Applications have closed for this year's Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. The Embassy of Japan has been receiving crates of mail for the past two weeks following the postmark deadline of November 18. Office staff are carefully preparing each file for review, and applicants can expect to be notified about interviews in January. Best of luck to the over 4,000 applicants for the 2018 Program! Successful applicants will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally when they embark on the adventure of living and working in Japan as educators and cultural ambassadors.
Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 60,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. With more than 40 countries around the world participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan.