I have been recommended by my employer to enter Japan on a tourist visa and then change it to a work visa after entering the country if my work visa is not ready by the time my flight leaves. Is this crazy? Wouldn't this jeopardize my future visa? I would be entering with my family, 4 dependents, 10 suitcases, shipping boxes in transit. I don't plan to lie. How moronic would immigration have to be to think I am a tourist?
Any official website outlining the procedure and policy from Japanese immigration would be appreciated.