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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 44 countries for the 2017-2018 year.

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As of July 1 2018

Country ALT CIR SEA Total
Totals By Years of Programme ALT CIR SEA Total
1st Year 2,004 189 8 2,201
2nd Year 1,376 140 3 1,519
3rd Year 881 86 1 968
4th Year 483 35 0 518
5th Year 300 22 0 322
United States 2,889 120 3 3,012
United Kingdom 484 29 0 513
Australia 337 18 0 355
New Zealand 226 11 3 240
Canada 532 34 0 566
Ireland 104 9 0 113
France 4 22 0 26
Germany 2 20 0 22
China 4 64 0 68
Korea 2 52 0 54
Russia 2 9 0 11
Brazil 0 13 0 13
Peru 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 2 0 2
Italy 0 2 0 2
Mexico 0 2 0 2
South Africa 118 0 0 118
Argentina 0 1 0 1
Belgium 0 1 0 1
Finland 0 2 0 2
Mongolia 0 5 0 5
Austria 0 1 0 1
Indonesia 0 5 0 5
Switzerland 1 1 0 2
India 1 3 0 4
Phillipines 87 1 0 88
Netherlands 3 3 0 6
Poland 0 2 1 3
Republic of Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Hungary 0 1 0 1
Singapore 58 18 0 76
Kingdom of Norway 2 0 0 2
Jamaica 114 0 0 114
Thailand 0 5 0 5
Malaysia 0 1 0 1
Barbados 11 1 0 12
Trinidad and Tobago 53 0 0 53
Slovenia 1 0 0 1
Kingdom of Sweden 1 0 0 1
Kingdom of Denmark 1 1 0 2
Latvia 0 1 0 1
Fiji 1 0 2 3
Kingdom of Tonga 1 0 0 1
Vietnam 0 5 0 5
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 1 0 0 1
Republic of Estonia 1 0 0 1
Republic of Lithuania 0 2 0 2
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 0 0 1 1
Total Participants from All Countries 5,044 472 12 5,528
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