This permission is popular among "students" or "dependents" to do part-time job.
This is also required to do activities other than one under the Status of Residence Previously Granted.
For example, a foreign national who has Visa of engineer has to be permitted to work as a researcher and get remuneration, or establish a company and run a business.
This permission has 2 types.
1. comprehensive permission
An foreign national with this permission can do any kind of work. without amusement or entertainment business, something like sex related business, for not exceeding 28 hours per a week
This shall be granted for students.
In a long term vacation, students can work for 8 hours a day with it.
2. specific permission
An foreign national with this permission can do work specified in the permission.
quotation of Japanese immigration law
A foreign national, who have the status of residence set forth below, has to get permission to manage a business or work and receive remuneration.
Status of Residence
A foreign national, who have the status of residence set forth below, has to get permission to manage a business or to do other work not belonging to his/her status of residence and receive remuneration.
Engineer/ Specialist in Humanities/ International Services