Professional Development

Japan Study Alumni

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We enjoy staying in touch with our 2,600+ alumni in order to help them expand their networks and 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 @ Waseda 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 Whether you were part of our 1963 group or have just returned home from Waseda, we'd love to hear from you!

Job Opportunities

Annually Recurring


Earlham College assistant language teacher program (EC-ALT)

Each year, Earlham places three to four graduates (or Japan Study alumni) in paid two-year English teaching assistant positions with various Iwate Prefecture Boards of Education.  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 Programme 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).