Part-time work

Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted

In order for international students to engage in part-time employment they must first obtain Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted from the Immigration Bureau.
You can apply for this permission by yourself or the University can apply for it on behalf of you. If you would like to ask us about it, please visit IAD with the application form and necessary documents during the period when such applications are accepted. (The deadlines for submitting application documents (every month) are posted on the website.)
Even if you find a part-time job yourself, it is still necessary to have Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted.
 However, if you work as a TA or RA in Tottori University, you don't need to have this permission. 
*After July 9th, 2012, this permission may be given at the port of entry to persons who enter Japan for the first time and are granted "Student" status with the permitted period of more than 3 months.
 

Assistance with part-time work opportunities

Information about part-time job opportunities is posted on the notice board next to "University Hall Mare" (Dining Room No. 1). 
In addition, if you access the "Torijob" website - the official Tottori University site for part-time employment information, run by Tottori Univ. Co-op - from your mobile phone or PC, you can search for part-time job openings at any time, from anywhere.
"Torijob" is very convenient because it allows you to narrow down searches according to job type, timing, and area.
Furthermore, if you subscribe to the site, you can immediately access the contact information for advertised jobs, and every Monday you will receive the latest job vacancy information by email.
Note, however, that only members of the Tottori University Co-op can become members of "Torijob."
 

Allowed part-time work hours

According to the Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted, there is a limit to the number of work hours allowed per week (up to 28 hours per week)
*During a long holiday such as summer holiday or spring holiday, the students who have this permission can work up to 8 hours a day.


Note) It is forbidden for students to work in a sex or adult entertainment-related occupation. 
Some specific examples of what is considered to be sex or adult entertainment-related occupation include: 
Bars, "cabarets," night clubs, mah-jongg clubs, pachinko parlors, game centers, special bath houses, strip clubs, love hotels, private massage parlors, etc, and "snacks" and pubs where guests are personally entertained. No type of employment in these kinds of businesses is permitted, regardless of the nature of the work. For example, even cleaning work in any such business is prohibited.