JET Interview Question?

Don’t be stupid. If you have to ask a question like can I bring my mom to my JET interview I have to say you won’t survive on the JET program during your contract.   Moral Support at Interview from JETProgramme I can’t believe these questions are even asked every employment cycle. If you’re one of them… You are a… … Read more

Advantage of Learning Japanese

Some say there’s no point in learning Japanese. To me, those who say that there’s no point in learning a new language have narrow minds. The narrowness of their thinking is what kills the motivation for them to learn Japanese which will also leads to ignorance to a country’s culture. In reality, tons of unknown opportunities are gained if you … Read more

Meeting Other Jets

Meeting other JETs on the JET program brings a wealth of information and advantages. If I could say this over and over, it has been my honor and pleasure meeting and befriending people on the JET program even if some of the experiences I’ve had with some JETs have been sour. However, I will talk about three main factors that … Read more

Why Learn Japanese?

If you really want to enjoy your time in Japan, learning how to communicate in Japanese (or any other languages) enables you to open doors and help you understand culture a whole new level no travel guide book can teach you. From personal experiences, there is a huge advantage between a person who can speak Japanese and one who can’t. … Read more

First Day of School as an ALT JET

The first day of school was interesting but boring. It was interesting because I got to meet more of my co-workers but boring because school hasn’t started yet due to the summer vacation. Since it was summer vacation, this meant no actual classes and that most of the students present on campus were either taking summer classes or participating in … Read more

Meeting My School

As we stepped off the bus at the entrance of the prefectural office (the Kencho), we headed into a large conference room with our luggage somewhere on the 20th floor. There we would meet our supervisors. We had a brief welcoming ceremony conducted by the head of the Board of Education. Once the introductions began, we were then asked to … Read more

Before Arrival (JET Program)

This is where all the excitement begins. After getting my placement in Japan, I had to attend an orientation some weeks later to work on some paperwork to get 3 year instructor’s visa. Additionally, I also had to submit my final college transcripts a couple of weeks after graduation to prove that I’m a college graduate. Once this was handled, … Read more

How it all began

As a 20 year-old college student at the time, attending a public Ivy league school, one starts to wonder what to do after graduation. I will say that I am very lucky to have a variety of options present for me after graduating college but my actual journey to residing and working in Japan came when a known career adviser … Read more