Things to know about Housing and Teacher Jobs in Japan

Apartment and Housing Jobs in Japan

Companies like Sakura House and Oak House provide jobs in Japan for foreigners, even those on a working holiday visa, for full-time positions. When I went there to see what they offered for housing, I was impressed to see so many people from countries all over the world. Those employees handle general emails in English and customers in their native languages. They did not need to speak any Japanese at all because they had a team of Japanese staff who could speak English. Since they are all receiving an influx of foreign residents, they are almost always looking for staff.

Some of these housing companies may offer discounts on housing for employees. Craigslist also has listings you may find helpful.

English Teacher Jobs in Japan

The most common job in Japan for English speakers is becoming a full-time English teacher in Japan. There are many schools both large and small that hire awesome people like us to teach in their schools. My guess is that there are more than 40,000 full-time English teachers in Japan.

You will most likely start out at an entry-level position receiving around 220,000 – 250,000 yen working as an ALT or Eikaiwa teacher and you can work up to owning your own school or working at a kindergarten which pays 250,000 – 350,000 yen or international school which pays 280,000 – 450,000 yen depending on your experience and qualifications. Learn more with our very in-depth are on English teaching jobs in Japan and Tokyo.

The guide covers everything from what types of positions are out there, how much are the salaries and what qualifications do you need. The article also talks about who is hiring and what job boards you can find those jobs in.

If you are in the market for a part-time teaching position to supplement your income, check out our partner company One Coin English! OCE is an English conversational school based in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas and accepts applications all year round. Apply on their site at

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