Japan Study
Linking Japan and the United States Through Educational Exchange

Japan Study Alumni network

Linking Japan and the US

The Japan Study Alumni Network


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alumni reunion in tokyo

saturday, july 6, 2019
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alumni reunion in chicago

saturday, august 24, 2019
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Stay in touch with our 2,600+ alumni and expand your networks while you benefit from each other's knowledge and experiences. Our alumni often gather for events in Tokyo, meet with current students, and visit the Japan Study office at Waseda. If you're planning a trip to Japan or if you currently live there, please let us know!

Stay connected through our Facebook group Japan Study Alumni (GLCA/ACM). Join our LinkedIn Group for up-to-date job postings and opportunities. Waseda also has an international alumni network called WiN that Japan Study alumni can join. To receive updates about Japan Study, please send your contact information to japanstu@earlham.edu. Whether you were part of our 1963 group or have just returned home from Waseda, we'd love to hear from you!

Join us on the journey to providing a quality educational experience to students on the Japan Study Program. Since 1963, our mission has been linking Japan and the USA through International Exchange; enabling students to become global citizens that advance US-Japan relationships. We need you! Help our Alumni Network grow by joining today, and letting other alumni know about our network.

Does your business offer intern opportunities? Let us know!

Are you working in Japan? Tell us where!

Would you be willing to host an alumni event in your city? We can help!

Contact us today!

Our Alumni Network is vital to our program, as is your donation to Japan Study, which will enrich program development and retreat options for students while in Japan. 

Job Opportunities


Earlham College assistant language teacher program (EC-ALT)

Each year, Earlham places three to four Earlham graduates (or Japan Study alumni) in paid two-year assistant English teaching positions with various Boards of Education in Iwate Prefecture.  Interested parties should contact the Japan Study office in October prior to the year they wish to work in Japan. All applicants must be proficient in Japanese.

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The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public elementary, middle, and high schools. Some participants work in local city offices doing interpretation and translation as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).

Job Search Resources

Japan-America Society of Chicago (JASC)

The Japan America Society of Chicago creates and promotes Japanese and American friendships. We do this through business, social, educational and cultural activities. We are the only organization in Chicago that touches all of these areas in American and Japanese relationships.

Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI)

The Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization whose mission is to serve as a bridge of friendship between the people of Indiana and Japan. Japan-America Societies across all 50 states have job boards with postings from area companies. Check your local Japan-America Society for opportunities near you.