Part-Time Jobs in Japan.

Working in Japan

Local Japanese youths and foreign students often work part-time, in order to earn a bit of extra pocket money for travel and leisure.

According to the Law of Japan, students on a Student Visa may work up to:
– 8 hours a day, 28 hours a week during school terms
– 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week during Spring / Summer / Winter holidays

The estimated average wage for part-time work is as follows:
Day-shift: JPY 950 per hour
Night-shift: JPY 1150 per hour

**Actual wages may vary depending on company and job

Example of income from Part-Time Work:
If you work 20 hours a week, 40 weeks year in a day shift job, you can earn:
20 hours x 40 weeks x JPY 950 per hour = JPY 760,000

Benefits of Working Part-Time

By working part-time, you will be able to

Practice and apply your Japanese knowledge in an actual work environment

Make friends with Japanese people

Learn different skills while at work

Earn extra pocket money

Types of Part-Time Work

Hotel – Reception, bed-making

Restaurant – Waiter, kitchen

Convenience Store – Cashier

Factory – Assembly, packing

and many more!

Part-Time Work Support

Matsudo International School maintains close ties with many companies around the neighbourhood and region, and receives recruitment notices on a regular basis.

We help our students with part-time jobs in the following manner:

  • Match and recommend part-time jobs to our students
  • Arrange interviews with our partner organisations
  • Contacting employers in case of emergencies, or if the student requires aid in communicating important issues to his/her employer.

Part-Time Work at Resorts

Students who meet the following criteria will also have the special opportunity to work at resorts all over Japan over the school holidays (Spring/Summer/Winter):

  • Above 90% attendance
  • Exhibited good attitude in studies, good general conduct and good grades

You may be assigned to resorts such as the following:

  • Ski Resorts
  • Beach Resorts
  • Hot Spring Resorts