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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program 2022 now open for application

JET Programme 2022
Cordillera-  Aspiring Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) and Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)  in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program can now submit their application for 2022.

The primary task of ALTs is to assist in classes led by Japanese English teachers in public or private schools in their municipalities.

The JET Program is one of the most extensive exchange programs in the world and Filipinos is one of the popular participants. Japan trusted Filipinos in the  industry of teaching English as Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) thus, the Philippines and Japan have developed a deeper mutual understanding through a foreign language exchange and cultural immersion.

Please refer to the following for the eligibility requirements and other details for the application process:


 Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) will work in private or public schools, or local boards of education in the prefecture or municipality they will be assigned to. ALTs’ primary task is to assist in classes led by Japanese Teachers of English in the following manners:

●  Assisting in the preparation of teaching materials;

●  Planning and supervising extracurricular activities for students, such as English club or sport activities;

●  Organizing cultural or international exchange programs.


Applicants must: 

  • be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japan after their arrival; be motivated to participate in and initiate international exchange activities in the local community; make effort to study or continue studying the Japanese language prior to and after arriving in Japan
  • be both mentally and physically healthy.
  • be willing and able to adapt to living and working in Japan, and be determined to responsibly complete their period of participation.
  • hold a Bachelor's degree or higher, or obtain such qualifications by the designated arrival date.
  • be a Filipino citizen.
  • be adept in contemporary standard pronunciation, rhythm and intonation in English and possess excellent language ability that can be applied accurately and appropriately; have the ability to form sentences in a comprehensive and logical manner. (See Note 1)
  • not have participated on the Programme since the 2017 JET Programme year or have participated on the Programme for more than 5 years in total.
  • not have declined a position on the Programme after receiving notification of assignment in the previous JET Programme year (excluding cases where it is accepted that the Participant had a valid, inevitable reason for withdrawing).
  • not have lived in Japan for 6 or more years in total since 2010.
  • have a desire to proactively maintain relations with Japan, even after completion of the Programme.
  • concerning entry into Japan for participation on the Programme, agree to reside in Japan under the status of residence stipulated in Article 2-2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  • be willing to obey all Japanese laws.
  • Applicants with a suspended jail term must have finished their period of probation by the time they submit their application form.
  • be interested in the Japanese education system, particularly foreign language education in Japan.
  • be interested in working with children.
  • be qualified as a language teacher or be strongly motivated to take part in the teaching of foreign languages.

Additional evaluation points will be given to applicants who:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in English or Education.
  • Have a professional language teaching license and/or experience (especially in classroom setting).
  • Have a general teaching experience or qualifications. (See Note 2)
  • Have a Japanese language background (JLPT passer) and/or Japan study background. (See Note 2)
  • Have experience traveling/living in foreign countries.


An applicant’s ability to use the English language accurately and appropriately will be assessed based on the information he or she will provide in the application documents, as well as the results of an in-house English exam.

The screening process also involves a teaching demonstration in English and a Nihongo conversation test.


Please follow the instructions carefully. The screening committee takes into consideration the applicants’ ability to follow the guidelines and instructions.

The following application instructions might be subject to change due to the current pandemic situation. Please check this website frequently for the latest instructions.

PLEASE COMPILE YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS INTO THREE (3) COMPLETE, SEPARATE SETS placed inside a brown/transparent envelope. Please do not use clear book. Do not staple the forms and other documents.

Download the applications below:

Application Form (Word)  printed in A4 size paper

Application Guidelines (PDF) Please read through the guidelines thoroughly before starting your application. 

Attachment Chart Sheet of Application (PDF) 

Self- Report of Medical Condition (s) (Word) All applicants are required to submit this form with their application. 

Statement of Physician (Word).

Applicants must submit the following documents via (LBC, Grab Express, Lalamove, etc) to:

The JET Programme

Japan Information and Culture Center

Embassy of Japan in the Philippines

2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300

For more information visit:




Unknown said...

Kindly notify me my e-mail ad thank you and good day.

Eli said...

May I know the age limit for this program. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

What is the age limit? When is the deadline of the application?

Anonymous said...

there is no age limit. deadline of submission of application is 5PM of December 3, 2021.

Unknown said...

can i bring my family there??

Jesus Pacampara said...

How do i submit my requirements

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