The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a volunteer organisation of JET Programme participants. AJET serves the JET community by building support networks, organising useful information, and offering resources to enhance the lives of the Programme participants in Japan and abroad. It maintains a counselling service and an online magazine, and voices the opinions and concerns of JETs to CLAIR and the Japanese government ministries that manage the JET Programme. AJET has existed since the inception of the JET Programme; at the national level, it is headed by the AJET National Council, a body of twenty elected and appointed current JETs from across Japan.
AJET representatives are elected by JETs for JETs, with election season taking place in February/March. They hold various events throughout the year to increase relations between prefectures. Elected representatives meet with Japanese representatives twice a year to relay JET participant concerns to the programs sponsors.
The official AJET website:
Kochi AJET is a Facebook page run by the AJET official(s) chosen each year. The Facebook page is not limited to JET participants, but is open to all foreigners in Kochi prefecture. It’s a great resource for events happening throughout the prefecture and a great way to meet other foreigners.