Living and teaching in Nagoya, Japan
Adjusting to Life in Japan
ABC Plus management will assist new teachers with things such as registering at the local ward office; opening a bank account; connecting gas, water, and electricity; and obtaining a cell phone.
Current teachers will be happy to assist by explaining the trash disposal system,the subway system, and the surrounding area.
The starting monthly salary is 250,000 yen.
You will be paid on the 10th of every month for the previous months work. If the 10th of the month falls on a weekend, you will be paid on the following business day.
Income tax and residence tax will be deducted straight from your paycheck each month. However, the residential tax might be imposed on the last paycheck if you leave between January and April because of government regulations. If there is such an exception, we will let you know.
You will be compensated for any overtime hours that you are scheduled to work. However, we do not encourage overtime work and encourage teachers who are having a difficult time fitting all their duties within the scheduled hours to ask help from HR staff or the head teacher.
In addition, there are opportunities to receive an additional allowance if you teach more than 23 classes on average per week for a calendar month. Also, upon completion of your first-year contract, you will receive a bonus of between 100,000 and 170,000 yen depending on your schedule throughout the year.
Insurance / Pension / unemployment insurance Tax
Shift A staff members are enrolled in the employeesf health insurance (EHI) and the employeesf pension insurance (EPI). This is because they work 40 hours per week, and this shift runs from 12:30PM to 9:30PM on weekdays and 9:30PM until 6:30PM.
Shift B staff members are enrolled in the National health insurance and pension. This is because shift B teachers work an average of 30 hours per week and the company has fewer than 101 employees.
The National Pension is a public pension system participated by all people aged 20 to 59 years who have an address in Japan, which provides benefits called the "Basic Pension" due to old age, disability, or death.
The employees' health insurance (EHI) and the employeesf pension insurance (EPI) are designed to help stabilize the living of company workers in case of old age, disability or death.
Please feel free to research both systems here:
Apartment: All teachers live in apartments which are arranged by ABC Plus. They are generally a 5 - 18-minute walk from the school. Apartments are typically between 22 and 28 square meters and have a bathroom, kitchen, and one bedroom.
Rent: Monthly rent varies from 42,000 yen to 62,000 yen, which will be deducted directly from the teachersf paycheck. The cost of utilities, such as electric, gas and water will also be deducted from teachersf paychecks. ABC Plus will be the guarantor for the apartment, as well as take care of paying the key money, any deposits, insurance, and real estate agent fees.
Basic appliances: All the apartments are semi-furnished with a new futon (bedding), a refrigerator, a washing machine, an air conditioner, and light fittings. When Internet access is not already installed in the apartment, we can help you find a reasonable one.
Utilities: Teachers are responsible for all utility costs. The average cost for utilities for one person is around 12000 yen a month: about 3000-8000 yen for electricity, 2000-5000 yen for gas and 2500 yen for water. Internet costs 4000-6000 yen.
All vacation time is predetermined by ABC Plus and is listed on the schoolsf annual calendar. There are approximately 6 weeks of set vacation time a year; normally two weeks in December/January, one week in May, one week in June/July, one week in August, and a few days in October/November.
When you join National health insurance, if you are sick and absent, 60% of your daily wage is paid by ABC Plus. This is up to 10 days per year. ABC Plus can also help teachers with finding doctors and making initial appointments.