Employment information

Work Hours / Conditions

The NET employment period follows the standard Japanese school year.  The employment contract is a one-year contract which runs from April 1st through March 31st of the following year.  This is a full-time, salaried position; the workweek is Monday through Friday, 35 hours a week, based on a seven hour work day with a one hour break.  Actual teaching time amounts to approximately 20 hours a week.  Typical work hours begin between 8:30 a.m. and finish between 4:30 p.m.  Please note that NETs may be asked to work at their base school on Saturday or Sunday for special events like Sports Day, Parent Observation Day, etc.  In such cases, a day off in lieu will be given.


Remuneration and Benefits

The Kurashiki NET Program offers one of the most attractive remuneration packages for native English teachers in Japan.



  • Salary: 289,000 yen per month (before taxes and other deductions; under review).
  • Year-end bonus (2.4 months)
  • Commuting subsidy: dependant on the distance traveled and method used.




  • National holidays: all national holidays are observed.
  • New Year’s holiday: December 29th ~ 31st, January 2nd and 3rd.
  • Paid Leave: 10 days.
  • Special Summer Leave: 8 days (available from June 1st to September 30th).        
  • Leave system: Paid Leave, Special Summer Leave and Sick Leave etc. are under review.




  • Shakai-Hoken (including health insurance, pension, and unemployment insurance; half paid by employer).
  • Visa sponsorship.
  • NETs may obtain the approval of the Manager of Education Planning and Administration Section to accept remuneration from work other than that of Kurashiki City.
  • NETs are imposed an obligation such as confidentiality as local civil servants