I am French and I just got a working holiday visa for Japan.
When I filled in the form, I said that I want it to start in October but, on the visa, it says that it can start from March 2017 to March 2018.
I would like it to start in October, but I also plan to visit Japan with friends for 2 weeks in August.
I'm afraid that, if the immigration sees my WH visa on my passport, they automatically start it.
If it is the case, it means that I will be authorized to stay only until August 2018.
As I am currently working in a company, I will either leave or ask for a sabbatical year for my working holliday year in Japan.
So, knowing when my WH visa will really start is important for means
My stay in Japan in August will be purely tourism, and I will be able to show my return ticket to prove that I'll stay only 2 weeks
Is it possible to ask immigration to give me a tourist visa and not start my WH visa when I'll arrive in August ?
I know that this question was already asked here some years ago, but I'd like to be 100% sure of the current Japanese immigration policy.