Welcome to IwateJET.com: the guide to living and teaching in Iwate. Contrary to what the title implies, this site is not intended for JET ALTs only, but also for non-JET or non-ALT foreign residents of Iwate Prefecture. We hope that you will find the information you seek on this site.
Good luck with your stay here in Iwate. It is a beautiful place with great people. It has many treasures to which you often just need to apply the right key (many of which you can find on this site) to find. We know that there are many great things in store for all of you, so please enjoy the journey.
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Category Archives: Announcements
Hello to all of the new JETs placed in Iwate for 2013! We here in Iwate are looking forward to meeting you as you start your new life in “Rock Hand” Prefecture, as we call it. Well, just me. Only … Continue reading
Hello all new JETs of 2012! Hope you’re gearing up for your new adventure in Iwate Prefecture. Some (a lot) of the information on these pages is a bit out of date and nothing’s organized very well, but I do … Continue reading
For JETs recontracting for the 2012-2013 year: Want to help out at Tokyo Orientation and introduce new JETs to their new lives in Japan? Apply to be a TOA at Summer Orientation 2012! You can be a TOA at Orientation … Continue reading
As you have probably heard, the registration guidelines for foreign residents in Japan will be undergoing a major overhaul this July. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has sent out a letter regarding this change that will affect all … Continue reading
Hello all incoming JETs for the 2011-2012 year! Hope you are all getting excited to come teach and live in Iwate Prefecture. Feel free to peruse this website for information on living in this beautiful (but a tad cold) prefecture. … Continue reading
Two months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and Iwate is now hard at work rebuilding and reconstructing its battered coast. I know there are many out there who want to help. Donating Money You can donate either … Continue reading
All of us in Iwate experienced a very large earthquake yesterday, March 11, at 2:46pm. This was the worst earthquake on record for Japan, and affected areas from Tokyo to Hokkaido and beyond. Many in Iwate Prefecture are still without … Continue reading
Hi all. With the winter holidays almost upon us, I assume that a lot of you will be using some of that nenkyuu/nenji/paid leave to go visit home for a while. Make sure that if you are planning to take … Continue reading
Hey all. Us PAs have recently come back from the JET PA Conference in Tokyo and there was a big debate this year about the Internet and JETs. There has been no problems thus far in Iwate regarding this issue, … Continue reading
This year’s Mid Year Conference (MYC) for JETs in Iwate will be held in Morioka on November 8th and 9th. More details will be forwarded to your supervisors and schools. Looking forward to seeing you!