Do you want to immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher? You have come to the right page. You will find answers to all of your questions and get familiar with the requirements and the process. The Visa Library article will bring you every detail and information you should know to immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher.

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What are the requirements to become an English teacher in Japan?

Japan needs English teachers and welcomes them to the country. But you must be qualified and meet the principles the Japanese government has set. The requirements are rules, and there is no waiving them. You should know that the Japanese are strict about the rules and regulations.

Be a citizen of an English-speaking country.

The first requirement is to be a national of an English-speaking country. Here is the list of these counties: 

  • U.S.,
  • U.K.,
  • Ireland,
  • Canada,
  • Australia,
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa

You must have a passport from one of these countries to be qualified. In some cases, nationals of English-speaking countries in the Caribbean might be qualified as well.

What about the residents of other countries? Can they immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher?

Nationals of other countries can apply to become English teachers in Japan but they must have either +12 years of education in an English-speaking school or 3 years of work experience teaching English as a second language (ESL).

Japanese schools prefer to hire a teacher from the English-speaking countries mentioned above. But if you have the conditions and can get a job offer, you might be able to move to Japan as an English teacher.

Have a university educational degree.

You need a degree from an approved university or college to be qualified. Your educational degree doesn’t have to be in education, and a degree in any field is accepted. But the duration of the degree must be at least 4 years in the US and 3 years in the UK.

You must have completed the education and received your degree.

Having a clean record certificate.

You must have a clean record certificate from your home country to work as an English teacher in Japan. The certificate is often not required for a work visa, but Japanese schools often need it.

The schools want to ensure that the English teacher they want to hire has obeyed the law and has not been involved in any criminal activity.

If you have a criminal conviction and it is written on your background, the school considers it in the process of hiring you.

Remember that there might be more than one security organization in one country. For instance, in the US, there is the FBI and Homeland. You might have to get a certificate from more than one security organization for the program you are applying for.

An example is the Japanese Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. You need an FBI background check to apply for this program.

Contact the Japanese school and ask them for the detail of the clean record certificate they need. Also, you would better do research about the certificate in your home country and find out more about it.

Be healthy and pass the drug test.

You have to be healthy to immigrate to Japan as an English teacher. The Japanese school wants to know your mental and physical health, allowing you to work well and complete your tasks. You have to pass a medical and drug test to prove your health to the school.

Also, the Japanese government and culture are strict about drug use, and they can not stand it. Passing a drug test is also a must to become an English teacher in Japan.

Be in the age range requirement.

The top age limit to become an English teacher in Japan is 60. It’s unlikely that the schools will hire old teachers. Japanese schools prefer young teachers between 20 to 30 years old.

Being older doesn’t mean that you cannot get a teaching position in Japan. Do the research and try different positions to get one. There might be a chance for you and one school that appreciates high experience. This is the point that people in their 20s or 30s lack.

Have a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate.

Language schools require you to have a TEFL or TESOL certificate. It’s not a requirement, but the schools look at your resume, and if they see the certificate, they become interested in you and want to hire you. Also, the certificate shows that you have tried hard in your field and got the required skills and abilities to teach.

TEFL is a well-known and verified international certificate. Getting it is not easy, but you can do it as an experienced English teacher.

As TEFL is not a particular requirement, you might be able to get a teaching position with one of these degrees:

  • TEFL,
  • TESOL,
  • CELTA,
  • ESL,
  • EFL,

Have work experience.

Japanese schools need you to have work experience. Just having a degree may not justify that you can work and teach English.

Also, you must have proof of your work experience. It must clarify well your skills and abilities and show that you are capable of teaching.

Having a job offer.

You have to find a teaching position in Japan. It’s your responsibility and has to look for a position in the country.

There are various ways to find a job as an English teacher. See the below section to find ways to help you find a job.

Getting a job offer is a must, as the employer must apply for a work permit. You, as the English teacher, can not apply for a work permit. It’s the Japanese employer or school that must apply for a work permit.

After the work permit is issued, it means the Japanese government has agreed that the English foreign teacher can work in Japan. Then you can apply for a work visa.

What are the steps you have to follow?

You have to follow these steps to immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher. But the process could change, or the steps might be in a different order by the program, visa you apply for, or nationality.

Determine if you are eligible or not.

The first step to immigrating and working in Japan as an English teacher is to determine whether you are eligible or not. Not every person who can speak English or is a native English speaker can work as an English teacher in the country. You have to meet the eligibility principles.

Look at the above section to know the eligibility principles of working in Japan as an English teacher. You have to fulfill them, and there is no other choice.

In case you are determined, and one or two condition doesn’t apply to you, see if there is any exception or not. For instance, if you are not from an English-speaking country but are from a Caribbean country, you might be eligible.

If you are not eligible, determine if you can change your conditions and fulfill the requirements or not. For instance, you can get an educational degree or get a TEFL certificate.

Look for an English teaching job position in Japan.

The next step to becoming an English teacher in Japan is to look for a teaching position. You have to look for and find a job offer with a Japanese employer or school.

Finding a job is a must, and you have to do it. There is no other choice.

How to find a job in Japan as an English teacher?

There are various easy-to-find teaching positions in Japan. It’s up to you and your conditions, but you have to immerse yourself in the process and spend time on it.

Only through hard work and dedication can you find the position. But it’s up to other factors as well. If you have a profound resume and the Japanese school is devastatingly looking for a highly skilled teacher, you can get the offer soon.

The first way to find a job as an English teacher is to look for a position through websites that advertise job positions. Here is a list of websites where you can look for a teaching position in them:

  • Gaijinpot.com
  • Daijob.com
  • Japanenglishteacher.com
  • Gooverseas.com
  • Teach Away.com
  • Transitionsabroad.com
  • Interacnetwork.com

Prepare a well-defined resume and look for English teaching positions on the above website. You have to keep an eye on the offers and see them at the right time.

The second way is to visit  Japan and look for a position. If you have a list of the schools, colleges, or centers that need an English teacher, you can visit them in person and determine if they need a teacher or not. The face-to-face interviews will be effective, and you might reach an agreement with the school officials.

The English-speaking countries mentioned above do not need a visa to enter japan. But if you are from a country that needs a visa to enter Japan, you can use a Japan tourist visa. You can find out more about the Japan tourist visa from the website menu or watch the related video on our YouTube channel.

Recruitment agencies.

There are various employment agencies or recruitment agencies in every country and also in Japan. You can get help from them to find a teaching position in Japan. They charge you a fee or sign a contract. Determine if you can afford them or not.

This is a list of the recruitment agencies in Japan: 

  • FAIR Inc.
  • Robert Walter.
  • Nippon Shigoto.
  • Pasona Global.
  • RGF Professional Recruitment Japan.
  • Daijob.com
  • Disco International Inc. (DI)

Visit their website and determine what the conditions of working with them are.

Apply directly to the school or college.

You can also apply directly to Japanese schools or colleges. You are a teacher and know better which center or schools need an English teacher.

These are some of the options that you have: 

  • Private English school
  • International School
  • University or college

For instance, search for private English schools in Tokyo or any other Japanese city. You will find a list of them and their website.

Contact the mand to determine if they have a teaching position or not. The way you contact them is different. You can call them, send an email or resume or visit them in person.

Recruitment programs

There are also immigration programs to bring skilled English language teachers to Japan. You can find a list of them in the below section.

You can apply through them or send your resume. Also, you might have to register with them and wait for a response.

Japan needs skilled English teachers and is willing to bring them to the country. So the Japanese government introduced these programs to bring teachers to the country.

You can find more information about the programs in the below section.

Ask a friend or colleague to introduce you.

If one of your friends or co-workers is working in Japan, especially as an English teacher, you can ask them to inform you of the positions. They have meetings with the school officials and become aware of the vacancies.

Why getting a job offer is necessary?

Your Japanese employer has to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility. It works like a work permit and is the Japanese government’s authorization for foreigners to work in the country.

It’s the employer’s responsibility to apply for and receive the Certificate of Eligibility. To do so, an employment contract with the teacher is needed.

Sign an employment contract with a Japanese employer or school.

After you find a job position with a Japanese employer or school, you have to sign an employment contract with them. E contract is part of the supporting documents for the Certificate of Eligibility.

The contract must be complete and hold all the details of employment. These are some samples of the items you have to include in the contract:

  • Position
  • Job title
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Probationary Period
  • Paid Time Off
  • Termination
  • Non-Competition Confidentiality
  • Period of employment
  • The beginning date.
  • The date that the contract will apply from
  • Place of work
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Salary
  • Pension arrangements
  • Health and Safety

The items you can include in the employment contract are up to your working conditions. You would better see some samples of the employment contracts on the internet or consult with a lawyer. You will have to obey the terms of your employment, so you would better be aware of them and make sure you can fulfill them.

Also, the contract must be in the school’s heading. The official’s signature and stamp must be on it as well.

The employer applies for the Certificate of Eligibility.

After you are done with the employment contract, the employer must apply for a  Certificate of Eligibility. This is the Japanese government’s permission that skilled foreign worker can move to Japan.

The employer and employee both have to submit some supporting documents to the Japanese officials to receive the Certificate of Eligibility.

The English teacher sends the supporting documents to the employer or school, and he/she applies for the certificate.

Here is a list of documents you have to submit, but the Japanese school might ask you for further documents: 

This is a sample of the documents that you have to send to the employer so he/she can apply for the Certificate of Eligibility.  The Japanese employer will inform you of further requirements.

After the employer submits the request, you should wait for processing. It takes about 1-3 months for the official to issue the certificate and make the final decision on it. If they agree and issue it, it means you can apply for a work visa and enter Japan. In the meantime, they can ask for further supporting documents. Your employer informs you of this.

After the certificate is issued, the employer sends it to you, and now you can apply for a work visa.

Gather the visa supporting documents.

You have to submit a list of supporting documents to the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country. They prove that you are eligible to receive a work visa.

This is a list of documents that you have to submit: 

  • The Eligibility Certificate
  • Work visa application form, get it from the embassy website.
  • Passport.
  • One or two photos of yourself.
  • Details of the job position, company name, salary, and length of work must be provided.
  • Documents related to the company, including company registration, profit, and loss statement
  • Personal documents, birth certificates, and marriage certificates.
  • Proof of having enough funds for the basic costs.
  • Educational documents.
  • TEFL certificate.
  • Clean record certificate.

This is a general list of documents. The Japanese embassy in your home country might have a checklist or ask for further supporting documents.

You would better visit the embassy website and see if they have further information or not. You can send them an email and ask about the full list. Also, they might need further copies or a certificate from another organization.

Apply to the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country.

Ast this stage, you have to schedule a meeting with the Japanese embassy in your home country. You have to find out who is responsible for visa processing in your home country: the Japanese embassy, consulate, or visa application center.

Also, the Japanese embassy might not accept a direct application, and you might have to apply through a third person, like an agency.

Figure out what the procedure is with the Japanese embassy in your home country. After you book the meeting with them, visit them and submit all the supporting documents. There is also a fee for work visa processing that you have to pay to the embassy. They will tell you how much it costs and how much you have to pay for it.

The visa fee is up to the type of visa and the embassy services:

  • 3,000 Yen must be paid for a single-entry visa.
  • The cost of a double-entry or multiple-entry visa is 6,000 Yen.

Also, find out if there is a special procedure with the Japanese embassy or not. They might have rules and regulations regarding entering the embassy building.

It takes time until the embassy works on your application and issues the work visa. After you get the Certificate of Eligibility, there shouldn’t be a problem getting the work visa, and the embassy will issue your work visa. But if there is a serious issue with your background or application, this might get complicated.

The Japanese embassy informs you to get the visa label on your passport. Now you can move to Japan and begin your work.

Websites to find a job as an English teacher in Japan

One of the ways to find a job in Japan is through websites that advertise job positions in Japan. As explained in the above section, you have to get a job offer from a Japanese employer, and it’s a must. You, as an English teacher and the employer, must sign an employment contract, and then the employer must apply for a Certificate of Eligibility. It’s mandatory, and you cannot work or apply for a work visa without it.

This is a list of the websites you can find a teaching position and an English teacher in Japan:

  • Gaijinpot.com
  • Daijob.com
  • Japanenglishteacher.com
  • Gooverseas.com
  • Teach Away.com
  • Transitionsabroad.com
  • Interacnetwork.com
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Teaching positions in Japan for an English teacher

There are various English teaching positions in Japan. It’s up to your skills and abilities and the available opportunities to find one in the country.

You would better keep looking for them to find an appropriate one. This section can help you find out what options you have in the country.

The JET Program.

This program has been running since the 80s. What does it stand for? Well, it is the abbreviation for Japan Exchange and Teaching. Native English teachers can work as an assistant in the country.

Eligible applicants must be native English speakers and have a 4our year degree to become qualified.

You can find more information about it in the below section.

Private language academies/schools

English is the language of the world, and Japanese companies are constantly in contact with the world. It’s not like Japan is the furthest country to Europe and the US. They have deep and vast economic connections. So Japanese companies need their employees to speak and understand English to a large extent.

There are thousands of private companies, and the private sector is highly active. You might be able to find a teaching position with them.

Also, private schools and language centers look for skilled English teachers.

Public schools

There are several public schools in japan that need English teachers.

You often need a BA degree and an international education degree like CELTA, DELTA, or TEFL to work in them.

You can find a long list of them by one simple research. Contact the mand to find out what the requirements are.

January through April are the peak hiring season, but they might have available opportunities at other times of the year.

Private lessons

As explained, there are thousands of large private companies in Japan. There are several managers and businesspeople that need to get fluent in English. So you have the option of teaching them.

You can find online teaching positions on applications or websites like “italki.”

People need to learn English, and they need private classes and instructors.

College or university

Japanese colleges and universities might offer English courses, and it’s common. So you might be able to find a teaching position with them.

Can a foreign person become an English teacher in Japan?

The answer is yes. You can become an English teacher in japan if you meet the eligibility principles. Take a look at the above section to find out who is qualified or not. Meeting the eligibility principles is not enough. You must find a job offer with a Japanese employer or school. Your resume, skills, and abilities have to convince an employer to hire you. Finding a job offer is a must, as the employer has to apply for the Certificate of Eligibility. Only after this certificate is issued can you apply for a work visa.

The process might sound long and tedious. But if you meet the eligibility principles, the rest depends on your hard work.

Is it hard to get an English teaching job in Japan?

English teachers are needed in Japan, and employers are looking for them. But the job market is tough, and you have to compete with the best in English-speaking countries.

There are highly skilled teachers with fabulous resumes that want to work in Japan, and they are applying for the positions.

So the answer is up to how good your resume is and your skills, abilities, and work experience. Look at the above section to find out what Japanese employers are looking for and what the requirements are. If you fulfill them and imp[rove your conditions, it becomes more likely to get a job offer.

If you lack enough work experience and do not hold any international teaching certificate, it’s unlikely that you can persuade an employer to hire you. So it becomes hard to immigrate to Japan s an English teacher.

But on the other hand, if you have work experience in a well-known school, and hold one or two certificates like CELTA, DELTA, or TEFL, then employers become interested in you and want to hire you. The process gets easier to your conditions.

Does an English teacher get paid well in Japan?

The answer is yes. Japan needs skilled English teachers, and they pay them well. Look at the below section to know the average salary of an English teacher in Japan. The salary range is ¥357,423, ¥600,000, and ¥431,000 per month.

Different sources have mentioned different figures for your salary. But the amounts are high enough to live in Japan well and also spend on your hobbies.

English teacher’s salary in Japan.

Various sources indicate a different salary. Your salary as an English teacher in Japan depends on several actors: 

  • Work experience
  • The school
  • The city you work in
  • Education
  • International certificates
  • Whether you know Japanese or not.
  • Etc.

The average salary of an English teacher in Japan is about ¥600,000 ($1,700 – 5,000 USD) per month. You could say it’s good to pay and is enough to have a standard life in the country.

As explained, different sources indicate various salaries for an English teacher; according to Glassdoor, the average salary is about ¥357,423 ($2.740) per month. This is the payment in Tokyo and is different in other cities.

There could be cash bonuses, commission, tips, and profit sharing with your salary as well.

According to SalaryExplorere, the average salary of an English teacher in Japan is about ¥431,000 ($3310) per month. The salary ranges from ¥224,000 (lowest) to 659,000 JPY (highest) by the same source.

The immigration program you apply through is also a determining factor.

The cost of living in Japan is up to your lifestyle and the city you live in. But you can expect $1,700 – $2,600 per month.

Should you have savings to immigrate to Japan as an English teacher?

It’s not among the requirements to have savings or funds to immigrate to Japan as an English teacher. But it’s recommended to have savings and bring them with you to Japan. Having $2.000 to $4.000 would be enough.

This is to make sure you will have no problem with the initial or unexpected expenses. The cost of living in Japan might be a bit higher than in English-speaking countries, although the country benefits from a stable economy, and the inflation doesn’t change.

The saving could also help you with renting a place to live. There is also “key money,” which is a gift to landlords that you might have to pay, and it is often not paid you back. The amount is often 1-3 months of rent, and the wonder might require it from you. Not every landlord asks for the key money, but if he/she does, you would better have enough to pay it.

Programs to teach English in Japan.

There are various programs that let you enter Japan and teach as an English teacher. This section will bring you some of them so you can find more information about immigrants and work in Japan as an English teacher:

The JET program.

You can say the most famous immigration program for English teachers is the JET program. Ask people or open websites, and everyone has mentioned or heard about it.

JET stands for Japan Exchange and Teaching program. The Japanese government runs it. It brings English teachers from all over the world. There are many benefits with this program, from good salary to housing and magical flight reimbursement.

JET lest you work as an ALT or an Assistant Language Teacher. You get help teacher to manage the class.

You need these items to qualify for the JET program:

  • BA degree
  • TEFL certificate
  • Being mentally and physically healthy


This is one of the biggest programs that bring skilled English teachers to Japan. They attract the highest number of teachers in Spring but recruit teachers all around the year.

The one recommended requirement for Interac, among other general requirements, is a driving license, as most of the teaching positions are in rural areas.

If you are interested in quite rural areas, apply through this program. If you prefer large cities, this might not be the option for you.

The other requirements for Interac are as follows:

  • Being a fluent English speaker.
  • Educated in English for at least 12 years.
  • BA degree.


The Westgate program is for people who want like or want to teach English at a Japanese university. It’s obvious that Japanese e universities pay the highest salary and hold the most benefits for English teachers. But you must have the best resumes to teach in universities.

Westgate offers a 3-5 month working experience in Japan as a teacher. It would be good taste to know if you like working in Japan or not.

It’s possible that you will get employed as a full-time elementary school English teacher through the Westgate program.

You need a university degree, an ESL certificate, and at least 1,000 hours of teaching experience to qualify for the Westage program.

JIEC Program

The aim of the program is to attract English teachers for Japanese kindergartens, but you can find position other opportunities as well.

The positions are available all year round, so you can keep searching.

Salary is competitive, and accommodation is often covered.

Japanese kindergartens are mostly private, and the working days can be weekends and weekdays.

JIEC Japan requirements:

  • 2 years of ESL teaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree

NOVA Japan.

NOVAC is the name of a Japanese private school that offers so many English teaching positions to teachers. This is one of the most famous English schools in Japan, and people visit them to learn English. People often choose them from the beginning and end of their journey in learning English.

How big are they? There are over 250 branches of this school in Japan, so you can find a position all over the country.

If you are worried about being alone in the country, this problem will be solved by NOVA as all the teachers speak English, and you will have no trouble finding friends. The schools provide you with Japanese language lessons to learn it and become familiar with it.

Nova Japan requirements:

  • No teaching experience required
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Bachelor’s degree


This Japanese school is best if you want to teach English in private one-by-one classes. GABA specializes in teaching English to adults, so if your work experience is with adults, GABA is your option.

You can control your schedule, time, and working method, and they are flexible.

Gaba requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • ESL qualification (TEFL certified)
  • Experience in a corporate environment

Benesse BE studio.

There are 1.700ancehs of Benesse BE studio schools and they provide fun and exciting English learning programs to young language learners.

Most of the students are young and under 7 years old. Not just the student but the teachers will enjoy and have fun with the interactive activity-based lessons. There is a small number of students in classes to allow a highly engaging communicative environment for young learners. The purpose is to practice or exercise authentic English communication skills.

Benesse BE studio requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluent English

ECC (eccteachinjapan.com)

ECC is the name of a school brand in Japan. There are more than 400 foreign English teachers, and they work in 188 schools in Japan.

The school has created an environment where students speak English as much as possible to develop their speaking ability.

There is a wide range of classes from children to adult students. You have a wide range of options in choosing the classes or students. As ECC is a private school, you might have to teach in the evening and mostly on weekends.

ECC Japan requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • Able to attend a 1-day recruiting session.

Note; each program introduced in this section has a website. You can find the website name by googling the name.

You have to visit the official website for further information and find the ways to apply for them.

Do you have to know Japanese to teach English in Japan?

You don’t have to know Japanese to immigrate and work as an English teacher in Japan. But if you get fluent in Japanese and know about its culture, it will help you to a large extent.

If you know some useful everyday phrases in Japanese, you can talk or communicate with your students and friends better.

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But his book “So good they can’t ignore you” can help you in this part. His finding is that when you get competent and develop your skills in your career, you end up loving what you do for a living.

To love what you do, three qualities must be present in your work; creativity, control, and impact. These are rare and valuable features. To get them, you have to have a rare and valuable skill set. It’s basic capitalism. You can read the book to know how you can get rare and valuable skill set. I want you to read it from the source.

Do I need a degree to immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher?

There are two groups of people; the first one says that you may not immigrate to Japan as an English teacher without a degree, and the second group says that you can do it. The answer is not very clear.

It depends on you and the job you are applying for. If you are highly qualified and can get the job offer, and the employer doesn’t require a university degree, you might be able to get the certificate of eligibility.

What are the benefits of immigrating to Japan as an English teacher?

There is no need to mention the benefits of moving and working in Japan as an English teacher. Now that you have come to this page and have read up here, you know that it’s full of benefits of advantages for you.

You can go through this part to ensure you have made the right choice and get familiar with the new benefits of living in Japan as an English teacher.

Once a lifetime opportunity to visit the land of wonders.

You can call Japan the island of wonders. The tourist attractions do not end on your list, and you need a lifetime ahead to visit all of them. Japan has been able to preserve its historical heritage very well.

Take a look at the options you have: 

  • Mount Fuji
  • Imperial Tokyo
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Historic Kyoto
  • Island Shrine of Itsukushima
  • Osaka Castle

Not just once you will enjoy visiting them more than once, and there is always the opportunity to enjoy.

If you are thinking of the required time to visit these places, besides the weekend, you will have plenty of time off work as an English teacher.

Asia is one flight away.

If and only if you get to visit the several tourist attractions in Japan and want to try something new, Asia is one short flight away. There are many options that you can get to on the weekend and back to work on Monday: 

  • South Korea,
  • Russia,
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam.
  • New Zealand,
  • Thailand.

Getting to every one of these countries is shorter and easier than in Europe.

Japan needs English teachers.

Japan has collaborated well with the world, and they have managed to establish a strong connection with them. They are trying to spread economic ties and increase import and export rates. The language they need is English, and they need English teachers more than ever.

English has become a compulsory course in schools and universities. Students need English scores to get accepted into colleges or universities.

Look at the above section to get familiar with the many programs designed to bring skilled teachers to the country. Although they have worked hard, there is still a shortage of English teachers. Japanese fin it hard to self-learn English. This is because the grammatical structure of Japanese is completely different from English. They have trouble with pronunciation as well.

Less than %30 of Japanese can speak English, so the demand for English teachers is high, and you will have a good career opportunity there.

It’s a saving or investment opportunity.

It costs you a lot to travel land and live n Japan as an English teacher. But it’s worth it. Besides the well-payment, you will earn enough to save money and invest it for your future.

If you live in small cities or rural areas for some time, you can save money on rent and cost of living and invest in areas you deem fit. The cost of living is high in large cities, but the salary is high as well.

As explained, there is a great need for teachers. So the payment is good and high. Look at the above section to know how much you can earn as an English teacher in Japan.

An opportunity to develop your career.

The one thing that will stand out in your resume is your teaching experience in Japan. First, it reflects how good you are that you got admitted into teaching English in Japan. You will get many skill sets by teaching in Japan: 

  • Initiative,
  • Flexibility,
  • Cultural awareness
  • International work experience
  • High management skills.

Japanese employers try to hire the best teachers with high-quality resumes. So you will get a chance to meet professional co-workers from all around the world. The atmosphere is a healthy competition to get better and improve yourself. So you will have the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and abilities.

Also, there are many available job positions. If you like to change your position or get a better one, there is the opportunity. You just need to prove yourself. It’s the land opportunities for English teachers.

Let’s sum up…

You find out how to immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher through this page of the Visa Library.

It covered the requirements to immigrate and work in Japan as an English teacher. Also, you got familiar with the process and the stages you have to follow. This is your ultimate guide in moving and working in Japan as an English teacher.

If you have questions, write them down in the comment section. The Visa Library team will answer them.


Can I become an English teacher in Japan as a foreigner? 

Yes, if you meet the eligibility principles and can get a job offer, you can move to Japan as an English teacher.

How hard is it to get an English teaching position in Japan? 

It depends on your conditions and how good your resume and working experience are. The hard part is with getting a job offer.

Is the salary good for an English teacher in Japan? 

Yes, teachers are highly in demand in Japan, and they get paid well.

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