The JET Programme, Japan – JET Links

Many of the links below have been retrieved from sites such as the JET Wikia and JET Programme sites. If you are aware of any updates or bad links please advise us. Likewise, if you would like to add a link please forward the details.

Teaching Sites

ESL Toolbox – Free samples and resources for EFL elementary teachers.

EFL Sensei – EFL Sensei provides free lesson plans for teachers.

Genki English – packed full of games, songs and activities. Great for Elementary school. Some materials are not free.

MES English – excellent resource for colorful and entertaining flashcards. Good for Elementary and first year Junior High. All materials are free.

Oxfam’s Cool Planet – teaching activities for cultural awareness and global citizenship.

Puzzle maker – great for last minute worksheets

Three Wise Monkeys – activities and ideas. Good for JHS.

Other Links:

Game Board Templates
Be An Effective EFL Teacher
Breaking News English (High School)
CanTeach: Writing/Journal Prompts
Saga JET Worksheets and Lesson Plans
Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
British Council Japan

Japanese study

Reading Tutor – helpful translation website. Gives hiragana readings for kanji and English translation.

Tae Kim’s guide to Japanese grammar – covers basic to advanced grammar in an easy-to-understand way.

Kanji Practice – a site with quicktime video of Kanji stroke order.

Rikaichan – An great browser dictionary for Firefox. It’s free and worth the effort if you hate constantly looking up words. Scroll your cursor over words to look them up. It recognizes compounds and names.

The Super Dictionary – An excellent site for help regarding turning a PDA into a electronic dictionary. Also features solid reviews of other electronic dictionaries. This site is run by an ex-JET.

Other Links:

Spaced Repetition Memorization SiteJLTP Kanji Memorization site
Site that adds furigana to other sitesQWERTY typing into kana chart
Japanese Sign LanguageJava Kanji Flashcards
Kanji Kentei (Kanji Exam, Japanese Only)Nihongo Jouzu
Easy-peasey, JapaneseyJapanesePOD101
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Online Dictionaries and Translation:

ALCEigotown Online DictionaryJim Breen’s JDIC Online Dictionary

JET Prefectural websites

The following links are to JET prefectural websites, wikis, Facebook or message boards. If you click on the speech bubble  it will take you directly to discussion on the prefecture (if available) at the official Jet Programme forum. Some of these sites are affliated with National AJET while others are not. In some prefectures there are long neglected websites so I have tried to have the most active/relevant website linked to from here. If the link becomes broken, you know of a better link, or there is a new/updated prefectural site please contact us.

Regions and Prefectures of Japan - JET Programme Links

JET Webmasters, please update your details where necessary* – and a link back to us is appreciated!

Hokkaido & Tohoku

1. Hokkaido

2. Aomori
3. Iwate
4. Miyagi
5. Akita
6. Yamagata
7. Fukushima


8. Ibaraki
9. Tochigi
10. Gunma
11. Saitama
12. Chiba
13. Tokyo
14. Kanagawa


15. Niigata
16. Toyama
17. Ishikawa
18. Fukui
19. Yamanashi
20. Nagano
21. Gifu
22. Shizuoka
23. Aichi


24. Mie
25. Shiga
26. Kyoto
27. Osaka
28. Hyogo
29. Nara
30. Wakayama


31. Tottori
32. Shimane
33. Okayama
34. Hiroshima
35. Yamaguchi


36. Tokushima
37. Kagawa
38. Ehime
39. Kochi

Kyushu & Okinawa

40. Fukuoka
41. Saga
42. Nagasaki
43. Kumamoto
44. Oita
45. Miyazaki
46. Kagoshima
47. Okinawa

Note: If a certain link is dead, check the awesome list at Jetwit

* Note: we are longer be updating JET prefectural links unless we receive notification of a change.

More to come soon!