Category Archives: JET

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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Applying to JET as a CIR, Part 2

Part 1: What is a CIR? The Application Process Now that you’ve decided the CIR position is right for you, it’s time to prepare the application, which will be available in late September/early October 2011 for the 2012-13 departure group. … Continue reading

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Applying to JET as a CIR, Part 1

Part 1: What is a Coordinator for International Relations? For many fairly recent college graduates with degrees in Asian Studies, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is the next stop on their career path. Last year, we ran several … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Eigo Noto, DVD 1: Understanding Women

Eigo Noto (「英語ノート」) is the government-approved English language textbook for grades 5 and 6. While the overall content is decent, JET ALTs and CIRs who work in public elementary schools in Japan know just how incredibly awkward the conversations in the … Continue reading

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Announcement: JET Alum Academics Group on LinkedIn

From Jet Wit: Steven Horowitz of JET Wit set up a new LinkedIn group for JETs, JET alums and friends of JET who work in academia or are interested in working in academia. This includes any professors, PhD candidates, masters … Continue reading

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