In principle, if your Status of Residence is Student, Dependent or Cultural Activities, you are not permitted to work in Japan. However, if you obtain “Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted Under the Status of Residence Previously Granted,” you can work on a part-time basis, up to 28 hours a week (8 hours a day in spring / summer / winter vacation periods). Under no condition are you permitted to work in an adult entertainment business, even as kitchen or cleaning staff, or distributing flyers and other promotional materials.
You will be subject to punishment if you work outside of your Permission or Status. Such circumstances will also be a disadvantage if you ever seek to renew your Status of Residence.
Even if you have obtained the Permission, any work you do after your resident status has expired will also be subject to penalties extending to deportation.
Please be aware of the expiration date for your Permission.
Work done as a teaching assistant, research assistant or Science Angel at Tohoku University is exempt from this permission.
- Teaching Assistant (TA)
- Research Assistant (RA)
- Science Angel
- Other activities that are deemed to be within the scope of the status of residence of “Student”
To apply for the permission, please refer to the following page.
For Researchers / Faculty Members
Researchers and faculty members with employment status (contract, permanent, full-time and part-time) at Tohoku University are all bound by the dual employment regulations of the university. Please be sure to confirm whether your employment status allows you to have a secondary employment besides your employment at the university.
You may log into the database to check the regulation details via the below link:
Database Archive Page Login
Click the “For TU Faculty Staff” button, login using your TU ID and password, and click the “top page” button to access the database. You will find the information regarding dual employment and outside work regulations under “Employment” tab, or use the search function at the top of the page.
Please also be informed that all foreign nationals are only allowed to take up employment permitted within the scope of their Residence Statuses. Please be sure to also confirm the type of employment permitted within your residence status before finding / starting employment.