Apr 25

Update: Getting a Japanese Driver’s License

Hello JETs, I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

The “Getting a Japanese Driver’s License” page on the website has been updated.

As of March 2017, Fukuoka and Kitakyushu City Driver’s License Centers no longer administer driver’s license converstion practical skills test (driving test). They only handle license conversions that do not require a driving test. To take the test, you must now go to Chikuho or Chikugo Driver’s License Centers. (See the Fukuoka Prefectural Police website for more information in Japanese)

Please be aware of this when you are preparing to convert your driver’s license.

Apr 11

JLPT Registration is Open!

Hello Fukuoka JETs!

Yes, it’s that time again! Registration for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has opened up for the Summer 2017 test.

It’s your chance to put all those skills that you’ve learned to the test!

The JLPT is offered twice a year in Japan. The next test is on Sunday, July 2nd. Registration has already begun, and the deadline to register for the July test online is Friday, April 28th at 17:00. The deadline for application by mail is Friday, April 28th (postmarked). If you are interested in taking this test, please see more information on how to register here.

Mar 15

We’re looking for Area Leaders!

Hello Fukuoka JET Participants!
Fukuoka is looking for JETs that are interested in becoming Area Leaders.
Are you interested in challenging yourself? Making new friends? Giving back to the JET community? Are you overflowing with knowledge about the area you’re living in?
If so, you may be the perfect candidate as an Area Leader!
Please contact Wesley Bishop, our JHS PA in Fukuoka at fukuokajhs@gmail.com if you’re interested in applying!
The deadline for expressing interest is Monday, March 27st and the application deadline is Friday, April 21st. Results will be announced on Friday, May 12th.
A link to the application form for this position is also located here.
(Note: We are looking for JET Participants who will be staying past August 2017.)
Hope to hear from a few of you soon!

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