How to live in Japan?

I make all my money online, mostly passively, from my Amazon FBA store & 2 Shopfiy brands. About 14k USD per month. I just have my Colombian VA handle all the grunt work like restocking my warehouse which I contract. I'd love to live there for 3 to 5 months out of the year.

All of the income is sourced from the USA & Canada.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If only 3-5 months/year sounds like you could probably just do visa free (assuming good passport) + airbnb or similar

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm American, luckily.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Canada
    If you're under 30 you can get a working holiday visa that will let you stay for a year. Then just marry a Japanese girl

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Thanks. But I don't want a Japanese girl. Cheating culture is enormous there.

      ask in the fricking japan general and delete this fricking worthless thread

      No I just got the perfect answer because of this thread.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        you've never been, how the FRICK would you know whether it is or not?

  3. 5 months ago
    sage

    ask in the fricking japan general and delete this fricking worthless thread

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP I live near Tokyo as a DOD employee.

    Here's the Tier of "Weeb WE MADE IT" for living and working in Japan.

    >Absolute festering bottom shit teir
    English Teacher wagie, JET program or anything of the nature. The only perk is if you are going to Japan only to Coom you pretty much have it on easy mode if your in JET, while technically sleeping with your students is against the regulations it was so bad they litterally have to make people sign a "I will not frick my students waiver". This was for both men and women teachers. Japan has a terrible English language grasp for a reason.
    >Shit Tier
    Non-Salary work for a Japanese business i.e a izakaya, bar even host and maid clubs. This can vary but generally you will be treated worse than your Japanese counterparts. The "not" sex industry in Japan like Host clubs and maid cafe employees are super fricking catty and vicous and often sleep with their clients.
    Low Tier- Working as actual stereotypical salary man for a Japanese Corp making Yen. This comes with all what you expect as a salary man with long hours and extremely age based hierarchy. That being said it's kinda of an outdated concept since the perks of being a salary man (i.e not getting fired, gaurenteed retirement, Education benefits for yourself and kids, company provided home loans) are no longer really thing and thus many Japanese are no longer putting up with that lifestyle if there's no corpo loyalty. Ironically I would argue that Japan has way better work life balance and QOL than the corpohellscape burgerland does now. There are now mandatory leave days you have to take and holidays created (like Sports Day) to get people days off and actually spend money and time with family.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/QskBKyD.jpg

      I live in Japan by working as a defense contractor and a civilian DoD employee on SOFA in Japan. Which I would consider pretty much "WE MADE IT" tier in every respect.

      >Festering diarrhea tier
      English Teacher JET or otherwise. No point in going over the stories on this again. The only benifit of the JET program is if you are going to Japan as a coomer your pretty much guaranteed to get laid so much so they had to make people sign a paper "thou shall not frick students". No surprise Japan has a shitty English level because they try to do it on the cheap. There is also nothing stopping you from tuotoring English either on the side.
      >Shit Tier
      Non-salary working in the service industry. Everyone from OF "cosplayers" to joes and jills working in restaurants, bars or maid cafes, Host clubs and even Brothels/sexwork soaplands. As a westerner you will always be 2nd class to native japs. Maid/Host clubs have a very toxic atmosphere between employees since there's so much competition and catty, abusive bullying behavior.
      >Low Tier
      Corpo wagie salary man. Pretty self explanatory. I would argue that the the whole stereotype of working yourself to the bone for guaranteed life employment and pension with benefits doesn't exist anymore. You are just as likely get shit on by a Japanese corp just as much as an American one these days. I would however argue that burgerland has far shittier work life balance and QOL, shit like mandatory leave time (that you are forced to take) and holidays added (like sports day) just so people can actually spend time with family and economically actually be able to engage and spend on goods. Also these jobs almost always require an N2 level of Japanese language proficiency. That being said my buddy went completely native here and now works for an engineering firm and loves it so its not completely homogeneous.

      https://i.imgur.com/1Zsx5o9.jpg

      cont'
      >Mid TierMilitary, There's probably more US bases in Japan then most people know about. I'm not going to get into the military side there's <---/k/ for that. I'd say right now the military is a shitty deal and unless you are really are in a desperate situation, you got better options from the ground up speaking as a vet. Joining the military to live in Japan is not a good idea at least without a career plan.
      >High TierWorking as a corpo consultant and/or liaison for an American or Euro company that has a branch in Japan. This is what most people think of when "making" it in Japan. The negative is you Japanese counterparts will despise and envy you for making 4x what they make since you will be paid USD. These jobs are often very high up the corpo ladder too and you need to see and present yourself less as an employee and more of an asset to the Japanese side of things.
      >God Tier Working as a military Contractor or as a G.S in Japan on SOFA. Imagine a job where you can make boatloads of cash that are not taxable, live in Japan, weeb out and be the envy of literally everyone around you. Well that job exists! Not only do you get to live here, you have all of the perks the military gets in terms of having access to the commissary/Exchange and COLA. The negative is these job almost always require you to have a Top Secret clearance or better.>Mid TierMilitary, There's probably more US bases in Japan then most people know about. I'm not going to get into the military side there's <---/k/ for that. I'd say right now the military is a shitty deal and unless you are really are in a desperate situation, you got better options from the ground up speaking as a vet. Joining the military to live in Japan is not a good idea at least without a career plan.

      >fricks up posting on SighSee
      Our tax dollars at work

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, wish I had your life.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Golden Axe

  7. 5 months ago
    Cult of Passion

    Im in Hokkaido right now, came here to scope out living here.

    You will need to apply for residency card, so you will have to enroll in Japanese language courses or get a J.O.B.

    My work requires constant travel so F all that, but you might be able to buy an apartment/house, which then you can just "visit" home for three months at a time.

    Dont spend too lany days total each year or you will get rejected at the border, I heard 300 but I wouldnt push it, having investment in the country and all.

    Thailand it is...I'll just visit for a couple months instead of living here.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm cool with 3 months at a time, yeah. I still like Korea, Taiwan, and Eastern Europe during the later Spring seasons.

      https://i.imgur.com/1Zsx5o9.jpg

      cont'
      >Mid TierMilitary, There's probably more US bases in Japan then most people know about. I'm not going to get into the military side there's <---/k/ for that. I'd say right now the military is a shitty deal and unless you are really are in a desperate situation, you got better options from the ground up speaking as a vet. Joining the military to live in Japan is not a good idea at least without a career plan.
      >High TierWorking as a corpo consultant and/or liaison for an American or Euro company that has a branch in Japan. This is what most people think of when "making" it in Japan. The negative is you Japanese counterparts will despise and envy you for making 4x what they make since you will be paid USD. These jobs are often very high up the corpo ladder too and you need to see and present yourself less as an employee and more of an asset to the Japanese side of things.
      >God Tier Working as a military Contractor or as a G.S in Japan on SOFA. Imagine a job where you can make boatloads of cash that are not taxable, live in Japan, weeb out and be the envy of literally everyone around you. Well that job exists! Not only do you get to live here, you have all of the perks the military gets in terms of having access to the commissary/Exchange and COLA. The negative is these job almost always require you to have a Top Secret clearance or better.>Mid TierMilitary, There's probably more US bases in Japan then most people know about. I'm not going to get into the military side there's <---/k/ for that. I'd say right now the military is a shitty deal and unless you are really are in a desperate situation, you got better options from the ground up speaking as a vet. Joining the military to live in Japan is not a good idea at least without a career plan.

      Yeah I'd say my stuff is God Tier.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you have money saved and don't mind investing some of you could go for a self sponsored visa. which would entail starting your own business and getting a work visa trough it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The business owner visa? I half considered that

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The business owner visa? I half considered that

      dont bother with that if you dont plan to do business around here for long term due to pension and tax, just use your own current company and sponsor yourself here.
      t. business visa holder

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        also with that income and you only plan to come here 3~5 months, you might as well just do tourist visa for first 3 months and then leave for few months and come here again
        as for staying, if you plan to purchase a property, not multiple mind you, here, you shouldnt have any problem (chinks and asiatics do it all the time), the major problem would be if you want to rent a place for long term

        • 5 months ago
          Cult of Passion

          >the major problem would be if you want to rent a place for long term
          Thats where I had the issues, it sounded like it would be easier if I bought but since theyre more strict at the border than any country in SE Asia I dont want the issue of being barred from entry and an apartment I cant access.

          Happened during covid, that shit sucked.

          I got a place in Korea a couple years ago, year long rental, zero issues, zero issues with border, was much more streamlined and didnt fear of any issues.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have top 100 degree so my plan is to apply for J-List visa and dick around for 2 years (I know you're supposed to job search, but I already have $1M in crypto)

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've wasted 3 days shut in my room playing Conan Exiles on vacation. The night approaches. Time to go look for ladyboys. I think the one I wanted only works days and I missed her.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like Conan Exiles because you can capture slaves and take their clothes off. Sometimes they have big boobs.

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