Approximately 76% of privately financed international students in Japan are working part-time. They earn about JPY 59,000 (US$518) per month on average.
By solely depending on part-time work, it is impossible to cover all school expenses and cost of living. Be sure to make an appropriate financial plan so that you do not have to depend too much on income from part-time work.
Key points to consider when deciding on part-time work:
Do not get distracted from your purpose--studying in Japan -- or work so hard that you damage your health.
Will this job hinder to your studies?
Will you be affected the following day by working long hours or late at night?
Wages and payment method
Are your wages paid daily, weekly or monthly? Are your wages paid in cash or via bank transfer?
Is the work safe?
Is your working environment safe? Is there insurance against on-the-job accidents?
Ask the school you are enrolled in to provide you with information on good potential part-time jobs for you.