What’s a PA?
Prefectural Advisors (PAs) are JET participants and Japanese staff that provide support to both JET participants and Contracting Organizations. Each prefecture has at least one JET participant PA and one Japanese PA. Kumamoto Prefecture has two JET participant PAs and two Japanese PAs.
What do we do?
PAs relay information from CLAIR and the Prefectural Office to JET participants; supply information and answer questions on the JET terms and conditions, JET procedural matters, Japanese and home country taxes, health insurance, re-entry permits, visas, Japanese culture, driving in Japan, daily life in Japan, and a variety of other issues: plan and implement orientations, training seminars, and other events as well as occasionally mediating a discourse between JET participants and Contracting Organizations.
PAs are also available for consultation on personal or work-related issues. PAs can also help provide referrals to other resources as necessary.
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