WAKAKUSA ENGLISH PROGRAM
JOIN THE TEAM!
Accepted applicants will sign an initial two-year contract to live and work in Tamura as part of a 12-person team of English teachers. Many of our teachers decide to extend their contracts and stay in Japan longer than two years.
Interviews are conducted each year in the fall. New teachers arrive in Japan around the first of April following an orientation in late March. For more info. please use the form on this page.
1. Contact the Team Coordinator, Nathan Tucker, either by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express interest
in the program and to inquire about job openings. Nathan can also easily be reached through the “CONTACT US”
box below. Please note that at certain times of the year, Nathan may be in Japan and unable to receive phone calls,
so electronic communication may be a good place to start.
2. After communicating with the Team Coordinator, completely fill out and then submit the application: (click
Teacher Application below). Please be concise yet thorough in your responses. The final 3 questions will require a
more lengthy response (a brief essay for each of the questions).
3. Print the “Ministry Recommendation Form” (below) and give it to a Pastor who knows you well. He or she can either
send the form in the mail or scan the completed form and email it to the Wakakusa Team Coordinator.
4. Print the “Personal Recommendation Form” (also below) and give it to an employer or college faculty member who
knows you well. He or she can either send the form in the mail or scan the completed form and email it to the
Wakakusa Team Coordinator.
5. Please pray about the will of God in your life and your involvement with Wakakusa. Also, keep the American team
in your prayers and let others know about the program so that we can put together the best team possible.
A CHRIST BASED PROGRAM
"Teaching English in Japan was the experience of a lifetime, and it changed the way I see the world."
"I learned what it meant to serve others out of love and why love should be a Christian's primary concern."
"Wakakusa is a great program where practical ministry meets filling an educational need. Highly focused on community and servanthood, this program helps us to see and understand the heart of Japan." - Esther
"Living and teaching in Japan was one of the most humbling and empowering experiences of my life."
"I am so grateful for Wakakusa. Through entering into both the Japanese culture and into the hearts of the people, I am forever changed."
"I didn't truly understand myself or my own
culture until I taught for Wakakusa in Japan.
Tamura is a place like no other!"
"I learned the value of community and relationships. Everything is harder in another country, but
with the daily trials come depth of character."
"Living in Japan broadened my worldview. The program provided a Christ-seeking community and has encouraged me to pursue relationships across spiritual and cultural divides." - A. Hidey
"Working for Wakakusa has been a challenging and enriching experience for me. I wouldn't trade my time in this beautiful country for any other adventure!"
SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST WITH THE PEOPLE OF TAMURA, JAPAN