My name is Phil, I'm 29 years old, and I'm a British national living in England. Here is my situation:
My fiancee is a Japanese national living in Japan, and I am trying to find information on how to, obviously, be with my fiancee and live and work in Japan. Does anyone have any advice?
I am educated to A level standard.
Have 1 years experience of working in a publications department, and 9 years experience in an accounts department.
I'm an artist, so my creative skills are strong.
And I am learning Japanese. I have basic conversations skills, can read and write Hiragana and Katakana, and I'm now learning Kanji (I have knowledge of about 100 at the moment).
However, I don't have a university degree. From research I have done so far, it seems as if a degree is a requirement to be granted a working visa from the Japanese government. Is this true? If so, are there any other options available?
Is it possible for me to live with my fiancee in Japan, and work, without a degree?
I am quite prepared to go to university, for four years, to study for a degree. However, I am just hoping for advice on what options would be available to me without one.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and many thanks in advance for any advice you can give.