Teachers agree to work exclusively for AEON during the contract period.
2. ONE-YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT
Based on performance evaluations, successful teachers can be offered the option to extend their contract. Salary increases in subsequent years.
3. TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Teachers will receive a week or more of paid training in Japan, with accommodations provided by the company. Ongoing paid training and professional development events are held throughout the year.
4. GENERAL WORK HOURS
School hours vary from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. depending on the day of the week. Teachers work a total of 40 hours per week. The typical workweek is Tuesday through Saturday.
5. MONTHLY SALARY
The total monthly salary is 275,000 yen. The monthly salary includes a base salary of 255,000 yen plus a guaranteed 20,000 yen fixed overtime allowance. Other allowances and extras may apply.
Teachers will receive overtime pay whenever they are scheduled to work outside of the regular working hours or the regular-scheduled workweek.
7. TEACHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Teachers can receive a bonus in their monthly salary when teaching an average of 31 or more lessons per week in the previous calendar month.
Commuting expenses are paid in full by AEON for commuting to and from the teachers’ apartments and workplace, as well as to and from ongoing training and professional development events.
Teachers are provided a fully-furnished, private apartment with bathroom and kitchenette. Teachers are responsible for their monthly rent up to 55,000 yen and rent is automatically deducted from their salary. Teachers are responsible for their own personal expenses such as utilities, food, internet access and smartphone/cell phone costs.
10. HEALTH INSURANCE AND PENSION
Teachers are provided health insurance coverage through the Japan Health Insurance Association and must contribute into the Japan Pension Service. Approximately 40,000 yen per month is deducted from the teacher’s monthly salary for both the Insurance and Pension. Approximately 25,000 yen (Pension contribution) of this deduction is refundable from the Japanese Government for up to 5 years.
11. VACATION AND HOLIDAYS
Teachers will receive 3 one-week (approximately 7 days or more) paid vacation periods at designated times throughout the year and an additional 5 paid personal days per year to use. All Japanese national holidays are observed.
12. FLIGHT ALLOWANCE
Airfare to and from Japan are arranged and paid for by the teacher. A one-time, 70,000 yen Flight Allowance is provided for teachers who meet the criteria set by AEON. Teachers hired in Japan are not eligible for this allowance.
One-time bonus is provided to teachers upon completion of their final contract. The bonus amounts are as follows: