Category Archives: JET

Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – The Last 10 Years

For the fourth article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 series, today we will hear from Abigail MacBain, a Ph.D. student in the East Asian Languages & Cultures department at Columbia University who went the indirect path to graduate school, gaining experience through a … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – A Year Out and a Long Way to Go

For the third article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 series, today we will hear from Kathy Rice, a recent college graduate and current JET Coordinator for International Relations, who will talk about how she cultivated skills and resources throughout her college years and … Continue reading

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Reblog: LifeAfterJET: Transitioning Your Teaching Experience

Considering teaching English in Japan after graduation or interested in teaching English as a second language for a career? Head over to to check out Tammy Wik’s feature on using her ESL experience to launch a career in TESOL. … Continue reading

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Volunteer: Peace Boat Summer 2012 Japanese/English Interpreters

Re-posted from NEJETAA’s website. Link to original posting. “A JET from a friend of JETAANY Secretary Pam is going on the Peace Boat next spring and is hoping to recruit some JETs/alums and asked us to share more information with … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Director of Admissions/International, Monroe College

Institution: Monroe College Location: New Rochelle, NY Posted: 08/23/2012 Application Due: Open Until Filled Education: BA required, MA preferred SUMMARY Monroe College seeks outcomes-focused Assistant Directors to plan, coordinate, and supervise international enrollment initiatives directed at audiences in Asia, Latin … Continue reading

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Improved JLPT Registration Process

Originally posted on Ishikawa JET:
Registration for all levels of the JLPT has finally moved into the 21st century. Beginning now, you can register online for the test, and new forms of payment–credit card, convenience store payment or furikomi–are available.…

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Opportunity for High-School Students: 2012 JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET MIP)

For full information and applications, go to the Japan Foundation Los Angeles’ (JFLA) page here. Exam registration (necessary to apply) deadline is Jan. 31, 2012. For any readers who are planning to go to university to get your B.A. in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Fried Chicken and Sushi

Fried Chicken and Sushi is a webcomic by Khalid Birdsong, a cartoonist and former JET. The comic is loosely based on his experiences in Japan and follows the adventures and misadventures of Karl, an American English teacher who arrives in … Continue reading

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Applying to JET as a CIR, Part 3

Part 1: What is a Coordinator for International Relations? Part 2: The Application Process Part 3: Life as a CIR Placement Positions for CIRs are extremely varied in terms of location, duties, and expectations. ALTs know from the start that … Continue reading

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JET Recruiting Sessions 2011

Thinking of applying to the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)? Check out the Consul-General of Japan in Miami’s JET calendar for recruiting events and information sessions near … Continue reading

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