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On Sexual Harassment in Japan (Part 2): For ALTs

In my previous post (part 1) I discussed the history of sexual harassment law in Japan, and the struggles women continue to face today. But in truth, this series was inspired by a report in The Japan Times about foreign workers in … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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

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

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?

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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