Hi, it's my first post here. I'm in Japan on a Working Holiday visa, and am studying Japanese during the weeks until my visa ends in December. I'll be coming back in January until Sep08, on a cultural visa.
To support my school fees, I'm trying to find work as a priest at Wedding Ceremonies. Today, I contacted a wedding company, the initial conversation in Japanese went well, then they put me onto an english speaker, who also sounded fairly enthusiastic, asking for my resume and photo.
But when I told him that I am here until December on a Working Holiday visa, he apologised profusely and said that WHV can't be accepted. But then, I told him that I'm coming back in January on a Cultural visa. To which he said, that'll probably be fine, and that I should contact them again when I'm on the Cultural visa!
Does anyone have any idea why the company would employ somebody on a Cultural visa, but not on a Working Holiday visa?
AFAIK, WHV, officially at least, is the most flexible visa for working on outside of Work visa and Spouse visa. Student visas and Cultural visas can allow part time work of up to 20 hours a week, with special a special permit.
I asked the guy why WHV was no good, and he said that it needed to be a visa that gives permission to work. That just seems plain wrong to me, but is there something I don't know which somebody can explain?
Or is the guy mistaken about what the WHV entails, and that I should ask him to double-check?
Thanks for your help