LIFE IN JAPAN
Foreign visitors who are staying in Japan more than three months are required to carry their Residence card.
|Application method||At each airport at the time of entry|
|Required documents||Passport and one ID photograph are needed.|
Open Bank Account
Foreign visitors who are staying in Japan more than six months can open an account with a bank.
- Your Residence card, passport and a personal seal are needed.
- Business hours AM9:00~PM15:00
National Health Insurance
To take out insurance, go to a nearest ward office National Health Insurance Division.
We recommend you to have your own bicycle. In that case, you need to register it to prevent from being stolen. In addition to that, you are required to park it to the allotted place. If your bicycle is taken away because you missed to park it to the allotted place, you must pay 5000yen to bring it back from the Bicycles storage center.
Find A Room
Generally, house rent is paid by month in Japan, and the length of contract is 1~2years.
|At contract||guaranty money||You pay a deposit of one to three months’ rent, but a part of it is to be paid back to you when the term of the contract expires.|
||nonrefundable one month’s rent as key money|
|a commission||One month’s rent as a commission to a real estate agent.|
|a rent||The rent is to be paid in advance.|
|sponsor||When foreign visitor rent a room, you need a Japanese sponsor. If you have no acquaintance in Japan, a security company can be used. In that case, you need to pay 30% of the rent as a commission.|
|the term of contract||Usually 1~2 years|
|If you want to extend your renting a house||Renewal fee||One month of rent is needed as a renewing fee.|
|When you move out||You ought to tell your real estate agent at least one month before you move out.|
|caution!||Don’t paint your room nor hit nails without permission of the house owner.|
|You might to pay the cost of repairing the room if you don’t abide by the rule.|
JASSO(Japan Student Services Organization)
|Applicants’qualification||Students who have a recommendation from a Japanese-language education institution. Usually 100% percentage of attendances|
|Allowance||30,000 yen per month|
|Grantees||One or two people from our school|
|Duration||a year (April-March)|
|Application period||Early April to early March|
INFORMATION ON PART-TIME JOB
To work part-time, you need to obtain the Permission to engage in Activities other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted. It can be issued in airports.
Maximum of 28 hours a week is available to work
working in adult entertainment business is forbidden.
00yen~1000yen per hour is common payment by the hour, and the cost of transportation is often paid for you. If you work 4hours a day, 25days a month, you will earn 100,000yen~120,000yen a month, and fully enough to live.