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CLAIR News October 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.

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.

2019-2020 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Grant

For JET Programme participants who have passed the JLPT N1, N2, or N3 conducted on 7 July, 2019 (Sun), you may be eligible to receive a grant for the test fee.

To check your eligibility, please read the Grant Overview and Eligibility Flowchart, accessible from the link below. If you meet the conditions, please submit your grant application directly to CLAIR. It must arrive by 31 October, 2019 (Thu).

Japanese Language Courses (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

For those currently enroled in one of CLAIR’s Japanese language courses, 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 October, 2019 (Thu), your new course will begin on 1 November, 2019 (Fri).

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.

Reappointment Procedures

The time for reappointment procedures is approaching. Please talk with friends, family, etc. and consult with your supervisor before making your decision.

All JET participants should receive documentation regarding the reappointment procedures from their contracting organisations. Please read the documents carefully and consult with your supervisor if you have any questions.
The reappointment documents will also be made accessible on the JET Programme website after the official notice to contracting organisations. Please refer to the link below.

More information about reappointment can be found in the GIH (pg. 64-67). (password: kmjb26)

Global Career Fairs Held by Local Governments

Iwate Prefecture and Gunma Prefecture are hosting career events, and invite JET participants along with foreign exchange students to network with various local companies and attend an employment guidance seminar. If you are interested in participating, please visit the homepages below.

Global Career Fair in Iwate
Date:30 November, 2019 (Sat) 10:30am ~ 4:30pm
Iwate Prefecture Citizen`s Cultural Exchange Center – “Aiina”
6th floor, group activities room 3
(1-7-1 Morioka Station West, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture 020-0045)
Apio Iwate Industry, Culture, and Convention Center.
(Iwate Prefecture, Takizawa City Sunagome 389-20)

Global Career Fair in Gunma
Date:30 November, 2019 (Sat)
Hotel Racine Shinmaebashi
(1-35-1 Furuichi Town, Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture)

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.

SEA Mid-Year Conference

The SEA Mid-Year Conference will take place from, 27 November, 2019 (Wed) to 28 November, 2019 (Thu) at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences, in Tokyo.

For more information, please ask your contracting organisation supervisor.

CIR Mid-Year Conference

The CIR Mid-Year Conference will take place from 30 October, 2019 (Wed) to 1 November, 2019 (Fri) at Pacifico Yokohama.

For more information, please ask your contracting organisation supervisor.

Career Vision Seminar

As a part of the career assistance that we offer to JET participants who will finish the JET Programme, a Career Vision Seminar will be held at Pacifico Yokohama on 1 November, 2019 (Fri). All JET participants can join the event, it does not matter what year you are on the JET Programme. We will share very useful information about how to market your JET experience, so we welcome your attendance.

※Details of the seminar have already been sent to applicants via e-mail.

1 November, 2019 (Fri) 2pm– 5pm  (reception begins at 1:30pm)
Pacifico Yokohama (1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa)
※The Career Vision Seminar will be held after the completion of the CIR Mid-Year Conference in the same venue.
How to apply
Please fill out the following form before Friday, 11 October.

About the GUNMA-LOCAL Career Fair for foreign nationals in Tokyo

The Gunma Prefectural Government will hold the GUNMA-LOCAL Career Fair for foreign nationals including current JET Programme participants throughout Japan on 26 October, 2019 (Sat) in Tokyo. Participation is free of charge and space is limited, so those who hope to work in Japan after finishing their term on JET should take a look as soon as possible.

Information about the American Embassy Mailing List

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulates in Sapporo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Naha have many exciting resources and programs useful for JET participants. By filling out this survey, you will get on our mailing list, though which we will inform you of useful and exciting opportunities just for JET participants! We will also send you emails with upcoming events and grant opportunities. We might contact you when our Foreign Services Officers travel to your region, in case you might be interested in learning more about careers in the U.S. Foreign Service!

Note: We will not share any of this information with any other organization without your express consent.

Feel free to share this URL with other American JETs (new or returners).

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