Public Relations Office March 26, 2013
A College Student visa does not permit you to work. International students who wish to work part-time in order to finance their studies in Japan must obtain permission in advance to engage in activity other than that permitted by the visa. Doing part-time work without this permission or doing part-time work outside the scope of the permission is against the law. Please be aware that you could also be deported for breaking the law.
Please acquire the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted by your visa (permission to work part-time)
Acquire this permission, regardless of whether you will take a part-time job or not. The permission is mandatory for receiving tuition reduction and applying for scholarships.
(1) Permitted Working Hours
You may work up to 28 hours per week (14 hours per week for repeating or non-degree seeking students) on the days you wish. During the university’s summer, winter and spring vacations, you may work up to 8 hours per day.
* If you are in Japan for job hunting activities on a Designated Activities visa you can work up to 28 hours per week.
* If you are in Japan as a researcher on a Cultural Activities visa you can work up to 28 hours per week. Note that this is not a blanket permission and that you are required to receive permission for each individual employer.
(2) Part-Time Work
International students may not engage in immoral activities as part-time work. Work at adult entertainment establishments or establishments where adult entertainment is held is prohibited. For example, work at bars, cabarets, pachinko parlors, mah-jongg parlors and other such establishments is prohibited, regardless of the job.