Information on Part-Time Work
In order to perform part-time work, students with a "student" resident status must receive permission to "engage in activities other than that permitted under your status of residence" when they enter Japan.
Students are then permitted to work a maximum of 28 hours a week normally, and a maximum of 8 hours a day (within 40 hours a week) during long vacation periods (summer, winter, and spring vacation).
However, working in the adult entertainment and amusement business is strictly prohibited.
To start doing part-time, you need to get things below ready.
- Open a bank account and get a mobile phone usable in Japan
- Understand manner in Japan (e.g. Always show up on time)
The period to get a part-time job strongly depends on their communication skill and Japanese conversation skill.
In early cases, students find a part-time job within one month after coming to Japan,
however, even if students have JLPT N4 level of Japanese language skill,
there are situations that it takes half a year to obtain a part-time job.
You will find the main types of part-time jobs at each JLPT level below.
|Japanese-Language Proficiency Test||Types of part-time jobs|
|N4||Cleaning, food factories, dish washing in a Japanese-style bar, warehouse work|
|N3||Working in the kitchen of a Japanese-style bar, shelf stacking in a supermarket|
|N2 & N1||Working in the hall of a Japanese-style bar or restaurant, cashier in a supermarket|
At Akamonkai, our group company "Human Power" matches students to part-time jobs and provides support to gain jobs.