Before You Apply
Before you apply, learn what it means to be ASIJ Faculty, qualifications, about our DEI commitments, what our home in Japan looks like, and more.
Who are our faculty and staff? What are our teacher qualifications and expectations? Before applying, check out our Before You Apply page to learn about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and how our factulty and staff go beyond the classroom.
Applicants for all teaching and leadership positions at ASIJ must have an active, confidential profile with either Schrole Connect or Search Associates. Direct applications will not be considered.
See our vacancies page for more details and additional vacancies.
Tokyo is one of the world’s safest major cities and offers a high standard of living and excellent quality of life for expatriates, due to its world-class infrastructure, low health risks, low air pollution, and low crime rates. A thriving and diverse cultural landscape encompases major museums and galleries, a vibrant local music scene, traditional festivals and activities, performances by internationally renowned musicians, and major theme parks all of which make life in Tokyo a rich and entertaining experience. Japan also offers sports fans the opportunity to attend many major athletic events and the country has played host to the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup, and both the summer and winter Olympics.
Candidates should note, however, that most foreign-hire teachers live near the main campus in Chofu, a suburban environment one hour west of central Tokyo by train. Teachers at our Early Learning Center in Roppongi typically live in neighborhoods in central Tokyo closer to their campus.
Next to the Chofu campus is gorgeous Nogawa Park offering 200 acres of walking and bike paths, tennis courts, playgrounds, and wide open spaces. Close by is the Tama River recreation area, with a bike path extending 40 km from Haneda Airport to the foothills surrounding the city. Some families opt to live close to the school campus, while others may choose to live a little further away in the nearby neighborhood of Kichijoji, which offers a wide range of entertainment activities, shopping, and restaurants.
The weather in Tokyo is seasonal. Hot and humid summers are bookended by rainy and typhoon seasons, while mild autumn and winter months boast beautiful blue skies. Spring in Tokyo offers beauty that is second to none: picturesque cherry blossoms as far as the eye can see.