Attracted to old fashioned,
RICHARD DEREK PERKINS
The Hachioji International Campus
Faculty of International Studies
Department of International Studies
I take the bus from the nearest station of Takao Station (required time: about 5 minutes) to Hachioji International Campus or sometimes walk from the station if there’s enough time. (required time: about 30 minutes) There are the JR Chuo Line and Keio Line running from Takao Station, so it’s easy to access the central districts of Tokyo. There are also many restaurants near the station, and the ramen restaurant in front of the station is my favorite.
This is the Student Support Center. Members of the faculty are here to offer advice with problems or concerns about life in Japan or job searching. I often used to come here in my free time to seek advice. The people treat you like family, and they’ve been a great help for me. The student support office also encourages students to take part in volunteer activities, and joining these activities with the teachers was a great experience.
I’ve become used to Japanese food, and I love soba, too. It’s a traditional noodle of Japan with an old history, and also one of the most famous Japanese foods along with sushi and tempura. It can be enjoyed warm or chilled, and even with many other types of ingredients. It’s really good.
I got most of my credits before I entered my fourth year, so now I’m working on my graduation thesis. I came to study in Japan because I was attracted to the old fashioned, traditional cultures of the country and the spirit of hospitality. I plan to remain in Japan after I graduate and become involved with translation work.
I like visiting shrines and temples. I’m also into collecting Goshuin. Japan is a polytheistic country, so there are shrines that worship different gods everywhere. There’s also a shrine called Hikawa Shrine, right by Takaosanguchi Station, which is close to Hachioji International Campus. It’s surrounded by a lot of nature, and the serene atmosphere is very calming.
*Goshuin: A stamp given to visitors of shrines and temples. Most of the time the seal ink has the name of the shrine or temple, the worshipped god, and the date.
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