I am planning to move to Japan hopefully in March of next year. I am a freelancer who works online. I am still considering applying for a student visa. Besides a student visa, the only other visa that fits the activities that I would like to engage in is a Cultural Activites visa. Would I be able to freelance while having this visa? (Otherwise I have to prove that I have the money to support myself without working, and I don't believe that I can do that depending on how much I would need. I know that I can apply for permission to have a part-time job though.) What are the qualifications for this visa? Do I have to have any experience in the activity to apply? Also, I have to prove my residence and I am homestaying with a wonderful family. Does homestaying count as a place of residence when applying for a visa? I am sure that it does, but I want to make sure before applying.