The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme

Attend the JET Drop-In Seminar today, November 3rd, 12:30–2:30pm, in HSC-200. Contact Professor Suzan Kobashigawa ( if you have any questions.

Do you want to…

  • Promote international understanding?
  • Travel to Japan?
  • Gain overseas living & working experience?
  • Truly immerse yourself in another culture?

If you answered yes, then the JET Program may be your ticket!

Apply now for positions beginning: July 2012!


  • Assistant Language (English) Teacher (ALT)
  • Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) – (Japanese language skills required)

Remuneration/Benefits: ~3,600,000 yen, airfare (from pre-designated cities), housing assistance & return airfare will be provided (upon successful completion of contract)

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • One year minimum commitment (July 2012 – July 2013)
  • BA/BS (4 year degree) conferred/awarded by July 1, 2011
  • US Citizen (by November 2011) – Applicants with Permanent Residency status in the US, must apply through their home country; applicants with dual citizenship with Japan, must renounce their Japanese citizenship before accepting a position on the JET Program)

JET Program Coming to NU!

Are you interested in living and working overseas? Do you have an interest in Japan and Japanese culture? Learn more about the JET!  The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program is a competitive employment opportunity that offers you the chance to live and work in Japan.

Come to a drop-in session with Maggie Thorpe from the Consulate General Japan (Seattle) on Thursday, September 19th:

  • 9:30-11:30am | College of Education Lobby
  • 11:30am-1:30pm | The Caf
  • 2:00-3:30pm | Rice 3

Join other Assistant Language Teachers from around the world and from different backgrounds who want to gain cross cultural, teaching, and presentation experience on this unique program sponsored by the Japanese government. JET alums have gone on to pursue their passion and interests in all fields including teaching, business, law, and ministry. Three JET alums serve as faculty members here at NU: Professors Autumn Witt, Jacob Witt, and Joe McQueen.

Candidates must be US citizens and have a bachelor's degree before departure (July 2020). Contact Prof. Kobashigawa for more details.