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Countries Participating in The JET Programme

For information on how to apply to the JET Programme, please visit the website below of the Japanese Embassy in your country of citizenship.
For more information on Japanese Embassies and Consulates General, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

JET Programme Participant Numbers

The majority of JET participants are Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) from English speaking countries. There are also many ALTs from non-English speaking countries, and Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) and Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs) from both English speaking and non-English speaking countries. The JET Programme is proud to welcome participants from 57 countries for the 2019-2020 year.

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As of July 1 2019

Upload date: August 2 2019

Country ALT CIR SEA Total
Totals By Years of Programme ALT CIR SEA Total
1st Year 1,885 203 3 2,091
2nd Year 1,602 138 6 1,746
3rd Year 867 101 3 971
4th Year 532 53 1 586
5th Year 348 19 0 367
United States 2,958 145 2 3,105
United Kingdom 528 32 0 560
Australia 321 22 0 343
New Zealand 236 12 3 251
Canada 531 26 0 557
Ireland 105 9 0 114
France 4 23 0 27
Germany 1 24 0 25
China 5 65 0 70
Korea 2 50 0 52
Russia 2 9 0 11
Brazil 0 17 0 17
Peru 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 2 0 2
Italy 0 2 0 2
Mexico 0 2 0 2
South Africa 136 0 0 136
Argentina 0 1 0 1
Belgium 0 1 0 1
Finland 1 2 0 3
Mongolia 0 6 0 6
Austria 0 1 0 1
Indonesia 0 5 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 0 2
India 0 3 0 3
Philippines 136 2 0 138
Netherlands 3 4 0 7
Poland 0 3 1 4
Republic of Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Hungary 0 1 0 1
Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
Singapore 63 14 0 77
Kingdom of Norway 2 0 1 3
Jamaica 111 0 0 111
Thailand 0 7 0 7
Malaysia 0 2 0 2
Barbados 12 1 0 13
Trinidad and Tobago 61 0 0 61
Slovenia 1 0 0 1
Kingdom of Sweden 2 0 0 2
Kingdom of Denmark 1 1 0 2
Latvia 0 2 0 2
Fiji 1 0 2 3
Kingdom of Tonga 1 0 0 1
Vietnam 0 7 0 7
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2
Uzbekistan 0 2 0 2
Seychelles 1 0 0 1
Croatia 0 1 0 1
United Republic of Tanzania 0 0 1 1
Republic of Malta 2 0 0 2
Republic of Estonia 4 0 0 4
Republic of Lithuania 0 2 0 2
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 0 0 1 1
Republic of the Union of Myanmar 0 1 0 1
Republic of Chile 0 1 0 1
Total Participants from All Countries 5,234 512 13 5,761
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