Vice president or other manager can fall under this category depending on how much power or discretion they have to make decisions in their work.
1. and one of 2(1), 2(2) or 2(3) are required
1. Office facilities prepared in Japan; and
2(1) at least 5,000,000 yen for the stated capital;
2(2) having 2 full time employees of Japanese national or foreigner with stable visa status(*1); or
2(3) at least 2,500,000 yen for the stated capital, and having 1 full time employee of Japanese national or foreigner with stable visa status(*1)
To be employed as business manager
1. 3 years' experience
2. receive no less remuneration than a Japanese national would receive for comparable work
normal flow for establishing a company and obtaining Business Manager Visa
1. rent an office
2. register a company
3. apply for Business Manager Visa
Much money has to be invested prior to obtaining Visa, for like stated
capital, fee for specialist, and expenses for office.
So it's important to prepare well.