Japan Study

Japan Study Alumni

Professional Development

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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 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!

Annually Recurring Job Opportunities


Earlham College assistant language teacher program (EC-ALT)

Each year, Earlham places three to four graduates (or Japan Study alumni) in paid two-year assistantEnglish 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 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.