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2020 Awaji Youth Federation Fellowship applications are open!

Join us and start your dream career in Japan! Working in Japan is an exciting experience and will allow you to grow as a person and acquire new skills.

Awaji Youth Federation is an international community made up of young leaders from all over the world, with different academic and work backgrounds. In this innovative environment, unique in Japan, you will be able to develop your ideas and implement them.
Our goal is to revitalize Awaji Island and foster new young talents, giving them the right instruments to start their career here.

If you are a proactive and creative person looking for a job in Japan, then you are the right candidate.
Apply now!

Application Timeline

The following schedule is for foreign residents. For applicants already in Japan with a valid working visa, the process will be different.

Program Fees and Condition:

The AYF program has been designed so that Fellows will be able to enhance their skills and abilities without being burdened financially while in Japan. As an Awaji Youth Federation Fellow, you will be employed by Pasona Group Inc. and enjoy the following benefits and conditions, while fees and government taxes are processed by Pasona.

AYF Application requirements

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • English ability of TOEIC 800 or equivalent for non-native speakers. (Fluent both in speaking and writing)
  • Japanese language skill preferable
  • Commitment to solving society’s problems and contributing to Pasona Group’s projects.
  • Open to staying on Awaji Island after the year at AYF and continuing to work on regional revitalization
  • Core values of hard work, discipline and care for others
  • Flexible, perseverance and resilience
  • The ability and drive to translate ideas into concrete action


  • Gross salary: JPY 250,000
  • Government fees and taxes: Approx. JPY 44,000/mo
  • Net salary per month: Approx. JPY 70,000 (after Program, Accommodation & Meals costs, see below)


  • Cost: JPY 90,000/mo
  • 5 days a week of working & learning
  • ​10 days of paid leave available six months into the program


  • Cost: JPY 26,000/mo
  • Individual room in either Japanese or Western style
  • Utility costs such as electricity and Wi-Fi are included

Meals (Working Days only)

  • Cost: JPY 20,000/mo
  • Although AYF attempts to accommodate Fellows with food allergies, special dietary needs or those following religious dietary practices including Halal diet, the dishes we provide are general buffet style.

Application Submission

​Still interested in a new chapter embarking on a life-changing journey in Japan?

Download the AYF_Application_2020 and follow instructions carefully.

Send in completed applications to: info@awaji-youth-federation.com.

Note – The file contains 5 tabs in total. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
For more: https://awaji-youth-federation.com/join-us/

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