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The Bunkyo Campus
Faculty of Commerce
Department of International Business,
The Bunkyo Campus is conveniently located to the nearest station of Myogadani Station (Marunouchi Line), just 3 minutes away on foot. Myogadani Station also has great access to the three major downtown districts of Tokyo, being able to reach Ikebukuro in 5 minutes, and both Shibuya and Shinjuku within 25 minutes by train. I often go to Ikebukuro for shopping.
I study accounting. I was always interested in numbers since I was small, and I hope to find a job where I can put to use my knowledge of accounting in the future. The Japanese language class is also one of my favorites since the professor is very kind and the class gets along well.
I eat lunch at the cafeteria or buy something at the nearby convenience store. The menus at the Bunkyo Campus cafeteria are great since they’re low priced and there are lots to choose from. My favorite is the shrimp tempura udon. Udon is a Japanese noodle made from flour. The noodle is quite thick and it’s a popular dish in Japan.
Taking photos has become a hobby since coming to Japan, so I take some photos of the campus. There are new and historic buildings in the Bunkyo Campus, while there’s also some nature, so it’s a relaxing environment. More than half of the international students at Takushoku University are from China, so there’s a high population of Chinese students. There’s a club called the Chinese International Student Club that helps Chinese students to get together, and I regularly take part.
PART TIME WORK
I made both Japanese and Chinese friends through my part-time job. At first I was nervous, but my older colleagues were kind and helped me out, so it’s comfortable working there. It’s stimulating and there’s always something new when I talk to people from other schools. I think it’s important to be curious and willingly put yourself different environments, such as by trying to make friends outside of the university and not just from school.
Around 10% of the student body at Takushoku University are international students, and we have scholarship programs that provide support for students from overseas.
Part Time Work
International students can reside in Japan with a “Student” residency status for the purpose of pursuing academics in Japan. Since this status does not permit working in Japan, application for “Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted” is required in order to do part-time work. Please make sure to apply as those who engage in part-time work without this permit will be subject to punishment by law. Students must apply for the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted directly to your regional immigration office or immigration information center. Please make sure to apply at the same time when extending your residency period.
The permitted working hours for part-time jobs is no more than 28 hours per week. (No more than a total of 28 hours is permitted, even if working at more than two different places.)
The following part-time jobs are not permitted.
- Illegal jobs (related to crime)*Selling or giving mobile phone devices, cash cards or bankbooks to other people.
- Jobs with unclear labor conditions (working hours, working location, payment, etc.)
- Jobs that are educationally inappropriate (sexual establishments, hostess clubs, touting, etc.)
- Dangerous jobs (work that requires driving vehicles or operating machines, exposure to radiation, etc.)
- Jobs in unhygienic environments
*Please note that those who engage in part-time work without the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted or those who exceed permitted working hours may have their permission canceled, requests for extending residency status turned down, or deported from the country.
About the Intensive Japanese Language Program
Takushoku University has a Japanese language education institution (Intensive Japanese Language Program) that teaches the Japanese language, current affairs, and culture to international students who wish to enter Japanese universities or graduate schools, and provides extensive support for individuals who may find it challenging to study the Japanese language on their own.
Muslim Friendly Services
Based on guidance from the school’s Shariah Research Institute, Takushoku University offers Muslim dishes in the halal cafeteria menu (Bunkyo Campus) as well as halal instant cup noodles at the school stores that can be safely enjoyed by our Muslim students. As an international university that accepts students from many different countries, we provide various services that meet the needs of such students with various cultural backgrounds.
About the Dormitory for International Students
Takushoku University provides dormitories for international students. While there is a capacity limit, the university also offers various support with introducing other residential spaces.
Continuing to acquire legal knowledge,
And enhancing professional skills
The existence of friends
that helped to broaden my perspectives
Make use of student life to develop yourself,
and enjoy making progress
Building a foundation for working
on an international scale
A comfortable and
fulfilling dormitory life
Four years of studying
and engaging in activities