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JET Video Contest

Winning Videos and Award Ceremony Details Announced

Last year, CLAIR announced the much-anticipated comeback of the JET Video Contest, marking its revival after a hiatus of seven years. This year, both JET Programme Alumni and current participants were invited to craft their own short videos, centered around the three specified themes below.


(Ichigo Ichie)


‘Once-in-a-lifetime chance’ ‘Trying as hard as one can’ ‘The beauties of nature’

With the submission period concluding in mid-January and nearly 200 video entries received, CLAIR is delighted to unveil the winning videos below!

Winning Videos

“300 yen for a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Creator: ALT from Akita

“A New Kind of Awareness –

Creator: CIR from Yamanashi

“A Once-in-a-Lifetime Taste of Japan”

Creator: ALT from Okayama

“A Story”

Creator: ALT from Nara

“Abare: Light & Delirium”

Creator: ALT from Ishikawa

“Colors of Kochi | 高知の色”

Creator: ALT from Kochi

“Higashiagatsuma: glad I came”

Creator: ALT from Gunma

“Hiking the Kumano Kodo”

Creator: ALT from Nara

“On Miyako, In Nature”

Creator: ALT from Okinawa

“Sakura X Poui: A Book Inspired by Cherry Blossoms”

Creator: ALT from Saitama

“Tashirojima Cat Island Tier List”

Creator: ALT from Yamanashi

“The Four Seasons of Tohoku”

Creator: ALT from Akita

“The Power of Isshokenmei: Lessons from Nagaoka”

Creator: ALT from Niigata

Award Ceremony

While each video above has been selected for an award, specifics will not be revealed until the award ceremony taking place on 12 July 2024. Details can be found below!

JET Video Contest Award Ceremony


July 12th, 2024
6pm to 9pm

To all creators whose videos did not make it through the final screening process, we at CLAIR deeply appreciate the time and effort you dedicated to your creations. We want to express our sincere gratitude for your continued appreciation of Japan and support for the JET Programme community. The dedication and collaboration of the JET community are invaluable in facilitating opportunities such as this, and we hope we can continue to rely on your support in the future.

All submitted videos can be viewed from the link below.

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