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July 25, 2010

Japan to invite 4,334 JET teachers

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Despite speculation that the JET program may be soon be stopped, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced that there will be 4,334 JET teachers in the coming year. This is down from the 6,273 teachers when the JET program was at its peak in 2002, but it is still a large number of teachers.

The teachers will come from 36 different different countries - teachers from Latvia will be included for the first time. 3,974 of the teachers will be assistant teachers in elementary and secondary schools, and 354 will be assigned to the international exchange units of local governments.

It still seems to be quite likely that the JET program will be reviewed some time soon, but plans for this year are clearly going ahead without many changes.

Click here for the article in the Mainichi.

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