Japan is now hiring Filipino Language Teachers

Japan is now hiring Filipino language teachers who are interested to work in Japan and are willing to be hired as assistant language teachers under the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme or JET.

To those who are interested to apply, the application documents must be submitted until November 29, 2019, and must be submitted in person or via courier to the Japan Information and Culture Center Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

For more information regarding the application, you may visit www.jetprogramme.org.


The below eligibility criteria are for the 2020-2021 JET Programme Year and are subject to change for the following year.

The below eligibility criteria apply to Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs), but not to Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs). Click here for more information.

The eligibility criteria to apply for participation on the JET Programme are determined by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and CLAIR in Japan.

Applicants must be:

(1) 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.

(2) Be both mentally and physically healthy.

(3) Be willing and able to adapt to living and working in Japan, and be determined to responsibly complete their period of participation.

(4) Applicants for both the ALT and CIR position must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or obtain such qualifications by the designated arrival date (applicants for the ALT position may alternatively hold a certification of completion of a 3-year course to teach at primary/elementary or secondary schools or obtain such qualification(s) by the designated arrival date).

(5) Be a national (not just a permanent resident) of the country where the recruitment and selection procedures take place by the time they submit their application form. Furthermore, those who possess Japanese nationality must have submitted their applications to renounce their Japanese nationality before submitting their Reply Form. Applicants who possess multiple nationalities with countries other than Japan may only apply as a national of one of those countries.

(6) Be adept in contemporary standard pronunciation, rhythm and intonation in the designated language (see Note) and possess excellent language ability that can be applied accurately and appropriately; have the ability to form sentences in a comprehensive and logical manner.

(7) Not have participated on the Programme since the 2017 JET Programme year (inclusive of April 2017 arrivals) or have participated on the Programme for more than 5 years in total.

(8) 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).

(9) Not have lived in Japan for six or more years in total since 2010.

(10) Have a desire to proactively maintain relations with Japan, even after completion of the Programme.

(11) 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.

(12) Be willing to obey all Japanese laws.

(13) Applicants with a suspended jail term must have finished their period of probation by the time they submit their application form.

Note: In the case of English-speaking countries (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Phillipines, Singapore, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, etc.) the designated language is English, for France it is French, for Germany it is German, for China it is Chinese, for Korea it is Korean, and for other non-English speaking countries, it is the principal language spoken in that country. However, there may be cases where English is required as well.

In addition, applications from non-English speaking countries must:

(14) Have a functional command of the English or Japanese language.

In addition to the above general criteria, ALT applicants must:

(15) Be interested in the Japanese education system, particularly foreign language education in Japan.

(16) Be interested in working with children.

(17) Be qualified as a language teacher or be strongly motivated to take part in the teaching of foreign languages.

* The following are not part of the Eligibility Criteria, however, additional consideration will be given to applicants who:

Have language teaching experience or qualifications.
Have general teaching experience or qualifications.
Have a high level of Japanese language ability.

In addition to the above general criteria, CIR applicants must:

(18) Have a functional command of the Japanese language (Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 or N2 is desirable).

Source: jetprogramme


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  1. Pls give us info on how to apply..where? Thank you

  2. Do the institutions accept an applicant who cannot speak Japanese language,but willing to learn.

  3. Good evening admin��
    I am very much interested to apply and I am 5 yrs. in teaching as public teacher handling MAPEH 9, Animal Production ( Poultry Production NC II &Swine Production NC II), Handicrafts, Home Economics and I have also teaching experience in teaching Grade 1 in private school last School Year 2013-2014.
    pls. how to apply,here is my email add. juanycrisr@gmail.com

    God bless and more power admin.

  4. I guess for those asking how to apply just visit the official jetprogramme website.. they have the full instructions and guidelines about the application.
    It is also mentioned you can pass requirements personally at the Japanese embassy in Manila or send it via LBC,2GO etc.
    They have provided the address embassy in the website too.
    Better just to check it by yourself 😊

  5. I visited the site and saw the application process, and the general schedule for the application process. However, I didn't see any list on what specific documents are needed to be submitted to the Japanese Embassy. I might have just missed it, but may I just ask, what do the applicants need to prepare?

    1. Hi gigi, have you been to the embassy already? It was mentioned on the JET website that you would need to call the embassy to ask for the requirements and also the JET application form.

  6. I'm interested! And I am willing to study japanese Language please send me the detail on how to proceed my application thank you!

  7. How to apply? Is it okay if im not a LET passer?

  8. How to apply? Is it okay if im not a LET passer?

  9. I am intersted, may I have the details for application?

  10. https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000147.html

  11. I'm an online English Teacher for almost three years. I love teaching kids.

    I'm interested to be part of this.

  12. I already had a training for japanese language for 360 hours, Im also a LET passer.. How to apply?

  13. Good evening! May I ask what are the requirements and and what are the process to apply? Thanks

  14. Hello... I'm interested in applying
    for this position. May I ask the process on how to apply? Thank you

  15. I'm a teacher for 4 years already and I'm very much interested in this position, can you tell us the requirement sir?

  16. Good day, i would really love to apply, i already have 16.years experienced in both private and public schools.


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