What are the advantages of the JET Program as compared to other English teaching programs in Japan?
Because it is sponsored by the Japanese government, the JET Program is extremely secure. In addition, government sponsorship means that JETs may be placed virtually anywhere in Japan, from the smallest island to the largest city (however, see below). Further, JET participants are a part of the Japanese community in which they live, so they are not merely outsiders looking in. Finally, JET participants enjoy the advantages of a large international network of alumni and alumni associations.