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Can I purchase a property and use it for Airbnb to support my residency application in Japan?

I would like to invest in a property in Osaka and turn it into an Airbnb business. Could this qualify me for a resident permit in Japan?

  • Nakai Immigration Services LPC
    March 06, 2020

    As a non-Japanese citizen, you can purchase a property in Japan from overseas. The investment to buy real estate can fulfill one of the requirements to apply for a Business Manager work status. You need to have a business office in Japan in addition to your house to rent for a short stay with a feasible plan. The owner of the house is required to have a local governmental permission to engage in tourist cabin business too.