Hi, I have plans on moving to in 2 years after graduating university to live with my girlfriend. I am currently doing an apprenticeship where I work full time and do uni part time, meaning I will be graduating in Computing Science with 4 years experience. I also study Japanese (currently n3, hopefully soon to be n2).
Previously I planned on getting employment at a foreign company in japan or a Japanese company, which should be relatively simple. However I have been thinking on this more and more lately and am not sure working for a company, particularly a Japanese one, is what I necessarily want to do in the next chapter of my life.
As a result the idea of freelancing has taken my interest and so I plan on making a start on the side over the next 2 years. I know it wont be easy but I want to take a shot at it.
If I was to move over first on a working holiday visa (no idea what state my freelancing level could get to in 2 years) I was thinking I could use that year to further expand my clients and number of jobs, maybe particularly Japanese clients. However I do not understand how taxes work in regards to this. Would I need to file them under sole proprietor?
I think currently thinking further past the year of a working holiday visa is a little too far into the future, I’ll cross that bridge once I cross this one, but any help or advise would be greatly appreciated!