Important Contacts

Prefectural Advisors

There are usually two PAs per prefecture however due to COVID-19 there is only one.
The current PA is Yuan Lei. She is a CIR/PA currently residing/working in Kobe.  She works at two locations

 Hyogo International Association
– works there on Wednesdays, hard to say exactly if she will be  in office there every Wednesday but if you leave your phone and name she will get back to you

Phone: 078-230-3267 (Note: the phone may be answered in Japanese – just wait until she is on the line.) You will have to request her name first for the phone to be transferred to her.
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

Yuan Lei at the International Relations Division

Phone: 078-362-3026 (Note: the phone may be answered in Japanese – just wait until she is on the line.)You will have to request her name first for the phone to be transferred to her.
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.

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

Hyogo AJET contact
If you need of urgent advice and are unable to get hold of a PA or your supervisor please contact the head of Hyogo AJET – Anna Ayvazyan
email : firreflly@gmail.com
phone : 08021655312