How To Get a Startup Visa In Japan? An Invitation to an Upcoming Online Event

As we covered in the recent TOPICS article, the Shibuya City office introduced startup visas in March 2021, along with the launch of the Startup Welcome Service (SWS), a comprehensive support window for startups from overseas. Supporting foreign startups through the startup visa application process is one of the essential roles of SWS.

With that in mind, SWS Director Miho Tanaka will hold an online event where she will directly explain the just-launched startup visa application process and start a business in Japan in an easy-to-understand manner for overseas startups and take questions and answers. The event will be held entirely in English on the online event platform “meetup” hosted by “Le Wagon Tokyo“, a coding school for startups. Please spread the news to your English-speaking friends who are thinking of starting a business in Japan.

Online Event: How to get a Startup Visa in Japan? – Talk with a Government
with Miho Tanaka, director of Shibuya Welcome Service
Date & Time: Apr 19, 2021 7pm-
Admission: Free
Reservation: From Le Wagon Tokyo’s meetup page (registration required)
・Who is eligible to apply (industry, stage, visa status)
・How to change your visa status
・Necessary documents & procedures
・Timeline (considering COVID-related delays)
・Setting an office, incorporating, taxes

About Le Wagon Tokyo:
Le Wagon Tokyo is a school and community with a campus in Meguro that offers programmer training courses in English related to web development and data science. Le Wagon Tokyo is a great resource for tech startups from overseas for skills development and recruiting. Their Instagram account is here.