The Association For Japan Exchange & Teaching (AJET)

The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a volunteer organization made up of JET Program participants. AJET serves the JET community by building support networks, organizing useful information, and offering resources to enhance the lives of the Program participants in Japan and abroad. At the national level, it maintains a counselling service and an online magazine, and voices the opinions and concerns of JETs to CLAIR and the Japanese government ministries that manage the JET Program. On the prefectural level, individual AJET chapters plan a variety of social and volunteer events, fund scholarships for schools participating in the Program, and work to connect the community. AJET has existed since the inception of the JET Program in 1987 and continues to expand each year.

Volunteering with AJET is an excellent way to enrich your time on the JET Program while gaining useful professional skills and experience. To find info about AJET and its chapters, check out these links:

National AJET 

AJET Chapters by Prefecture


Since the JET Program was founded in 1987, we have sent more than 61,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan.

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