Japan: Working at Apple Store under the age of 18?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by seong, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Hey all, I currently live in Japan, and would like to get some experiences working at Apple. I haven't decided which floor I would like to work at, but it will most likely be the Genius Bar.
    Now, to get in to my main point, is it possible to work at the Apple Store under the age of 18? I have no idea about the labor laws, work permit, and things like that, but I just to make sure. I saw on other thread that in state of Nevada, a person should be above the age of 16 to get a job.

    BTW, I'm 17 currently.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Directly from the Labor Standards Laws:

    (Minimum Age)
    Article 56. An employer shall not employ children
    until the first 31st of March following their having fully
    reached the age of 15 years.
    2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding
    paragraph, outside of school hours, children above 13 full
    years of age maybe employed in occupations in enterprises
    other than those listed in items 1 through 5 of Annexed
    Table No. 1, and which involve light labor that is not
    harmful to the health and welfare of the children, with the
    permission of the administrative office. The same shall
    apply to children under 13 full years of age employed in
    motion picture production and theatrical performance
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Wow, thank you so much for find this for me!
    I e-mailed Apple Store Shibuya few minutes ago. I hope it will go well!
  4. macrumors 68040

    Are you on a visa, and if so what kind?

    Japanese immigration won't give you a working visa without a four year degree.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    My father works here, so I have no idea.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    I mean, I am not looking for any job. I want to gain some experience over the summer vacation, since I'll be staying here most likely, and want to do something productive.

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