On Getting Into the JET Program, Part 4: The Statement of Purpose

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The centerpiece of your JET application is The Statement of Purpose, or SOP. It’s the one-page letter where you get to say everything you want JET to know. It’s also, shockingly, the only chance you’ll have to prove that you can actually speak English. Continue reading

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On Getting Into the JET Program, Part Three: The Application

paperworkSo we’ve looked at what the JET Program is and what it basically is looking for. Now, let’s look at the application itself.  Continue reading

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On Getting Into the JET Program, Part 2: What does JET want?

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When I started applying for JET in 2010, there was plenty of terrible advice about what JET wanted. Here are a couple of the rumors that, in hindsight, made absolutely no sense:

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On Getting Into the JET Program, Part 1: What is it?

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So, some of you are probably about to embark on the mysterious journey that is the JET application process. There’s no information anywhere, no one gives you straight answers, and when people do give you answers, they’re usually snarky.
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Guest Post: Going Loco in Yokohama

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This week, we’re sharing a guest post from expat writer and J-blogger, Baye McNeil, aka “Loco in Yokohama.” This excerpt, from his eponymous book, is about kids learning English in some unconventional ways. It contains some spicy language and situations, so turn off your child’s Internet if you’re worried.

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On Having Sex With an Octopus in Japan

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There’s an old joke that any revolutionary tool mankind creates to express our highest ideals and ambitions will always simultaneously be used for pornography.

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