Returners and Recontractors Conference 2017

The 2017 Akita Returners and Recontractors Conference (平成29年度再任用者及び帰国者研修会) was held on Friday May the 26th 2017 at the Personnel Training Center in Tenno.

JETs were split up into two groups: Returners (those leaving JET) and Recontractors (those staying another year). Returners learned about topics such as how to receive their pension refund, how deal with Japanese taxes, and the rules regarding returning airfare, goodbye speeches, settling your affairs, and dealing with life after JET.

Returners Workshops

Life After JET: Job Hunting

  • Jonathon Morris and Nicholas Asquith

Farewell Speeches & Letters in Japanese

  • Masahiko Sato

Settling Your Affairs, Pre-departure, and Preparing for New Arrivals

  • Lynne Francis and Michael Aubrey

Returning JET Information

Leaving Japan: Tax/Pension Refund, etc.

  • Jonathon Morris and Jennifer Campbell

Pension Refund

Pension Powerpoint

Recontractors Workshops

After JET Conference Information

  • Lynne Francis

After JET Conference Presentation

Vince Ricci résumé, cover letter and interview tips

University of British Columbia - Common Interview Questions

How to Perfect the Elevator Pitch

Akita-ben Lecture

  • Masahiko Sato

Japanese Studies

  • Aleksey Bolyshkanov

Studying Japanese Presentation

International Migration: JET Program and Beyond

  • Rebecca Chen

International Migration Presentation

Finding Employment in Japan

  • Nicholas Asquith

Finding Employment in Japan

Applying to Grad School

  • Brianna Hom and Jenny Campbell

Graduate School and You

Speech Contests

  • Brianna Hom

Charity Akita

  • Michael Aubrey


  • Check in time: 9:30-9:50
    • Opening Ceremony: 10:00
    • Lunch: 12:00-1:00
    • Closing Ceremony: 16:45

Lunch tickets at the education center are prone to running out, so it is in your best interest to arrive slightly early and purchase a lunch ticket.

See also

Akita ReOrientation Conference
Returners & Recontractors Conference 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Akita ReOrientation Conference 2018 2019