Howdy, just looking to get some advice.
Basically, I have a job that allows me to work from home, and my boss is fine with me taking off to Japan for a few months to do it there. I speak Japanese pretty confidently, and have been there before and know pretty much where I want to be (Osaka city).
I've done some research already, and have found a few short-term accommodation places that would be pricey but suitable. As long as it has an internet connection, I can do my job from anywhere.
However, I'm a little concerned about the wages thing.
My intention would be to go as a tourist (under 90 days) and simply get paid like normal into my bank account back home, and withdraw it from a Post Office or 7/11 using a bank card that functions just like a Visa (but not actually a credit card). The fees last time I did this were quite low, around $2 for every $100 I spent. Not ideal but manageable. Will this work for the whole 2 months? Are there any problems I'm not envisioning/could expect to run into?
The other thing is taxes. I cannot apply for a working holiday visa as I will not be working for a Japanese company. I will be working for my old company back home, just remotely. Will I need to pay any taxes in Japan? I can't see how I will, since there's no way for them to even know that I'm working here, but I don't want any nasty surprises so I just thought I would check.
Lastly if you can think of any other major loop holes in my plan (go to Japan as tourist > work for 2 months at current company > get paid like normal, withdraw money through VISA > spend 1 month travelling) I would love to know now rather than later, that's for sure!!
Also if you have any advice for me to help make this plan really work, I would greatly appreciate it. I love Japan, and I really want to spend more time there than just a holiday, and this could be a good way I think.
Thanks for any help.