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  JET Programme
  The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme aims to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations through fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign, young professionals, from 57 countries. Participants have the opportunity to gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese language and culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to English language education and international understanding.

  The programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through this official Government of Japan program. ALTs work alongside Japanese teachers of English in the school system, while CIRs are employed in local government offices to work on projects that involve internationalization at a local level.

Application and Selection Process

General Overview (Consulate)

General Overview (MOFA)

General Overview (CLAIR)

Official JET Programme Website

  Nominal Support

 Outline of Application for Nominal Support from the Consulate 


  Touch of Japan School Visit Program

  Cultural Resource Rentals

  Japan Foundation, Toronto 

  Contact Us
Consular Section consul [at] Visas, Passports, Certificates
Cultural Events and
Japan Foundation
culture [at] Cultural Affairs' events, Touch of Japan (Elementary School Program) and Japan Foundation Programs
JET Programme and
MEXT Scholarship
jet [at] JET Programme
Cultural Information event [at] Cultural and tourism information on Japan (excludes visa information)
Economic Section keizai.bc [at] General economic and customs information



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Consulate General of Japan
900-1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9

For general inquiries and comments, please call (604) 684-5868.