Part-time Employment and Lifestyle Information Site
for Convenience Stores and Supermarkets



BAITOTS is a part-time employment information website focused primarily on convenience store and supermarket positions.
We offer information in multiple languages in order to reach out to international students and other foreign nationals who may be looking for part-time jobs in Japan.

Working at a Convenience Store

The following are the primary types of duties involved when working at a convenience store.

Working at a Convenience StoreWorking at a Convenience Store
Customer Service and Cash Register OperationsCustomer Service and Cash Register Operations
Restocking and Reorganizing ProductsRestocking and Reorganizing Products
Product OrderingProduct Ordering
Customer Service and Cash Register Operations
Duties involve ringing up product purchases at the cash register service counter, handling payments for public utility and service bills, receiving and delivering courier service parcels, etc.
Restocking and Reorganizing Products
These operations entail stocking shelves and refrigerators/freezers with bento (meal sets), snack foods, sweets, drinks and other products as they come in, and also rearranging stocked products, reorganizing products for display purposes and so forth.
It is important that products be easily reachable by customers and displayed in an orderly and attractive fashion.
Staff handle cleaning of store floors, restroom facilities, the parking lot and windows as well as disposal of trash and other such tasks when not serving customers.
Cooking involves the preparation of hot, in-store food products such as niku-man (steamed buns filled with meat), oden stewed selections and karaage fried chicken. Staff use the small kitchen near the registers to cook frozen karaage chicken in the deep fryer(s), steam niku-man buns, and prepare other foods.
Product Ordering
It is important to think about which store items will need to be restocked, and care must be taken to prevent bento (meal sets), bread products, pre-made foods/dishes and other products from running out. New orders are placed for products based on sales trends, remaining stocks and other such factors.

(Depending on the specific convenience store, staff may be assigned additional tasks or portions of the tasks listed here.)

Working at a Supermarket

Staff duties vary depending on which types of products are carried at the specific supermarket. Tasks assigned to each worker also vary by store.

Working at a SupermarketWorking at a Supermarket
Customer Service and Cash Register OperationsCustomer Service and Cash Register Operations
Fish and Seafood SectionFish and Seafood Section
Meat SectionMeat Section
Fruits and Vegetables SectionFruits and Vegetables Section
Pre-made Foods SectionPre-made Foods Section
Daily Foods SectionDaily Foods Section
Customer Service and Cash Register Operations
These duties involve ringing up customer purchases by scanning product barcodes and adding up purchase totals using a cash register. After calculating each customer's total, staff ask for the appropriate sum of money and give change as needed. Staff will also provide plastic shopping bags for customers who require them to carry purchased products home.
Fish and Seafood Section
Duties in this section involve preparation of fish and other seafood products (slicing, preparing as sashimi, frying, making sushi, etc.) and placement of the products on the shelves. Staff are also be responsible for packing seafood products into product containers, trays, bags and so forth.
Meat Section
Employees working in the meat section prepare beef, pork and other fresh meats. The meats are cut, minced or otherwise processed before being wrapped or packaged. Responsibilities may also include cooking croquettes and other fried foods, pre-made foods/dishes and so forth.
Fruits and Vegetables Section
This section of the store handles fruits and vegetables. Tasks include dividing up and packaging produce as it comes in, cutting and wrapping up fruits for purchase, etc. After being prepared, fruit and vegetable products must then be packaged/bagged and placed on store shelves.
Pre-made Foods Section
Workers here are in charge of preparing bento (meal sets) and other pre-made foods and running the bakery as well as cleaning sales areas, organizing products on the shelves, cooking and other such tasks.
Daily Foods Section
This section covers daily-use items such as milk, eggs and sweets / snack foods.
Employees here must organize products on shelves and in refrigerators/freezers, clean sales areas, check to make sure products on the sales floor have not passed their expiration dates, etc.

(Depending on the specific supermarket, staff may be assigned additional tasks or only assigned a portion of the tasks listed here.)

Search for Jobs

Search by Current Location

Use the GPS function on your smartphone to search for employers advertising job positions near your current location.
(All map-based place names, employer names, employment information and so forth are shown in Japanese.)

Job Application Process

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    1.Job Application

    Click the Apply button once you have found a job on BAITOTS that interests you, then fill in and send the required information. You will be contacted by a BAITOTS employment coordinator about participating in an explanatory job applicant registration session.

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    2.Applicant Registration Session

    You will meet with a coordinator to receive a more detailed explanation about the relevant company and job, register your information and complete a job interview. The coordinator will also explain when paydays are, how payments are made to your bank account and so forth. If there is anything about the job you feel confused or uncertain about, feel free to ask during this session.
    (In some cases, part-time employers will deal directly with applicants.)

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    You will undergo training before starting your new job. After learning about your job duties through videos, training manuals and other such materials, you will go to the actual store and put what you have learned into practice through on-the-job training. There is no need to worry if you find it difficult to understand any aspect of the job, as the training staff will kindly answer any questions you may have.

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    4.Start of Work

    Once you have finished training, you will start actual work at your new workplace. Because tasks will be the same as those you learned about and practiced during training, you should have no trouble making the transition.
    (In some cases, part-time employers will deal directly with applicants.)

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    5.Salary Payment

    The money you have earned will be directly wired to your bank account on a predetermined payday.
    It is possible to request advances on your salary; please ask if you wish to take advantage of this system.
    Good luck, and keep up the good work!


Do I need to provide my own work pants?
Long pants (chinos) can be purchased as a deduction from your first month's salary if you are hired through BAITOTS.
Using this special offer, you can get the work clothes you need even if you are short on cash prior to employment.
I need to be paid as soon as possible. When are salary payments wired to my account?
Payments for the month are transferred on the 15th of the following month. If you need the money earlier than that, you can request an advance on your salary.
Our advance payment system allows you to receive a portion of your month's salary in advance of the scheduled payday.
More information on this system is provided at the applicant registration session prior to starting your job, and you can also contact a BAITOTS representative anytime to learn more.
What do I need to bring to the applicant registration session?
Bring a copy of your bankbook (tsucho) or ATM card; documentation proving your identity such as a driver's license, health insurance card or passport; copies of both sides of your Residence Card; and copies of all relevant pages of your passport. If you are an international exchange student, you must have a "Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted by the Status of Residence Previously Granted" permit (Shikaku-gai Katsudo Kyokasho) to work in any of the positions we advertise.
We will tell you more specifically what to bring when we contact you about the applicant registration session.
I can only work for a limited period of time. Do you offer short-term jobs?
Yes, short-term jobs are available. Please tell us more about your job preferences during the applicant registration session.
Will interviews be conducted in Japanese?
Explanations during the applicant registration session, job interviews and so forth will all be carried out in Japanese. Please note that all communications via telephone will also be conducted in Japanese.