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rdkambicblcvka1mo
That's manageable. We're sitting on a Plan B to start a company here to acquire investor visas, but we're going to sit tight for May and make the decision early June.
oeezz1mo
Same situation here.
nptxl1mo
We're due to leave the 18th of June
tddpt1mo
According to the Swedish embassy in Tokyo it was extended 90 days for everyone (I.e. we don't need to apply for an extension). Only issue is that they also said "Japan might change after the summer so keep yourself updated on the news.".

Think I'll reply to the email just to get a clear Yes or No.
zkrdomlqtywftj1mo
This update doesn't mention Temporary Visitors anymore. The April 3 measures did. Maybe I'll message the lawyer we are dealing with for the business application. He might have insight.
uaesg1mo
Luckily we're all in the same boat
favgn1mo
Let's keep ourselves updated
ollrpdzlmztbzd1mo
So reading all this it appears that we need to take action before our temp visas expire and show that we can't get 'home'
sgafengomqildw1mo
I have an email out to the lawyer we were working with to get his take and will report back.
zftjsryl1mo
Thanks for those links guys, Iโ€™m in the same situation and that helped to have a better idea of whatโ€™s going on ๐Ÿ™‚
vugsgkjegevehi1mo
I just heard back from my lawyer. He said essentially whatโ€™s in the memo from the US State Dept.
zdpefaqiljbrne1mo
For the current situation with the visitor visa status, if your visitor visa status will expire in June, you have a grace period of 3 months from the expiration date.

You can extend your current visitor visa status within 3 months period. You need to go to the nearest Japanese immigration office and ask for the extension of visitor visa.

You can visit to the immigration office anytime before the current expiration date or within 3 months after the expiration date.
tsiooohskendlq1mo
So weโ€™re going to ask for forgiveness rather than permission and go after the expiry date.
zgazeemdc1mo
qpmcezbvof just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
sjvfc1mo
Anyone here that knows any Japanese digital marketers? My boss is looking to hire one if possible.
sglidjvquliqhc1mo
Thatโ€™s why weโ€™re in standby mode until we can see the payoff. Besides the capital outlay, which can be spent down paying ourselves or renting the office, the business registration and legal fees are several grand. That would be worth it for a three year visa. Itโ€™s the office rental that blows the budget curve for us. Foreigners canโ€™t do a coworking space or virtual office.
wpvgtxgw1mo
vhysxobnd just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
ktzopfqjlbrgaq29d
jxgrweqjmjsccn - do you have an approach in mind? Show up with a ticket to the USA on the date you want to leave and some bank statements showing you can support yourself until then?
Or the cancelled ticket route?
In Kyoto, the google reviews for the immigration office here make the officers sound very unfriendly. Iโ€™ve been considering hiring a translator to go with us. I donโ€™t think is an issue in Osaka/Tokyo, but I do feel like our chances of success will be improved if we go in assuming the Kyoto officers donโ€™t want to help us.
cfsfrzzsajxmt29d
I think speaking Japanese or having a lawyer prepare your application would definitely help.
behhsfvxdvuie29d
For us, I'm writing off a covid-19 extension at this point.
vezedfkggkdgg29d
With 12 flights headed to the USA _yesterday_, a number which will only increase, I don't see how we're gonna prove inability to return.
dxuahluxusydt29d
Mostly our options are get a business manager visa, overstay and get deported, or leave to the US and risk losing FEIE in the USA
ezpewiwjtcihc29d
or possibly leave to another country, but options are _beyond_ limited today for that.
idayzzpgyloxwd29d
All good points. Our current backup plan is South Korea.
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And two weeks of government run quarantine
cfzfdwilcpkgx29d
Hm, are you trying to get a visa? I thought all visa exemptions in SK were suspended
wgudyclkfleqd29d
Visa exempt entry was suspended three weeks ago
rqtidokuzaosoo29d
Friends with US passports flew from Tokyo to Seoul and are in day 10 of their 14 day quarantine.
dfnpuycoc29d
xntgtjiwerwdxg Only for certain countries (which suspended visa waiver for South Korea - it was a retaliatory move). USA visa exemption is still working fine.
knokrfrunethf28d
> quarantine at a government-designated facility at their own expense for 14 days
viftbcxsfgbxm28d
yeesh, sounds thrilling
whdhaubmuxoak28d
thanks for the info though, a good backup
zpxwqcvgjvlnn27d
mwgonggsqdazjxy heard anything about the conditions of the quarantine from your friends? is it like a field hospital or a business hotel?
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They were in a dorm, but they created a network of other people in quarantine there. Someone was in a Radisson. The food was decent the first week and then dropped off in quality the second week - not clear why, but it might be associated with a quarantine manager change. They created a list of items to bring based on conversations with others who went through it. Iโ€™ll see whatโ€™s on it.
dkacwircpidxlu27d
Food was delivered three times a day. The hall was regularly fumigated.
mdltzmgewlvhu16d
jtoqvndtmbwdrq just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
jdazasxmdhykf15d
We're biting the bullet and immigrating. Shutting down my business for a 2 week quarantine is a no-go, as is going back to US and losing FEIE status. So stay it is! Doing a business manager visa w/a new KK entity. Can provide refs to the firm I'm using, they seem on the ball so far.
wnfbulvjzidfhk15d
Wow, thatโ€™s huge! Congratulations :smile:
We are still on the fence. Please send me the name of the firm you are using. How did you end up handling the office requirement?
ctiny14d
Yeah I'd like to hear more about it as well and congrats dptiyiyfrzlybb
dojrrzrkfldvb14d
DM'd. It was a referral through a friend.
wbsbmmrnyhhhs14d
Office requirement is still in the air. They've pointed me to a company called Compass, which apparently will allow a physical office for 3 months + virtual office for 9.
lglssdgxiqflbn14d
That is smart.
ffhqqyzzbgobkd11d
Iโ€™m fascinated to see if Japan will really change:
aiakwfipdmtqclcb11d
It wonโ€™t
hviaoukguolpccwr11d
Itโ€™s prompting them to move to American work from home policies from like 2004
wvbqegecuhpihibz11d
Which is basically โ€œsure if you can convince literally everyone in the companyโ€™s management structure then we can let you do it one day a monthโ€
oquomyxcialmun11d
Three weeks ago the messaging in the news was how everyone in Japan still had to go to an office and that will not change. So this article was an interesting turn.
pqmrztxezadnscdq11d
Everyone in Japan still has to go into an office though
udfshdwrhpmqswdt11d
A fluff piece doesnโ€™t change that really
lwsewmybzfhaewik11d
It would be nice if it changed
szlqunfylbgnqyat11d
I don't think these people have been inside an average Japanese accomodation.
wormamowzdkpdprd11d
Especially in places like Tokyo.
yepyrbia11d
yeah i was gonna mention that, seems like it'd be tough to work from home in a tatami-sized room ๐Ÿ˜›
qbddumfy11d
need office chairs that can be rolled up and put away
bbacvevgfgvxan11d
I donโ€™t think the article changes office expectations, but they did find a medium size tech company that is going the all-remote route. Thatโ€™s impressive.
aqgpmysdvocczjew11d
I harbor strong doubts about the permanency of their permanent change, but their founder is younger than like 99.99999% of all decision makers in Japan
dlezmdbccxwkuhxu11d
So maybe theyโ€™ll stick with it
nqpznlwbasaxc10d
Sometimes I work from bed.
xgudonfoncyaomny10d
Also if the idea is to prevent the spread of disease it could make it make it worse. If instead of following a routine of going to an office people instead start going to cafes etc.. to work that would could spread disease faster instead of just being contained to bubbles.
ckkcjva9d
National emergency lifted, any idea on when Americans can visit again?
zolmyuoa9d
oeogccys you don't see any flights?
rbczu9d
I know Finnair is starting flights up again early July
nyybw9d
There's two things to consider. One being when Japan will allow tourists in again (early July?) and then it's per country basis.
gznxa9d
US still have an ongoing issue with corona so doubt they'll be part of the first "wave" of countries that can enter. (Hope I'm wrong but you never know)
qgzseqsthumawd8d
Japan just added more countries to the ban list. Travel between prefectures is still regarded as โ€˜only if necessary.โ€™
sexnrxfklgkwcg8d
oh well - never mind :face_with_rolling_eyes:
ypbyphqdk8d
yeah, so basically a JR Pass?
zvrnjrk7d
So sounds like 20,000 for hotels or maybe trains? Then 20% discount on drinks
exxuqcj7d
Which I won't mind at all!
szzuyj7d
until?
jtlqdhppgqzky7d
I'm a little confused by the eyerolling emoji.
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I find I use as shorthand for โ€œtoo good to be trueโ€
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I definitely recommend camping in Awaji btw
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it was nice
ccpfpuar6d
yigebofbeymmyqixj thank you for many of your comment on #___general after all
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Any sake lovers - this group is supporting small craft breweries by sending the sake to you and giving the brewery tour and tasting online. Dan and I are going to this one.
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owwjxfmkx just arrived in Kลchi Prefecture, #japan
kuvqgnjw3d
Hi! Today I got a visa extension for 90 days after my flight was cancelled. In case somebody finds this useful my visa was expiring June 12th, and my flight for June 10th was cancelled two days ago. So today I went to the immigration office in Osaka and they extended my visa after filling an application form and a small letter explaining why I needed my visa extended. Also, you need to bring 4000ๅ†† with you to pay the fee. It took about two hours and a half going through 4 different windows, but without any hassle, mostly just waiting my turn.
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