Contract Stipulations & Benefits

  1. Exclusivity
    • The teacher agrees to work exclusively for AEON during the contract period.
  2. One-year Contract
    • Option to renew contract is dependent upon performance evaluations. Performance-based salary increase in subsequent years.
  3. Work Hours
    • School hours vary from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Typical workweek is Tuesday – Saturday. Teachers work a total of 40 hours per week which includes 25 teaching hours. Actual work schedules are assigned by the Branch Manager.
  4. Monthly Teaching Salary
    • 270,000 yen; under 11% tax rate in Japan.
  5. Overtime Rate
    • 3,000 yen/hour for all teaching over 25 hours weekly.
  6. Housing
    • Japanese-style apartment prepared and furnished. Private apartment with own bathroom and kitchenette. Commuting expenses, key money and deposits paid by AEON.
  7. Monthly Expenses
    • [Fixed] Teachers are responsible for up to 55,000 yen of the rent each month. [Variable] Utilities 6,000-12,000 yen; Food 40,000-70,000 yen.
  8. Health  Insurance and Welfare Pension
    • Sickness and accident insurance provided by the Japanese government’s National Social Insurance System. Approximately 30,000 yen a month (approximately 20,000 of which is refundable) is deducted from the teacher’s salary for membership in the Social Insurance System.
  9. Vacation and Holidays
    • Japanese national holidays, 3 approximately one-week vacation periods at designated times and 5 personal days per year.
  10. Transportation
    • Airfare to and from Japan arranged and paid for by the teacher. Ground transportation provided from airport to training center to branch school.
  11. Training
    • A week or more of paid training in Japan; accommodations provided at company expense. Ongoing training provided throughout contract period.
  12. Bonus
    • One-time bonus upon completion of final contract as follows. Non-taxable and paid in cash.
      • 12 – 17 months of employment:
      • 80,000 yen
      • 18 – 23 months of employment:
      • 120,000 yen
      • 24 months or more of employment:
      • 160,000 yen
  13. Processing Fee
    • After an applicant accepts a position, a non-refundable processing fee of $220 / £150 / €180 is required. The processing fee will not be required during the interview process.
  14. Living and Setup Stipend
    • A one-time only stipend of ¥22,000 paid to employees that were hired abroad. This assistance will be paid during initial training in Japan to help teachers with start-up costs.