What foreign student can't do at part-time job

2017.01.10 update
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International students, whose Status of Residence is "Student", have to follow some rules to work. If you violate the rule, you will be punished and may force to leave the country or your offered position will be canceled.

Working hour

During school terms
Foreign students (Status of Residence - "Student") can work up to 28 hours a week. *1
If you have more than 2 different jobs, the total working hours of all the jobs you have should not go over 28 hours a week.

During school holidays
You can work up to 8 hours a day during school holidays such as summer or winter vacation. Every school has a different holiday schedule, so you should ask your school about your schedule.

Though you can work up to 8 hours a day during school holidays, less than 40 hours a week under the rule of Labor Standard Acts. If you have more than 2 different jobs, the total working hours of all the jobs you have should not go over 40 hours a week. Plus, you can't work while you take a leave of absence.

Others
There are no certain rule on working time. You can work in the midnight if you are older than 18.
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Type of jobs

Under Act Regulating Adults Entertainment Business, foreign students are now allowed to work at entertainment and amusement business (article 2, paragraph 1). Entertainment and amusement business refers adult entertainment, pachinko and mahjong parlor, amusement arcade, cabaret, or bar.

Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any type of part-time jobs at those business, even the job is dishwasher or cleaning.

Plus, foreign students are not allowed to engage in the jobs related in entertainment and amusement business, such as handing out tissues with advertisement of cabaret on the street.

Summary

・ Foreign students can work up to 28 hours a week (school period), 8 hours a day/40hours a week (long vacation period)
・ Foreign students can work at any jobs except entertainment and amusement business.

[Reference]
*1:Article 19 from Immigration Bureau website

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