What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Japan?

June 15, 2018

Interested in teaching English in Japan? You're in the right place! Visas are an important part of planning your adventure overseas, so you want to make sure you're familiar with the process before you head abroad. The following is the most common type of visa that can be obtained for teaching English in Japan.

The type of visa you'll need in Japan (and how you get that visa) will depend on your nationality, teaching job and perhaps other factors like whether you get your job in advance of your arrival, or if you get hired locally in Japan. Be sure to speak to an International TEFL Academy Advisor by calling 773-634-9900 to discuss your specific questions and concerns about your visa for teaching English in Japan.

What are Salaries for English Teachers in Japan?

How much money can you make teaching English in Japan?

Most first-time English teachers in Japan get paid between 247,700 JPY ($2,250 USD) to 286,200 JPY ($2,600 USD) per month. First-year participants teaching English in Japan on the JET Program receive an average monthly wage of 280,000 JPY, ($2550 USD) per month with yearly pay increases. Airfare and housing costs are typically the teachers responsibility.

What are the basic requirements to teach English in Japan?

By: Chelsea Hendrickx

What Qualifications Do You Need to Teach English in Japan?

  1. Citizenship from a recognized English-speaking country
  2. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  3. Clean criminal background check
  4. Pass a health exam & drug test
  5. Meet the age requirement
  6. Pay basic start-up costs
  7. TEFL certification is typically required

Is the land of the rising sun beckoning you to its shores? Do you dream of having a picnic under cherry blossoms by day and drinking sake at the karaoke bar by night?

The Asian market is one of the largest in the world for English teachers, and Japan in particular has one of the longest traditions of employing English instructors. An official English Teaching Recruitment Program was started by the government as far back as 1978, bringing native English speakers to the various islands of Japan to help teach Japanese speakers. In addition, thousands of Americans & other foreigners teach English in private language institutes that cater primarily to adults. So what do you need to get a job teaching English in Japan?

What is the JET Program for Teaching English in Japan?

By: Chelsea Hendrickx

How do you teach English in Japan on the JET Program?

JET stands for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, which is a cultural exchange and teaching program sponsored by the Japanese government that employs university-educated, native English-speakers to teach English in Japan. Accepted participants are placed in positions throughout the country, so while you can request preferences, your teaching location will ultimately be chosen for you.

Public  & Private Schools: What Are Your Options for Teaching English in Japan?

By Shay Ames

  • Want to teach English in Japan, but are unsure of whether you prefer to teach in a public school or a private school? 
  • Are you wondering if there are alternatives to the famous JET Program for teaching in public schools?
  • Do you just want to know what your options are for teaching English in Japan?