Realistically speaking, what's the worst that could happen if - let's say - some anon decided to go to Japan on a 3 month tourist visa, max out all their credit, and attempt to bum it out homeless-style for the rest of his days in the southern Kyushu/Shikoku jungles?
you could always join aging laborers in sanya, the banks of arakawa or elsewhere and collect tin cans for a living. i say it's romantic
Assuming you're white you'd be a sore thumb - the authorities would pretty much instantly get you out of any homeless encampment in the city and on a plane back to your home country. OP's suggestion is the best bet, live in some mountain hut in Shikoku or Kyushu, maybe Hokkaido if you can handle the killer bears. That being said, you wouldn't last forever. Not even Americans can live off the grid in their massive country forever, so the moment it gets out there's a non-Japanese hermit stalking the forests someone will go and check you out.
Yeah Japan is a heavily policed society that has a 24 hour hotline for people to call if they are "concerned about a foreigner doing something illegal in the country."
That's why he needs to disguise himself as a Kappa or Oni if he wants to get away with this. Put the fear of god not even two nukes could give the zipperheads. Every now and then they'll see a glimpse of a nude kappa with oddly caucausian esque features bathing himself in a river while drinking cooking sake and the legend alone will keep the authorities away from him.
Actually had 2 of my friends who did this, but on a WHV 1yr and just stayed
1 guy ended up going home at the end because couldn't take it anymore, is not royally fucked but with debt no wage slave
1 other got caught, has had his life royally fucked as he got deported, in jail, every debtor knows who and where he is, dudes fucked for life never traveling again.
Unless you have a skill to keep yourself well fed, survive winters, and know how to shut the fuck up, you won't make it. The only places possible are in the north as the south still has tourists looking out for shit and people constantly looking around. At that point you'd be just living in the woods but JAPAN WOODS!!! WOW!!! It's still going to be a ticking clock of when, not if, you get caught.
You'd be better off learning a skill and moving than you would be OOPIES TIME TO RUN AND BE HOMELESS! until you get sick then fucked.
If OP has some skillset he could pull it off working under the table, but it's stupidly unlikely if he's asking on sighsee. Oddly enough hiding in plain site is the better route to go in a place like Japan, just don't stay in a single place too long, look like you know what you are doing, and dress to match.
As far as I know being deported shouldn't affect any other places you want to travel, no?
It can raise eyebrow's depending, and in your home country you can have the passport invalidated for things such as back owed taxes and the like. The dude can't travel anyways, he's in debt and living with his parents essentially only paying off interest on shit.
If OP is this weeb'ed out about japan overstaying and with the intent of purposefully trying to live illegally in the country, he'll be fucked 2 ways to next Tuesday in multiple ways.
Usually deportation from any country raises red flags when trying to cross borders into any other country, they know they can't trust you
imagine not having straight black hair and white skin
i feel sorry for cauc*soids with their piss colored head because they can't pass in japan
This. If you're visibly non-Japanese your ass will be getting deported with a quickness.
Unless maybe you can find some very remote area where you can live off the land with no human contact (doubtful in Japan which seems to be densely populated).
Tell me you don't know shit about Japan without telling me
Most of Japan's population is concentrated in the major cities. The "inaka" or countryside is much more sparsely populated. Most of Japan is uninhabitable because it is too mountainous.
and OP is going to live in one of the "uninhabitable" parts im guessing?
Holy moly that is a great pic, did you shoot that?
Also the worst that could happen is you get terribly sick and die of jungle fever/ get deported/ locked up
>Holy moly that is a great pic, did you shoot that?
>noo le cringe
back to le reddit you easily offended underage moron
>LE HOLY MOLY NEAT HECKIN PHOTORENO
>telling others to go back r*ddit
fuck off, retard.
> Holy fr*ckin christ in a threesome Morty!
They have owl shops in Japan?!
owl cafes. They're like cat cafes.
>say america is terrorist against christianity and oppresses you
>want a place with honor system
On a side note you can always buy a boat and liveaboard parked around japapn indefinitely without ever really being bothered, depending on your boat parking skills/connections.
Japan takes like 4 refugees a year. The standard is incredibly high, and the 4chancel "reason" you suggested wouldn't even come close to giving him a chance. He'd get deported after spending a few years in a detention center.
>terrorism against christianity
Based, all abr*hamic religions are garden gnome trash and deserve to disappear. I never realized the US was so based, actively destroying the religion where suffering for mr goldberg is encouraged
Just do like people do here in america, just go over and work a day job doing something. If they catch you they will just send you home and come back after the heat dies down and boom back in for a while. That or knock up someone kinda uggo and get free citizenship, then bail they will probably be happy for white genes anyways. I'd do it but I don't want people thinking I am a weeb
Standard length of a ban is ten years, and your spousal visa can't be renewed if you're divorced.
Tell me you've never traveled internationally without telling me
the worst thing that can happen is you get deported and you can never return to Japan. And if people know there's a homeless foreigner bumming around they will send police after you. Japan isn't like the US where you can just squat out in the middle of a public area and shoot up heroin and beg for money.
Or you can die from heat exhaustion/dehydration during one of Japan's ultra humid summers.
Even if you somehow manage to avoid detection and keep yourself fed, I imagine sometime within ten or twenty years you're going to want to leave the country for one reason or another, and when you do they'll find out you overstayed your visa and then you won't be able to enter the country again.
Nah worst that can happen is this
>Get pinned on crimes, possibly drugs, you never did but Japs need cases closed and you are the perfect fucking scapegoat
>badger you until you confess as Asian police can often keep you longer than you realize before a 'lawyer' is turned over to you
>spend years in prison get deported back home
>home country wants to know what the fuck you did
>back taxes, bills, rent all fall on your lap
>broke criminal record, debt, now have to work for years to get out of it
>unlikely to ever return to said country, working shit job just to get back to a normal life
You could do this Indonesia or some shit and literally noone would do anything.
Being a hobo in SEA :[
Being a hobo in Japan : = O
Don't listen to those people OP, follow your dream -as long as you do so in a reasonable fashion and with sufficient planning. If Japan reinstates tourist visas, they probably will still tolerate visa runs as long as it is done smartly by alternating with another visa-run in another country such as the Philippines or Taiwan. There was a dude I knew that basically lived off selling shitty garden gnomeelry he made as well as a few drawings. He'd spend 3 months here and three months there. I was on the taiwanese side of things, and what he basically used to do was sit down near my street and sell his retarded rocks until his taiwanese gf would go back from work and bring him home with her. Pretty sure he had another one back in japan too. Anyway, he was living his best life pre-covid. If that guy managed it, and he was around his forties, no reason you couldn't.
Slumming it is definitely an option, as long as you have enough money to pay for that plane ticket every three months (400 euros for a Taipei-Tokyo trip at worst). He told me to always buy round trips otherwise you'll look suHispanicious.
and this is how you spot larping retards. SEA does NOT fuck with visa overstays. No one does. They will make your life miserable and if you're lucky they'll only fine you a hefty sum. Never fuck with your deadline, even by a single day. On the other hand, you can just visa run it by going back and forth through S'pore.
You get deported and then end up homeless back in your home country
I can't imagine a foreign bum doing well in Japan but I'm not sure.
If you're at least 6'2 and have them hobo jungle muscles, you can swoo a Japanese country girl and her entire family into supporting you so long as you give them strong halfies.