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Gyomu Itaku Vs Haken


There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation in regards to these types of contracts. Hope this piece of writing can help clear some things up.

*The description here are for contracts with EduCareer, so it may differ from other agencies.

Gyomu Itaku


Contract with

Outsourcing agency

Dispatching agency


Yearly (based on client needs), unlimited times

Yearly (based on client needs), max 2.5 years at one school


Fixed monthly

Fixed monthly


Fully covered

Fully covered


10.21% income tax deducted (own responsibility to file tax return)

Income tax deducted (amount depends on salary)

Social insurance

Not applicable (own responsibility to enrol in national health insurance and pension)

Health insurance and pension deducted from salary (amount depends on salary)


Public holidays, 1 week spring, 1 week winter, 3 weeks summer

Public holidays, obon, new year

Annual leave

Not applicable

10 days (after 6 month)

There are pros and cons for each type of contract, and that will obviously differ depending on teacher lifestyle. For more flexibility, the Gyomu Itaku is for you. For a little more 'security', the Haken is for you. 

Both of these contracts act as a year-long 'probation' period for the teacher. Will the teacher be a good fit for the school? Will the teacher have good relations with the school staff? Does the teacher's teaching philosophy matches that of the school's? These are the questions the school will raise in your first, and maybe second year there.

Both of these contracts can lead to the elusive direct-hire contract. We believe that the direct-hire contract develops the best long-term situation for everyone involved, including the students. So, we position it as a long-term goal for our teachers to build towards, because most schools prefer the Gyomu Itaku or Dispatch contracts, until they build a relationship with the teacher.

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