CLAIR News November 2017

  • HOME »
  • CLAIR News November 2017

CLAIR News November 2017
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. Additionally, the JET Online Counselling Service offers professional counselling for free through Web Mail and Skype. Please ask your contracting organisation for further information.

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.

Deadline Approaching for JET Programme Video Contest 2017 Applications

CLAIR is accepting submissions for the JET Programme Video Contest 2017.

Videos must be approximately three minutes in length, and must showcase the charm of Japan’s local regions as seen by JET participants. Award winners will receive prizes up to 100,000 yen in travel vouchers.

The deadline is Thursday, 30 November 2017.

You can apply via the link below.

Translation & Interpretation Course Training Seminar (English)

The training seminar for the Translation & Interpretation Course (English) will be held from Monday, 4 December to Friday, 8 December 2017. The seminar will take place at the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities (JIAM) in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture. Please bear in mind that participation in the training seminar is a requirement for receiving a Certificate of Completion for the course.

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 December, your new course will begin on 1 January.

Grant for TEFL Certification

If you have received approval for a TEFL Grant from CLAIR, the deadline to submit the required documents is Friday, 26 January 2018. The documents must arrive at CLAIR by this date. We recommend you finish your TEFL course at least a week in advance of the deadline to ensure that your documents arrive on time. For more information about the TEFL Grant schedule, please refer to the Grant Overview, accessible from the link below.

Registration of Contact Information for JETs

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.

Career Support Section Updated on the JET Programme Website!

Information about CLAIR’s career support initiatives, including information about the dates of the 2018 career fairs, has been updated on the JET Programme website. Registration for the career fairs and After JET Conference will begin in late November, so be sure to check your email in the coming weeks.

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 career 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 for work in Japan.

Detailed information will be sent out via e-mail and will also be made available on the JET Programme website in the near future.

Information about past After JET Conferences can be found here:

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

The application period for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Grant (conducted on Sunday, 2 July 2017) ended on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. The grant application period for the second test date (scheduled to be Sunday, 3 December 2017) will begin in early February 2018.

Copyright 2015 by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)