Former JETs

As the JET Programme celebrates its 30th year, there are approximately 62,000 JET alumni spread across the world who made Japan their home for a period of one to five years. Some remain in Japan as a result, while others begin their next step in life by returning to their home countries.

In this section, former JET participants can find important information about the JET Alumni Association (JETAA), which is an independent organisation comprised of former JET participants. As of April 2017, JETAA is active in 16 countries and consists of 53 chapters that boast a total of approximately 29,000 members.


Please refer to the General Information Handbook or the following handout for information about the Lump-sum Withdrawal Payment (pension refund).

PDFLump-sum Withdrawal Payment


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