Important Contacts

Prefectural Advisors

Kai Simms at the Hyogo International Association

Phone: 078-230-3267 (Note: the phone may be answered in Japanese – just wait until he is on the line.)
Email: hyogo.pa@gmail.com (preferred contact point for non-urgent matters)

Hyogo International Association
1-5-1, Wakinohama Kaigan-dori,
Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken
〒651-0073

〒651-0073
兵庫県神戸市中央区 脇浜海岸通1丁目5-1
兵庫県国際交流協会

HIA Homepage

James Bollinger at the International Relations Division

Phone: 078-362-3026 (Note: the phone may be answered in Japanese – just wait until he is on the line.)
Email: hyogo.pa@gmail.com (preferred contact point for non-urgent matters)

International Relations Division
Hyogo Prefectural Government
5-10-1, Shimoyamate-dori,
Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken
〒650-8567

〒650-8567
兵庫県神戸市中央区 下山手通5-10-1 (1号館)
兵庫県庁国際交流課

International Relations Division Homepage

 

CLAIR – 財団法人 自治体国際化協会

The CLAIR JET Line is answered in English by one of the JET Programme Coordinators (PCs). Please call them after you have already reviewed your situation with your contracting organization and/or Prefectural Advisor.

Phone: 03-5213-1729
9:00 am – 5:45 pm, M-F

AJET Peer Support Group (PSG)

AJET has a helpline to support JET Program participants in Japan. It is a confidential and anonymous listening and referral service, available from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am every night of the year. To talk to a PSG member call 050-5534-5566 or voice call via Skype at AJETPSG.
For more information see the AJET website here.

JET Participant Online Counselling Service

This service was started by CLAIR in June 2015 and its use is limited to current JET participants.  The webmail and Skype based counselling service is accessible with a password which will be given to JET Participants by their Contracting Organization each year.  Registration is necessary, but it is possible to use the service anonymously.  Please read the Q&A here (2015-2016 Contract Year Version).

Counselling in English or Japanese:

https://www.kokoro-soudan.net/en/ (English)

https://www.kokoro-soudan.net/ (Japanese)

 

Ministry of Education (MEXT) – 文部科学省

Call with questions on education related matters only.

Contact Person: Mr. Huw Oliphant
Phone: 03-6734-3480
9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday