Since 1989, we've been supporting the JET Programme and its participants, as well as promoting awareness of Japanese culture and activities in Australia and New Zealand.

Nearly 23,000 alumni are now registered to the some 52 regional chapters, located across 17 countries - and we're now seeing JET alumni members whose parents were JETs themselves. We organise and contribute to a lot of events and activities - such as trivia nights, movie screenings, charity events, Japanese cultural festivals, and much more.

If you're a former JET, and want to get back in touch with your peers, or join up, why not get in contact? Check for your nearest chapter below, or contact JETAA Oceania at the bottom of the page. We'd love to hear from you!

JETAA chapters across Australia

JETAA chapters across New Zealand

JETAA International

Looking for other chapters around the world? Start at JETAA International.


The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET Programme) is a Japanese government initiative that brings the world to Japan, as ALTs (Assistant Language Teacher), SEAs (Sports Education Advisor) or CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations).

Most participants are ALTs sent to kindergartens, elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, while CIRs work in local government or board of education offices in their assigned areas.

But more than just work, it's an opportunity to really see a side of Japan and its culture that most outsides don't get, becoming part of the local community, and forging invaluable memories, experiences and skills - saying "the experience of a lifetime" may be a cliche, but it's never more true in this case.

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Hi everyone,

I am a Mathematics teacher at Sapporo Kaisei Secondary School. Our school currently offers the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Year Programme to approximately 500 students. As part of this programme, fourth year students (16 year olds) must complete a Personal Project (PP) in a field of their choice.

As JET alumni coming from various backgrounds, I was wondering if some of you would be interested in becoming a mentor for our students as they complete their PP. This project will take place for 6 months starting next academic year (April 2018).

If you are interested, could you please PM me your email address along with your field of expertise. Of course, your involvement in the project depends heavily on what topics our students choose and whether this can be matched to your specialisation. In the event where you are matched to one or more of students, correspondence will most likely be through Skype and/or email. Please be aware that it is not an expectation for you to travel to Sapporo to mentor our students.

Thank you for taking the time to read my query. We would be very grateful for any assistance that you may be able to provide.

Kind Regards,


If you've been on the JET Programme, sign up to join your nearest JETAA alumni association.