National AJET is proud to display the partnerships it has made with leading organizations in Japan. National AJET works with NGOs, universities, corporate affiliates, charitable organizations, and professional development sponsors around the world to bring discounts, giveaways, and breaking deals to our 5,000+ current and 65,000+ alumni JET participants. For partnership enquiries, please email our .

Corporate Affiliates



Want to send money abroad but hate having to waste time at a bank branch or are a bit confused about how to do it? If so, GoRemit by Shinsei Bank is the perfect service for you. GoRemit is a quick, simple and inexpensive way to send funds overseas!

Sprout English

Do you teach elementary school (Shogakko) classes? Get instant access to over 1000 ready-made lessons for teaching English to young children (ages 5 to 13). Find and print fun games, phonics activities, grammar tasks, short readers and projects to save you and your Japanese colleagues hours of preparation time. Teach successful classes with professional materials. No more struggling to plan lessons from scratch. Access your AJET 25% discount code here..
ESL Library

ESL Library

How much time do you spend preparing lessons for your junior high and high school classes? Cut that time dramatically with ESL Library. Over 1000 ready-made lesson plans and 2000 flashcards for teaching English to teens and adults. Find and print lessons and resources that fit what you need on any given day—from communicative practice of specific grammar points that your JTE colleague wants to cover, to guided discussion of topics that Japanese students (and teachers!) are interested in. Our lessons are professionally developed by a team with extensive experience in Japan. Get your students participating actively in class. Access your AJET 25% discount code at here.
Tengu Natural Foods

Tengu Natural Foods

Tengu Natural Foods is your natural health food store in Japan. We specialize in vegetarian, vegan and organic food from around the world as well as a wide variety of Japanese macrobiotic food. Check out our online store or download our catalog to see our full range of items, including our extraordinarily good peanut butter. Delivery anywhere in Japan in just a few days.

Tengu Natural Foods is part of the Alishan Organic Center and café. Come and visit us in the foothills of Saitama for lunch in our vegetarian café and a paddle in the local river. Markets, yoga classes and workshops are held throughout the year. See for more information.

Enter the coupon code AJET2014 for 20% off your Tengu order.
Overseas Counseling Service

Overseas Counseling Service

Living abroad is a remarkably rewarding experience that also provides unique challenges. We all feel overwhelmed at times, and the additional stresses of living abroad can sometimes make these issues more difficult to deal with. Provision at the Overseas Counseling Service are provided by Melissa Cochrane, a former JET who is a qualified psychotherapist. Melissa understands what it means to be a JET—both the excitement and the difficulties. With over 10 years of experience offering counseling and psychotherapy services to expats, Melissa can provide confidential support with many types of issues including: relationships, anxiety, depression or low mood, adjustment, life changes, and many other unique circumstances. Services are offered online via Skype or email. Current JETs receive a 20% reduction in fees.
White Rabbit

White Rabbit

White Rabbit Japan is a Tokyo-based international team working to make Japanese language, products and culture easily accessible to people worldwide. We've published a series of top-selling language products for Japanese learners, run Japan's top proxy buying and package forwarding services, and produced a series of audio guided tours for Tokyo neighborhoods. Current AJET members receive a 10% discount on select items. Visit us and use coupon code AJET10OFF at checkout.

Teaching English in Japan? Then you need materials! is your One Stop Shop for everything ELT-related in Japan. We have everything from textbooks to song CDs, games and classroom/teacher resources. And at great prices: 15-20% off high street prices. is owned and managed by two former JETs from Miyazaki-ken (1999-2002), supported by a friendly team of nearly 20 great folks. We are still based in sunny Miyazaki (too nice to leave!), but proud to be serving tens of thousands of customers across the whole of Japan with fast service and an easy-to-use website. Visit us today!
Stone Bridge Press

Stone Bridge Press

Stone Bridge Press is a publisher of books about Japan and China. With roughly 150 titles in print including books on language, business, literature, manga, design, and culture, we're not tea-cult dilettantes or management gurus. We simply believe that both Japan and China offer tremendous opportunities for re-examining Western values and for connecting with an emerging global culture increasingly centered on the Pacific Rim.

Authors published by Stone Bridge Press include Donald Richie and Frederik L. Schodt. Stone Bridge is admired for its reference works on Japanese popular culture, including comics and film, and for its illustrated approaches to the study of Japanese characters. Its publication of a book on wabi-sabi by Leonard Koren in 1992 helped spur an international design revolution.

Interested in our books? We run regular giveaways through AJET Facebook groups where you can get free e-books of our latest and greatest titles (first one coming soon!!). You can check out our catalog here.
WhyNot?! JAPAN


WhyNot!?JAPAN organizes parties and bus tours for internationally-minded foreigners and Japanese living in Japan. We host parties every weekend in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Tokyo. Some of our popular bus tours include our Snowboarding Tour, Mt. Fuji Tour, Rafting Tour, Mt. Koya Tour, and many more! If you are new to Japan, join WhyNot!? and you can meet a lot of new people! Special Offers for JETs: Discounted entrance (2000yen for men and 1000yen for women) to our parties and a 500yen discount on our bus tours.
Hilo Market

Hilo Market

Hilo Market delivers Costco, IKEA, organic and imported food plus more; straight to your door anywhere in Japan. Great prices and great selection with delivery as fast as next-day. No penalties for shipping chilled or frozen items and NO hidden taxes or fees to surprise you at the checkout. What you see is what you pay. And what you get are great products at great prices with the very best service. Give us a shout and let us know how we can help.

JET participants can receive a 5% discount coupon by applying the code "HMJET24" at check out. Also, when creating a new account, 300 Hilo Market points (worth 300 yen) will be automatically credited as a welcome gift. On top of that, current members and new members can each earn 500 Hilo Market points when they refer a new member to us. You just need to write in the comment section 'Refer by: [name] and [email address]'.

STA Travel

STA Travel is the world’s largest travel company for students & young people. It’s our goal to help our travelers immerse themselves into new cultures all over the world. Of course, we are here in Japan to supply a unique travel experience personalized just for you. We believe ‘Experience is Everything’ to change people’s lives for the better. Be sure to check out our special ‘AJET Member’ tab on our home page. Here, we list deals just for JETs! Plus, when you book with us, you’ll get 1,000 Yen off your flight ticket.


Duolingo is the free, science-based language education platform used by over 100 million people around the world and selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year and by Google as Best of the Best for Android.

Available on the web and in app versions, Duolingo is 100% free and requires no resources from schools. Its game-like design motivates students to learn beyond the class curriculum and its format has been proven to work. According to an independent study conducted by the City University of New York, an average of 34 hours of Duolingo are equivalent to a full university semester of language education.

Duolingo for Schools, which launched this year, allows language teachers to track student progress in a consolidated manner and is already a very popular technological companion for language teachers worldwide.

The app also now features a Japanese course.

Charitable Organisation Partners


Tokyo Yamathon

The Yamathon is a unique fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo, visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train line in under 12 hours. 100% of your registration fee will go to NADIA, an international volunteers group focusing on helping the recovery of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture, after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in March 2011.
Peace Boat

Peace Boat

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities. Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit.

Professional Development Sponsors

Japan Association for Language Teaching


The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning. JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate. JALT is comprised from all levels of education, public and private, casual and academic, and with AJET alumni found throughout.

While JALT is a large organization, it has a personal touch—AJET members can get in touch with JALT's liaison to AJET, Matt Shannon, through AskJALT [at] gmail [dot] com. Use this if you are looking for a personal introduction, clarification on an event or group, or are otherwise unable to find an answer to your query.


The de facto alumni magazine, career center, publicist and communication channel for the JET alumni community of over 55,000 worldwide.

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College, is a small, private graduate school in Monterey, California. We are an academic community committed to preparing global professionals to excel in cross-cultural environments and to “be the solution” to some of the world’s most pressing problems. We achieve this by emphasizing technical excellence in critical areas of study for global issues, including advanced language study. JET Program Alumni are eligible for preferential scholarship consideration up to half tuition, due to their language skills and intercultural competencies. Learn more on our website.

We offer master’s degrees in:
International Business (MBA)
International Policy (security, trade, development)
Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
International Environmental Policy
Public Administration (MPA)
Translation and Interpretation
Language Teaching (TESOL and TFL)
*New Program in International Education Management*
SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute’s interculturally-focused master's degrees help students pursue meaningful careers in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), international education, sustainable development, and peacebuilding and conflict transformation. On-campus and online programs are available, and all programs are based on a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication. SIT offers up to five $5,000 scholarships to JET alumni each year, and SIT will waive the application fee for all JET alumni. Learn more on their website.
Temple University Japan

Temple University Japan | @tujweb

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan. Founded in 1982, TUJ has developed into a nationally recognized institution offering an extensive range of educational programs. In addition to its core undergraduate program, TUJ offers graduate programs in law, business, and TESOL; continuing education courses; corporate education classes; and an English-language preparation program.
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is willing to give teachers who are currently working on or who have recently worked on the JET program a discount on the cost of the MA in TESOL or the MA in Applied Linguistics which is run by Distance Learning.

The program consists of 6 modules and a dissertation.
The program is currently charged at a price of £1000.00 per module and £3,000.00 (3 x 1000.00) for the dissertation.
The total cost is therefore £1000.00 x 6 + £3,000 = £9,000.00.

JET participants can receive a 50% discount on the cost of module 3.

This represents a discount of £500.00 or 5.5% of the total price of the program.

Please contact with any questions, or for more information.