facebook1On 13 June, nine members of the National Council of the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET), a volunteer organisation that represents current JET Programme participants, met with representatives from CLAIR and the three Japanese ministries associated with the JET Programme (the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Education, Culture , Sports, Science and Technology) to exchange opinions about the administration of the JET Programme and the support of JET Programme participants.

 Topics of discussion included the cooperation between AJET and CLAIR on projects related to the 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme, support for incoming JETs in adjusting to life in Japan, consideration for various special interest groups among JET Programme participants, the effective utilization of JET Programme participants, and strategies to increase the number of SEAs in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 We thank National AJET and the three ministries for the fruitful discussions