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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 (As of 1 July, 2016)

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 40 countries for the 2016-2017 year.

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Country ALT CIR SEA Total
Totals By Years on Programme ALT CIR SEA Total
1st Year 1,764 181 1 1,946
2nd Year 1,427 101 3 1,531
3rd Year 753 66 0 819
4th Year 374 44 2 420
5th Year 218 18 0 236
United States 2,696 117 1 2,814
United Kingdom 381 28 0 409
Australia 316 24 0 340
New Zealand 225 11 1 237
Canada 481 19 0 500
Ireland 98 3 0 101
France 4 15 0 19
Germany 2 17 1 20
China 5 63 0 68
Korea 2 53 1 56
Russia 2 8 0 10
Brazil 0 12 0 12
Peru 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 3 0 3
South Africa 85 0 0 85
Argentina 0 1 0 1
Belgium 0 1 0 1
Finland 0 1 1 2
Mongolia 0 3 0 3
Austria 0 1 0 1
Indonesia 0 4 0 4
Switzerland 1 0 0 1
Philippines 37 1 0 38
Netherlands 3 3 0 6
Poland 0 1 0 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Singapore 46 8 0 54
Jamaica 105 0 0 105
Thailand 0 2 0 2
Malaysia 0 1 0 1
Barbados 8 0 0 8
Trinidad and Tobago 36 0 0 36
Ghana 1 0 0 1
Kenya 0 0 1 1
Latvia 0 1 0 1
Palau 1 0 0 1
Vietnam 0 5 0 5
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 0 1
Uzbekistan 0 1 0 1
Total 4,536 410 6 4,952
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