Au pair in Japan - rules and requirements
Japan is a mysterious country with a rich history and amazing beauty of nature, an atmosphere of peace, as well as an abundance of entertainment - many of which are not found in any other country in the world.
Japan does not have an official au pair program, but under the Working Holiday visa, young people from certain countries can enter Japan and become an au pair.
Being an au pair in Japan is a wonderful opportunity to experience Japanese nature, culture, customs and food while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.
Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Japan. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.
Requirements for au pairs in Japan
|18-30 years old|
|Can't be married and have children|
|Basic knowledge of Japanese or English language|
|Be able to pay for travel expenses|
Requirements for host families in Japan
|Have at least one child under the age of 18|
|Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals|
|Provide au pair with pocket money from 10.000 YEN / week|
|Au pair duties cannot exceed 6 hours / day and 35 hours / week|
|Au pair stay: 12 month|
|Be a Japanese speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange|
|Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality|
Immigration Procedures - Immigration Bureau of Japan