I was browsing the "Entering Japan" webpage, and there is a very interesting sentence under the "Longer Stays for the Wealthy" heading (emphasized below):
If you are a citizen of one of the over 50 countries with which Japan has a "general visa exemption arrangement" and have savings of over 30 million yen, you and your spouse are eligible to stay in Japan for up to one year for the purpose of sightseeing or recreation. You may not engage in paid activities. A visa has to be obtained before traveling to Japan.
Japan has a very different culture and the Japanese language has difference constructions and interpretations than English. Does anyone know its meaning?
- Isn't it going to an amusement park a paid activity?
- Isn't it buying a train ticket a paid activity?
- Isn't it going to a restaurant a paid activity?
If rich people are not allowed to spend their money, why has the Japanese government established this category of visa?