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Registration for the Safety Confirmation System (Emergency Call)
and Contact Information Survey for JET Participants

CLAIR requests each JET participant to register for the Safety Confirmation System (Emergency Call) and Contact Information Survey. These are two separate systems. Please register to both using the links below.

Safety Confirmation System:
https://asp2.emc-call.jp/clair/
or
https://asp2.emc-call2nd.jp/clair/
Your login ID and password are both the final nine numbers of your JET Number,
omitting the first two digits (20).

Contact Information Survey: https://goo.gl/u1gVT2
Login ID: JET Number (11 digits beginning with 20)
Password: Date of birth (YYYYMMDD)

Mental Health Support Resources

With the aim of enhancing mental health support for JET participants, CLAIR offers the JET Programme Mental Health Counselling Assistance Programme. This programme provides a partial subsidy (50%, up to 30,000 yen per year) for counselling costs incurred through consultation with mental health professionals in Japan not covered by health insurance.

The coverage period for this year is from 1 April, 2019 to 31 March, 2020. The application form must be sent to CLAIR by 10 April, 2020 (Fri).

CLAIR also offers a free online service to provide JET participants with mental health assistance from professional counsellors using Web Mail and Skype.

If you would like to use this service, please access the following website. After entering the password, you will be instructed to register. You can receive up to seven Skype Counselling sessions from 1 April, 2019 to 31 March, 2020. CLAIR recommends trying the Web Mail Counselling system first. There is no limit to the number of threads you can start in the Web Mail Counselling system.

Web Mail Counselling
Login Password: Please ask your contracting organization or refer to the e-mail version of CLAIR News.
English: https://www.kokoro-soudan.net/en/
Japanese: https://www.kokoro-soudan.net/

Skype Counselling
Login Password: Please ask your contracting organization or refer to the e-mail version of CLAIR News.
English: https://www.fismec.co.jp/hiroba/en/secure
Japanese: https://www.fismec.co.jp/hiroba/secure

2019-2020 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Grant

The deadline for grant application of the second test date (conducted on 1 December, 2019 (Sun)) is 28, February, 2020 (Fri). The Grant Application Form can be downloaded from the URL below.

In addition, the Grant Overview has been updated since the first test of this year. Please consult the Grant Overview carefully before applying for the grant.

http://jetprogramme.org/en/jlpt/

Japanese Language Courses (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

For those currently enroled in one of CLAIR’s Japanese language courses, please remember to plan your study schedule ahead of time. If you would like to change your course level, you can do so by accessing the Contact Information Survey site, selecting your desired course, and then clicking the ‘OK’ button at the very bottom of the page.
Participants who apply before the 10th of any given month will be able to start their course on the 1st of the following month. Once your course has started, please remember to plan your study schedule ahead of time.

http://deli3.study.jp/?multi

http://jetprogramme.org/en/languagecourses/

Calling All Aspiring Writers: Submission of Articles for JET Programme Voices

CLAIR and The Yomiuri Shimbun have launched a periodical column in The Japan News, a globally-circulated English language newspaper. “JET Programme Voices” is a collection of articles submitted by current and former JET participants which give a worldwide audience insight into unique experiences and achievements of participants during their time on the Programme. Instructions regarding the submission of documents are accessible from the link below.

http://jetprogramme.org/en/jetvoices

Home Country Taxes

Personal tax affairs in one’s home country are the responsibility of each JET participant. Be sure to obtain and keep your gensen chōshūhyō, or Statement of Earnings. Please refer to page 61 of the 2019 edition of the General Information Handbook (GIH) for more details.

jetprogramme.org/en/gih/

Period of Stay and Status of Residence Renewal

For JET participants who arrived in April, it is almost time to extend your period of stay, so please check the dates written on your Residence Card (especially JET participants in their third year who will be reappointed for another term).
For information on extending your Period of Stay or changing your Status of Residence, please refer to page 69 of the 2019 edition of the General Information Handbook (GIH).

http://jetprogramme.org/en/gih/

2020 After JET Conference and JET Programme Career Fairs

CLAIR will be hosting the 2020 After JET Conference and JET Programme Career Fairs for JET participants completing their appointment on the Programme in 2020.
An e-mail containing details of the events was sent to JET participants on 15 November.
If you have not yet received it, please see the URL below for more information.

After JET Conference Website: http://jetprogramme.org/en/after-con/
Career Fairs Website: https://job-haku.com/afterjet/en/

Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the URL below:
http://jetprogramme.org/en/careersupport/faq

For other enquiries, please contact CLAIR at afterjet@clair.or.jp

Preparing for Life After JET

JET participants finishing their appointments in 2020 should refer to CLAIR’s online After JET Guide for information about how to prepare for your successor, move out of your apartment, deal with “reverse culture shock” and prepare for your next career move.

jetprogramme.org/en/ajg/

Lump-Sum Pension Withdrawal Payment

JET participants finishing their appointments in April may be eligible to receive a pension refund (lump-sum withdrawal payment). For more information, please refer to page 165 of the 2019 edition of the General Information Handbook (GIH).

jetprogramme.org/en/gih/

About “Japanese for JETs” and “Japanese for CIRs”

CLAIR offers supplementary texts to assist JET Programme Participants with their Japanese studies. To view digitial versions of the “Japanese for JETs” and “Japanese for CIRs” texts please access the following webpage:

http://jetprogramme.org/en/japanese-for-jets/
Password: Please ask your contracting organization or refer to the e-mail version of CLAIR News.

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