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Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
to help enhance internationalization in Japan, by promoting
mutual understanding between Japan and other nations.
The Programme aims to enhance foreign language education
in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the
local level through fostering ties between Japanese
youth and foreign youth.
The objectives of the Programme are
being achieved by offering JET Programme participants
(hereinafter, participants) the opportunity to serve
in local authorities as well as public and private
primary, junior high
and senior high schools.
The Programme is
conducted by local authorities and other
organizations (hereinafter, Contracting
Organizations) of Japan in cooperation with the
Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts
and Telecommunications, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
Science and Technology, and the Council of Local
Authorities for International Relations
(hereinafter, CLAIR) .
The Programme started in 1987
with the cooperation of the participating country governments.
The Year 2006 marks the 20th
anniversary of the Programme.
there are 4,436participants in the Programme
As the JET Programme has achieved an
excellent reputation over the last 21
years, it is of great importance that this high level
of respectability be maintained. Participants are invited
to Japan as representatives of their countries. Therefore,
they are expected to be responsible in all their activities,
especially those concerning the promotion of mutual
understanding between nations. Therefore, it is desirable
that participants are adaptable, mentally and
physically capable of performing the job duties and have positive interest
a one-year contact with a Contracting Organisation.
The cost of transportation from the participants’
origin to Japan, as well as remuneration, will be
funded by tax payers of the Contracting Organisation
where the participant is employed. Because
participants serve as a civil servant of their
contracting organization, they are required to
uphold behaviour befitting a civil servant.
Withdrawal from the programme
after receipt of placement or early termination of
contract should be avoided as it causes many
problems for Contracting Organizations.