I just got back from my first trip to Japan. It was really fun figuring out the rail lines and going around sightseeing. Not a day went by wasted in my opinion. If I tried I could blend in with a crowd of salarymen for about 3 minutes before I slip up on my spoken Japanese.
I was talking about my trip with a friend at work when she told me she was hoping she could do a two-week trip where she works at the Tokyo office of our company for a week (she’s hoping to experience the working life in Japan) and then be a regular tourist for a week.
The thing is, isn’t this “working on a tourist visa” and thus illegal? I told this to her but she brought up that this is doable in London, etc. and that there’s nothing stopping her from working in an Airbnb without anyone watching or what happens when the company gets a critical bug and puts her on call even during break (which does happen)?
What exactly constitutes as “working on a tourist visa” then? Does it just affect being employed by Japanese companies? How do multinationals fit in? Is there a resource that explains this stuff in detail?