Expect to see this Japan/JET FAQ page grow as I spend more time in Japan! On this page, I’ll be linking to my posts that I think are particularly helpful for those of you looking for more information about living in Japan and/or working for the JET Programme.
Since August 2016, I’ve been living and working as a JET ALT in the city of Naruto, Tokushima prefecture, on the island of Shikoku. My city is where the little point of the arrow is on the map below – the very northeastern tip of Shikoku:
I really enjoy my rural little corner of Japan and I hope you’ll enjoy reading about it too. It was difficult for me to find English information about my placement when I got it, so I also hope any incoming JETs to Naruto or Tokushima will find this helpful. If you have specific questions, I’ll do my best to answer but please do search my site (there’s a search box in the right-hand sidebar) and read my posts first! For further insider info on the JET Programme, there are hundreds of Facebook groups and also a subreddit where incoming, outgoing, current and former JETs congregate to ask questions and provide answers. This program has been going on for over 30 years, so there is a goldmine of information available online!
JET Programme Posts
- The JET Programme: From Application to Acceptance
- The JET Programme: From Pre-departure to Departure
- The JET Programme: From Arrival to Tokyo Orientation
- My First Six Months as a JET ALT in Japan
- New JETs: Don’t Panic About Your Placement!
- Podcast Interview with ALTInsider.com