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JET Programme

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme seeks to enhance internationalism in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. Towards this end, the JET programme offer its participants the opportunity to serve in Japanese local authorities as well as public and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Japan as Assistant English Language Teachers.

 The Programme is conducted by local authorities and other organisations of Japan in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations. 

1. Duties as ALT

Assisting in classes taught by Japanese foreign language teachers, preparation of teaching materials, assist in the language training of Japanese teachers, engage in local international exchange activities, among others. 

Ultimately, an ATL will be asked to serve as a cultural ambassador by sharing their own culture with the members of the community to further promote mutual understanding.

2. Requirements

(1)Be interested in Japan, and be willing to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japan after their arrival. Make effort to study or continue studying the Japanese language prior to and after arriving in Japan. Be motivated to participate in and initiate international exchange activities in the local community.

(2)Hold at least a Bachelor's degree or obtain such qualifications by the designated departure date. (alternatively hold a certification of completion of a three-year course to teach at primary/elementary or secondary schools or obtain such qualification by the designated departure date.)

(3)Have excellent pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and voice projection skills in English. Have good writing skills and grammar usage.

(4)Be a national and permanent resident of Palau.

3. Term Of Contract

In principle, appointments are for one year and commence on the day after the date of the participant’s arrival in Japan. 

4. Remuneration

Approximately $28,340 / Year (3,360,000JPY)  (Note: USD based on exchange rate of ¥ 118.53 to $ 1USD as of January 25, 2016)

5. Application Procedure

 Please read the Applications Guidelines, and the Application Form Chart Sheet carefully before apply.  You can download the application forms and Medical Report form below. Alternatively you may ask for copies to the Embassy of Japan in Palau.

Document Original Copy
l) Application Form 1 2
2) Applicant Self-Report of Medical Conditions 1 2
3) Letters of Reference
-from two referees in Japanese or English
If you have not graduated yet, one of the referees must be someone related to the university and must contain a reference to your expected date of graduation.
2 2 each
4) Certified record/transcript
-of all college/university courses
1 2
5) Essay (Statement of Purpose) in written in English or Japanese.
-typed, single-sided, double-spaced on A4 paper (210mm x 297mm) / or letter-sized paper (8.5 in x 11 in), not exceeding two pages. This page limit must be strictly observed.
1 2
6) Certification of Graduation
-from college or university. If you have not graduated yet, you must submit a certificate of expected date of graduation or proof of current attendance in a degree course.



7) Document which shows your nationality (passport, etc.) 0 3
8) Teaching or Language Proficiency Qualifications (TEFL/TESL/TESOL/JLPT)(*Only for applicants with these types of qualifications 0 3
8) Criminal record(*Only for applicants with a criminal record) 1


 The Embassy of Japan will carry out selection based on the submitted documents and interview.

 Any person interested in the JET Programme may contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455/6 for further information.