Sep 15

A Queens, NYC-based Japanese cultural center is seeking bloggers to write on its website.  Thanks to JET alum interpreter, translator and journalist Stacy Smith for putting this unique organization in touch with JETwit. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

 

PositionBlog Writers
Posted by: RESOBOX
Type: $10 per article

 

Overview:

RESOBOX, a Japanese cultural center in Queens is seeking bloggers to write about any topic related to Japan on its website.

The blog is about promoting artists of Japanese arts and culture and truly sophisticate it so that these can evolve in an inspiring and innovative manner. Currently blog has content based on swordsmanship and stick fighting techniques, introduction of Japanese tea, anime film critics, event or performance at RESOBOX. Read More


Sep 15

Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Manager of Graphic Design and Production
Posted byJapan Society
Location: New York, NY
Type: Full-time 

Overview:

The Manager of Graphic Design and Production is responsible for designing and producing all printed materials for Japan Society departments and consulting on all other projects involving the Society’s visual presence (including online) to reinforce and preserve the integrity of the graphic identity of the institution. Read More


Sep 15

Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionJapanese Press & Community Relations Officer 
Posted byJapan Society
Location: New York, NY
Type: Full-time, temporary 

Overview:

The temporary Japanese Press & Community Relations Officer will work with the Media and Marketing Department to strategize, initiate, coordinate, and implement press-related initiatives for Japan Society, focusing mainly on Japanese media. Read More


Sep 15

Leah Zoller (CIR Ishikawa-ken, Anamizu, 2009-11) is the editor of The Ishikawa JET Kitchen: Cooking in Japan Without a Fight. She works in international student exchange; writes I’ll Make It Myself!, a blog about food culture in Japan and the US; curates The Rice Cooker Chronicles, a series of essays by JETs and JET alumni on the theme of cooking/eating and being alone in Japan; and admins The JET Alumni Culinary Group on LinkedIn.

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White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Beacon Press, Boston. 2012

For those interested in food history and culture, White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf, which mainly deals with US bread culture, also covers the rise of shokupan (食パン) in Japan, specifically how SCAP tried to use bread and other “democratic” pastimes (kissing in films, for example) to “break” Japan of its “imperialist notions.”

Although Bobrow-Strain isn’t a Japan specialist, his careful treatment of Japanese food culture and its globalization is a welcome change from mainstream media’s obsession with wacky Japan and even NPR’s weirdly one-sided articles.

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Sep 14

WIT Life is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03).  She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.izakayadaikaya.jpg

Thanks to a State Department interpreting assignment starting this past week, I was able to spend some quality time in DC.  At the top of the list of restaurants I wanted to try was Daikaya, a ramen shop/izakaya located in Chinatown.  It opened last year but I never had a chance to visit, so a friend and I decided to make that our Friday night dinner destination.  We had reservations at the osshare second floor izakaya so didn’t get to try the ramen on the first floor, but people were lined up out the door waiting to try the Hokkaido-style salt broth creations.

The offerings on Daikaya’s second floor go beyond classic izakaya fare and are truly inventive.  Some Read More


Sep 13

 Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

 Director of World Internships
This position will require leadership, entrepreneurial thinking, brand development, corporate relationship building, partner management, and program oversight. The director will report to an executive director and will oversee in office sales/marketing staff and remote field staff in program development and delivery.
The director will focus on growing the organization. Areas of specific focus will be: global development of university and partner agreements; program development; and recruitment strategy.

Additional areas of responsibility will be to oversee and participate in student communication, and all aspects of program delivery. Finally, the position will also require a strong focus on program quality through use of program evaluation metrics.

For more information see the complete job description and application details on our website: https://www.worldinternships.org/careers/


Sep 13

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) seeks a skilled problem solver and communicator with a proven capacity for consistent good judgment for the position of Registration Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will be able to handle a large caseload of students, to execute a high volume of administrative processes, and to manage and synthesize information from multiple sources. He/she will provide excellent customer service to students and staff at our study abroad sites and internally within USAC.

The Registration Coordinator reports to the Registration Manager in the Enrollment Services Department of USAC. This position is located at USAC’s Central Office on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, where a staff of 45 manages the operations of a worldwide network of study abroad programs for college students throughout the United States. This position does not involve travel.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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Sep 13

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

An opening in the Study Abroad Office at North Carolina State University for a full-time Regional Coordinator for Latin-America and Sub-Saharan Africa. A full job description can be found at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/42118.

*RESPONSIBILITIES*
In designated geographic regions (currently the Americas, Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa), serve as the lead contact and advisor for NC State study abroad programs. Manage student exchange agreements for designated region, including facilitating renewals and initiating new agreements, as well as maintaining balance of enrollment numbers. Research programs and communicate with colleagues at partner institutions and program providers in the United States and abroad regarding academic opportunities, costs, housing options, support services, and exchange agreements.

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Sep 13

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

Stanford University is pleased to announce the following position:

*Special Programs Coordinator (64192), BING Overseas Studies Program*

The Special Programs Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating overseas seminars and other short-term, faculty-initiated programs. The Special Programs Coordinator exercises a high degree of independence and judgment in solving problems, executing and completing projects, interacting with colleagues and managers throughout the University, as well as faculty, students, and parents.

To Apply*:
- Access the Stanford Careers website at http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
- Click on Job Search
- Enter “64192″ the Job Number Search field (the search result will appear)

**Please Note: *Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume via the Stanford University website. Applications submitted directly to BING Overseas Studies Program office will not be considered.


Sep 13

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


SIT Study Abroad, a program of World Learning is pleased to announce recruitment for the following position. Please submit resume with cover letter and salary history in one .pdf file at: http://www.worldlearning.org, or online http://www.worldlearning.org/employment/job-search/

General Description: The Program Associate serves as a member of the team responsible for the administration of the IHP/Comparative portfolio of study abroad programs. The Program Associate provides ongoing programmatic and administrative support to the Academic Dean. S/he also works closely with the Program Directors (PDs) and field staff to facilitate the flow of information, appropriate documentation, and the smooth functioning of programmatic activities. The Program Associate also works with Marketing, Admissions, IT, Human Resources, Finance, and the Legal and Compliance offices on matters of programmatic support.

For more information regarding IHP/Comparative programs please visit: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/location-comparative.cfm
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Sep 13

 Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

The University of Georgia at Oxford Study Abroad Program seeks an Associate Director for the University’s Residential Center Study Abroad Program in Oxford, England. This position is based primarily at the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia, with significant travel duties to the U.K. The Associate Director assists the Director in the administration of the Oxford programs and Center and serves as the second-in-command for the UGA at Oxford Program. Duties include program and facilities oversight, communications and development, and IT development and support. The Associate Director will be responsible for marketing the UGA at Oxford Program, organizing Alumni events, planning special extension events such as lectures and debates, and preparing the Program’s annual newsletter. The Associate Director is also expected to remain active in research and academic life at the University of Georgia through teaching and curriculum development. Read More


Sep 13
"When students do right, let them know about it and make sure to tell their parents, too. Show students that although you may have high expectations, you are fair and reasonable. Love what you teach and that excitement will transfer to students. These are some things that I found go into successful teaching." (MBIS, courtesy of Flickr)

“When students do right, let them know about it and make sure to tell their parents, too. Show students that although you may have high expectations, you are fair and reasonable. Love what you teach and that excitement will transfer to students. These are some things that I found go into successful teaching.” (MBIS, courtesy of Flickr)

 

By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team.

A native of Delmar, New York, Mark Deyss (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) is a history and social studies teacher at Marist Brothers International School in Kobe, which has been a historic institution for the Kansai region’s pre-K through 12th children since 1951. Married with two young children, Mark is also a competitive bodybuilder in his spare time.

In this expansive interview, Mark spoke with JQ about how a visit to Iowa landed him his job, the unique benefits and challenges that go with teaching and living long-term in Japan, and some surprising misconceptions about bodybuilding.

What sparked your interest in Japan? Were you always interested growing up, or was it more of a curiosity thing?

I didn’t have a real interest in Japan per se. I was more interested in teaching in Indonesia (Bali, to be specific) or Thailand (Phuket). Both those places seemed pretty cool and exotic to a 22-year-old fresh out of college (SUNY Oswego). But what the hell does a 22-year-old know?! In the end, I backed away from those locations because from what I could tell, you needed to actually go to the place and start knocking on doors at language schools to find a job. That was a little too much adventure for me. A professor at my college mentioned AEON. I looked into it and it turned out that I could interview with them right in New York City. They gave me a contract to look over before I actually went to Japan and they seemed much more legitimate in general. That’s how my interest in Japan developed—as a conservative alternative to Bali.

Can you tell us about the conversation school you taught at in Japan before you joined JET?

I first came to Japan in September 1998 to work with AEON. Like most people who knew nothing about Japan, I requested to be located in Tokyo (in fairness to myself, I did actually know a couple of people in Tokyo, which is part of the reason for the request). AEON said they didn’t have anything in Tokyo open, but put me as close to Tokyo as possible—Hiratsuka City, in Kanagawa-ken. It worked out for the best, as most things in life do. I was with AEON for a year before taking a job (for a lot more money!) with another small eikaiwa outfit named Proto, which was actually run by a car parts manufacturer named Nippon Seiki (amongst other things they make dashboard and instrument panels for the “All-American” Harley Davidson and Chevrolet Corvette). Proto was located in Nagaoka, Niigata, surroundings that were much different than the urban congestion of Kanto. I was with Proto for about a year and a half before I came back to Kanagawa (Yokohama) for JET.

What did you do after JET?

I went to NYC to attend graduate school (education) at Queens College. Those years were indeed the hardest of my life, but my trials weren’t related to Queens College per se, more just being a scared young adult with an uncertain future and a tenuous present! Queens College served its purpose well and gave me the wonderful experience of living in Flushing, New York.

While attending the college, I taught at The Summit School, located in Jamaica, New York. It is a pretty good school for learning disabled and emotionally disturbed kids. I already had some experience working with that population of students before I went to Japan for the first time (summer job), so it was not an unfamiliar thing for me. That job served its purpose and provided me with enough money (barely enough!) to pay rent, eat three meals a day and get out of grad school debt free.

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Sep 12

Received from company. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Translation/Editing 1-year Apprenticeship
Posted by: MultiLing Corporation
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Type: Full-time 

Overview:

Located in Yokohama, Japan (Feb 2015-Jan 2016)

MultiLing Corporation is looking for a talented and capable individual to join its subsidiary, MultiLing Japan Y.K., on location in Yokohama, Japan for a full-time one-year apprenticeship position. Responsibilities will include translating, editing and reviewing Japanese to English documents and other related tasks. Please see list of specific requirements below: Read More


Sep 12

Here’s a great career-related event organized by JETAA UK for any JET alums/ex-JETs in or near London. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc and JETAA UK take great pleasure in inviting to you to attend the first in a series of networking events taking place at Japanese companies in the UK. Find out about Mitsubishi Corporation’s history and global activities, learn more about their Corporate Social Responsibility activities, hear from Triland Metals, one of their group companies and get an overview of the types of jobs within the organisation and the skills needed for these roles. We look forward to seeing you there. Read More


Sep 12

Via the JETAA Northern California linkedin group. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Join us for the 2014 Japan and Asia Pacific Career and Networking Forum in San Francisco!

Meet local companies and JET alumni at the Japan and Asia Pacific Career and Networking Forum, held on Wed. October 1st from 5-8 pm at the University of San Francisco’s McLaren Conference Center!

Register online at http://2014cnf.eventbrite.com - free for attendees!

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