Average hourly wages for food 여성 알바 service workers working in Japans Greater Tokyo Area, as of April 2022, by job title (in Japanese yen) [Graph]. For a long-term expat life in that country (and in Tokyo), that is a minimal livable wage.
You do not need a lot of Japanese, except when you are specified, but pay reflects this. You won t be paid more than about Y=2,000; you won t, however, need prior Japanese experience or skills.
If you are lacking work experience and Japanese skills, you may have trouble finding jobs paying significantly higher — but that is not impossible. Jobs teaching English are easily found in Japan, and you do not need to know a single bit of Japanese to get one. Many convenience stores are open to hiring foreign employees who have Japanese conversational skills, like 7-Eleven.
That is, for all of the positives of working in English-speaking coffee shops, there are a few drawbacks. There are a few foreigners that swear by English cafes as their preferred side hustle job in Tokyo, and others who would rather take positions with more a bit of pace. As for scheduling, most places are pretty relaxed on how many days per week you can work and when you can take a break.
Working and studying simultaneously can get pretty exhausting, so be aware of this when taking that late-night extra shift on Sunday. You may work up to eight hours per day on holidays and during school breaks. The primary activity listed on your visa is studying, so you may work a maximum of 28 hours per week.
You will need your own mode of transportation, which is most likely a bike, but you also will have freedom in choosing your hours, and can work as little or as much as you want. On top of all of this, you will be given coffee and (non-alcoholic) drinks at the workplace at discounted prices. You may want to have some Malt Liquor or Shochu occasionally, and probably need it.
Perfect for when you are newly arriving to the country and finding your feet. You may even be tempted to do what Japanese people all yearn for, which is to travel outside the country.
That is more money than many Japanese will ever see in a lifetime. The biggest mistake, if there is such a thing, is avoiding saying, Oh, well, 250k yen per month is that much money in the money of my country, I could live easily with this.
Surely Japans welfare services will rescue you when the time comes. Remember, many Japanese adults have spent years living with parents, who invariably cannot bear to see them, saving up. Then they move to crowded apartments, which are alternately freezing and broiled, and they endure for years, saving money.
Japanese people often get by with less, partly because they know how to get discounted train tickets, they are good at finding sales in newspapers, and they have friends and relatives who reluctantly help out with things like moving house and getting settled in to life. Most Japanese learn English at a young age, and are able to read and write to a certain extent.
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You can get an authentic taste of Japans life, including an underground room about as big as a meat locker, wafer-thin futons, and views over a meat locker, where a machinery workshop starts up every morning at six. Yoshinoyas outlets outside of Shibuya station in Tokyo pay remarkably high hourly wages for part-time workers. Pay differs by company and job type; for instance, if you are teaching business English, you are likely to get paid higher wages (around Y=3,000 to Y=4,000) than teaching preschool (Y=1,000 to Y=2,000).