Helping to bring Japan
and Vietnam closer
NGUYEN DIEU LINH
The Bunkyo Campus
Faculty of Commerce
Department of International Business,
The Bunkyo Campus is about 3 minutes away on foot from the closest station of Myogadani Station (Marunouchi Line). Apart from convenience stores and restaurants, there’s also a pharmacy near Myogadani Station, so I often go there to buy things. The campus is located in the center of Tokyo, but there’s a park with lots of nature nearby, and I like taking strolls there with my friends.
In the Faculty of Commerce where I belong to, it’s possible to choose any seminar you like from over 100 choices that are offered throughout the four years of school. I joined a seminar on trading in my second year, and as I learned about the field I started to think about becoming involved with trading. I like Japanese cosmetics, which is an influence of my parent.In the future, I want to return to my home country and widely introduce the quality of Japanese cosmetics in Vietnam.
I’m interested in elegant Japanese postures and etiquettes, and so I go to a hands-on tea ceremony class. Opportunities for learning about traditional Japanese culture is not something common in everyday life, even in Japan. And so I want to continue being actively engaged. I feel there are many things I can learn from Japan such as showing consideration and polite hospitality. There are also clubs in Takushoku University for learning traditional cultures such as tea ceremony.
I like to cook and I often make Vietnamese food. I started living by myself after coming to Japan, so it’s quite tough having to do all the housework by myself such as cleaning, doing the laundry, and cooking. But I think It has helped me a great deal to become more mature. It’s also great that there are places near my house where I can easily get ingredients for making Vietnamese food.
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