The Tracy Breakfast Lions Club may have ended its high school youth exchange program with Memuro, Tracy’s Japanese sister city, on Aug. 15, but the local connection is still strong.
A group of private local citizens, led by Ken and Harriet Yasui, is recruiting an English teacher to educate kids in Memuro.
The one-year contract position comes with access to a two-bedroom apartment rental and an annual salary of about 300,000 yen. Teacher Sheri Keith, who has taught in Memuro for four years, will come home this summer. Keith is the eighth teacher to take the position in Japan, and most spent at least two years there.
Memuro is a small farming community on the northern island of Hokkaido.
Applicants do not have to speak Japanese but must be younger than 35 and unmarried. They must also have a degree and teaching experience.
People interested in applying to be an English teacher for children in Memuro should do so immediately by calling Yasui at 835-5678 and leaving a message if no one answers.
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