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Job Opening: JET Program Coordinator

About the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program The JET Program is the government of Japan’s most successful exchange program, sending over 70,000 participants to Japan since 1987 to serve as Assistant Language Teachers and Coordinators for International Relations. The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The JET Program and the U.S.-Japan Relationship: Goodwill Goldmine

Since 1987, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program has recruited thousands of young college graduates from more than sixty countries, including the United States, to work in Japan for up to five years. Now, thirty years after the program’s … Continue reading

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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 JETWit.com to check out Tammy Wik’s feature on using her ESL experience to launch a career in TESOL. … Continue reading

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Working at an Eikaiwa [Part 3]

The final installation of three guest articles on working at eikaiwa by Sean Montgomery. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3: Why I know what I know I have enough stories about eikaiwa to last a thousand Arabian nights, but I’ll … Continue reading

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2013 JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) for U.S. High School Students

For junior and senior U.S. High School students currently learning Japanese and interested in furthering their studies of Japan, the JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) is preparing for it’s third year of exchange! The program will give 32 students a … Continue reading

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Sent to Sendai: Reflections of an ALT after the Tohoku Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, I had no idea that I would be moving to Sendai, Japan in less than half a year. When the earthquake happened at 2:46PM in Japan, it was 12:46AM in Washington, D.C. and I was asleep.  I … 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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