Teaching Jobs in Japan

Junior High English Teacher, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: October 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:2020-09-25
Primary School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Science and Maths MYP, Middle Years Homeroom, Primary Homeroom, Early Years, Art & Music, - Tokyo, Japan
  • School Name:Shinagawa International School

  • Start: 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Primary School Teacher, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Preschool Teacher, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: January 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Learning Assistant for Early Learning Center (ELC), - Yokohama, Japan
  • Start: October 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
English Speaking Teachers, - Nishimotomachi, Japan
  • Start: 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Physical Education Teacher (part time), - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: 2020-21 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled


International School Jobs in Japan

Most of the international schools in Japan are to be found in large cities such Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Sapporo. There are more teaching jobs in Tokyo than in any other Japanese city. Some schools offer full K-12 provision, whereas others only offer primary or secondary. Whilst the majority of international schools are fully accredited and deliver an internationally recognised curriculum such as US Common Core/AERO, AP, International Baccalaureate, or the National Curriculum for England, those looking for teaching jobs in Japan are advised to conduct a thorough investigation into the school before agreeing a contract. All in all, whether you are an early years teacher looking for a school that teaches the EYFS curriculum, or an MYP teacher looking for an IB school, you will be able to find suitable employment in Japan.

Teaching Jobs in Japan International Schools


How to Find Teaching Jobs in Japan International Schools

Teaching Jobs in Japan International Schools

Although some international schools in Japan have adopted the Western calendar, others may adhere to the Japanese school year which runs from April to March the following year. There will often be two intakes for hiring, one in April and one in September. The hiring process will normally start at least a year in advance. Not all posts are open to expatriates and management and support roles are most often filled locally. The most commonly posted vacancies for expats include early years, primary, and secondary teaching openings, principal and coordinator positions, SEN and learning support roles, as well school counsellor and teacher librarian vacancies. Whilst the language of instruction in most international schools in Japan will be English, there are also plenty of opportunities to teach Spanish in Japan. A teacher’s licence, QTS or similar is normally required for teaching jobs in Japan international schools.


26 thoughts on “Teaching Jobs in Japan

  1. Need help finding teaching jobs in Japan? Post a comment here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    WISH Team
  2. Hello, my interesting is to teach Greek in Japan. I speak English, French and Italian. I m certified adults trainer and also in special needs and Education. I can teach blind people with braille code.

    Helena – thank you for contacting us at WISHlistjobs. Worldwide International Schools Hub is not a recruitment agency. Please do not send us your CV or personal documents. All jobs listed include links to the school website and employment page so that you can apply directly to the school. Good luck with your application! WISH Team.

    Μargiou Helena
  3. Hello, I’m interested to teach English in Japan. I speak English and French. I’m a certified teacher and I havery skill in other domains .I teach both primary,secondary and high schools.
    Sir , I can be reached at Bansenzak@gmail.com.

    Frederick. Thanks for getting in contact. It looks like you have a lot to offer. All international teaching jobs are listed on the site. Just start searching and apply direct to the schools. Good luck! WISH Team.

    Bansenzak Federick kadze
  4. Hi
    This is Poonam Singh MSc (organic Chemistry),MEd can teach Chemistry n science to secondary and high school level. Have experience of 14.6 years in CBSE Board …
    contact id : poonam6sudha@gmail.com

    Ms Poonam Singh
  5. Good day. I am a teacher in the Philippines for almost 8 years now. I taught in elementary for four years and almost four years now in the senior high school, teaching social sciences.

    I am so interested to work abroad. You can reach me via email rhivejune19@gmail.com

    To God be the glory!

  6. Hello

    I am a qualified British History teacher and I am interested in teaching History in Japan, could I ask what the level of demand for this is like in international Japanese schools.

    Thank you


  7. Halo
    A graduate teacher from one of the best universities in my country. I have been teaching for the last four years and am very passionate about it . Would love it if given a chance to teach abroad.
    Kind regards
    Find me at nerimavic@yahoo.com

  8. I am a British PE teacher/Activities Director, at present teaching in Surabaya, Indonesia. I very much enjoy my present position but have long had a desire to teach in Japan. I have 10+ years of teaching experience with all age groups and hope to find a job in an international school for the 2020-2021 school year. My email is: mike.brumby@gmail.com

    Michael Brumby
  9. I am a certified Montessori teacher handling 3-6 years old. I have been teaching for more than 15 years now. I am presently teaching in Hanoi but looking for any teaching opportunities in other parts of the world.
    Please free to contact me at mafeployola79@gmail.com


    Marife Loyola
  10. I have taught K-12 and university. I am a certified special ed teacher wit a focus on reading. I have two BA, one in polical science and one in philosophy, as well as an MEd and PhD. I currently teach reading at a high school.

    Emily Duvall
  11. Hello,

    I am an experienced British primary school teacher, with six years of experience teaching in London.

    I am interested in international school roles based in Tokyo.

    In particular, I would like to know how log the application process typically lasts and whether it would be suitable to apply for roles starting this September (2020)?

    Thank you in advance for your response.

  12. I am a public school teachee fr the Philippines.I handle both special children with special needs and regular school children that are problems in reading and learning.Im already 55 yrs old,have a pasion in teaching and love kids.I hope age is not a hindrance in teaching kids in Japan.

  13. Good day!
    I am keenly interested to apply for a position of Mathematics Teacher. I am also an English as a Second Language Teacher. I believe my experience is a strong match for the responsibilities pertaining to this role, and I’m pleased to submit my application for the position.
    I am also a Licensed Professional Teacher.

    If I can provide you with any further information, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you about this opportunity.

    Thank you.

    Zyrill L. Macha

    Zyrill L. Macha
  14. I am a post graduate in Zoology and B.Ed ,I belong to India , working as a trained graduate teacher for more than11years ,having great passion for teaching. I am looking for a teaching job in Japan,kindly help me in getting a job. Regards.My email ID is smridhikhanduri2@gmail.com. Mob.num is 6280447177

    Sharmila Khanduri
  15. Good evening all… I’m quite interested to find out more about teaching in Japan… I have ba degree in Early Childhood Education and a MA in Educational leadership and Management.
    I have more than 5 years kindergarten teaching experience in China and Thailand and I’m just wondering what Offers there are in Japan.

    Kind regards
    Jean Celliers

    Jean Celliers
  16. Iam pooja, masters in physics, bachelor in education degree. I have 15 years teaching experience as physics and science teacher in India, 6 months teaching experience in uae . My email pooja7dadwal@yahoo.com

  17. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing to you with the hope of obtaining a teaching position in Japan . As you will note, I have an extensive coordinating and teaching background with more than 33 years of teaching experience in both American and British curriculums, teaching English for Elementary and Middle School , and History for CBSE, IGCSE and IBDP.

    It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who will strive to create confident and motivated lifelong learners.

    I have taught in many different countries including Japan and I would love to work in Japan.

    If you feel that my professional qualifications are within your need; it would be a pleasure to chat with you and to provide you with additional information you may desire.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely yours,

    Mrs. Lorraine Fernandez

    I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

    Lorraine Fernandez
  18. Heloo,
    I’m an experienced English teacher ,and (Masters in English)form last 8 years and have experience to deal kids of two years to 12 years…and in search of good job .

  19. Hi there, I am an experience Science Teacher with 25 years of teaching experience in India, New Zealand, Australia and china. I love to travel and experience new cultures and also share my knowledge with people around the world. I would love to work in Japan and experience the culture as well. Would be grateful if given an opportunity to serve your country. I wish to turn my potential into tangible performance. Thanking you in anticipation. Sue.

    Sue Thadi
  20. Hope this finds you all good,
    I’ve been a teacher of History/Geography since 2009. Having proven experience in teaching GCE & IGCSE Cambridge and IBDP, I feel I have enough experience and skills to emabrk upon a new journey. Any relevant job opportunities you could share would be highly appreciated.

    Ubaid Shaikh

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