Online language learning platform.

DMM Eikaiwa is an online language-teaching platform that offers one-on-one lessons to students from around the world. We currently provide over 1 million lessons per month, making us one of the largest English schools on the internet. We produce our own teaching materials, run our own language-teaching platform, and provide the platform as a service to other educational institutions around the world.

As a company, our mission is to make online learning (and teaching) fun, easy and affordable. Although most of our students are from Japan, DMM Eikaiwa has students and teachers from nearly every country in the world. With over 10,000 private tutors, we’re one of the most effective and affordable ways to learn a new language.

We’re part of, one of Japan’s biggest and most well-known digital companies. Our language service was launched in 2013 and has quickly become No.1 in the online English industry.

Managed by engineers

Our team is managed by engineers, who value avoiding meetings and any other unnecessary distractions. This includes making sure everyone has the best tools available, and also means making sure that people have the flexibility to work in the way that suits them best, so they can focus on building.

Small, international team

We are a small team (currently about twenty people), with members from all over the world. Communication within the team is primarily in English, although there are plenty of chances to speak Japanese as well! We believe in equality of opportunity, and value the diversity of our team in all its forms. There is always someone with a different perspective, which makes for an interesting place to work.

We all have a say in the products we make

The team includes dedicated customer support, manual testing, and sysops specialists, so engineers and designers can focus on their primary jobs. As a small team, we all have a say in the products we make, and love discussing how to improve them together—everyone can feel the impact they have personally had on our products. If you have heard the horror stories of working for big Japanese companies, don’t worry, they don’t apply to us. Instead, we offer a great work environment in the heart of Tokyo and the opportunity to build services that make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of language learners.

Free Japanese lessons

You’ll have a free daily 25-minute live talk sessions using the DMM Eikaiwa/Engoo video platform with native Japanese speakers. Additionally, you’ll get free access to iKnow Pro.

Free company counseling

Counseling is offered through an online therapy provider. Their counselors that specialize in things like work culture, burnout, imposter syndrome, etc.


Remote Work
  • Primarily we work remotely.
  • We still meet in person every few weeks though, so you should be able to regularly commute to our Tokyo office.
  • Standard Japanese public holidays
  • Standard Japanese paid leave, plus 10 additional days paid leave yearly. This means you’ll start with 20 days of paid leave, and it will eventually rise to 30 days per year.
Working Hours
  • Flextime. No core hours so you work the hours and days that suit you.
Relocation Support
  • Visa application and fees
  • 150,000 JPY payment for moving from overseas
  • Two months of accommodation
  • Payment for guarantor fee for first apartment
  • Japanese interpretation assistance

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