limited information on this topic at the moment and Newland Chase will closely monitor the progress on this.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Case for any case- or company-specific assessments.