View Full Version : Placements are in for San Francisco!!!!

May 20th, 2004, 23:36
I just got the placement letter via email from the San Francisco Consulate.


I know nothing about it, but considering I know nothing about Japan, I am not surprised!

Here is a copy of the letter I received:

We are pleased to inform you that we have just learned from Tokyo the area to which
you have been assigned. Although you will also soon receive this information by
mail, we wanted to let you know as soon as possible that your placement on the JET
Program will be:


(For your information, "ken" and "fu" mean prefecture, "shi" means city, "cho" and
"machi" mean town, "mura" and "son" mean village.)

Every effort was made to place you according to your requests and we hope that you
will be happy with this assignment. As it is impossible to change assignment
locations, unfortunately, withdrawal from the Program is your only option should you
find your placement to be unacceptable. Please note that withdrawal at this point,
without a justifiable reason (i.e., a family or medical emergency) will preclude the
possibility of re-applying for at least one year. We ask that you notify us
immediately if this should unfortunately be the case.

By mid-June, your contracting organization should send you a formal letter of
invitation and a copy of their "Terms and Conditions of Employment." If, for some
reason, you do not hear from your contracting organization by that time, please
contact us here at the Consulate. In addition, as mentioned above, our office will
soon send you a placement letter by mail, together with a number of other materials
including your 2004 General Information Handbook, language materials, and RSVP forms
for many of our upcoming orientations and workshops. Please keep an eye on your
mailbox for these important announcements to arrive soon!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call me here at the Japan
Information Center at the number below. Good luck with your preparations!


Andrew Lee
JET Program Coordinator
Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 356-2462
FAX: (415) 777-0518