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How to start a business in Osaka

If you are looking to start a new business in Japan, you will need to obtain a specific visa.

If you already have a Japanese visa that has no restriction in the type of your activities such as Permanent Resident, Spouse or Child of Japanese national, you can start a business at any time.

For those who do not have a visa that allows you to do so, you need to apply for the business manager visa.

In order to obtain a business management visa, in addition to have a physical office space in Japan, you need to employ at least two full-time employees or have a total capital or investment of at least 5 million yen.

Therefore, several local governments*, including the city of Osaka, offer a “start-up visa” that allows you to stay in Japan for six months to do preliminary research for opening an office and to verify your business plan.

If you are thinking of starting a business in Osaka, please watch the video to find out what you can do with a Startup Visa and who can apply.

Let’s Start a Business in Osaka!!! ~What is the “Startup Visa”??~

【Business Innovation Center Osaka Startup Visa Website】

【Osaka City Startup Visa Website】

*Click here to find out which municipalities offer start-up visas.



  • ①永住者、定住者、永住者の配偶者、日本人の配偶者等
  • ②経営管理ビザ経営管理ビザ






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