22 Sep 2016

New JET Experience video

Embassy of Japan made a new JET Experience video. Current and former JETs share their experiences on the JET Program. Revolutionary. Adventure. Unforgettable. Transformative. Sugoi. Epic. Excitement.... Read More
15 Sep 2016


The City of Hiroshima is internationally known as a symbol of recovery and peace. As the name PEACE ARCH HIROSHIMA indicates, Hiroshima would like to become an arch that connects information, people a... Read More
02 Jun 2016

JET Arigato Campaign

CLAIR will be holding an Arigato Campaign to share messages of thanks to the people who have grown close to through the JET Programme, or to the JET Programme itself. The campaign is for curre... Read More
27 May 2016

Parks Without Borders Summit

Several of our staff members were able to attend the first ever Parks Without Borders summit, held at the New School on May 24th, hosted by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Attend... Read More
18 Mar 2016

Japan Week

Every year, at this time, Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall is dressed up to celebrate Japan Week. And, just as in other years, it was a splendid and colourful event. Though squeezed into one s... Read More
26 Jan 2016

Minimum wage in New York State

Assistant director Namiko Mukumoto and senior researcher Seth Benjamin attended a breakfast forum at the Manhattan Institute to hear a spirited discussion of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push in t... Read More
14 Jul 2015

JET Program Video Contest

CLAIR will be holding a video contest based on the theme “Japan’s local communities as experienced by JET Program participants”. The contest is primarily for current JETs, but former Program parti... Read More
25 Feb 2013

“Cool Japan”? Maybe…

Perhaps those who visited Japan might have seen some of these “city mascots.” Yes. Believe it or not, these mascots dancing to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in the following vi... Read More
12 Dec 2011

Bicycle Use in Tokyo

Nowadays, the increase in traffic accidents involving bicycles is one of the biggest problems in Tokyo. Cases of bicycle collisions with pedestrians, causing serious injuries to the pedestrians, a... Read More