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Starting a business in a new country or expanding to a new market can prove complicated. And without the right plan and tools, it can be expensive as well. We offer Japan virtual phone numbers for businesses wanting to expand to Japan but at a comfortable pace. Test the new market, build contacts, and expand gradually with virtual numbers.

Get a Virtual Phone Number in Japan

We have the world’s largest selection of Japan virtual phone numbers. These numbers can make and receive calls from anywhere using a Japan phone number as caller ID. The following number types are available from Japan:

  • Toll Free Japan Numbers are free to call from within Japan.
  • Local Japan Numbers: Tokyo Virtual Numbers have a local Tokyo area code and start with +81 (0) 3 followed by eight digits. We have Japan local numbers in the following locations:
• Chiba (43) • Nagoya (52) • Kawasaki (44) • Kobe (78)
• Kokubunji (42) • Osaka (6) • Narita (476) • Kawaguchi (48)
• Saitama (48) • Tokyo (3) • Yokohama (45)

Nearly anyone can get a phone number in Japan to establish a virtual presence there. You will need to provide an ID or passport copy and proof of address.

Japan Phone Number Cost

Our pricing is straightforward without any hidden setup fees or long-term commitments. We have numbers starting from $17.95 per month available for fast activation. You could sign up for a free trial online by filling out the form above.

Japan Phone Number Format

The country calling code of Japan is +81. It is not necessary to dial +81 from within Japan. Callers must, however, dial 0 before the destination phone number when making a local phone call. A full phone number in Japan is ten digits long, including zero.

The Japan toll free number format is +81 0120 xxx-xxx.
The Japan local number format is +81 03 xxxx-xxxx.*
*Tokyo area code (3).

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Telephone Numbers in Japan

IP telephony is widely used throughout Japan. Telephone numbers there are very stable thanks to cutting-edge communication infrastructure.

Telephone Operators in Japan

Japan has one of the most advanced telecommunications networks in the world. Mobile phones are an essential tool. The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry has estimated that about 107 million people in Japan used mobile phones to access the internet.

The mobile phone network in Japan is dominated by NTT, but Softbank and the KDDI Group have significant market share as well.

How to Get a Phone Number in Japan

When you are ready to buy Japan virtual phone numbers, head over to United World Telecom’s Pricing page. Getting Japan numbers with us is a quick and easy process.

  1. Start by selecting Japan (+81) in the left dialog box.
  2. Then, choose the desired number type: Toll free (mobile accessible) or Geographic.
  3. Next, select your new number and proceed to the dialog box on the right.
  4. Here, enter the number where you want calls forwarded.
  5. Next, click View Rates & Try for Free.
  6. From here, pick the plan you want and any additional add-on services you desire.
  7. Complete the check-out process, get a confirmation email from us with further information.

Within 24 hours, a United World Telecom representative will contact you to assist with tech support so you can start your using Japan virtual phone number ASAP.

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How to Do Business in Japan

When moving your company to a new location or starting a new business in a foreign country, one must pay attention to many different elements. Here, we outline important contacts, business etiquette, and resources to do business in Japan successfully.

Following the US and China, Japan has a large economy and is also ranking high in the technology and telecom markets. The Japanese market is always open to foreign investment and growth. So, what do you need to do business in Japan correctly?

Important Contact Information & Working With Authorities

Here is a list of important contacts to keep in mind; these range from immigration help to business development:

  • To start a business in Japan, you will need to fulfill a few requirements. The Immigration Bureau can help with the specifics.
  • As a foreign business, you will need to have a valid work visa. Details and instructions can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.
  • The Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) will help with professional business advice.
  • The Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center is a one-stop solution to help you get your documents in order for starting a new business in the country.

How to Get Business Numbers

To establish strong connections in Japan, you will need quick and easy communication channels. Japan virtual numbers can help you establish communication with Japanese clients, business contacts, local offices, etc.

United World Telecom offers a variety of Japanese business phone numbers. These include the following virtual number types:

  • Japan geographic or local numbers — These are phone numbers with local area codes. Locals can call these numbers and pay local calling charges.
  • Japan toll free numbers — Local Japanese individuals can call these numbers for free.
  • Universal toll free (UIFN) — A universal toll free number that can be accessed from more than 40 countries worldwide.

With virtual phone numbers, incoming calls can be forwarded to your business phone, home office, or personal phone located anywhere in the world. This means that even if you are not within the country, you can still communicate with locals for reasonable rates instead of expensive international calling charges.

Business Etiquette in Japan

When working in a new country, one has to be aware and respectful of the way locals do business. Here are some important notes on Japanese business etiquette to take notice of and implement in your communication style:

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  • Silence is preferred over consistent and abundant talking.
  • Individualism is not valued as much as group and community solidarity.
  • Age equals seniority.
  • Privacy is important and must be respected.
  • Brush up on your chopstick skills and manners.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Business cards are valued; bilingual cards are preferred.
  • Give gifts at the first meeting; expensive gifts are not required, it is the thought that counts.
  • Ask consent before taking pictures.

Helpful Resources

Additional resources to help you build your business, rent office spaces, and more:

Start Planning Today!

If expanding to Japan is one of your business goals, then make your move today. United World Telecom can help you get Japan phone numbers so you can start communicating with the right contacts immediately. Sign up on our website or speak with our global specialists to learn more!

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How to Buy a Japan Virtual Phone Number?

You can buy a Japan phone number from Global Call Forwarding in two ways:

To purchase your numbers online, follow these steps:

  1. Visit our Pricing page.
  2. Select your new number from the left dialog box.
  3. Choose Japan, type of number, prefix, and number available.
  4. Then, enter the necessary information in the right dialog box to have your calls forwarded.
  5. Note: You can forward calls to any location or VoIP/SIP system.
  6. Click on View Rates and choose from our five different plans.
  7. Add premium services, if desired. We offer Call Recording, Outbound Calling, Voicemail Transcription, and Rollover Minutes.
  8. Submit your order and wait for your service to be activated.
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F A Q | Japan Virtual Phone Numbes

Japan virtual numbers are phone numbers that transmit calls via the internet or “virtually” instead of traditional phone lines. This makes it possible to make and receive calls from any location and through any device.

The country code for Japan phone numbers is (+81). A full phone number in Japan is ten digits long, including zero.

You can get different types of Japan phone numbers for your business including toll-free and local numbers.

Yes, you can use your Japan virtual number from any location as long as you have a stable internet connection. This means, you do not necessarily need to be located in Japan to make and receive calls there.

Virtual phone service providers like United World Telecom offer Japan virtual numbers among other business phone numbers. We provide quick activation times and access to advanced cloud features with each of our plans.

A Japan phone number starts at $17.95 per month with instant activation. There is also the option to sign up for a free trial with us online.

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