Nov 12

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Job Title: Tutor
Posted by:
Inizian
Location: Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Lauren Nakasato (Okayama-ken) for passing along the following opportunity:

Work at home in your free time!

Inizian (www.inizian.com) is a company with a mission to connect tutors and students all over the world via online education. We currently run our site with English and Japanese sites and implemented some translations in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish. Once you become a tutor, you set your available lesson time slots, price your lesson fee and decide the lesson curriculum to help students.

We look for applicants who have prior tutoring experiences in English. Tutors need to be able to teach in the Asian time zone.

Requirements:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Have a valid work permit
  • Currently enrolled in or has completed a program to obtain a bachelor’s degree or hold any other equivalent educational background.
  • Able to spare time for the tutor interview in English (no need to be fluent) and be able to communicate with the Inizian office members in English.
  • Possess prior tutoring experience in English. 

Application Process: Please go to the below application link to secure your interview schedule with us. If you don’t hear from us please feel free to email at contact@inizian.comhttps://www.inizian.com/find_tutors.html

Apply to become a tutor today!  


Nov 11

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Job Title: Media Support Staff
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan in Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville:

The Information and Culture Section of the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville is seeking one support staff member. This is a temporary (full-time) position that will run until 31 March 2020, with the potential for an extension dependent on budget approval.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to maintain and update the Consulate’s website using the Consulate’s content management system, to develop the Consulate’s media relations by updating multiple social media accounts, and to assist Consulate staff with planning and coordinating cultural events. Ideal candidate should be adaptable, results-oriented, creative, and knowledgeable of technology applications and software.

Job Duties:

  • Update and maintain the Consulate’s website 
  • Maintain social media account on Facebook 
  • Draft email newsletters and social media posts
  • Occasional drafting and proofreading of documents
  • Assist Consulate staff with any team projects and/or events Research and data entry
  • Other duties as required

 

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Nov 10

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Job Title: Various Positions
Posted by:
U.S. Census Bureau
Location: Multiple Locations
Contract: Full-Time, Temporary

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the US Census Bureau:

Apply for a 2020 Census job! The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

Earn $20-$27 per hour and work flexible hours while helping your community.

Application Process: Learn more and apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs

 





Nov 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JET memoir explores a heart healed in rural Japan 

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2019: Sometimes you have to run far, far away to find your way home.

That’s what Sarah Coomber learned when she traded out her wrecked young-adult life in Minnesota for a contract teaching English with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. 

Her debut memoir, The Same Moon (TouchPoint Press, 2019), is the story of a young woman seeking respite in Japan after a painful divorce, hoping to spend a solitary year nursing her wounded heart. Instead, she finds herself drawn more and more deeply into an isolated rural community, where she finds controversial romance, cross-cultural challenges and, over the course of two years, new purpose in life. 

It isn’t the Japan she was seeking, but it turns out to be the Japan she needs. 

Described as “inspiring, a story of grit and humanity” by Readers’ Choice, The Same Moon weaves Coomber’s personal tests of love, faith and partial assimilation with the experience of being an assistant English teacher in the mid-1990s. The story is informed by Coomber’s multiple experiences with Japan, beginning with a home stay at age 16, and including 11 years of koto studies in Yamaguchi and Oregon, and her ongoing relationship with her host family. 

Coomber is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her stories and essays about her experiences in Japan have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Japan Times, The Star Tribune, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Memoir Journal and The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers

For more information, please visit Coomber’s website at https://sarahcoomber.com/.

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From the cover of The Same Moon:

“Sarah Coomber has written an insightful story about her journey to Japan and a journey to find herself. Readers will enjoy an entertaining and honest account of a young woman’s self-discovery in a foreign land.”

—Laura Kriska, author of The Accidental Office Lady: an American Woman in Corporate Japan and cross-cultural consultant

“With sensitivity and humility, exploring no one’s story but her own, Coomber addresses the question of this American hour: how to honor—even cherish—fellow humans regardless of divergent cultural, political or spiritual convictions. The Same Moon injects hope into the current American climate of intolerance.”

Natalie Kusz, award-winning memoirist and author of Road Song

“Sarah captures in great detail many things unique to Japan in nature, daily life and relationships.”
Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food Sake Tokyo, and Tokyo-based chef, sommelier and shōchū adviser


Nov 9

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Job Title: Hotel Receptionist
Posted by:
Hospitality Solutions Corp. 
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the hotel:

Established in 2005, Hospitality Partners Group currently operates 53 hotels ad 7 ski resorts across Japan and has been striving to provide Japan’s signature “omotenashi” service to visitors from around the world.

The company is looking for a front desk receptionist for 2 Yokohama locations: 

  • Shin-Yokohama International Hotel 
  • Hotel The Knot Yokohama 

Job Scope: Front-desk receptionist duties, which can include 

  • Checking guests in and out of the hotel 
  • Managing reservations and inquiries (Via phone or online), guest room management 
  • Breakfast service 
  • Ensuring comfort of guests and fulfilling requests 
  • Managing cleanliness and layout of the hotel lobby 
  • Designing stay packages 
  • Conducting meetings with tour companies and other related businesses 
  • Others. 

 

Contract Type: Full-time Employee

Business Hours: According to shifts (8 hours per shift) 

Overtime: Average 10 hours per month 

Annual income: ¥2,500,000 ~ ¥4,000,000 depending on experience 

Benefits: 

  • Bi-yearly bonus (June, December) 
  • Yearly raise (in July) 
  • Transport allowance (up to ¥50,000/month) 
  • Paid overtime 
  • Family allowance (if applicable – spouse: ¥10,000  child: ¥5000) 
  • 8 to 9 rest days per month, plus paid leave
  • Social insurance, health insurance, pension package included 
  • Free or discounts for stay at group hotels 

Application Process: Those interested in applying for this position may send their resume (Japanese preferred) to: 

Nisshin Global Corp.

Winnie Tan: yijun.tan@nisshin-global.com 

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Nov 9

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Job Title: Research Staff
Posted by: Asmarq Corp.
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Asmarq Corp. is a company specializing in Marketing Research, and is looking for a research staff whose main responsibilities include liaising with research monitors who are foreigners, as well as being able to conduct independent research.

Job Scope: 

  • Provide assistance and support in conducting research and questionnaires 
  • Liaise with both foreign monitors residing in Japan, as well as Japanese monitors. 
  • Co-ordinate with talk/research venues prior to conducting research 
  • Participant co-ordination and sourcing 
  • Creating surveys, checking data, selecting participants, contacting participants, finalization 
  • Work proactively in a team to ensure survey success 

 

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Nov 8

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Job Title: Customer Services and Support Assistant
Posted by:
Walk Japan  
Location: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the employer:

Full-time customer services based role which will mainly involve communicating with new and booked customers via Email and telephone in English. The pioneer of off-the-beaten-track walking tours in Japan, Walk Japan has been operating for 27 years. As we continue to grow, there is the potential for this role to diversify and you may be required to help out in other areas of the business if needed.

This particular role will be based in Tokyo but will include travel to our other offices as well as opportunities to join the tours from time to time to better understand the tours and the company. Regular working hours are between the hours of 10am ~ 6pm in the office, Saturdays and National Holidays on a rotation, with a day paid in lieu. There is also an evening and weekend phone rota which you will join following your probationary period. 

Probationary salary (3-months) between JPY20~230,000, depending on experience, with a salary increase after this period. Salary reviews after this, usually on a yearly basis, are dependent on performance. Commuting allowance up to JPY20,000 provided.

Computer skills are required (Mac) as well as strong spoken and written English skills.

We are a fast growing company requiring candidates with excellent communication skills in both English and Japanese. They must be enthusiastic, motivated, able to work in a team as well as independently and enjoy a challenge.

Application Process: Applicants must live in Japan. Holding a working visa is preferred. Please send resume along with cover letter to Naomi Addyman at naddyman@walkjapan.com  


Nov 6

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Job Title: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange & Education
Posted by:
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership 
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Established by the Japanese government in 1972, The Japan Foundation’s mission is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The Japan Foundation’s activities consist of three major programs: 1) Arts & Cultural Exchange; 2) Japanese-Language Education Overseas; and 3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was founded within the Foundation in 1991 and seeks to promote exchange and collaboration between Japan and the United States with the goal of fulfilling shared global responsibilities and contributing to improvements in the world’s welfare. For more information, please visit our websites at www.jfny.org and www.cgp.org.

Description: The Japan Foundation CGP, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer who will be responsible for the management of both institutional and other programs in Grassroots Exchange & Education. Through these programs, The Japan Foundation CGP aims to foster Japan-U.S. grassroots exchange in various ways. This position will report to the Program Director of Grassroots Exchange & Education.

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Nov 5

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Job Title: Interpreters and Fixers (Japanese/English)
Posted by:
We Drive You
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Japanese / English speaking INTERPRETERS and FIXERS with a good local knowledge of Tokyo required for broadcast media clients during the OLYMPIC and PARALYMPIC GAMES July – August 2020.

You will be assisting media teams with shoots, setting up on location, driving and translating.

Applicants must have a Japanese driving licence and Japanese work visa Please note we are unable to provide accommodation.

Application Process: If you are interested and available for at least two-weeks during the above period please email a CV (Japanese or English) to tokyo@wedriveyou.com

We look forward to hearing from you! Team Tokyo@WeDriveYou


Nov 4

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Job Title: Assistant Producer
Posted by:
Fujisankei Communications International Inc.  
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

The mission of the TV News Department is cover news that takes place in North, Central, and South Americas that would be of interest to Japanese audiences in Japan. Assistant Producer support this mission by monitoring for breaking news, pitch ideas for news segments, conduct relevant research, and coordinate on-site reporting.

Application Deadline: None

Contact: Kiyoshi Shinozaki (kiyoshi.shinozaki@fci-ny.com) and Maria Meyer (maria.meyer@fci-ny.com)

Company Information:

            Fujisankei Communications International Inc.

            150 E 52nd Street Ste 3400

            New York, NY 10022

            https://fujisankei.com/




Nov 3

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobeshi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here.

From the silver screen to the theatrical stage to J-pop, November is just as colorful as the autumn leaves tumbling through the air. Add these live events to the mix and you’ve got an irresistibly epic rundown.

This month’s highlights include:

Courtesy of Lincolncenter.org

November 6, 9, 13, 16, 22, 25

Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza

$37-$460

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of Puccini’s doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, alternating with Maria Zifchak. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. Presented in Met titles in English, German, Spanish, and Italian. Four additional performances will be held in April 2020.

Courtesy of Davidzwirner.com

November 9-Dec. 14

Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE

David Zwirner Gallery, 537 West 20th Street

Free

An exhibition of entirely new work by Yayoi Kusama—including paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE—comes to New York this fall. The exhibition introduces new paintings in the artist’s iconic My Eternal Soul series. Created in a more intimate format on view for the first time in the United States, these works are singular explorations of line and form, climaxing with a large, new floor-based constellation composed of almost a hundred different stainless-steel elements. An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 9, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For an FAQ with more information, click here.

VIZ Media

Available November 12

Dragon Ball: A Visual History

MSRP $34.99

For the first time in English, VIZ Media presents a definitive collection of art from Akira Toriyama’s iconic manga series! This comprehensive art book showcases decades of manga art, additional promotional material, creator commentary and notes/sketches/posters—allthroughout the history of the original Dragon Ball manga series (1984-1995), all featured in a beautifully slipcased hardcover book with a dust jacket.

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Oct 31

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Job Title: Director of Global Partnerships
Posted by:
Japan Society 
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Join our team at this exciting time as our new President & CEO begins in December 2019. Partner with the President to reintroduce Japan Society for the global era in our second century of promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education. The Director of Global Partnerships is a key player in leveraging international interest in Japan’s culture and economy among US, Japanese and other corporations to raise critical funds to support Japan Society’s programs. As the Director of Global Partnerships, you will lead the team in recruiting new corporate members, maintaining existing accounts, and developing corporate sponsorships for Japan Society’s programs. The Department of Global Partnerships is responsible for raising $3,000,000+ toward Japan Society’s annual operating budget. 

Responsibilities 

The Director of Global Partnerships will design and implement effective strategies to increase corporate funding support among long-standing corporate members as well as businesses in new and emerging sectors such as tech, e-commerce, AI, etc. You will work collaboratively with the other departments in the development team that focus on individual members, large donors, foundations and government funders. You will partner with colleagues in the Development Department and the program areas on cultivation events, Business & Policy programs, and the annual dinner. You will: 

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to increase overall corporate support for Japan Society including revenue forecasts, and monitor actuals vs. projections;
  • Research and identify corporate member prospects; create and implement cultivation strategies to increase overall corporate membership revenues through upgrades, new memberships and cross- selling opportunities such as rentals, Webcast services, and program sponsorships;
  • Conduct cultivation visits with existing and potential corporate members, and cultivate members at Japan Society programs on a regular basis throughout the year;
  • In coordination with program areas, develop sponsorship proposals, negotiate corporate sponsorship agreements, produce marketing materials and acknowledgements of corporate support for gallery exhibitions, film, performing arts, education, public policy and other program areas as appropriate;
  • Work with the Media & Marketing Department on corporate membership-related collateral materials, including membership-related aspects of Japan Society’s website and online presence;
  • Collaborate with program areas and Special Events Department on cultivation events, fundraising campaigns, and the annual dinner;
  • Manage Department of Global Partnerships, and supervise frontline fundraisers and back-office staff. Ensure top-quality membership fulfillment services, customer service, and accurate database management; 

Profile of the Ideal Candidate 

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and out-of-the box thinker, hands-on leader, team player, and relationship-builder. You must possess a collaborative approach to facilitate work across all internal units of Japan Society, including the executive staff, Board members, and program teams. To succeed in this role, you must possess: 

  • Frontline fundraising and/or business-to-business (B2B) sales experience of at least three years;
  • Familiarity with corporate funding for cultural programs, business and policy, and international exchange;
  • Ability to building and manage successful teams with a diverse staff at all levels;
  • Must be a hands-on, resourceful team player able to collaborate with and build consensus with colleagues inside and outside the organization;
  • Superior communicator in writing, and dynamic presenter as a lead ambassador for Japan Society;
  • Strong computer and database skills; Raiser’s Edge preferred or similar software;
  • Flexible schedule and able to work evenings and weekends depending on programs;
  • Committed to Japan Society’s mission, and knowledge and/or interest in Japan and its customs and culture, business etiquette, and international issues;
  • Possess college or graduate degree in related field. 

To Apply 

Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at jobs@japansociety.org

About Japan Society 

Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website http://www.japansociety.org

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Oct 30

Job: Business Development Representative – Inside Travel Group (Remote Work)

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Job Title: Business Development Representative
Posted by:
Inside Travel Group Ltd.
Location: Remote Work – U.S. Northern East Coast
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Inside Travel Group is recruiting for a dynamic and motivated individual to sell and build awareness of our brands and services among the Travel Trade with a concentration in the US Northeast / East Coast.

This is a remote-based posting with exciting potential to play an integral part in the travel industry and make an impact in travel to Japan and other countries in Asia.

You will have the chance to show your passion for this area of the world through networking, training, product promotion, and excellent service delivery.

If you enjoy meeting new people, the challenge of smashing sales targets, and are looking for a position that affords you the opportunity to travel around the US, then this position could be a great fit for you!

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Oct 30

Job: Assistant Correspondent – Kyodo News (Los Angeles, CA)

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Job Title: Assistant Correspondent, Kyodo News Los Angeles Bureau
Posted by:
Kyodo News
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Michael Miller (Saitama-ken) for the following job opening at his organization:

Kyodo News, the largest Japanese newswire, is currently seeking a full-time English-speaking Assistant Correspondent to work at its Los Angeles bureau and assist Japanese reporters in covering general news stories that take place in the U.S. Western region. The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated interest, if not prior experience, in journalism and be skilled at multi-tasking, as this position requires flexibility and the ability to pivot between tasks (e.g. reporting, traveling, administrative) throughout the day.

The Assistant Correspondent will occasionally have the opportunity to publish news and feature articles that concern the Asia-Pacific region for Kyodo News International, an English-language wire service, and may be published in leading English newspapers in Japan and around Asia. This position requires a willingness to follow the 24/7 news cycle and be available on some nights and weekends (sometimes unscheduled) for breaking news.

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Oct 29

Job: Program Coordinator – Ashinaga Uganda (Kampala, Uganda)

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Job Title: Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Ashinaga Uganda
Location: Nansana, Kampala, Uganda
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Lillian Hart (Toyama-ken) for passing along the below job with her organization.

Ashinaga Uganda – Program Coordinator


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