Webinar: How to get a business start-up visa, permanent residency and invest in Japanese real estate

The next installment in our popular series of webinars or foreigners who want to learn about the benefits of getting permanent residency (PR) or a long-term visa in Japan, will also be covering the business start-up visa and how to invest in Japanese real estate.

The seminar will be held online on Tuesday Oct 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (JST) and participation is free.

We will be discussing the following topics:

— The requirements and process for applying for permanent residency.

— Highly Skilled Professional visa

— Start-up visa. This visa allows you to stay in Japan for up to 6 months in order to prepare for starting a business in Japan. During this time, you’ll receive special support from the local municipal government to help you start your business.

We’ll also be going over the support measures provided by the Tokyo metropolitan government for this visa.

— Business Management Visa

New for this presentation:

Shinichi Kawamura-san from LINC will be discussing how to qualify for a business manager visa by running a real estate company and how to invest in Japanese real estate.

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Make sure to take notes of questions you have during the seminar, as we will hold a Q&A session at the end. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the visa process and get first-hand expert advice.

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Free private consultations are available by appointment

For a free private consultation, please let us know on the registration page. Our partner, Ms Masako Watanabe, will contact you to set up an appointment.

This seminar is brought to you by Real Estate Japan in partnership with Ms Watanabe, a licensed administrative scrivener (行政書士, gyosei shoshi).


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Yasuhiro Kitagawa 

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan’s investment support services for foreigners.

Masako Watanabe 

Bilingual Administrative Scrivener

Masako Watanabe developed her career as a staff writer for “US Japan Business News” in New York. After returning to Japan, she worked as an editor at Time Warner Inc for TIME Japan edition. Then she engaged in book translation. Her translated books include “Wisdom of the CEO: 29 Global Leaders Tackle Today’s Most Pressing Business Challenges” by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In 2008 she registered as an administrative scrivener, specializing in visa consulting.


Shinichi Kawamura 

Chief Executive Officer

After years of managerial experience at one of the world’s leading homebuilders in Japan, he received an MBA while working overseas. He specializes in providing consultation services in the real estate industry by partnering with professionals such lawyers, accountants, architects, and designers, etc. to find optimal solutions for clients.

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Webinar details

Host: Real Estate Japan

Date: Oct 19, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo

Participation: Free

Seats: 50


  • To register for this seminar click on the link below.
  • Register for this event on GoToWebinar

    You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.

  • After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.
  • Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.
  • If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.
  • Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 50 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.
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