JET Programme Hiring Filipino Teachers with up to P150k Monthly Salary

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is administered through the collaboration of Japan’s local government authorities, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR).

The JET Programme has grown significantly since its start in 1987, with the number of participating countries in the JET Programme growing from four to 57, and the number of participants from 848 to 5,761. And more than 70,000 people from 75 countries have participated in the JET Programme through its years.

Currently, approximately 1,000 local public organisations (contracting organisations), including 45 prefectures and 18 designated cities employ JET Programme participants. The specific work activities of JET Programme participants are independently decided by each prefectural governor or city/town mayor. Although the organisations involved in the JET Programme are primarily local government authorities, JET Programme participants may also be placed in private schools when there is a request. Through the international exchange activities of its participants, the JET Programme strives to make a continued contribution to the revitalisation of local communities throughout Japan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) will work in private or public schools, or local boards of education in the prefecture or municipality they will be assigned to. ALTs’ primary task is to assist in classes led by Japanese Teachers of English in the following manners:

  • Assisting in the preparation of teaching materials;
  • Planning and supervising extracurricular activities for students, such as English club or sport activities;
  • Organizing cultural or international exchange programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japan after their arrival; be motivated to participate in and initiate international exchange activities in the local community; make effort to study or continue studying the Japanese language prior to and after arriving in Japan.
  • be both mentally and physically healthy.
  • be willing and able to adapt to living and working in Japan, and be determined to responsibly complete their period of participation.
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or obtain such qualifications by the designated arrival date.
  • be a Filipino citizen.
  • be adept in contemporary standard pronunciation, rhythm and intonation in English and possess excellent language ability that can be applied accurately and appropriately; have the ability to form sentences in a comprehensive and logical manner. (See Note 1)
  • not have participated on the Programme since the 2020 JET Programme year or have participated on the Programme for more than 6 years in total.
  • not have declined a position on the Programme after receiving notification of assignment in the previous JET Programme year (excluding cases where it is accepted that the Participant had a valid, inevitable reason for withdrawing).
  • not have lived in Japan for 6 or more years in total since 2013.
  • have a desire to proactively maintain relations with Japan, even after completion of the Programme.
  • concerning entry into Japan for participation on the Programme, agree to reside in Japan under the status of residence stipulated in Article 2-2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  • be willing to obey all Japanese laws.
  • Applicants with a suspended jail term must have finished their period of probation by the time they submit their application form.
  • be interested in the Japanese education system, particularly foreign language education in Japan.
  • be interested in working with children.
  • be qualified as a language teacher or be strongly motivated to take part in the teaching of foreign languages.

Additional evaluation points will be given to applicants who:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in English or Education.
  • Have a professional language teaching license and/or experience (especially in classroom setting).
  • Have a general teaching experience or qualifications. (See Note 2)
  • Have a Japanese language background (JLPT passer) and/or Japan study background. (See Note 2)
  • Have experience traveling/living in foreign countries.

All intrigued people are free to join the JET Program. Effective JET Program candidates are welcome to Japan as agents of their nations and will be allocated in neighborhood specialists including public and private rudimentary, middle school, or senior secondary schools. The JET Program requests something like an extended responsibility from its members. In that capacity, it is best for members to be versatile, intellectually and truly fit for performing different occupation obligations, and to have a profound interest in Japan.

How to apply?

116 thoughts on “JET Programme Hiring Filipino Teachers with up to P150k Monthly Salary”

  1. Emiliana Manila Villamor

    Hello,I’m Emiliana Villamor ,a licensed professional teacher.I’m interested to share my skills and abilities to my learners.

  2. Nerriza B. Gonzales

    Good day! I am interested in applying in this job position for Japan, I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and willing to adapt the Japanese culture. I hope there’s a chance for me in this kind of opportunity.

  3. I am currently working in Thailand as a kindergarten teacher. I think this post opens a brighter future for me and my family. Please send the link on where to download all pertinent documents to fill out. Thank you

  4. Reynaldo Pastrano

    Have a wonderful day!

    My name is REYNALDO PASTRANO. I have been teaching in DEPED for 8 years. I am willing to venture a new form of environment.

    Please count me.
    Thank you

  5. interested for japan hiring teachers im Lovely mae Dulo
    from philippines 32 hrs old single a batchelor degree in elementary education.

    very much willing to undergo interview for the said psition thank you

  6. Carmelita Alimpolos

    Hello. I am interested to apply. I graduated Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology. Is having body tatooes not allowed in Japan?

  7. Im interested sir/;ma’am,
    I graduated Bachelor in Secondary Education and i have experienced in kindergarten Public School in our nearest area here in the(Philippines).

  8. Josephine Delos Santos

    I am interested with the job but i don’t have any japanese language training but willing to learn and adopt all the policies indicated above.
    Hope you can give me a chance to appply.
    This is my contact number 09937332098.

  9. Julie Ann Peralta


    After reading the article about the jet program, hiring teachers to teach language in Japan, I have this interest to apply and learn more how to be one of… should I say luckiest applicant here. I would love to hear more from you.

  10. Lovely Pearl Sales

    I am highly interested to be part of the team. I am BEED graduate and pursuing my masters degree. I have already earned 15 units in my masters degree. I have 2 years experience in a private institution and 5 years teaching experience in public school.

  11. Good day Mam/ Sir this is Jerik De Guzman Santos from the Philippines 32 years old currently working in Thailand for 4 years as an English teacher. I’m interested to apply in your institution and also willing to move to Japan for work. please accept my short letter of application. Than you.

  12. Glecielyn Samonte Verzosa

    Good evening, I’m currently living here in Gifu, Japan since 2018. Can I apply in JET Position here in Japan?

  13. Aiziel Saluta Comia

    Good day! I am graduated here in Philippines of Bachelor of Elementary Education. I’m interested to apply and to work with your company. Thank you! God bless! 😇

  14. Hello. Goodmorning maam/sir. I would like to ask if how I am going to apply?. I hope for your favorable feedback. Thank you?

  15. I’m interested to work in Japan since I’m a teacher and I’ll m looking for a better opportunity in teaching career. I hope I can be accommodated how to apply thank you.

  16. I’m a Licensed Professional Teacher from Philippines and currently working here in Japan as a farmer my contract will end by January next year.

  17. To Whom it May Concern

    I am interested to apply in the JET programme. I am a professional teacher. How can i send you my resume? Thank you if you will reply.

    Respectfully yours,

  18. I am interested to apply in Japan as a teacher. I am a lisenced teacher here in Philippines now.I hope you will give me a chance to work in your country.Thank you so much.

  19. Jonel Agustin Siading

    I so much interested,,at the moment i am a pre school teacher here in Philippines anf willing to share my expertise in other country like Japan

  20. Jonel Agustin Siading

    I am so much interested,,at the moment i am a pre school teacher here in Philippines and willing to share my expertise in other country like Japan

  21. Micca Ella Malaap

    hi good day I am interested in the job and I am a 2nd year college bachelor technical teaching education, can I get in even though I have not finished my studies yet?

  22. Ma.Rona Juanillo Bandejas

    Hi.. I’m willing to apply and I am currently working as an online english tutor in a Japanese High School as part of their curriculum. Hope to hear from you soon.

  23. Vincent R. Lagat

    I’m teaching for almost 18years and willing to apply as assistant teacher anywhere in your country….

  24. Nannette Galea

    Goodday to the Staff.I graduated my Bachelor in Elementary Education and I’m a Licensed Teacher.I have undergone my work experineces for 3 years in public and 7 months in private school and also have 18 units for Masters of Arts In Education Major in Educational Managements and obtain 18 units and i have also 48 units in Early Chldhold Ecucation(ECE) for Preschool.

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