Notes on part-time jobs

If you have a student visa, you can get a part-time job during your extra-curricular hours by applying for permission to engage in activities outside the visa status. You must be aware that you can only work part-time for 28 hours in a week, and that you can’t work more than 4 hours every day For longer vacations, such as winter and summer vacations, the number of hours extended to 40 hours per week, with a maximum of 8 hours per day. Any work related to the sex industry (sexual work) is prohibited. If you are found to be working overtime or illegally working part-time, your residency status will be revoked and you will be deported.

Part-time job experience story

My name is Yang Wan Shu. I am from Liaoning Province, China. I entered Tokyo Metropolitan Japanese Language School in April 2019. When I came to Japan, I could barely speak Japanese, but I studied it for about a year and learned to speak it. I currently work part-time at 7-Eleven. Part-time work is also a great way to practice conversation. I work 4 hours every Monday through Friday, 6pm-10pm. On weekends, I work for 8 hours a day and the rest of the day I take it easy. During the year, I also made Japanese friends. When I first came to Japan, I was a bit worried, but now I’ve gotten used to it. I’m also very confident in my future.