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BEGUNTO is made up of instructors just like you, striving to improve our work environment. Become part of the union and help us make Berlitz a better place to work.

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Berlitz General Union Tokyo was established on June 30. 1995 by non-English language teachers. Those founding members envisioned BEGUNTO to be a way for employees of Berlitz to work together to have a voice in shaping the future of the company.

Today, we’re still working for our members.


Year after year, Berlitz makes changes to the work rules and policies in an effort to improve the day-to-day operations and the overall performance and profitability of the company. But when those proposed changes have a negative impact of the employees of the company, Begunto steps in and negotiates with management to find solutions that work to benefit both sides.


We envisage the creation of a positive working environment where teachers are respected & valued, where our contribution to the company’s performance is recognized & rewarded, and where we are compensated appropriately.

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Changing of the guard

Changing of the Guard

The election results are in and there’s been a changing of the guard. After a long (for him anyway) stint as Acting President, Chris Powers can relax as Dan Walsh takes …

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Spread the word! But…

We are always happy to hear about our members promoting the union and doing their best to spread the good word. With that said, please refrain from doing it during …

Strike Warning Issued!!

Begunto officially issued a strike warning to the company on the morning of Wednesday December 28.  Acting President of Begunto Chris Power & VP Schott met with Hiraga-san, (Executive President …

NUGW Nambu is on the move

After what seems like an aeon located in Shimbashi, Minato-ku; Nambu has moved next door to the neighboring neighborhood of Shibakoen, also Minato-ku. The new office is a little smaller …