■Part-time jobs for exchange students: How to combine study and work
When exchange students take part-time work, as well as abiding by the legally established rules, it is also important not to forget the original reason for coming to Japan.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the basics.
Explaining this is Akinori Ariga, who works as Managing Director and Head of Secretariat at the International Person Exchange Support Association (IPESA), which supports all exchange students.
Some exchange students who take part-time work may be thinking that they would like to generate as much income as possible.
Under Japanese Law, a higher rate of pay must be paid for late-night work (from 10 p.m.).
For that reason, it is more profitable to work late at night than during the day – even if the work is the same.
However, exchange students must go to school to study during the daytime.
Continuing part-time work late at night – despite study being the original reason for coming to Japan – will inevitably become an obstacle to school life.
Putting too much energy into night-shift part-time work could make it difficult to stay awake and put your best effort into lessons during the day, so to avoid such a situation, we hope you will be fully aware of the issues around combining study and part-time work.
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International Person Exchange Support Association (IPESA)