AJET Elections

Be a part of the 2022-2023 National AJET Council!

Notice: The application deadline has been extended! We are accepting applications through April 29th. Elections for elected positions will now open on May 1st.

What is National AJET?

The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a volunteer organisation of JET Programme participants. AJET serves the JET community by building support networks, organising useful information, and offering resources to enhance the lives of the Programme participants in Japan and abroad. 

We maintain a counselling service and an online magazine. We also hold a yearly meeting with representatives from CLAIR, where we voice the opinions and concerns of JETs directly to the Japanese government ministries that manage the JET Programme. (Read a summary of the 2021-2022 meeting here!)

AJET has existed since the inception of the JET Programme; at the national level, it is headed by the AJET National Council, a body of elected and appointed current JETs from across Japan. All of these positions are open to new JETs (2022 arrivals).

Why should I get involved?

This is the perfect opportunity for any JET Program participants who want to utilize and develop their professional skills while working in Japan on JET! 

Our current projects include collecting data from the JET community on participants’ wellbeing in their placements, working with different organizations to offer discounts and professional development deals for JETs and JET Alumni, and developing a brand-new website to host our wealth of resources.

National AJET is currently in a transitional stage as it adapts to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the JET community, and we’re looking for creative, motivated people to help define what we’ll look like in the future.

Open Positions


  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer

Learn more/apply for an elected position →


(Note: if there are vacant appointed positions after the election cycle, we will accept applications for those positions at any time.)

  • CIR Representative
  • PA Representative
  • Director of Social Media
  • Director of Digital Resources
  • Website Coordinator (Two Positions)
  • Project Manager (Two Positions)
  • Director of Volunteering
  • Director of Advertising and New Partnerships
  • Director of Affiliate and Community Relations
  • Director of Professional and Educational Development
  • Director of Alumni Relations
  • Director of Alumni Resources
  • Director of Visual Media
  • Translation and Interpreting Coordinator

Learn more/apply for an appointed position →

Election Timeline

Applications Open April 11, 2022 at 8:00
Applications Close April 29th, 2022 at 23:59
Election Opens (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer) May 1st, 2022 at 08:00
Election Closes (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer) May 12th, 2022 at 23:59
Results Publicized Prior to May 18, 2022
Turnover Prior to May 31, 2022
New Term begins Prior to June 1, 2022

More details on the election timeline and election rules →

If you are interested in joining the Peer Support Group or Connect Magazine, please keep an eye out for their recruitment initiatives, or contact their leadership at or .


If you have any questions about any aspect of the National AJET Council application, election or selection process, please feel free to contact .

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