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|I am looking for a job.
|How can foreign students studying in Japan get information on employment opportunities?
|I am a foreigner studying in Japan. Can I have a part-time job?
|I was injured while working at my workplace. Am I eligible for Workmen’s Accident Compensation Insurance?
|What is Employment Insurance? Can foreign workers subscribe to this insurance?
|A company I was working for went bankrupt, and I have not been paid one month's wages. What can I do?
|My company suddenly fired me. What can I do?
|I was dismissed from a company I worked for over a 3-year period. What procedure should I follow to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits?
I am looking for a job.
| When looking for a job, you can browse through want ads in newspapers
etc. or you can use the Nagoya Employment Service Center for Foreigners
and Hello-Work (Public Employment Security Office) and the like. If you
are going to use an information desk in any of these offices, you must
present your passport and/or Certificate of Alien Registration to confirm
your status of residence and period of stay.
You can also browse through information on job offers posted by Hello-Work via the Internet. The website address is: https://www.hellowork.go.jp/
How can foreign students studying in Japan get information on employment opportunities?
| You should address this question to personnel at your university in charge
of foreign students or job placement.
Other than that, you may be able to collect information by perusing job information magazines or by attending job seminars. Also, you can look for a job at the Nagoya Employment Service Center for Foreigners.
I am a foreigner studying in Japan. Can I have a part-time job?
| A foreign student who wishes to work part-time must obtain permission
to engage in activity other than that permitted under the current status
of residence. Work hours should be no more than 28 hours per week (no more
than 8 hours per day during long term vacation in the educational organization).
The required documents are as follows.
I was injured while working at my workplace. Am I eligible for Workmen’s Accident Compensation Insurance?
| Even foreign workers (including illegal ones) can be compensated under
Workmen’s Accident Compensation Insurance. With this Insurance, benefits
are paid for illness, injury, disorder and death suffered during work or
commutation. Even a company employing only one worker is required to subscribe
to Workmen’s Accident Compensation Insurance. If your company does not
apply the Insurance to you, contact the Labor Standards Supervision Office
presiding over your company or the Advisor for Foreign Workers at the Aichi
Labor Bureau. Technical interns under the status of residence of technical
intern training are eligible for this insurance, although trainees with
the status of rainee are not eligible.
What is Employment Insurance? Can foreign workers subscribe to this insurance?
| Under the Employment Insurance System unemployment benefits are provided
to those who lose their jobs to support their re-employment activities
and thus to secure the life and employment of the workers.
Those who have been hired by an establishment in Japan and meet certain requiements will be covered by the Employment Insurance System. Foreign workers are no exception. However, those who will be hired after he/she becomes 65 years old, and part-time and other employees who work less than 20 hours per week are not included.
An insurance card is handed through the employer.
The Employment Insurance includes basic benefits (Kihon Teate) which are given for 90 to 360-day period after leaving jobs. Procedures to obtain this benefits are to be taken after leaving jobs.
For more information, contact the nearest Public Employment Security Office (Hello-Work).
A company I was working for went bankrupt, and I have not been paid one month's wages. What can I do?
| Workers' wages are the key to making a living, and are given higher priority
than any other claimable assets in the Japanese Civil Code.
On the matter of unpaid wages, the Labor Standards Supervision Office nearest to you presiding over the company will honor your request for consultation. Bring along someone who understands Japanese.
You can consult on this matter in English and Portuguese at the Labor Consultation for Foreign Workers in Aichi Labor Bureau or Toyohashi Labor Standards Supervision Office.
My company suddenly fired me. What can I do?
| The Labor Standards Law provides that, when a company wants to dismiss
a worker, the worker must be notified, as a rule, at least 30 days before
If a company fails do this, it is obliged to pay the worker 30 days' wages.
Depending on the reason for your dismissal, your dismissal may be considered unjustifiable under the law. You should consult with personnel at the Labor Consultation for Foreign Workers in the Labor Standards Supervising Office presiding over your company, or in the Aichi Labor Bureau. Be careful of being absent from the company without notice, or of receiving a payment for immediate dismissal or for retirement after being told of your dismissal, since your acceptance of such payment is regarded as consent to the dismissal.
I was dismissed from a company I worked for over a 3-year period. What procedure should I follow to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits?
| Even a foreign worker who has left a company in Japan for personal reasons,
or after being dismissed, can receive unemployment benefits. In order to
receive such benefits, the worker must satisfy the following requirements
and gain approval from the relevant Public Employment Security Office.
If your status of residence is "short stay" or "intracompany transferee", however, you are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
The required documents are as follows.