Jobs for Students in Japan

Student Jobs in Japan

In Japan, students can work part-time in a myriad of options that is available to them. However, a student visa does not allow students to secure employment in the country. There is a need for a work permit to be issued to the student in collaboration with their employer.

In Japan, foreign students can work part-time for 28 hours a week which is broken to 4 to 5 hours per day. Part-time workers rake in up to ¥1,000 per hour or even more.

Part-time jobs are known as ‘Arubaito’ in Japan and are very common among local and foreign students in the country and the salary paid is pretty good compared to the average living expense.

Workers are normally paid per hour and the salary depends on the type of job, the working hours and the location of the establishment.

The minimum wage is determined by the government and ranges from ¥750 to ¥1,000 depending on the living expense of the city. Individuals who work the night shift are paid a little more and their commuting expense is covered by the employer.

Although foreign students are only allowed to work for 28 hours during the school session, they can also work for up to 40 hours per week during long school breaks, at 8 hours per day.

To be able to work part-time in Japan, foreigners must apply for permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted under the Status of Residence previously granted. The permission will be specified on the Residence card and Passport of the student.

There are several ways to find and apply for a part-time job in Japan, first scout around your local university area for any job listings and postings.

There are shops, restaurants and convenience stores that require part-time employees in a range of duties such as cashier, handling, and customer support.

The second way is to find and look for job postings advertised in free catalogs and magazines. These methods are very good for individuals who can speak a good amount of the local language.

For that, who cannot speak the Language quite well yet, then ask for referrals from friends or acquaintances who know of places where very minimal knowledge of Japanese is not necessarily a problem.

Part-time job seekers must have a CV which is handwritten in the Japanese-style of writing with their contact information clearly indicated.

The type of jobs that foreign students can easşly snag while studying Japan include jobs in restaurants, hotel and hostel, language and cultural exchange centers, Tutoring, Writing papers and articles.

There are several other start-up companies that hire students part-time as young professionals in fields like tech, engineering, and I.T.

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