Is it possible for married couples to teach in Japan?

by William
(Connecticut)

Is it possible for married couples to teach in Japan?

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Jan 06, 2018
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by: John

Hi William,

In short, yes it is. However it is by no means an easy task and it depends on your experience teaching.

This is what I mean. If neither of you have teaching experience this will relegate you to entry level jobs. What this means is large eikaiwa or ALT, JET type work. Having said this, these outfits are geared more toward recent grads who are generally single. They therefore rent out 1DK apartments. Here is the URL of a video of a typical apartment that an ALT would live in.


http://www.all-about-teaching-english-in-japan.com/japaneseapartment-video.html

If you have teaching experience and thus are usually older or married many universities offer larger apartments or houses for their teachers as it is more in line with their realities.

If you already have a working visa then it is just a matter of finding a landlord who will rent to you. It really is case by case. So if your employer does not offer housing you are free to rent anything you want as you are paying the rent. On the other hand if they do offer housing, your employment may be dependent on you accepting their housing. The employer may have an arrangement with the landlord that you don't know of.

I would advise you to pick a big city as accommodations are easier to find and are more foreigner friendly. Plus your wife could get a job nearby your employer if they only want to take one of you on. Honestly it is a tough sell to get the employer to take both of you on.

So yes it is possible to teach as a married couple in Japan. You just need to make sure they don't try to ram their accommodations down your throat, so you need to ask questions to your employer like "Will you still sponsor me if I find my own accommodations?"
And of course ask about their larger apartments if they have them.

Hope this helps and good luck

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