THE JAPAN EXCHANGE and TEACHING PROGRAM (JET)
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities and towns throughout Japan. As such, the JET Program looks for applicants who are adaptable, outgoing, and who have a deep interest in Japan.
The JET Program began over thirty years ago in 1987 with just 848 participants from 4 countries. Since then the program has grown tremendously. At present, there are more than 5,000 JET Participants from over 40 countries living and working in Japan. The majority, over 90%, of JET participants are Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). The remaining 10% are mostly Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).
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more information please contact the JET Program Office in the
Japan Information Center at (212) 418-4461
or send us an e-mail here.
You can also
find more information on the following
- JET Program USA
The Official Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program USA website run by Embassy of Japan in the United States of America.
Local Authorities for International
Information on the JET Program
and other programs co-sponsored
Association of New York
The New York chapter of the JET
Alumni Association has a very active
membership. JETAANY offers social
activities for returning JETs,
assist with JET program recruitment
and orientation, participate in
various Japan-related events in
the region, and assist returnees
with finding employment.
Association International Home
The JET Program Alumni Association
(JETAA) was founded to strengthen
the bonds of friendship developed
by former JET participants. JETAA
members contribute to the promotion
and implementation of the JET
program, and also offer a number
of services for JET returnees,
such as assisting with the readjustment
to life at home, conducting returnees'
orientations, and providing information
on how the JET experience can
apply to a future career.
AJET is an independent, volunteer
organization created by JET Program
participants currently in Japan.
AJET offers information about
working and living in Japan and
provides a support network for
members at local, regional and
Japanese Embassies & Consulates
around the United States
Jurisdictional map and links to
other Japanese missions located
in the US.