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MIL - Sponsored Apartments

Many of the large chain English Schools in Japan

offer their teachers only single-room studio

apartments (if they provide housing at all!). These

small apartments can be amazing in terms of

organization and efficiency, but for Westerners

used to having a bit more space it can sometimes

feel like you’re living in a closet. That is why MIL

provides our teachers actual full-sized apartments

with two or three rooms and a kitchen. We believe

that a happy teacher is a more effective teacher,

and it’s nice to have a real home to come home to! Our teachers NEVER have to live together unless, of course, they request to do so.  


                                             Here you can see the outside, inside,

                                             and floor plan of an MIL-sponsored

                                             apartment. PLEASE NOTE that your                                                                                                apartment may be different from this

                                             example! MIL- sponsored apartments

                                             come with basic furnishings (a small

table, chest for clothing, futon and bedding for sleeping, etc.)

kitchen utensils (forks, spoons, a frying pan, etc.), a stove,

a washing machine (no dryer - you'll hang your clothes to dry, just

like the Japanese folks do!), an air conditioner, and a heater for

winter. The basic apartment layout is typically a bedroom, a

living room, and a small kitchen. You will also have a shower /

bath room and a toilet, usually in separate rooms. If you are

lucky, and you get an older apartment, you may have one tatami room (sadly, many modern apartments don't include tatami any more.) The numbers you can see on the floorplan refer to how many tatami mats make up the room’s floor (they're standard room measurements in Japan). One mat is about 90cm X 180cm.


MIL rented 18 school apartments in 2016. Rent varies from 50,000 yen per month to 61,000 yen per month, depending on which apartment you end up living in. (MIL charges the teacher what the landlord charges MIL. We’re not making money on the apartments, as some schools do.) The average rent is about 56,000 yen per month. Rent for the apartment you see here is 54,000 yen per month.

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