Feb 15

Volunteer Opportunities!

Hello fellow JETs! It’s been quite cold recently, but we are only a bit more than a month away from spring, so let’s hang in there!

If you are interested in volunteering for the JET community, here are two opportunities you can consider:

Fukuoka JET Orientation Committee (FJOC) 2017 Recruitment

The Fukuoka JET Orientation Committee (FJOC) is currently recruiting enthusiastic reappointing JETs to serve as committee member for Orientation, provisionally scheduled for August 7th or 9th, 2017. As a member, you will have the opportunity to plan, organize, and implement one of the largest events for JETs in Fukuoka.

Application has been sent to your contracting organization. Application deadline is around the end of February, depending on your contracting organization.  For more information, please contact your supervisor.

PSG Volunteer Recruitment 2017 – 2018

The AJET Peer Support Group is recruiting volunteers for the 2017 – 2018 JET year!  Applications will be open from February 13, 2017 to March 13, 2017.

About PSG
PSG is a confidential and anonymous resource provided by JETs, for JETs. Our volunteers are trained to listen and support callers through a wide spectrum of challenges, and put them in touch with the appropriate resources.
PSG operates from 8pm to 7am, 365 days a year, and is the only overnight support service designed to serve JETs nationwide. Contact us at 050-5534-5566, on Skype at “AJETPSG”,  or check out our website at www.ajetpsg.com
Who We’re Looking For

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Jan 21

Relocation of Fukuoka Regional Immigration Bureau

Hello JETs! It’s gotten really windy and cold lately so I hope you are all staying warm.

For some of you who are turning into fourth or fifth year JETs, you will have to renew your period of stay. You can do so as early as up to 3 months before it expires, and we highly recommend you to not delay doing so.

You will need to renew your period of stay at the Fukuoka Regional Immigration Bureau Office. It was originally located in the Fukuoka Airport but has relocated to the following address on December 19, 2016:

New address:

Fukuoka Legal Affairs Government Complex No. 1
3-5-25 Maizuru, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
New telephone no. : 092-717-5420

For more information on opening hours and such please see here.

Jan 04

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 Fukuoka JETs! We hope you had plenty of time to rest and replenish yourself over the holiday and are ready to start work in the new year.

The beginning of this year may be a season of preparation for transition and change, especially for those of you who are finishing your term on the programme this year. There will be two JET Programme Career Fairs, one in Osaka and one in Yokohama for the Greater Tokyo Area (click here for event details).

The registration deadline for these events is Friday, 20 January 2017. For more information, please refer to the JET Programme website and the email to you by CLAIR.

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