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Regarding the New Coronavirus

CLAIR has compiled information about the new Coronavirus in multiple languages. Please visit the following link for information.

http://www.clair.or.jp/tabunka/portal/info/contents/114517.php

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-call2nd.jp/clair/index_en.html
or
https://asp2.emc-call2nd.jp/clair/index_en.html
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

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 Programme 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

General Information Handbook 2020

The 2020 edition of the General Information Handbook will be available in mid March on the CLAIR website.

jetprogramme.org/en/gih/

Home Country Taxes

Personal tax affairs in one’s home country are the responsibility of each JET participant. Be sure to receive and keep your gensen chōshūhyō, or Statement of Earnings. Please refer to page 63 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 Programme 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 Materials and Information on Recruitment in Japan

Presentation materials and handouts from the 2020 After JET Conference have been uploaded to the After JET Conference page on the JET Programme website.

If you were not able to attend the conference or did not receive some of the handouts, please refer to the following link: jetprogramme.org/en/after-con20

In addition, for JET Programme Participants considering working in Japan, CLAIR provides information on job hunting in Japan: http://jetprogramme.org/en/jobseeking/

Preparing for Life After JET

JET Programme 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 preparing for your next career move.

jetprogramme.org/en/ajg/

Post-JET Contact Information Survey

CLAIR is collecting contact information from JET Programme Participants completing their term on the JET Programme this April via the After JET Contact Information Survey to assist them in maintaining connections with Japan and the JET Programme.
Participants who complete the survey available at the following URL can receive useful information and CLAIR’s alumni mail-magazine, JET Streams.
The deadline to reply is 12 March 2020 (Thurs), so please register your contact information as soon as possible.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/afterjetcontact2020

Lump-Sum Pension Withdrawal Payment

JET Programme 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 digital 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.

Training Seminar for Those Who Wish to be Instructors of Japanese

For JET Programme Participants wishing to become a Japanese Instructor in the future, and fulfil one or both of the following conditions, you may apply for the National JET Japanese Pedagogical Training Seminar. (Maximum of 30 applicants allowed.)

1) Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3
2) CEFR or Above JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education Level B1

Application Deadline:25 March 2020 (Wed.)

Seminar Venue:The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute

        5-6-36 Kita-Urawa, Urawa-ku Saitama-shi Saitama 330-0074 Japan

Duration of Seminar: 18 May 2020 (Mon.)~26 May 2020 (Tues.)

Please consult the following link for more information.
https://www.jpf.go.jp/j/urawa/trnng_t/2020/other_jet.html

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