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CLAIR News June 2019
Registration for the Safety Confirmation System (Emergency Call) and Contact Information Survey for JET Participants

CLAIR requests each JET participant to register for the Safety Confirmation System (Emergency Call) and Contact Information Survey. These are two separate systems. Please register to both using the links below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your supervisor.

Safety Confirmation System: or
Your login ID and password are both the final nine numbers of your JET Number, omitting the first two digits (20).

Contact Information Survey:
Login ID: JET Number (11 digits beginning with 20)
Password: Date of birth (YYYYMMDD)

Mental Health Support Resources

With the aim of enhancing mental health support for JET participants, CLAIR offers the JET Programme Mental Health Counselling Assistance Programme. This programme provides a partial subsidy (50%, up to 30,000 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 from 1 April, 2019 to 31 March 2020. The application form must be sent to CLAIR by 10 April 2020 (Fri).

CLAIR also offers a free online service to provide JET participants with mental health assistance from professional counsellors using Web Mail and Skype.

If you would like to use this service, please access the following website. After entering the password, you will be instructed to register. You can receive up to seven Skype Counselling sessions from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. CLAIR recommends trying the Web Mail Counselling system first. There is no limit to the number of threads you can start in the Web Mail Counselling system.

Web Mail Counselling
Login Password: Please ask your contracting organization or refer to the e-mail version of CLAIR News.

Skype Counselling
Login Password: Please ask your contracting organization or refer to the e-mail version of CLAIR News.

Information for Participants Completing Their Term on the JET Programme

JET Participants finishing their term of appointment in July/August this year are strongly recommended to start planning for their departure as early as possible.

Please refer to the relevant information for departing JET Programme participants found in the 2019 General Information Handbook (Chapter 7: Leaving JET, pages 161-175) and the After JET Guide.

In addition, if you require a certificate of employment or letter of recommendation for your future job search, please do not forget to request it from your contracting organisation (samples are included in the appendix of the manual for contracting organisations and After JET Guide as a reference).

General Information Handbook:
After JET Guide:

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 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 July 2019 (Wed), your new course will begin on 1 August 2019 (Thu).

2019-2020 Grant for TEFL/TESOL Certification

Notification of grant eligibility was sent directly to each applicant on 7 June 2019 (Fri).

If you submitted an application, but did not receive notification of grant eligibility from CLAIR, please contact CLAIR via the email address on the application form.

Calling All Aspiring Writers: Submission of Articles for JET Programme Voices

CLAIR and The Yomiuri Shimbun have launched a periodical column in The Japan News, a globally-circulated English language newspaper. “JET Programme Voices” is a collection of articles submitted by current and former JET participants which give a worldwide audience insight into unique experiences and achievements of participants during their time on the Programme. Instructions regarding the submission of documents are accessible from the link below.

Period of Stay and Status of Residence Renewal

For JET participants who arrived in July/August, 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 third 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 69 of the 2019 edition of the General Information Handbook (GIH).

Post-JET Contact Information Survey

CLAIR is collecting contact information from JET participants completing their term on the JET Programme this July/August via the After JET Contact Information Survey to assist them in maintaining connections with Japan and the JET Programme.

Participants who complete the survey available at the following URL can receive useful information and CLAIR’s alumni mail-magazine, JET Streams.

The deadline to reply is 5 July 2019 (Fri), so please register your contact information as soon as possible.

Multilingual Disaster Preparedness Signage Tool

CLAIR provides an online tool to easily develop signage in multiple languages as part of continued efforts to promote disaster preparedness and internationalisation at the grassroots level. The main purpose of this tool is to allow users to create signage leading to evacuation areas, but it has many other useful templates as well. CIRs who are responsible for planning international events or translating signage as part of their work duties may find this tool helpful.

Non-Profit Internship Opportunity for JETs Leaving the Programme

Ashinaga is seeking volunteer interns for their 2019 Internship Program. The upcoming term is from 30 September 2019 (Mon) to 6 December 2019 (Fri).

The internship offers many benefits and an opportunity to gain skills while making contributions to a worthy cause.

Applications close on 1 July 2019 (Mon). Please see the link below for more information.

About Ashinaga:
Internship Information:

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