Japanese Studies Course

Further Information

Notification to international students will be given by posting information on the bulletin board at the Office of the International Exchange Center on Somanouchi Campus. Also, notices will be sent through “Active Mail!”, so please be sure to check them.
The Office of the International Exchange Center is located on the 1st floor of Hall No. 3 at the Somanouchi Campus.

Orientation for the international students in the undergraduate program
Each of the orientations is important. Please check the dates on the campus bulletin board and be sure to attend.
Early April Freshmen Orientation
Mid-April Scholarship Orientation
Early June Special scholarship orientation for privately financed Tenri University international students
Early July Orientation before summer break (Scholarship orientation for privately financed Tenri University international students)
Mid-January Orientation before spring break

Precautions for international students studying at Tenri University

Various notifications of change
Please notify the Office of the International Exchange Center immediately for changes below:

1. Your address or your guarantor’s address changes.
2. Your guarantor changes.
3. Your cell phone number and/or telephone number changes.

About working
If you are an international student who wishes to work, you will need to obtain permission for the activity outside your visa status. If you work without permission, it will be illegal work and you will be subject to punishments.

Even if an international student obtains permission for the activity outside his/her visa status, there are some jobs that are not permitted: Cabaret, snack bar, Pachinko parlor, hotels that rent room to couples (“Love Hotel”), etc. At these businesses, even cleaning, cooking, dishwashing, being a receptionist is prohibited. Also, handing out advertisement flyers and tissues for these businesses is also prohibited.

Work that is not included in the work permit
(Entertainment business law Article 2)

Products that are banned from importing
The Customs Law prohibits the following: drugs such as narcotics, marijuana, stimulants (psychoactive drugs), hand guns, explosives, counterfeit coins and bills, etc. If you are in possession of any of these, you will be subject to punishment.

Also, please note that the Plant Protection Law and Contagious Animal Disease Prevention Act prohibit you to import various products.

Products that are banned from importing into Japan (Customs Law Article 69-11)

About abandoned bicycles
You may not pick up an abandoned bicycle and claim it. You may think, “It is wasteful to abandon a bicycle, and I can make use of it.” However, most abandoned bicycles are stolen bicycles. If you happen to come across a police inspection checkpoint, and the police notice that the bicycle is a stolen one, even if you are not the one who originally stole it, you may be subject to punishment.

Traffic accidents
When you are riding a bicycle, please be extra careful when riding in a lot of traffic, through intersections and pedestrian crossings. Also, when riding at night, please be sure to turn on your bicycle lights.

In the unlikely even that you are in a traffic accident:

(1) If the casualty is serious, please call 119 for an ambulance.
(2) Regardless of the severity of the injury, call 110 and file an accident report. Also, please report to the Office of the International Exchange Center as soon as possible after the accident so that the Office can counsel you about the accident, since it is likely that there will be negotiation between the injured party and perpetrator.

Other emergencies
If you are ever involved in troubles such as theft or assault, if you become seriously ill or injured, please contact the Office of the International Exchange Center immediately. The Office will support you in working out solutions.

Related information

Work that is not included in the work permit (Entertainment business law Article 2)

a. Working at a place that is part of the “adult entertainment and amusement industry” as stated in the Entertainment business law Article 2 Section 1. This includes cabaret and snack bars where customers can eat and drink; coffee shops, bars, and the like where the eating/drinking area is lit in dim lights under 10 lux; gambling venues such as mahjong, Pachinko parlors, and slot machines.

b. Working at a place that operates a “store-based sex-related amusement special business” as stated in the Entertainment business law Article 2 Section 6). This includes “Soap Land (brothel where one can bathe with the prostitutes)”, “Fashion Health (prostitution in the guise of a massage service)”, strip club, “Love Hotel (hotels that rent room to couples)”, “adult shop (porn shop)”, etc.

c. Working at a place that operates a “non-store-based sex-related amusement special business (i.e. operating from homes, hotels, etc.)” as stated in the Entertainment business law Article 2 Section 7. Some examples are “Fashion Health” that send the prostitutes to the customers homes or hotels, selling pornographic videos online, by catalogs, and/or TV mail order, etc.

d. Working at a place that operates an “image transmission based sex-related amusement special business” as stated in the Entertainment business law Article 2 Section 8. An example is a business that offers obscene images online.

e. Working at a place that operates a “store-based telephonic dating agency business” as stated in the Entertainment business law Article 2 Section 9. This includes working at a “Telephone Club (dating service).”

f. Working at a place that operates a “non- store-based telephonic dating agency business” as stated in the Entertainment business law Article 2 Section 10. This includes working at a “Two shot Dial”, “Dengon Dial (leaving a message on chat line).”