Post-JET Visa Advice

Note: The Alien Registration system was abolished in summer 2012 and has been replaced by a new Residency system. Please view the following Ministry of Justice pamphlet for more details: New Residency Management System Staying in Japan for sightseeing or arranging your affairs If you are a first or second year, you may stay in Japan […]

Preparing for your Successor

All of us can remember those anxious weeks before we came on JET. Some of us had predecessors who never got around to telling us much about what we were getting ourselves into, and some of us had predecessors that drew detailed maps of the grocery store. Welcome Email Make sure you prepare a welcome […]

On purchasing Return Tickets

Conditions of entitlement You are entitled to a one-way economy-class ticket directly to the airport from which you departed to come to Japan if you follow these three criteria. Complete your contract in full Leave Japan to return to your home country within one month of ending your contract Do not enter into a subsequent […]

Checklist for Leaving Japan

Organize the teaching materials you used for your successor. Designate a Tax Representative (for your The Pension Refund). Cancel your newspaper and magazine subscriptions, your keitai contract, your Internet service contract, car insurance contract, etc. Pay your bills! (Your office should help you with this.) Rent Electricity, gas, and water bills (Arrange ahead of time for […]