● Points to check when working part-time in Japan
When looking for a part-time job for international students, I often look at free job magazines on the Internet, introducing friends, and at convenience stores. Before the interview, if possible, check the following three points and be careful.
① Whether the store you want to work in is a customs business
② Will you pay for transportation (train and bus costs to get to your part-time job)?
③ Is the hourly wage higher than the minimum wage of the prefecture where you work part-time?
If you find a good part-time job, you will have to call and decide on an interview date. If you didn't write anything from ① to ③ in the job listing, ask when you call.
③ may be difficult to understand.
For example, in Tokyo, the workplace must pay an hourly wage of 1013 yen or more to working people. (As of October 2020) This varies depending on the prefecture. It is a legal requirement.
This minimum wage changes from time to time, so be sure to check before deciding where to work.