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Resources for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents many hardships for JET Programme participants living abroad,  Life has changed very quickly, and if you are in need of assistance, please take a look at the following COVID-19 related resources. 

General Information


The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. For general, up-to-date news regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

The Akita JET Coronavirus Wiki. A great, comprehensive COVID-19 general resource page edited by JETs in Akita prefecture. It was made with Akita JETs in mind, but has a ton of useful information for navigating post-COVID Japan. 

Medical Assistance 

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline for the coronavirus, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Support is available at 050-3816-2787 in English, Korean, and Chinese. 

Emotional Support 

AJET Peer Support Group. For emotional peer support, please consider calling the AJET Peer Support Group Hotline at 050-5534-5566 or AJETPSG on Skype. 

TELL Japan. An excellent resource on how to cope with life in Japan following the COVID-19 Pandemic. TELL Japan also offers their Lifeline at 03-5774-0992.   

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