Jul 26, 2014

Outgoing JET teachers get pat on back from minister

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on Friday thanked this year’s outgoing participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program and designated the 1,450 young adults as “honorary ambassadors,” asking them to continue fostering good relations between Japan and their home countries after ...

JET alumni advocates for Japan

Sep 3, 2013

JET alumni advocates for Japan

by Ayako Mie

Clifton Strickler never thought of coming to Japan until he met his boss at the University of Texas while engaged in an undergraduate work-study. His boss lived in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, teaching English with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. For Strickler, the JET ...

Apr 24, 2013

LDP plans expansion of JET program

by Ayako Mie

The number of teachers hired for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program would be doubled in three years under a proposal drafted by the Liberal Democratic Party to boost Japan’s global competitiveness and nurture international talent. According to the draft of a midterm report ...