Assistant Language Teachers – JET Program 2024-25

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme or JET Programme is a teaching program sponsored by the Japanese government that brings university graduates to Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs), Sports Education Advisors (SEAs) or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local governments and boards of education.

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent your country as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.

(1) Period of Participation

  • In principle, participation is for a one-year period starting from the day after arrival in Japan.
  • If the contracting organisation deems the participant’s work performance to be of the required standard, it is possible to renew for up to a total of three years. If performance is deemed to be exceptionally high, it is possible to renew for up to a total of five years.

(2) Work Hours

  • 35 hours per week, in general
    (JET Programme participants typically work Monday to Friday, but this may vary according to each contracting organisation.)

(3) Holidays

  • Saturday, Sunday, Japanese national holidays, paid leave
    (minimum 10 days)*
    * Due to work circumstances, JET Programme participants may be
    asked to work during weekends and national holidays.

(4) Remuneration

  • JET Programme participants receive a remuneration of approximately
    3.36 million yen for their first appointment.
    Remuneration increases with subsequent appointments.

(5) Assignment

  • JET Programme participants are assigned to local government
    organisations and schools throughout Japan. Although requests are
    possible, assignments may differ from locations requ

Applicants must:

  • Be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japan.
  • ALT and CIR applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or obtain such qualifications by the designated arrival date (July / August or April).
  • Be a national of the country where the recruitment and selection procedures take place and not possess Japanese citizenship.
  • Not have lived in Japan for six or more years in total in the past ten years.

Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
Tel (1-202) 238-6772/6773

Embassy of Japan in the United
Tel (44-20) 7465-6668

Embassy of Japan in Australia
Tel (61-2) 6273-3244

Embassy of Japan in New Zealand
Tel (64-4) 473-1540

Embassy of Japan in Canada
Tel (1-613) 241-8541

Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Tel (353-1) 202-8300

Embassy of Japan in France
Tel (33-1) 4888-6200

Embassy of Japan in Germany
Tel (49-30) 210940

Embassy of Japan in China
Tel (86-10) 8531-9800

Embassy of Japan in Korea
Tel (82-2) 2170-5200

Embassy of Japan in Russia
Tel (7-495) 229-2550

Embassy of Japan in Brazil
Tel (55-61) 3442- 4200

Embassy of Japan in South Africa
Tel (27-12) 452-1500

Embassy of Japan in the
Tel (63-2) 8551-5710

Embassy of Japan in Singapore
Tel (65) 6235-8855

Embassy of Japan in Jamaica
Tel (1- 876) 929-3338

Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and
Tel (1-868) 628-5991

Embassy of Japan in Barbados
Tel (1-246) 538-5700

Recruitment is also conducted in countries other than those listed above.
Please visit the website of the Embassy of Japan in your home country

Click here to apply for positions at JET Programme

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