CLAIR News January 2018

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CLAIR News January 2018
Mental Health Support Resources

The JET Mental Health Counselling Assistance Programme provides a partial subsidy (50%, up to 20,000 yen per year) for counselling costs incurred through consultation with mental health professionals in Japan not covered by health insurance. The coverage period for this year is 1 April, 2017 to 31 March, 2018. Please submit your application form for the subsidy through your contracting organization by 13 April, 2018.
CLAIR also offers a free online service to provide JET participants with mental health assistance from professional counsellors using Web Mail and Skype. Please ask your contracting organisation for further information.

Period of Stay and Status of Residence Renewal

For JET participants who arrived in April, it is almost time to extend your period of stay, so please check the dates written on your Residence Card (especially JET participants in their 3rd year who will be reappointed for another term). For information on extending your Period of Stay or changing your Status of Residence, please refer to page 67 of the 2017 edition of the General Information Handbook (GIH).

Japanese Language Courses (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

For those currently enrolled in one of CLAIR’s Japanese language classes, please remember to plan your study schedule ahead of time.

If you would like to change your course level, you can do so by accessing the contact information survey site, selecting your desired course, and then clicking the ‘OK’ button at the very bottom of the page. If you register to change your course level by 10 February, your new course will begin on 1 March.

Grant for TEFL Certification – Document Submission Deadline Approaching

The deadline to submit the required documents for the grant is Friday, 26 January 2018. Your documents must arrive at CLAIR by this date. The Course Completion Report (Form2), which is one of the required documents, was sent to supervisors in June 2017.

Registration of Contact Information for JET Participants

Have you registered or updated your contact information?

All JET participants must access the link below and register their contact information. If you need to modify your information, you can do so via the same website. Please ask your contracting organisation supervisor to obtain your ID and password.

2018 After JET Conference and JET Programme Career Fairs

JET participants completing their appointment on the JET Programme in 2018 are eligible to attend the After JET Conference (AJC) on 24 – 25 February 2018 at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center.

At the conference, there will be seminars on post-JET career development and various careers led by JET alumni who returned to their home countries after finishing the Programme. There will also be one-on-one career consultations as well as opportunities to network with alumni and various professionals. The conference will be held primarily in English.

For JET participants interested in working in Japan after JET, career fairs will be held in Osaka and Yokohama on 3 February and 25 February respectively. Participants will be able to attend a seminar on job-searching in Japan and meet with companies interested in hiring JET participants in Japan.

All JET participants should have received a welcome e-mail with information regarding registration for these events. If you did not receive the welcome e-mail, please contact CLAIR at Log in to the online application system using the URL below. The deadline to apply is Friday, 19 January 2018.

Information about past After JET Conferences can be found here:
Online system:

2017-2018 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Grant

The grant application period for the second test date (conducted on Sunday, 3 December 2017) will begin in early February 2018. The Grant Application Form can be downloaded from the URL below.

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