Hey Everyone, I read the article about creating a company in Japan while on an Engineer visa and have some questions regarding transitioning from full time job as software engineer employee to cofounder/CTO(取締役) of a startup K.K..
My responsibilities at the startup should be the same(writing software, managing our IT infrastructure and services, product development). The director compensation would be set at ~350,000/month for now. I have about 2.5 years left on my Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services visa. The paperwork for the K.K. is already submitted, and opening bank account next week.
Does immigration consider a director(取締役) position to be an employee? if my activities remain relatively the same, do I need to worry about working as 取締役 while doing software engineer related activities? Since Im not the representative director, I feel a little more confident that i wouldn't need an investor visa, and can continue using my engineer visa for this role.
Should I expect any issues informing immigration that I am quitting my current job, and starting my job as 取締役 for the new company? I am not currently on a self sponsored visa, but employer is sponsoring my visa.
I'm just wondering if people have similar experiences with this and can share their thoughts.
Thanks in advance!