Immigration & Life in Japan
Livelihood in Japan
Activity other than that Permitted by the Status of Residence Previously Granted
The school offers information on part time jobs for students on working holiday or enrolled in the regular course who are eligible for activities outside of the permitted scope. Information on part time jobs that have been negotiated for by the staff at each school is posted on the bulletin board. We provide free part-time job hunting courses as well. We hope that you will actively use this if you wish to work part time in Japan.
Studying abroad while working part time
Brandmann Maria-Laura （Germany)
Preparatory Course student started
in January 2014
Information on life in Japan
- Financial control and bank account
- Once your new life has started in Japan, control your money with a bank account. You may open an account both at Japan Post or a bank. Japan Post will open a bank account for you as soon as you arrive here, but a bank may turn down your request for an account opening or a bank transfer unless the duration of your stay is more than 6 months. You will need your resident card, seal, and passport for getting these processes.
- Personal and public properties
- When you live in Japan, you will find stores with goods displayed outside. They belong to the stores. You are not allowed to take them away. Also, do not take public items, because they are for everyone to use including yourself. If you don’t follow these rules, there are risks of getting caught by the police. When you find lost property on a street, you are required to hand it over and report it to the police box. Eventually we need to give it back to the owner.
- Public transportation
- There is a universal card which is convenient for public transportations such as JR, subway, private railway, and bus services. All you need to do is to touch your card to the automatic ticket reader without purchasing a ticket for getting on/off or transit from one transportation means to another. It is called and sold as "Suica" in Tokyo “ ICOCA” in Osaka for JR , and "PASMO" for private railways, bus, and subways in Tokyo and “PITAPA” in Osaka .
- Use of bicycle
- There are many people who use bicycle in Japan. Often, unfortunately, bicycles tend to get stolen. So when you newly purchase a bicycle, please be sure to complete a "bicycle theft prevention registration". If you take over a bicycle from your friend, be sure to ride it after the registration. For those of you who wish to go to Tokyo campus, please use the bicycle parking area in the neighbourhood.
- When you get sick
- In a foreign environment, you may find yourself getting easily tired, sick, or stressed out. If you are not feeling well even a little bit, be sure to go to see a doctor in a medical clinic. Don't forget your National Health Insurance Card. In the case of a severe injury or major sickness, call "119" for an ambulance immediately.
- Purchase of a mobile phone
- You can buy a mobile phone at large electronics retail stores and the exclusive shops. The price, the plans and the functions of each mobile phone varies according to each mobile phone companies. Please choose a phone suitable for your purposes. Upon contract, you will need your passport, resident card, a seal and your bank account information. For other requirements, contact each mobile phone company.