Culture & Education

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme


The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites third level graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Established in 1987, JET has become one of the largest exchange programmes in the world.

The JET Programme is implemented by local authorities within Japan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (the Three Ministries), and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR).

Ireland became a participating country in the JET Programme in 1988. Since then over 1,000 Irish people have contributed to and enjoyed the programme, including the 39 Irish JETs departed for Japan in 2013. Irish JETs act as ambassadors for Ireland, introducing all aspects of Irish culture to the Japanese people.

The application process for the 2014 JET Programme is CLOSED. Application materials for the 2015 Programme will be available in October 2014.

General Information

Job Types, Terms and Conditions, Placements, Remuneration, Insurance, Taxes and Visas, Life in Japan etc

Application Procedure in Ireland NEW

Eligibility, Recruitment Timeline, Promotional Talks, Application Procedure and FAQs

Irish JET Reports NEW

Real life experiences of Irish JETs in Japan


JET Alumni Association


Irish JET Alumni Association News and Events

Enquiries to:
Mr. Joseph Moore, JET Coordinator
JET Desk, Cultural Section, Embassy of Japan

Tel: 01 202 8306
Fax: 01 202 8350

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