The teacher will have an apartment arranged for them. It is a modest 3-bedroom, partially furnished apartment, conveniently located within a short walk from the school and the downtown area of Tsuyama.

The teacher does not have to pay any deposit, key money or “gift” money, a common and expensive practice in Japan when signing contracts with landlords.

The ¥50,000 monthly rent will be subsidized ¥10,000 by the school, the teacher’s share of ¥40,000 being deducted from the monthly salary.

The apartment has air conditioning, bedding, washing machine, western style toilet, bathroom, kitchen utensils including rice cooker, cook top, refrigerator, cups, pots, flatware, chopsticks, crockery, basically everything needed to survive. The teacher will be responsible for utilities, Internet, wear and tear and living expenses.