The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. The Programme aims to enhance foreign language education, and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.

The objectives of the Programme are being achieved by offering JET Programme participants the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Japan.

Types of positions:

New Graduate

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ALTs are engaged in language instruction. ALTs are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools to carry out their duties as Assistant Language Teachers under the guidance of language teacher's consultant or Japanese Teachers of English as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school.

CIRs are engaged in internationalisation activities. CIRs are placed in local government offices or related organisations. Participants are to carry out their duties as CIRs as specified by the supervisor at individual contracting organisations. CIRs must be fluent in the Japanese language (i.e. sufficient for daily work in a Japanese office environment - JLPT 2 or 1 level is recommended).

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We welcome candidates from all disciplines.

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Applications are only processed online. Prospective candidates can come to the booth to ask specific questions about the application process after having read the information available on the JET Programme Canada website.