Akita Recontractors Conference 2019

The 2019 Akita Recontractors Conference (令和元年再任用者研修会) was a conference held specifically for JET participants returning for the 2019-2020 JET year. It was held on Monday, July 1st 2019 at the Prefectural Training Center in Tenno, Katagami City.


JETs learned about topics such as how to prepare for speech contests, deal with Japanese taxes, how to put their time thus far as an ALT into perspective, and more. At the end of the conference, the group also split into blocks for mini block meetings.


Summer Work and Speech Contests

Catherine Johnson

In this workshop, we will go over tips and strategies for helping your students with speech contests, as well as offer ideas for what to work on during summer vacation days.

Procedures for Recontracting JETs

Josephine Chiao

We will go over drivers license procedures, residence tax, and updating your status of residence.

How to Build on What You've Done So Far

Sean Corrigan, Kitaakita City JET Programme Coordinator (Guest Lecturer)

In this workshop, we will have a conversation about the philosophy of being an ALT. How do we fit into Japan and the Japanese education system? What things should you know as a second year ALT? How about a third? A fourth? What is expected of you? What should you expect of your workplace? Will we answer these questions, or am I just an old man yelling at cloud? Find out all this and more! We will finish with a Q&A session, so feel free to bring any questions you might have - from the mundane to the extraordinary!

ALT Case Studies

Aaron Kern & Pimms Hubbell

Every situation may be different, but that doesn't mean we can't learn things from other situations. In this seminar we will discuss real problems ALTs face and solutions to them.

Mini Block Meetings

Block PAs

Catch up with your block before the new arrivals! Your Block PAs and Block Assistants will go over dates you should keep in mind for the next year, block safety check procedures, and other announcements.

  • Discussions varied by block. Contact your Block PAs / Assistants if you have any questions.

See Also

Akita Recontractors Conference
2020 2021