Living in Japan: The e-Residency Program

Starting a business remotely is possible thanks to e-Residence. Following the success of the Estonian e-Residency program, Japan like many other nations is planning to create its own programs.

What does an e-Residency program mean?

e-Residency programs provide a digital identity that can be used to create and operate an online business. On December 1, 2014, Estonia became the first country to do so. E-residents of this program receive a smart card allowing them to access services that are not available to non-residents.

e-Residence is a great choice for freelancers, consultants, digital nomads, and freelancers who provide services regardless of location.

Who are virtual residency programs for?

The true benefits of e-Residency in Japan will not be known until the program is fully operational. However, starting an online business in Japan without having to live there would be a great opportunity.

In the context of globalization, the fact of creating an international company is a considerable advantage.

For Digital Nomads

Digital nomads can start a business anywhere in the world and work from anywhere thanks to e-Residence. All visa and residency restrictions and issues disappear. Thanks to e-Residence, even if you travel to Europe or the United States, you will be able to manage your Japanese online business.

For Freelancers

The status of a freelancer is attractive, but it comes with heavy administrative tasks. Thanks to e-Residence, you have a virtual world where you have everything and you can solve everything.

When the details are clear, we will release updates one by one. In the meantime, you can read our article on the Estonian e-residency program.

Need to know more? Check out our other articles on the best residences!


Jason Curtis

Nomad Crypto Expert – News Staff
Jason is a content editor at Widelia and writes about relocation, investments, and Crypto. He is a graduate of Michigan State University's journalism school, and his bylines include Issue Media Group, Michigan History Magazine, When he's not writing, he's investing into crypto, watching Tottenham Hotspur FC, or reading a book at the beach.

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