English teacher position available in Kashiwa, Japan: accepting application by April 11

The Torrance Sister City Association seeks qualified applicants for one high school English teacher at Kashiwa Municipal High School in Kashiwa, Japan, the Sister City of Torrance. 

Kashiwa is located in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo.

A minimum one-year contract runs from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.  The contract is renewable for a maximum three-year assignment. This is a full-time position as a regular instructor at this site.

Duties:  Create and deliver engaging lessons in English conversation and composition,

present mini seminars to junior high students,

make presentations to visiting dignitaries,

assist with coordinating campus visits by parents,

administrators and junior high students,

provide support to Japanese teachers of English and extra-curricular activities as specified by the Principal including: judging and assisting with speech contests,

serving as advisor to the English Conversation Club,

teaching weekend conversation classes for adults,

business trips and coaching students for college interviews. 

Volunteer work with KIRA (Kashiwa International Relations Association) and other city groups may also be required.


Applicants must:

Live or work in Torrance

Be fluent in written and spoken English

Hold a Bachelor’s degree plus a teaching credential or have demonstrated teaching experience (verified in recommendation letters)

Possess a keen interest in the Japanese language and culture

Represent the Torrance Sister City Association and foster the goals and objectives of the English Teacher Exchange Program


Annual salary of approximately 4,800,000 Japanese yen

One-way airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan

National health insurance (deducted from monthly salary)

Subsidized housing and transportation allowance

Paid Japanese holidays and personal days

Please send detailed resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation by U.S. mail only postmarked by April 4, 2014 and received by April 11, 2014 to:

Lori Chong Eurich, Chair

TSCA English Teacher Selection Committee

Attn:  Community Services Dept. c/o 3031 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

Please discuss your connection to Torrance in cover letter. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for panel interviews in May.

For further information call:  Lori Eurich at (310) 373-6146 or Dan Fichtner at (310) 316-6092.