Special Interest, Nationality & Language Groups

Looking for other JETs around Japan who share the same interests as you? Check out these AJET Special Interest Groups and JET-related Social Groups.

AJET Special Interest Groups

AJET Special Interest Groups have a direct affiliation with National AJET. They have their own constitution and submit annual reports to the AJET National Council.

If you would like to start your own group and have it listed here, please check out our ‘How to start an AJET Special Interest Group’ guide or contact our Director of Affiliate Relations.

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JET Christian Fellowship (JCF)


Peter Johnson
Facebook | website |

JET Christian Fellowship (JCF) is a non-denominational group of JETs who share a common belief and faith in Jesus Christ. It was formed in 1988 by Christians on the JET Program. We meet together to develop friendships, pray for one another, and encourage each other in the walk of faith. We strive to share Jesus and His message of hope with other JETs, foreigners and Japanese people we come in contact with. Our website can be found here
Stonewall Japan

Stonewall Japan


Louis Williams
Facebook | website |

Stonewall Japan provides an affirming, open, safe zone for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies in Japan, while enhancing lives through collection and dissemination of information, maintenance of online platforms for communication, and provision of opportunities for fellowship, mutual learning, and peer support. We recognize the need to maintain and nurture a sense of community for all of our members throughout Japan. We encourage solidarity, insight, pride and respect, and self-discovery through development of an international community at the regional and national levels. Stonewall Japan envisions an international community where compassion and respect, social justice, and equality are extended to all individuals.
JETs of African Descent

JETs of African Descent (JETs AD)


Rhianna Aaron
Facebook | forum | | website

This group is open to all and focuses on topics related to JETs of African Descent (JETs AD). This group serves as a platform for discussion, support, and announcements relating to the JET community at-large. We aim to provide useful information and share resources on hard-to-find hair and beauty products, foreign foods, events, ways to stay connected, and other topics relevant to our demographic. We also plan nationwide and region-specific events. Join JETsAD on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the happenings in the JETs AD community.
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VegJET


Sara Beniamino
Facebook |

Hi vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious JETs! VegJET is an active networking community for those of us living in Japan. We are a diverse group of compassionate individuals, who support one another by sharing helpful resources, advice, recipe ideas, event postings, and more! Please use our Facebook group to ask Japan-specific veggie questions, to post veggie restaurant reviews, ask about ingredients in certain foods, organize meet-ups, and anything else that will be helpful to you as a VegJET! Feel free to introduce yourself, and please invite any veggie JET friends you have to the group!
ALT Soccer Tournaments

ALT Soccer Tournaments


Chris Moore
Facebook | website |

Just arrived in Japan and want to play soccer? Well you’ll be pleased to hear that a series of tournaments are run specifically for the JET community – The ALT Soccer Tournaments. These tournaments have been running for the past 11 years and welcome JETs from across the country for bi-annual tournaments in both Nagano Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture. These spring and autumn festivals of football are open to all, male or female, big or small, serious or social, they are a great way to meet new people and enjoy football on some the best grass pitches Japan has to offer. Since beginning in 2001, the ALT Soccer Tournaments have welcomed over 9000 participants from the following prefectures.

Eastern Japan Tournament – Sugadaira, Nagano
Nagano, Aomori, Akita, Yamagata, Miyagi, Fukushima, Tochigi, Niigata, Ibaraki, Gunma, Yamanashi, Toyama, Shizuoka, Gifu, Ishikawa, Fukui, Chiba and several from Tokyo.

Western Japan Tournament – Awaji Island, Hyogo
Kyoto, Shiga, Aichi, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Kochi, Tokushima, Hyogo, Kagawa, Mie, Fukuoka and several from Nagoya and Osaka.

But of course, teams are welcome to participate in both! For more information, please visit our website.
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Asian Pacific Islander AJET (API AJET)


Albert David Valderrama & Melody Wong
Website | | Facebook | Twitter

The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (API AJET) is to provide peer support for the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community in Japan, as well as to raise local and global awareness about the diverse range of issues that face this community. The group is open to any and all who wish to share experiences and/or promote cross-cultural understanding through discussions, events, activities, etc.
Canadian AJET Group

Canada National Group


Mark Bull
Facebook |

This group is a network of Canadian JETs who wish to exchange information and ideas, as well as promote Canada inside and outside of the classroom. The aim is to share lessons related to Canada, Canadian cultural resources, and information particular to Canadians in Japan. Follow the group on Twitter (@CanadaNG) for updates and Canadian tidbits to share with your students, teachers and friends. Or share your ideas on the group’s Facebook page.
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¡Hola! JETs


Rosa Galvan
Facebook | website | Twitter |

¡Hola! Special Interest Group for JETs of Latin and Hispanic descent is open to all and focuses on topics related to JETs of Hispanic/Latino descent. We hope to create a community in which one can find peer support, find useful resources, as well as to spread cultural understanding and knowledge within Japan. This group is open to anyone who is interested and wishes to experience the Hispanic/Latino culture through social events, discussions, activities, etc. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! Bienvenidos!

JET-related Social Groups

JET-related Social Groups have no AJET affiliation, but are largely created by and for the JET community.

If you would like to add a group to the list below, contact our Director of Social Media.

JET Gaming



More games! More games! MOAR GAEMZ! This group is for all JETs who are into pressing X to not die, rolling 20-sided die, and making other fools die... in the virtual arena. Members can post questions, requests, bulletins, events, blogs, articles, pictures, comics, YouTube videos, etc etc everything and anything. Anything that you thought was funny or interesting and want to share with other like-minded JETs across Japan - here is the place and here is the moment! Let's Enjoy JET Gaming ;)!

JET-setters



Hello everyone, this group is for finding travel buddies, exchanging travel tips and resources, meeting fellow JETs interested in travel, learning about the world around you and sharing photos and advice. Let's traveling!

JET Photography Club



Welcome to the JET Photography Club! A group for dedicated JET-setter photographers! Activities include sharing photos, finding photo hotspots, receiving photo feedback, talking about settings, gear, etc, submitting photos to JET groups/magazines, going on photography trips and much more. Feel free to promote information on places to shoot, photographic activities, photographic achievements, photographic techniques or ask questions. All current JETs welcome! No serious photography ability required; happy snappers/amateurs/professionals are welcome regardless of what equipment/software you use!

JET Programme couples and families



A group for those current/soon-to-be current JETs and their spouses, kids, fiancees, partners, whatever! There's no doubt that we'll face some situations that totally single JETs might not come across, so hopefully this will be a group where we can share issues, answers, and get to know each other.

JET Ladies



Wondering if other female JETs are having the same issues/ experiences as you? Need another women to bounce an idea/ issue off? From finding the right products, our bodies attempting to adjust to the new environment to women's roles in Japanese culture and perhaps, dating...the topics are endless. This is a platform on which we can discuss and debate, share resources, tips and experiences for making life as a women easier in Japan.

JETfood



Hi guys! This group is called JETfood, and it's all about what we feed our JETs! Feel free to use this group as a means to trade recipes, talk about gourmet hot spots, give reviews of restaurants discuss food history, information, and other tidbits or to share photos of your own JETfood! Don't be shy -- there's a whole lot of food in Japan and beyond to eat and explore! いただきます, and let's eat!

JETFit



Do you wish to become a bronzed muscled up version of yourself? No? You just want to have a good time talking about exercising, eating healthy and basically enjoying life!! Well then you have come to the right place. Share your experiences in eating healthy, staying active and keeping motivation. Hopefully we can all help each other to get to where we want and reach our fitness goals. There are no silly questions so feel free to ask away!

Professional Development for JETs



A place for JET Program participants (and other ALTs and English teachers in Japan) to share opportunities and resources, to network, and to provide and receive peer support for ongoing professional and personal development.

JET Fangirls



This is a group for any JET participants who would like to fangirl (or fanboy - no discrimination here!) with us over groups while on the program! Feel free to use this to meet up with people at concerts, talk about upcoming fan events, dramas, CDs, etc.

JET Programme CIRs


(JETプログラム国際交流員)

This group is a place for current, alumni, prospective, and future CIRs on the JET Programme to connect with each other and ask questions, share ideas, etc.

JETプログラムの現役・OB/OG・将来の国際交流員が、お互いにつながり、質問したり、アイディアを交換したりするためのグループです。

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