The best basic tips I’ve seen for navigating Japan in a way not to offend is on this post at Conde Nast Traveller – The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Tokyo.
Digital Nomads are hiring and firing their governments. This article over at TechCrunch argues that it is getting easier to be a digital nomad, as governments are competing for talent. It envisages the consequences of this war over talent, as skilled people migrate over to countries that match their preferences. It points to Japan as an example of a country that has opened up it’s visa policies to try and attract skilled migrants.