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Working Remotely for Temporary Visitor 2022/10/17 00:26
I am a British national living in the UK and married to a Japanese spouse.

My work has a hybrid working model and allows up to 4 weeks in a single year to remotely work from abroad as long as I have the right to work in that country.

We are due for a family visit to Japan and at the same time I would like to work for a couple of weeks remotely from the family home.

I will enter the country as a gtemporary visah and was wondering if I would be allowed.
by Jez1  

Re: Working Remotely for Temporary Visitor 2022/10/17 08:20
For Japan I donft think this is a problem but from how you describe the rule in your company it may. You will not have a residence status in Japan that allows you to work regularly in Japan.
Obviously business travelers come to Japan also for extended periods and work here w/o problems (I did so myself for 3 years prior to Covid spending about 4-5 months/year in Japan on a normal tourist visa) working as part of my business travel to my Japanese company.
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Re: Working Remotely for Temporary Visitor 2022/10/17 18:23
Thank you, appreciated with your comment.
I've also read some old posts and seem to be fine for temporary visitor.
I visit Japan quite often so nice to have an option.
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Re: Working Remotely for Temporary Visitor 2022/10/21 09:31
As stated yes, it's generally fine to work remotely while you are in the country for genuine tourism purposes. I do it twice a year (before covid at least), lots of people do it. I would like to add though, please don't make a thing of it at the border. This is probably obvious to you but just in case: don't tell immigration you're working or anything. You're just a tourist. Especially using words like "digital nomad" can set off alarm bells and you would be basically inviting them to put you back on the plane home.
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Re: Working Remotely for Temporary Visitor 2022/10/24 23:39
Cheers for that.

After speaking to my HR, they said it was fine for me to work remotely in Japan, and I would enter as a tourist visiting family, which I am.

I have covered both sides of the rules, so hopefully I can take advantage of them more in the future.
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