Hey everyone, I just got to Japan a week ago on a student visa that I got permission to work part time
with. I’ve been a software developer for 7 years and my former employer agreed to hire me as a contractor while in Japan. However I am having some issues fingering out how and if I can do this in Japan now that I am here. I have heard different things from different people and wanted to see if anyone on here knows what I can do. At this point my next step is to go to an immigration office and see if they will agree to let me do this remote part time work for a foreign company without an office in Japan.
If they say no then the only other option I can see right now is to try to find a middleman to hire me part time and then have my former employer pay for my work through that company. The only place I have found that might be able to do this is remote.com but I don’t know if they really can or want to. I wanted to see if anyone on here knows of any other options for this. I know it would be a hassle for a company here to set up but it seems like it would be good for them as well since they would take a percentage of what I earn and/or a fee. So I am hoping to find someone interested if I need to go that option.