Posts Tagged ‘employment’

Finding Employment in Japan

Finding Employment in Japan

Finding work in Japan can be difficult if you don't know where to look. Foreign language teaching jobs, particularly English, as well as IT related positions or technical related positions are always in high demand. [Read More]


Labour Difficulties

Labour Difficulties

In principle, workers in Japan, regardless of nationality, are governed by Japanese labor laws and regulations such as the Labor Standards Law, Minimum Wage Act, and Workmen's Compensation Insurance Act. [Read More]


Part Time Work – Students and Dependants -

Part Time Work – Students and Dependants -

If you are a student and looking for part time work or if you are residing in Japan on a Dependent visa (家族滞在kazoku-taizai) or Cultural Activities visa (文化活動) you must first apply to the Immigration Bureau for a special permit to allow you to engage in [Read More]


Paid Holidays, Days Off, & National Holidays

Paid Holidays, Days Off, & National Holidays

■Paid holidays, Sick days, Days off, and National holidays ■Days Off Employers must grant employees at least one day off per week, or four days off in any four-week period. Sundays or public holidays need not necessarily be days off, and other days may be selected as [Read More]


A “letter of release”?

A “letter of release”?

My new employer asked for my “letter of release” from my previous employer. What is this? [Read More]


Ending Employment in Japan – What You Need To Know

Ending Employment in Japan – What You Need To Know

In Japan, the start of April is the traditional time to change and start a new job. If you’re thinking about resigning and changing employers or if you think your employer is thinking about letting you go, its best to know what your rights and obligations are before its [Read More]


Part Time Work

Part Time Work

■Students, Dependants, and Part-time Work If for example you are a student and looking for part time work or if you are residing in Japan on a Dependent visa (家族滞在kazoku-taizai) or Cultural Activities visa (文化活動) you must first apply to the Immigration [Read More]


Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

I recently became unemployed. Can I claim unemployment benefits? [Read More]