Marry abroad, don’t marry here.
Get resident visa based on the marriage(JFRV).
Get an ARC.
Get a work permit based on your status as a foreign spouse.
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And yes, being a foreign spouse is much easier in my view. The bureaucracy doesn’t hassle you that much.