Students are allowed to have a part-time job for a maximum 28 hours a week and specially 8 hours a day during long holidays with school permission letter. You need to apply for the work permit called “Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted” by the Immigration bureau.
You can get this working permit directly at the airport, at the immigration counter while entering Japan if you apply for it there.
Foreign students are not allowed to work in adult shops, casinos, etc… and are also not allowed to overwork.
How to find a part-time job?
You can find part-time job with…
- Internet and job magazine
- Introduction from seniors and friends
- Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners (Hellowork)
Type of work
There are a lot of job openings for foreign students such as restaurants and sorting works. The average hourly wage is over 1000 yen and it will be paid higher for midnight work.
|Type of work||Job description||Hourly Wage|
|Fast Food||Cashier, Kitchen||1,000 yen～|
|Family Restaurant||1,000 yen～|
|Izakaya(Japanese bar-restaurant)||1,000 yen～|
|Convenience Store||Cashier, Stocking||1,000 yen～|
|Sorting Work||Sorting work||1,000 yen～|