Oct 8

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Assistant Language Teacher
Posted by:
Heart English School
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

We are seeking English Speakers who would like to experience the Japanese culture and to expand their knowledge and skills in Japan. This is a perfect opportunity for you to experience life in Japan.

Duties Include:

  • Working with Japanese teachers to create engaging English lessons
  • Motivating the students to speak English

Why us?

Our company values aspiring and experienced English teachers looking for a career as an ALT. We provide an orientation to get you prepared for public schools and regular training to further develop your skills. Our dedicated bi-lingual staff will support you from the application process to your daily life at school. We also have an online database with lesson plans and materials ready for you to use in the classroom.

The Position:

  • 9,000~13,000 yen per day (USD $85-$121)
  • Monday~ Friday, between the hour of 8:30 ~ 4:30
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Visa Sponsorship for qualified candidates

Requirements:

  • Native Level English (Japanese skill welcomed but not required)
  • At least 12 years of education conducted in English for Non-Native applicants
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

 Application Process:


Oct 7

Job: Associate Program Officer in Arts & Cultural Exchange – Japan Foundation (New York City, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Program Officer in Arts & Cultural Exchange
Posted by:
Japan Foundation
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

There is an open position with the Japan Foundation, New York office for an Associate Program Officer in Arts & Cultural Exchange program.

We are seeking to hire a highly-skilled individual with a background in Japan.

Application Process: https://www.jfny.org/karashi/wp-content/uploads/Job-Announcement201909.pdf

The application deadline is October 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), and we are seeking a candidate who can join our team as early as November 25.

 




Oct 6

Job: Operations Associate – Armoury Group (New York City, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Operations Associate
Posted by:
Armoury Group
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job passed along to us:  

Job description

The Armoury Group is looking for a responsible, detail-oriented Operations Associate for its New York-based team. If you thrive working in a small, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment we are interested to hear from you!

The Operations Associate will report directly to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for handling daily office operations and procedures. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and clerical tasks. S/he is also an independent self-starter, well-organized & detail-oriented, flexible, and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist the Office Manager to ensure daily office operations run smoothly with no interruption
  • Serve as the point person for shipments, supplies, equipment, bills, and errands
  • Accounting
    • processing & organizing supplier and service invoices
    • all bills are paid on time
    • Manage time cards and process payroll
  • Calendar Management – Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Liaise with third-party service providers as needed 
  • Undertake additional duties or sharing responsibilities during busy times and/or as requested by the Manager

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Oct 5

Job: Sales Support Administrator – Inside Travel Group (Boulder, CO)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Sales Support Administrator
Posted by:
Inside Travel Group
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Inside Travel Group contains the award-winning travel brands InsideJapan and InsideAsia. They offer unique tailored itineraries, small group tours, and exclusive cultural experiences on travels in Japan and Southeast Asia. We are looking for a travel-minded individual with a strong attention to detail for a Sales Support Administrator position.

This is a full-time administrative position based in our US office in Boulder, CO. You will help facilitate the booking of our tailor-made holidays and create final travel documentation for our clients before departure. You will make bookings for a variety of services included in our trips over the phone, by email and using online booking systems. You may also be asked to do research on behalf of Travel Consultants and to check availability/pricing if required. As a key part of the customer experience we offer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the final documents for our clients are prepared in a timely fashion, accurately and using the most up-to-date information.

Our Boulder office is bright, vibrant and full individuals with a love for travel and a sincere desire to make our travelers’ trips the best they absolutely can be. With a comprehensive benefits package, 20 days of PTO, and employer matched 401(k), we support our team both in and outside the office. Join us today!

Application Process: For full details of the Sales Support Administrator role, please visit https://www.insideasiatours.com/jobs/  

If this role is of interest, please apply now by sending an up-to-date CV and comprehensive cover letter showing how your skills and experience match the job description to: jobs@insideasiatours.com  


Oct 4

Job: Library Specialist – University of Pennsylvania Libraries (Philadelphia, PA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Library Specialist
Posted by:
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The Penn Libraries seeks a Library Specialist to handle acquisitions and cataloging functions for the Japanese and Korean collections. Reporting to the Area Studies Technical Services Coordinator, the Japanese/Korean Library Specialist, working at an advanced level and independently, will acquire and describe Japanese and Korean language materials for the Penn Libraries in accordance with established standards and institutional policy.

In both acquisitions and cataloging, the incumbent will perform complex problem-solving using advanced analytical skills. The incumbent will collaborate closely with the Japanese Studies Librarian to identify priorities for resource processing.

DUTIES

Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • In accordance with cataloging standards/rules and local practice, perform routine and complex copy cataloging of Japanese and Korean language materials. Create original bibliographic records for Japanese and Korean language materials as needed.
  • Perform routine and complex ordering, receipt, and invoicing of Japanese and Korean language materials, including frequent direct communication with vendors.
  • Perform routine and advanced searches of Penn Libraries catalogs (Franklin & Alma), external bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC Connexion, CiNii), and online marketplaces (e.g. Amazon Japan, Nihon no Furuhon’ya/JADOB) for bibliographic and acquisitions information.
  • Process physical inventory, including unboxing materials (with occasional lifting of boxes), barcoding of library items, and transporting book trucks through Penn Libraries spaces.
  • Solve routine and highly complex bibliographic and acquisitions problems involving Japanese and Korean materials, including providing language expertise to other Penn Libraries staff as needed.
  • Train and supervise student assistants, and review their work as assigned.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

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Oct 4

Job: International Affairs Analyst – Aflac (Tokyo, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: International Affairs Analyst
Posted by:
Aflac
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Aflac, a leading U.S. financial institution in Japan, is looking for an International Affairs Analyst to handle a wide range of duties as a member of a highly effective government relations team. Responsibilities include researching and writing advocacy materials and policy documents; close tracking of and frequent reporting on regulatory and legislative developments; providing staff support for senior executives; and project management, including event planning. Close attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple projects and work collaboratively with others under tight deadlines are key attributes for this position.

Compensation competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in international studies, finance, or a related discipline
  • At least three years of related work experience (preferably five)
  • Strong Japanese, JLPT N1 or equivalent
  • Strong Work and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Superior writing ability (translation experience preferred) and interest in public policy
  • A positive, constructive attitude and determination to follow through 

Application Process: For more information or to apply, please email Adam Richards: <arichards@aflac.com>  




Oct 3

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Pico Iyer, Hiromi, Lincoln Center Bunraku

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.

The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability.

This month’s highlights include:

Courtesy of Zac Zinger

Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert

Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue

$18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations

A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over the last decade, performed on shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and saxophone with his progressive jazz quartet featuring Sharik Hasan on piano, Adam Neely on bass, and Luke Markham on drums.

Courtesy of MuSE

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:00 p.m.

Wind of Tsugaru in New York: Bunta Satoh, Tsugarubue

Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), 881 Seventh Avenue

$25-$45 (click here for 20% discount for orchestra seats)

Flautist Bunta Satoh introduces the history and culture of Tsugarubue, a Japanese bamboo flute from the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture. In addition to performing this one-of-a-kind music, he composes for the instrument and organizes workshops to inspire a new generation to uphold its tradition. He released his third album, The Wind of Tsugaru, in January 2017. Joining him for this performance are Hiro Hayashida and Sota Asano (taiko drums), Chihiro Shibayama (percussion), Stephanie Matthews (violin), Reenat Pinchas (cello), and Hsin-Ni Liu (piano).

Shochiku

Oct. 11-17, various times

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (It’s Tough Being a Man)

Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street

$15, $9 members

New 50th anniversary 4K restoration! The longest-running film series starring the same actor (48 features over 27 years), with all but two directed by Yoji Yamada and every one starring Kiyoshi Atsumi as the itinerant, rough around the edges peddler Torajiro Kuruma (nicknamed Tora-san, literally “Mr. Tiger”), a comic figure as iconic in Japan as Chaplin while capable of cutting through pretentious piffle and providing serene counsel to the troubled and the lovelorn—if not always to himself. In his debut appearance, Tora-san hilariously botches the arranged marriage of his kid sister Sakura (Chieko Baisho), but later reverse-psychologizes two timid lovers into a real romance.

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Oct 2

Job: Director of Study Abroad – George Washington University (Washington, DC)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Director of Study Abroad
Posted by:
George Washington University
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The George Washington University Office for Study Abroad in Washington, D.C. is now searching for a full-time Supervisor, Study Abroad Advising.

Reporting to the Director of Study Abroad, the Supervisor of Study Abroad Advising oversees the administrative operations related to advising and assessment within OSA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direction and feedback to the advising staff to ensure efficiency, consistency, and ongoing improvement of the student experience.
  • Coordinating advising across Global Bachelors and GW Programs Abroad with other team members.
  • Resolving complex advising issues requiring research or potential escalation to the director.
  • Designing and implementing pre-departure orientation for students.
  • Managing study abroad program provider relations.
  • Organizing study abroad week and the study abroad fair.
  • Administering the program petition process.
  • Overseeing use of the databases and platforms that capture data for OSA transactions.
  • Assisting the Applications Administrator in reporting data to national organizations such as IIE Open Doors.
  • Providing regular data updates to the OSA director and university leadership for management decisions and forecasting.
  • Collecting data on regulations, news, reports related to international/global education and higher education in the US and abroad.
  • Supporting OAS teams to collect and analyze study abroad data, trends, competitive data and developments as requested/needed.
  • Hiring, training, coaching, and supervising three professionals and multiple student employees. To include, goal setting and conducting performance reviews.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Application Process: For more information, please see the link on our Jobs at GW website: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/71108

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Sep 25

Job: Assistant Language Teacher – Heart Corporation (Kanto Region, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
Posted by: Heart Corporation

Location: Kanto Region (Various), Japan
Contract: Full-Time, 1 year-contracts

Here’s a job received directly from the corporation:

Job Description:

We are seeking Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) to work at Public Schools throughout the Kanto region for the coming year.

Our company seeks native-level English Speakers who would like to expand their knowledge and skills in teaching youth through our ALT program. This is a great opportunity for you to live within reach of Tokyo, without the Tokyo crowds or cost of living. You also have a great chance to work in Japan at the same time as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and attend during our summer break.

Duties include

  • Working with Japanese teachers to create engaging English lessons
  • Motivating the students to speak English

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Sep 24

 

 

Posted by Tom Baker

Novelist and former Aomori Prefecture JET Charles Kowalski, the author of the thrillers “Mind Virus” and “The Devil’s Son,” as well as the new middle-grade novel, “Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts,” will present a workshop on giving names to fictional characters at this year’s Japan Writers Conference, happening in Tokyo on Oct. 12-13. Here’s a description of his presentation:

What’s In A Name? Tips and traps in character naming
Craft workshop

Remember the journey into Mordor by the heroic Bingo Baggins? (Of course not, and aren’t you glad?) The naming of characters is a difficult matter, but we will discuss the three main considerations (sound, meaning, and associations) and their applications to genres ranging from contemporary fiction to SF and fantasy, along with pitfalls to avoid.

Charles Kowalski’s debut thriller, MIND VIRUS, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Award, and was a finalist for the Killer Nashville Claymore Award and the Adventure Writers’ Grandmaster Award. His first middle-grade novel, SIMON GREY AND THE MARCH OF A HUNDRED GHOSTS, was just released by Excalibur Books.

For more information, visit charleskowalski.com or japanwritersconference.org.


Sep 24

Job: Director of Corporate Partnerships – Japan Society ( New York, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Director of Corporate Partnerships
Posted by: Japan Society

Location: New York, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

The Director of Corporate Partnerships will lead the corporate fundraising team in recruiting new corporate members, maintaining existing accounts, and developing corporate sponsorships for Japan
Society’s programs.

The Director will design and implement effective strategies to increase corporate funding support. The Director of Corporate Partnerships will be an integral part of the Development
team, working hands-on with program areas and Special Events on cultivation events, Business & Policy programs, and the annual dinner.

Job Information and Application Process: Director of Corporate Partnerships


Sep 23

Job: On-site Program Coordinator – CISaustralia (Tokyo & Kyoto via Queensland, Australia)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: On-site Program Coordinator
Posted by: CISaustralia

Location: Tokyo & Kyoto via Queensland, Australia
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

We are urgently looking for a female Japanese speaker to lead an Australian University study tour in Japan for 2 weeks in November. Please see the details below:

Dates:  16th November to 2nd December 2019
Cities: Tokyo & Kyoto
Group size: 18-20 students and 2 male faculty staff
Subject: Gamming and Amination in Japan

  • Seeking a female, fluent Japanese speaker to lead the group. Main duties are: managing the logistics of the program and supporting staff/students.
  • Must remain with the group 24/7.
  • All travel costs are covered and a pay/meal stipend will be provided.

Application Process: Full position description and application link HERE

***Please note, I’ve verified with the company that the reason they need a female staff member is that the group of students is a mixture of male and female, but both faculty members are male, so they are looking for a female staff to compliment the male staff members.


Sep 23

Job: Program Manager – Columbia University (New York, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Program Manager, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Posted by: Columbia University

Location: New York, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the Center on Japanese Economy and Business with Columbia’s Business School:

Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. CJEB is a research organization widely recognized for its international symposia, conferences, and lectures held both in New York City and Tokyo, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

Reporting to the Managing Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) and working with the co-directors of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Study Center at Columbia University, the Program Manager leads CJEB’s public events and various paper series and all written communications, and is responsible for being the sole manager for programs and activities of the APEC Study Center.

For More Information and to Apply: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/cw/en-us/job/502582?lApplicationSubSourceID


Sep 21

 

Posted by Tom Baker

Kanazawa JET Michael Frazier is set to lead a poetry workshop at this year’s Japan Writers Conference (Oct. 12-13 in Tokyo). Here’s the official description:

Haibun, Tanka, Pecha Kucha—Contemporary English-Language Poets & Japanese Forms
Craft Workshop

This workshop focuses on the influences of unsung Japanese poetic forms on contemporary English language poetry and spoken word. We’ll watch and read haibun, pecha kucha, and tanka. We’ll discuss the forms and write our own poems using one of the forms. This generative workshop is open to writers of all genres.
In particular, we will look at less common forms (haibun & tanka) and newly-invented forms (Origami & Pecha Kucha). The Pecha Kucha, based on a Japanese business presentation style, was pioneered as a poetic form by American poet Terrance Hayes. It is this type of ingenuity this workshop is to focused on. In this workshop we will look at poems by writers of color who practice “re-approaching” by using Japanese forms like Aziza Barnes, Sonia Sanchez, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Amiri Baraka, and Terrance Hayes. We will discuss the content of their poems, why they used the form, and how they reinvented. Participants will be asked to choose a form and write something new in the workshop.

Michael Frazier graduated from NYU, where he was the 2017 Poet Commencement Speaker & College Union Poetry Slam Invitational Co-Champion. He has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, & Gallatin Arts Festival. His poems appear in The Visual Poetry Project, Day One, The Speakeasy Project, & others. Catch him reading poems for The Adroit Journal & teaching SHS in Kanazawa.


Sep 17

Life After JET: Podcast interview with Stephen Horowitz, Director of Legal English Programs

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Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-94) is the founder of JETwit, a member of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors, and Director of Legal English Programs at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NYC, “the most ethnically diverse urban place on the planet.” He also writes for the St. John’s Legal English Blog.

I was recently interviewed for a podcast episode by Louise Kulbicki, founder of StudyLegalEnglish.com, about the legal English work I do at St. John’s Law School with the LLM students and other non-native English speaking students there. Since my experience on JET teaching English and learning to function well in a cross-cultural environment has been core to my current career, and since JETs often want to know what people do after JET, I thought I’d share the interview here in case of interest.

Here’s a link to the podcast episode titled “LL.M. Legal Writing Tips with Stephen Horowitz

Topics covered:

  • Legal English LLM programmes for non-native speakers
  • Legal English writing challenges and tips
  • Using IRAC – Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion
  • Understanding categorization
  • Legal English resources

And here’s the video version of the podcast:

To learn more about what I do, or if you’re interested in getting into the field of legal English, you can read more at the St. John’s Legal English Blog. Feel free to contact me as well. (Did I mention I’m fortunate to work with two other JET alums at St. John’s Law School?)


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