English teaching[]

English Activities and Resources[]


We use and encourage you to use the Open Clip Art Library. It is free and open.


We also use and encourage you to use the WP Clipart - which, as above, is open and free.

  • ALTInsider - How to have more fun in Japan while "ALTing your way." Filled with stuff you usually have to figure out yourself.
  • EFL Sensei- ice breakers, warm-ups, speaking games, conversation starters, and more. Started by a former JET.
  • Englipedia- The one-stop-shop for all your ALT needs. Did I mention, free?!?! This ALT teaching resource has a simple one-click bilingual ES section with over 120 activities. However, the coolest part of the site is the 300+ JHS activity section that is the only website containing a 'textbook-specific' search engine. Meaning, you can surf the site via the textbook you use at your school.
  • Genki English- packed full of games, songs and activities. Great for Elementary school. Some materials are not free.
  • Kumamoto University's Elementary school English flashcards - fantastic flashcards designed for use in the Japanese classroom.
  • MES English - excellent resource for colorful and entertaining flashcards. Good for Elementary and first year Junior High. All materials are free.
  • NATTO Database - National Archive of Teaching Techniques Online. Download lessons and games here. Upload and share your own activities with the rest of the JET community.
  • 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.
  • Dave's ESL cafe - Not the easiest site to navigate but a huge amount of material.
  • - similar website to WikiJET but non-Japan specific.
  • - Games and songs.
  • thread - A link for more links ;)
  • English Language and Usage - a great site for English questions. Not sure about a specific grammar rule? - ask here.
  • altastic - resources for ALTs in Japan, including some nice little utils for New Horizon
  • - resources for those currently teaching (or thinking about teaching overseas).


Professional Organizations[]

  • Japan Association for Language Teaching - JALT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving language education in Japan and abroad.

JET forums[]

Japanese study[]

  • - Add customised random Kanji to your blog or homepage!
  • 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.
  • The JLPT Study Page - is a pretty solid site for information on the JLPT levels 4, 3, and 2.
  • Kanji Practice - a site with quicktime video of Kanji stroke order.
  • Tad Perry's Quick and Dirty guide to Japanese - A romaji version of just the essentials for informal Japanese. A kana version is also available on the web.
  • Rikaichan - An absolutely awesome 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.
  • JTango - Dictionary search site. Search in English, romaji or Japanese.

Daily life[]


Mobile Phones, Land lines, Phone Calls from Japan[]

  • World Link - discount mobile phone service in Japan - international calling and local.




  • Hyperdia - train timetable information, searchable in English.
  • WikiTravel - free and editable travel guide. Good for major destinations.

Travel Agents[]

JET Prefectural websites[]

The following links are to JET prefectural websites. Some of them are affliated with National AJET while others are not. The most active/relevant website is linked to from here. Inactive sites are not listed. For a full list of websites for the prefecture, so the respective prefecture page.

Regions and Prefectures of Japan

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

See Also[]

  • The Japan page for a list of prefectural websites

It is a wiki wiki web[]

This is a list of other wikis that have got to do with JET and Japan: