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Our school is approved by the governor of Tokyo and is appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology for university preparatory course. We are listed in the Ministry of Justice and recognized as an established education
institute and a proxy for applying immigration procedure by Tokyo Immigration Bureau.
I received a residence card at the airport. Now what should I do?
I have moved to a different location. Is there anything I should do?I
I am currently enrolled in the one and a half year course here at school, but the expiration date written on my residence card will expire soon. What should I do in this situation?
I have lost my residence card. What should I do?
I was stopped and spoken to by a police officer, and was told present my residence card. Do I have to show it to them?
I am thinking about returning to my home country in the summer. Is there anything I should do?
Do I need to enroll into the Japanese National Health Insurance system?
The walls in my apartment are filthy, and I would like to paint over them. Is that a problem?
I want to live together with my friend in the same apartment. Is that OK?
Although I threw out my garbage in the proper designed area, my neighbors still got angry at me. Why is that?
I was talking and laughing with my friends late at night, and the next door neighbor yelled at us saying we were being too loud. Don't we have the personal freedom to do whatever we want to do in our own home?
There are bicycles that have been parked in the same spot for a very long period of time. I think that maybe these bicycles have been abandoned, so is it OK if I take them?
I am having a hard time making a living, so I would like to get some scholarships.
If you thoroughly search, you will find that there are a comparatively large amount of scholarships available for exchange students in Japan. Here at school, there is a lot of scholarship information provided and displayed on the notice board. Be attentive and aware of scholarship information, and look for any scholarships that you may qualify for. There are no restrictions or limitations to scholarship applications, so take advantage of this and apply as much as you can!
I am having a hard time making a living, so I would like to get a part-time job?
For those who hold residence status as a student are allowed to hold a part time job. However, students who have come to Japan as temporary visitors are not permitted to work while studying.
For the sake of paying for living expenses and school tuition, the number of foreign exchange students who not only study, but work part time is rather high. However, there are set guidelines and restrictions for those residents who hold status as a student. Therefore, it is required that one first applies for and receives work permission from the immigration office. In the case of those who didn’t receive work permission upon arriving to Japan, please follow the guidelines as listed below. Also, please do not violate any set conditions/laws while working in Japan.
1. First, you must apply for part-time work permission
In the case of wanting to work a part-time job, please apply for work permission before hand. Once you receive part-time work permission, the permit is valid until expiration (even if you change jobs).
2. Please report to your school immediately after receiving you part-time work permit, and also when you get a job.
3. Part-time work, condition number 1 About working time
Those holding residence status registered as “student” are limited as to the amount of hours one can work. While attending school, you are not permitted to work over 28 hours in a single week. (Summer vacation/winter vacation/spring vacation is an exception. You are legally able to work up to 8 hours in one day).
4. Part-time work, condition number 2 About fields of work
I heard that there are a lot of earthquakes in Japan. Is there anything I should be careful of?
My stomach began hurting very much last night, what should I do?
Normally, medical facilities are closed on Sundays, holidays, and at the end and beginning of the year. There are also medical facilities that are closed during Obon (during mid-August) and operate on Saturday mornings, but closed in the afternoon.
If you begin to feel ill, try taking some over-the-counter medicine, and watch your physical condition. If the pain or sickness doesn’t seize to stop, it is advised that you seek medical support from a doctor.
In an emergency, you don’t necessarily have a lot of time to search for surrounding medical services and facilities, so please check your local area for which medical services are offered and available in advance.
Also, in Tokyo, the “Medical facilities guidance service” offers telephone services regarding information about hospitals that provide emergency hospitalization: 03-5272-0303（24 hour service）
If it is clearly a life threatening state of emergency, please call an ambulance immediately! Below are the steps required for successfully calling an ambulance:
I. Dial “119”
II. You will be asked “Is there a fire?” or “Is this a medical emergency?”. Reply by stating “It is a medical emergency”.
III. Correctly inform the operator about the situation. (When did it occur? Who was involved? Where did it happen? Why did it happen?/What was the cause of the incident? What is the current condition of the issue?)
I have gotten involved with a sort of problem. Who should I contact for help?
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