CLAIR hosts career fairs for JET participants in major cities in Japan with the cooperation of local and foreign chambers of commerce to respond to both the interests of JET Programme participants seeking employment in Japan and Japanese companies/organisations seeking multilingual, global personnel.
JET Programme Career Fairs are held by CLAIR annually between January and April. In addition, CLAIR supports other local governments in hosting career fairs for local companies, JET participants, and study abroad students.
As participation is voluntary, each participant must bear travel, accommodation, and other related costs of attending the career fair on their own. In addition, each JET participant who wishes to attend the career fair must obtain permission from their supervisor so that it does not interfere with their work duties. As a general rule, only JET participants in their final year of the Programme (participants who have submitted their reappointment paperwork indicating that they do not request reappointment) may participate. Former JET participants residing in Japan may also participate.
About the 2024 JET Programme Career Fairs
The 2024 JET Programme Career Fairs will be held in Tokyo, Osaka, and online in February/March. Please check back in late November/December for more information.
Please note that the After JET Conference and the career fairs are two separate events. To learn more about the After JET Conference, please go to this page.
JET Programme Participants Active in Japan
JET Programme participants are highly sought after by companies who are looking to hire foreign workers from within Japan. This video highlights former JETs as cultural ambassadors that are excellent at communication, flexible, and well versed in Japanese culture and way of life. Please check it out!
I was on the JET Programme from 2017 to 2019 in Yamagata. Thanks to the After JET Conference, I received useful information about different career paths available in Japan; it’s a great resource I encourage other current JETs to use. During the career fair I was able to talk to companies from different industries through which I found my current job. It definitely opens up new opportunities.
Yamatogokin Co. Ltd.
Former ALT – Yamagata Prefecture
The JET Programme Career Fair was invaluable in connecting me with companies seeking my skillset, and I was able to secure a new job at my company of choice following an extremely smooth recruitment process. I recommend all JETs who are interested in job-hunting in Japan to make use of this chance to see what opportunities await you!
Kyoto University of Advanced Science
Former CIR – Shizuoka Prefecture
I decided to join the 2022 JET Career Fair because I was trying to make up my mind between a few very different career fields after 3 years on JET. Representatives from companies all over Japan attended, and within just one day I was able to ask lots of questions, get a feel for the different career paths, and apply to the companies I was most interested in. I learned a lot by talking to other participants during break times, too. Thanks to this event, I found a job that offers all the opportunities I could have asked for.
Pasona Group Inc.
Former CIR – Niigata Prefecture
Nisshin Global Corporation
Our company aims to provide services such as seeking talented foreign workers for placement at Japanese firms, spreading information in English to audiences around the world, and the promotion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Japan. We participate in the JET Programme Career Fair as well as the JET Programme Internships every year in order to achieve our aim of scouting the most talented foreign employees for Japanese SMEs. We have found that JET Programme participants possess not only linguistic ability, but also sensitivities that differ from Japanese people, making them capable of revitalizing Japanese companies and their staff. We are very excited to see what kind of amazing foreign talent we will be able to meet at this year’s Career Fair!
Og inc. Sakura Mobile
We feel it is fantastic that the Internship and Career Fair are provided through the JET Programme’s career support initiatives. Every year that we participate in the Internships we are reminded of just how talented JET Programme participants are and, if given the opportunity, we would love to have more of them as a part of our team. Due to COVID-19 we had to temporarily suspend hiring, but this year, we are resuming recruitment and are very eager to participate in the Career Fair for the first time.