Open Positions

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Open Positions

For applicants residing outside japan

Residing outside of Japan? This overseas recruiting channel is for you. We accept applications all year round from applicants of any nationality and country of residence. Please see below for requirements and open positions.

Note: If you do not require visa sponsorship from Gaba and are eligible/currently hold one of the following statuses in Japan, apply now and inquire about the earliest starting positions!

Examples of valid visas/status:

Japanese National
Long Term Resident
Permanent Resident
Spouse/Child of Japanese National

Do you require visa sponsorship from Gaba?

Gaba can sponsor a visa for eligible applicants to live in Japan and teach with us. Detailed requirements are listed at the bottom of the page.

Planning to arrive to Japan within 30 days?

If you are presently living in Japan or have firm plans to arrive within the next 30 days, please refer to the domestic recruiting page.

Open Positions



Available Start Dates:

For applicants requiring Visa sponsorship with Gaba — Summer 2024 (June/July)


Locations within Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama Prefectures




Available Start Dates:

For applicants requiring Visa sponsorship with Gaba — Summer 2024 (June/July)


Locations within Kobe, Osaka, and Kyoto




Available Start Dates:

For applicants requiring Visa sponsorship with Gaba — Summer 2024 (June/July)


Nagoya, Sakae (Central Nagoya City)



Important Notes:

The openings listed are not fixed and may be subject to change.
Learning Studio placement will be discussed with applicants during the interviews.

Ready to Start Teaching in Japan?


Application Process

1. Application

  • Online application
  • Telephone pre-interview

2. Interviews

  • Online interview

3. Contracting

  • Contract offer
  • Visa processing (if necessary)
  • Contract signing

4. Gaba Certification

  • Initial Certification (3 days)
  • On-the-Job Certification

5. Teach!


For all applicants:

  • Must have a fluent command of English (both spoken and written)
  • Must commit to at least one full six-month contract term
  • Must be available to attend three-day Initial Certification in full
  • Must be proficient using a computer

For applicants seeking Gaba visa sponsorship:

Gaba can provide a Specialist in Humanities/International Services visa which typically has a duration of one year for first-time holders.

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree (or above) from an accredited university where English was the medium of instruction OR three years of verifiable full-time ESL teaching experience
  • Newly sponsored instructors should be available to teach with Gaba for the duration of the initial visa
  • Must meet the minimum earning requirements of 250,000 yen per month
  • Must have a minimum of 60 days remaining on their current visa
  • Must show proof of enrollment in National Health Insurance at time of contract signing

Preferred applicants will have:

  • A university degree
  • CELTA, TEFL or TESOL certification
  • Prior ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • Experience working in a corporate setting
  • Commutes of less than 45 minutes or 450 yen to a Learning Studio with an open position
  • Availability during peak hours of operation

Depending on your current visa status, there may be additional requirements. Please refer to the visa information page for specifics.

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