Official JET Program Website for U.S. Citizens

The JET Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government to promote internationalization at the grassroots level by bringing young, college-educated individuals to work in communities throughout Japan. Since 1987, over 60,000 participants from countries around the world have come to Japan on the JET Program. JET participants work full-time as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in the public school system or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local government offices. With the JET Program, participants can gain valuable work experience abroad and explore a rich and historical culture.





The Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) position works for local governments, coaching and promoting internationalization through the universal language of sports. An SEA is a sports professional whose role is to assist with sports training and the planning of sports related projects.

The JET Program is now offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to serve as a basketball coach in Japan.  We are seeking a motivated individual who has at least three years of professional coaching experience or is recognized by the U.S. National Olympic Committee.


For more details about the position and instructions for applying, please read more here:

Sports Exchange Advisor Position Information


Assistant Language Teacher


Assitant Language Teacher

ALTs promote internationalization and teach English in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools throughout Japan. They team-teach together with Japanese teachers of English.



Coordinator for International Relations


Coordinator for International Relations

CIRs must be fluent in Japanese in order to work in local government offices in Japan. They promote cultural exchange, translate for foreign delegations, plan community events and programs, and edit and publish bilingual newsletters.