[New on January 8, 2019] Currently, about 75% of privately funded international students in Japan are living part-time. However, the original purpose is to study in Japan, so when international students work part-time, there are rules regarding working hours. Follow the rules and do as much as you can while studying in Japan. Participation in the school will be shortened due to part-time work, so that you will not be able to renew (new) your period of stay (the period during which you can live in Japan). Please note
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You may work part-time during your study abroad period, but you must do so within certain conditions.
1: Obtaining "permission for non-qualified activities" at the Immigration Bureau, etc.
2: Do not interfere with study
3: To supplement Tuition and necessary money for international students, not to save or send money
4: What is not customs business
5: It must be within 28 hours per week (within 8 hours per day during long holiday such as summer vacation)
6: Things to do while enrolled in an educational institution
Also make sure to pay careful attention to each item.
(1) "Permission to work outside the qualification" is valid even if you change your part-time job once you get it. However, there is an expiration date. It is the same period as your visa, so be sure to renew your non-qualified activities when renewing your visa. Also, please note that it takes about 2 weeks to 2 months before you apply for a non-qualified activity permit, so you can not work part-time immediately after applying.
The (4) customs business applies to sex shops, pachinko parlors, mahjong stores, game centers, dart bars, cabarets, host clubs, snacks, nightclubs, discos, pubs, and internet cafes. In these shops, you can not work even for dishwashing and cooking work other than serving customers. Similarly, you can't get flyers or tissue papers from these stores.
With regard to the limitation of working hours within 28 hours per week in (5), employers have recently become more troubled without knowing this upper limit. In most cases, the employer will be punished, but remember to protect yourself. The 28 hour limit is not for one part-time job. Note that if you are doing more than one part-time job, the total time will be the sum of the two part-time jobs. For long school holidays, such as summer and winter vacations, you can work up to 8 hours per day. However, there is another rule under the Labor Standards Law that a part-time job is no more than 40 hours in a week, so be careful not to exceed 40 hours.
Please note that you may be deported or fined if you are not active within these prescribed conditions.
|Sales and sales (convenience stores, etc.)||26.3%|
|Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant||6.9%|
|Less than 800 yen||9.3%|
|From 800 yen or more to less than 1,000 yen||50.1%|
|From 1,000 yen or more to less than 1,200 yen||30.7%|
|From 1,200 yen or more to less than 1,400 yen||4.4%|
|From 1,400 yen or more to less than 1,600 yen||1.4%|
|From 1,600 yen or more to less than 1,800 yen||0.4%|
|From 1,800 yen or more to less than 2,000 yen||0.9%|
|Over 2,000 yen||1.7%|
Source: Japan Student Services Organization, “2015 Survey of Privately-funded Foreign Student Life”
Jobs that make use of language skills have a relatively high hourly wage. However, the ability to understand high Japanese is required, and the number of applicants is small. There is a tendency for the food and beverage industry to be popular because they can get something to eat (a dish for those who work at the shop) and can eat it cheaply.
アクセス日本留学Editorial Department.アクセス日本留学" where foreign students can request materials to find Japanese schools, and hold "advancement information sessions for foreign students".