2021 JET Programme application is now open for a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) position in Hioki-city, Kagoshima (The appointment will begin in the middle of September, 2021.)


NOTE: The screening committee takes into consideration applicant’s ability to follow the guidelines and instructions. Please follow the instructions below and in the order relaed documents carefully.

A Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) duties are carried out as specified by the supervisor at individual Contracting Organisations. The following is a general outline of duties, though they may vary from one Contracting Organisation to another.
  • Assistance in international exchange affairs at the Contracting Organisation
  • Assistance in international economic exchange affairs at the Contracting Organisation
  • Cooperation in language instruction of employees of the Contracting Organisation and local residents
  • Advising and collaborating on activities of local private groups or organisations engaging in international exchange
  • Cooperation in cultural exchange activities (including school visits) for local residents' cross-cultural awareness and understanding and in activities to support foreign residents in Japan  

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS *Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more details
Applicants must:
  • Be a Malaysian citizen.
  • 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.
  • Must hold a Bachelor's degree or higher, or obtain such qualifications by the designated arrival date
  • Be adept in contemporary standard pronunciation, rhythm and intonation in Japanese and possess excellent language ability that can be applied accurately and appropriately; have the ability to form sentences in a comprehensive and logical manner.
  • 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 2011.
  • Have a desire to proactively maintain relations with Japan, even after completion of the Programme.
  • Be willing to obey all Japanese laws.
  • Have a functional command of the English or Japanese language.(Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 is desirable).

An applicant can download the application documents below:
Application Form (Word)
Application Guideline (PDF)
Application Chart Sheet (Word)
Self-Report of Medical Conditions (Word)
Certificate of Health (Word)
Statement of Physician (Word)

* Certificate of Health, Statement of Physician can be submitted after the screening of applicants.
* Application materials required for this program are due on 4:00 pm, April 28, 2021 (Wednesday) and must be submitted to the following address
* Envelope containing Application Form and other required documents must indicate JET Programme 2021 on the top left-hand corner

JET Programme 2021
Japan Information Service
Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
No. 11, Persiaran Stonor,
Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

If you have any further questions, please contact TEL:03-2177-2600 (ext:139/146)

For more details about JET Programme, please visit http://jetprogramme.org/en/.

Embassy of Japan in Malaysia will conduct the first screening and selection of applicants based on written applications. The second stage of screening will be conducted in the form of interviews in order to determine candidates. The second stage of screening will be held at Embassy of Japan in Malaysia or via online.

About the JET Programme
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme was launched in 1987 to boost the internationalization of Japanese communities and to strengthen mutual understanding between Japan and other nations by giving professionals from various countries employment opportunities in local Japanese municipalities. Over the years, the number of programme participants has steadily increased.
The JET Programme is conducted by local authorities and other organizations (Contracting Organizations) of Japan with the help of 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). 
All interested individuals are welcome to join the JET Programme. Successful JET Programme applicants are invited to Japan as representatives of their countries and will be assigned in local authorities including public and private primary, junior high, and senior high schools. The JET Programme demands at least a year-long commitment from its participants. As such, it is preferable for participants to be adaptable, mentally and physically capable of performing various job duties, and to have a deep interest in Japan. 
Upon the duration of the Programme, the participants are expected to build strong relationships with people in their assigned communities in Japan through various language and cultural exchange activities. Ideally, upon returning to their home countries, participants would not only keep their ties with their local communities in Japan, but also use their expanded network and experience to further develop the bilateral relations between Japan and their home countries. 
The JET Programme is one of the largest exchange programmes in the world. It has gained an excellent reputation globally over the last 30 years. Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its Japanese Embassies and Consulates in participating countries, facilitates the recruitment, application, and selection process for the JET Programme.