The two most common ways are to:

  • Sign up through your mobile wireless/cell phone provider as part of your phone plan
  • Apply through http://bbapply.com/ or http://asahi-net.jp/en/

Travel reimbursement is avaiable for all official shucchou approved by the Guidance Division .

Reimbursement can be recieved by filling out this the attached form and delivering it to the Guidance Division by school mail or in person.

The form is due at the end of every…

In response to inquiries about emergency procedures, CIRs Nicole and Daniel put together a list of some general advice below:

Emergency procedures are different depending on the type of emergency, and missile tests and strikes require different actions than the natural disasters covered…

The sun is shining bright, classrooms are heating up, you're melting in your cool biz, and your students have been in their summer uniforms for a while now. You can feel the semester starting to wind down, and it's about time for a vacation. But how do you take summer leave ?


Instructions: Switching a foreign driver’s license to a Japanese driver’s license

A driver’s license issued by a foreign administrative office can be switched to a Japanese license (hereinafter referred to as “Gaimen Kirikae”) by applying to the Driver’s License Center. To apply for…

Attached  is a  Quick start up guide on how to Open a file in PS, set it up to work with, and save the file after the image is edited.

There is also a brief breakdown of recommended Adobe programs.

This document also contains helpful links to free tutorials and websites that can…

A tentative list for periodic initiatives and pushes for KobeJET


  • Newsletters
  • Predecessor's notes
  • Adding locations/lessons for newbies
  • KobeJET team only - I can't edit/don't know how to ________ - make new information pages

Disclaimer 1: Having a phone in Japan is not required or reimbursed by the JET  Programme, CLAIR , or the Guidance Division (GD). That said, although it may not be required by law or terms of appointment, is basically required by proper social convention. (Read: purchase a…

Choose from over 250 books, both fiction and non-fiction, in English and Japanese (and a couple more). Open to everyone! Let's reading! \(^.^)/

** To sign up for an account, look for the green "sign up" button at the bottom of any book's info page. **

For JET Participant Use

2019 JET Programme Reappointment Procedures

ALTs & CIRs from English-Speaking Countries

SEAs ・ ALTs & CIRs from countries with a small number of…

A popular news source in Japan provided in English

Public transportation in Japan is infamous for its punctuality and customer service. However, thanks to Murphy's law a number of factors can cause delays or even complete suspension, such as natural disasters, "human accidents" (either someone fell on the tracks or jumped), malfunctions, or bad…

The Agenda:

A. Sick Leave (9 points)

B. Short Contract/ Leavers (3 points)

C. Future Changes (2 points)

D. Misc./ Other (4 points) 

Please note that this document is…

Round up ideas - https://www.cssdesignawards.com/blog/round-up-38-neat-css-js-hover-effe…





Another great source for English lesson activities!

These are modules we're waiting for release versions of to install and use on the site:

Drawing Field - https://www.drupal.org/project/drawingfield

Automatic Nodetitles - https://www.drupal.org/project/auto_nodetitle

Field Group - https://www.drupal.org/project/…

UPDATE: Natasha Miner has offered to coordinate sections for the move with Camden McAllister - please contact them for details on how you can help!

To migrate lessons from our old wordpress site (Speakraku ) to our new drupal site (KobeJET) - you will need:

How to sell JET to your next employer


Presentation Notes by Marisa and Jack at the Kobe JET SDC on 27 January 2017.


  • Who are you? Please say your name and one word describing what you did before you started the JET program…
  • This list is geared towards new JET (s) with little or no Japanese ability. If you print this and keep it at your desk or in your English classroom, it could save you a lot of stress and confusion! Printable version is at the bottom of this page.

    Kobe City website has maps showing the likelihood of certain common hazards during extreme weather events. You can click the tabs at the top of each map to toggle between different alerts. Hazards related to heavy rains: http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/safety/prevention/map/hazardMap/index.html?lay=…