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How to Get a Teaching Job in Japan for Filipinos

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

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If you are a Filipino looking for a teaching job in Japan, you have several options to choose from. In this blog post, we will discuss the top three options for Filipinos to start their teaching career in Japan: JET Programme, Chesham Recruitment, Bison Management, Uniplan Overseas Employment, September Star Incorporated, and Teachaway.


For attracting and signing up students, it can be advantageous to have some familiarity with the Japanese language. Even possessing a basic understanding of Japanese and some vocabulary can assist in establishing rapport and creating a comfortable learning environment for the student. Invest some time in learning Japanese so you can command the higher pay rates.


1. The JET Programme

The JET Programme is a government-sponsored program that places native English speakers as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in Japanese schools. Filipinos are eligible to apply for this program and it can be a great way to gain experience as a teacher while living and working in Japan. The JET Programme provides support and resources for its participants and can be a stepping stone to further teaching opportunities in Japan. More Information about the JET Programme.


Additionally, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines provides information specifically for Filipinos here. The deadline to apply for the JET Programme in 2022 was December 3, 2021.


2. Recruitment Agencies with POEA & OTIT Licenses.

1. Chesham Recruitment

(POEA License No. POEA-006-LB-011121-R)

Chesham Recruitment is a private recruitment agency that specialises in placing foreign teachers in Japan. They represent and recruit on behalf of Interac and have Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accreditation. They work with a wide range of schools, from elementary to university level, and can help Filipinos find teaching opportunities in Japan. To apply for a teaching job through Chesham, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree and teaching experience. You can visit their website for more information.


Additionally, you can check out the Chesham portal for Interac ALT positions and the official Interac site here. You can also watch a video that lists 10+ things you need to know about Interac ALT positions: Video .



2. Bison Management

(POEA - 244-LB-110918-R)

Bison Management is another private recruitment agency that offers teaching opportunities in Japan for Filipinos in the Philippines. They represent and recruit on behalf of Amity Corporation which in turn is a division of AEON Corporation. Bison Management works with a variety of schools and language schools and offers support and resources for their teachers. To apply for a teaching job through Bison, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree and a strong command of the English language. You can visit their website for more information. Important Note: They may have a placement fee, which is not common for hiring in Japan. If you need to check a contract and recruitment process you can check with the labour unions in Japan.


You can watch a review of the hiring process and pros and cons of Bison Management here.


You can also see a flowchart for the hiring process for Amity Corporation in Japan at


3. Uniplan Overseas Employment

(OTIT no. PHL000139 / POEA -021-LB-013112-R)

Uniplan Overseas Employmentis another private recruitment agency that offers teaching opportunities in Japan for Filipinos in the Philippines. They make placements with smaller schools such as Saint Maur International School. To apply for a teaching jobs in Japan, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree and a good command of the English language. You can visit their website for more information.


Important Note: Placement fees are not common for hiring in Japan. If you need to check a contract and recruitment process you can check with the labour unions in Japan.



4. September Star Incorporated

(OTIT no. PHL000130 / POEA -086-LB-032216-R)


September Star Incorporated specializes in the recruitment, processing and deployment of qualified land based Filipino workers. The objective of September Star, Inc. is to supply Filipino workers that fit the stated and implied needs and specifications of our clients. They mosty place workers in a variety of countries and in factory, household, hotel, and entertainment roles. However they also have a limited number of teaching. These inlcude schools like Santa Monica International School (Okinawa)


To apply for a teaching jobs in Japan, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree and a good command of the English language. You can visit their Japanese contact website for more information.


Important Note: Placement fees are not common for hiring in Japan. If you need to check a contract and recruitment process you can check with the labour unions in Japan.


5. Teachaway

Does NOT have a POEA & OTIT License however they may collaborate with a local Philippine agency. Please check before applying.

Teachaway is an international agency with placements around the world and not just for Filipinos. They usually recruit on behalf of NOVA and Amity. To apply for a teaching job, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree and a strong command of the English language. You can visit their website for more information. Important Note: They may have a placement fee, which is not common for hiring in Japan. If you need to check a contract and recruitment process you can check with the labour unions in Japan.


Important Note: Placement fees are not common for hiring in Japan. If you need to check a contract and recruitment process you can check with the labour unions in Japan.


Other options:

In addition to these three options, you can also directly apply to schools in Japan either through their website or by contacting them directly. Some international schools and language schools in Japan are looking for native English speakers to join their teaching staff.

4. Direct application to schools:

Another option for Filipinos looking to teach in Japan is to directly apply to schools. This method may require a bit more effort on your part as you will need to find schools that are hiring, research their requirements, and apply to them directly. This method also gives you more control over the process, as you are able to directly interact with the school and negotiate the terms of your employment. Where to find English Teaching ALT Jobs.


5. Online job portals:

Lastly, there are various online job portals that list teaching positions in Japan. These websites are a great resource for finding job openings in different parts of Japan, and they often allow you to apply directly through their platform. You can read more about them here: Top Paying Online Teaching to Japanese Students. Native Camp is a popular platform for Filipinos. However please be sure to research each company carefully before applying.


There are few ways for Filipinos to get a teaching job in Japan. Whether you choose to go through a recruitment agency, directly apply to schools, or use online job portals, there are many options available to help you achieve your goal. Just remember to do your research, be prepared, and stay positive throughout the process. Good luck!



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Kung ikaw ay isang Pilipino na naghahanap ng trabaho sa pagtuturo sa Japan, mayroong ilang pagpipilian na maaring pumili. Sa blog na ito, tatalkan natin ang tatlong pinakamahusay na pagpipilian para sa mga Pilipino na simulan ang kanilang karera sa pagtuturo sa Japan: Ang JET Programa, ang Chesham Recruitment, at ang Bison Management.


1. JET Programme

Ang JET Programa ay isang programa na suportado ng gobyerno na naglalagay ng mga tagapagsalita ng wikang Inglis bilang Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) sa mga paaralan sa Japan. Ang mga Pilipino ay eligible na mag-apply para sa programang ito at ito ay maaaring maging mahusay na paraan upang kumita ng karanasan bilang guro habang nakatira at nagtatrabaho sa Japan. Ang JET Programa ay nagbibigay ng suporta at resource para sa mga kalahok nito at maaaring maging hagdan upang makamit pa ang iba pang pagkakataon sa pagtuturo sa Japan. Marami pang impormasyon tungkol sa impormasyon tungkol sa JET Programme.


Bukod pa dito, ang Embahada ng Japan sa Pilipinas ay nagbibigay ng impormasyon na nakatutok sa mga Pilipino dito. Ang deadline para mag-apply sa JET Programa sa 2022 ay noong December 3, 2021.


2. Chesham Recruitment

(POEA License No. POEA-006-LB-011121-R)

Ang Chesham Recruitment ay isang pribadong ahensiya ng recruitment na nag-eksperto sa paglalagay ng mga dayuhang guro sa Japan. Sila ay nagrepresenta at nagre-recruit sa pangalan ng Interac at may accreditation mula sa Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Sila ay nagtatrabaho kasama ang iba't ibang paaralan, mula sa elementary hanggang sa antas ng universidad, at maaaring tulungan ang mga Pilipino na humanap ng mga pagkakataon sa pagtuturo sa Japan. Upang mag-apply para sa isang trabaho sa pagtuturo sa pamamagitan ng Chesham, kailangan mo ng isang Bachelor's degree at karanasan sa pagtuturo. website

Bukod pa dito, maaari ka ring tingnan ang Chesham portal para sa mga posisyon ng Interac ALT at ang opisyal na site ng Interac dito. Maaari ka ring manood ng isang video na nag-lista ng 10+ bagay na dapat mong malaman tungkol sa mga posisyon ng Interac ALT:


3. Bison Management

(POEA - 244-LB-110918-R)

Ang Bison Management ay isa pang pribadong ahensiya ng recruitment na nag-oofer ng mga pagkakataon sa pagtuturo sa Japan para sa mga Pilipino sa Pilipinas. Sila ay nagre-representa at nagre-recruit sa pangalan ng Amity Corporation na sa kanyang banda ay isa sa mga bahagi ng AEON Corporation. Ang Bison Management ay nagtatrabaho kasama ang iba't ibang paaralan at mga paaralan ng wika at nagbibigay ng suporta at mga resource para sa kanilang mga guro. Upang mag-apply para sa isang trabaho sa pagtuturo sa pamamagitan ng Bison, kailangan mo ng isang Bachelor's degree at malakas na komando sa wikang Inglis. Maaari kang bumisita sa kanilang website para sa karagdagang impormasyon.

Mahalagang Paalala: Maaaring mayroon silang placement fee, na hindi karaniwan sa pag-hire sa Japan. Kung kailangan mong suriin ang isang kontrata at proseso ng recruitment, maaari kang kumonsulta sa mga labour union sa Japan.


Other options:

Bukod sa tatlong ito, maaari ka ring direktang mag-apply sa mga paaralan sa Japan sa pamamagitan ng kanilang website o sa pamamagitan ng pag-kontak sa kanila nang direkta. Ang ilan sa mga international schools at mga paaralan ng wika sa Japan ay naghahanap ng mga native English speaker para sumali sa kanilang teaching staff.


4. Direct application to schools:

Ang ibang pagpipilian para sa mga Pilipino na naghahanap ng pagtuturo sa Japan ay ang direktang mag-apply sa mga paaralan. Ang paraan na ito ay maaaring nangangailangan ng kaunting higit na pagsisikap mula sa iyong bahagi dahil kailangan mong hanapin ang mga paaralan na naghahanap ng trabaho, suriin ang kanilang mga kinakailangan, at mag-apply sa kanila nang direkta. Ang paraan na ito ay nagbibigay sa iyo ng mas malaking kontrol sa proseso, dahil maaari mong direktang makipag-ugnayan sa paaralan at negosyahan ang mga termino ng iyong trabaho. Saan makakahanap ng Trabaho sa Pagtuturo ng Ingles bilang ALT.


5. Online job portals:

Sa huli, maraming mga online na job portal na naglalista ng mga posisyon sa pagtuturo sa Japan. Ang mga website na ito ay isang mahusay na mapagkukunan para sa paghanap ng mga pagbubukas ng trabaho sa iba't ibang bahagi ng Japan, at kadalasan ay pinapahintulutan ka nilang mag-apply nang direkta sa pamamagitan ng kanilang platform. Gayunpaman, siguraduhin na suriin nang mabuti ang bawat kumpanya bago mag-apply.


Mayroong ilang paraan para sa mga Pilipino na makahanap ng trabaho sa pagtuturo sa Japan. Kung pipiliin mong pumasa sa isang recruitment agency, mag-apply nang direkta sa mga paaralan, o gamitin ang mga online na job portal, mayroong maraming pagpipilian na magagamit mo upang makamit ang iyong layunin. Tandaan lamang na suriin ang iyong pananaliksik, handa ka, at maging positibo sa buong proseso. Good luck!




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