May 28
"Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions" debuts at the Theater of Madison Square Garden June 6. (Princeton Entertainment)

“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions” debuts at the Theater of Madison Square Garden June 6. (Princeton Entertainment)

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories.

After an unusually chilly spring, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Enjoy some seasonal events this month that celebrate the best of both fine art and pop art.

This month’s highlights include:

June 4-5, 6:30 p.m.

New York Japan CineFest 2015: Program 1 & Program 2

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

$12, $10 students/seniors, $8 members

Co presented by Asia Society and Mar Creation, Inc., New York Japan CineFest highlights some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, presenting two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. The first night features all-new works made within the last year, while the second night’s program spotlights female directors and is followed by a Q&A with Ema Ryan Yamazaki (Monk by Blood) and Hazuki Aikawa (Reflection). The first night’s program is followed by a reception.

June 4-7, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Hiromi Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips

Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West Third Street

$40, $55

Part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival! A native of Hamamatsu, Japan, Grammy-winning pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara is one of the world’s top young international performers in jazz. As part of the Trio Project with bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, the O’Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (the Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce), her passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut. She takes up a four-night residency at the Blue Note in support of her latest album with the Trio Project, Alive, which was released in 2014.

June 5-6. 7:30 p.m.

Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug OQ

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

$25, $20 Japan Society members

Global traditions flow together in this latest work by Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki. Inspired by Japanese ritual poetry readings held at the Imperial Palace, Yamazaki’s OQ (ōkyu is the phonetic reading of the Japanese word for “palace”) features dancers from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds including Western contemporary, butoh and hip-hop. Within a space designed by award-winning New York architect collective SO-IL that complements the dancers’ fluid motions, Yamazaki’s palace, with its own rituals and customs, comes to life before your eyes. The Friday, June 5 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.

For the complete story, click here.


May 27

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.

 

Fresh fava beans one of the delights of spring in Japan. Learn how to measure and prepare them in this Japan-friendly recipe!

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May 25

Mel T (Aomori-ken, 2007-2012) is a Canadian living and working in Towada City, Aomori. For more information about events, sightseeing, restaurants, etc. in Towada City, and around Aomori Prefecture & Japan, visit her blog at http://towada-city.blogspot.com.

Hagoromo Legend

2014 Inakadate Rice Field Art

Inakadate Village (Aomori Prefecture) has a long history relating to rice. The site of an ancient rice field dating back to the mid-Yayoi Period (300 B.C.~300 A.D.), the Tareyanagi Iseki was discovered in Inakadate in 1981. This was a significant find as until its discovery, it had been believed that rice fields were not cultivated in Tohoku during the Yayoi Period. The Tareyanagi Iseki was designated a National Historic Site on April 11, 2000.

To celebrate and promote its history of rice production, Inakadate began offering rice planting experience tours. In order to make the experience more interesting, they decided to use different coloured rices to draw a picture of Mt. Iwaki with the words 弥生の里いなかだて (Yayoi no sato Inakadate) meaning “Yayoi Village Inakadate.” This was the humble beginning of rice field art–although at the time it was not referred to as “art” but simply as “rice characters” (稲文字 ine moji).

Since its beginnings as “rice characters,” the drastic improvement in technological and artistic levels have made Inakadate’s rice art an increasingly popular site for both domestic and international tourists. It has proved so popular that in 2012, a second rice field art site was started at the Michi no Eki (Roadside Station) Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato.”

The theme for 2015’s rice field art is “Gone with the Wind” for the main site and “Star Wars” for the second site (Michi no Eki Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato”).

Click HERE to read MORE


May 24

Via Carleen Ben (Oita). Posted by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). If interested in more job listings, join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


(1) Study Abroad Advisor & Outreach Coordinator, University of Southern California

The Office of Overseas Studies in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the position of Study Abroad Advisor & Outreach Coordinator (Student Programs Advisor I).

Description: The Study Abroad Advisor & Outreach Coordinator serves as the primary advisor for all aspects of an assigned portfolio of study abroad programs; manages relationships with partner institutions; plans and executes pre-departure orientations; collaborates with faculty members and academic advisors in academic planning, curricular integration, and articulation; coordinates services with other offices on campus; facilitates problem resolution; contributes to the unit’s risk management and responds to health and safety issues; collects and analyzes data for various types of reports; conducts program reviews; and assists in new program development. The person in this position takes the lead in promoting study abroad programs to students; fosters support from faculty, academic advisors and others; plans and executes outreach/promotion that values inclusion and diversity; takes charge of the unit’s website and print materials; organizes events such as study abroad fairs; organizes re-entry programming; and recruits and manages a team of study abroad ambassadors. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, two or more years of experience in education abroad advising and/or program coordination, one year or more studying and/or working abroad, a high level of proficiency in at least one foreign language, outreach/marketing experience, and experience creating and managing web content.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Instructions: Please apply via the USC Careers website at https://jobs.usc.edu/. The job requisition number is 1003482. No phone calls or emails please. Read More


May 22

Thanks to AJET’s Ashlie O’Neill for forwarding this on, a request from InsideJapan Tours who have posted to JETwit before. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Travel Consultants
Posted by: InsideJapan
Location: Bristol, UK; Boulder, CO, USA; Nagoya, Japan
Status: Full-Time

“InsideJapan Tours are again hiring Japan experts for a fantastic opportunity in one of our three offices, Bristol UK, Boulder USA and Nagoya Japan.  The job is the ideal next step for those departing Japan, or those keen to extend their stay in Japan and try a new challenge.

Details are below. Closing date is 1st June, and jobs start 10th Aug.
https://www.insidejapantours.com/about-us/jobs/

We would love to hear from JETs and ex-JETs!”


May 22

Received directly from the company. They mentioned that they’ve hired JET alums in the past and had good experiences. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Associate TV News Producer
Posted by: Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS)
Location: NYC
Status: Full-Time

Start Date: Immediate position available.

Payment: Entry level position with full time and overtime payment.

Company: Tokyo Broadcasting System International, Inc.

The New York News Bureau of Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) is seeking an energetic, professional individual to fill an Associate TV News Producer position.

TBS is one of the oldest and largest television and radio broadcasting networks in Japan and broadcasts nationally via 28 affiliate stations. The New York Bureau covers news primarily in the United States for broadcast in Japan.

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May 22

Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Publicity Coordinator
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: DC
Status: Full-Time

“JETAADC Community,

This is David Baasch (Hokkaido 2008-2013) the new Technology Chair.

I am just letting everyone know that the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC is looking for a new Publicity Coordinator. See details and instructions on how to apply below.”

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May 22

Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Administrative Assistant
Posted by: NYU Law School
Location: NYC
Status: Full-Time

Thanks to former JETAANY officer and board member Clara Solomon for sharing this opening in the Career Services office at NYU Law School where she works.

In Clara’s words, “While it is an admin assistant job, it is a great entrance to student affair/career services in a university setting (it is actually the position I started in 12 years ago). And, great tuition benefits. We need someone enthusiastic with great attention to detail. We’ve got 2 JETs in the office now, and would be happy to get another one!”

View full listing here


May 22

Great listing received directly from the company.  See below.  They said they’ve previously hired JET alums and always had good success. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Reporter/Researcher
Posted by: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: NYC
Status: Full-Time

The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have over 30 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. Website ( Jp / En )

Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong interest in current affairs. An interest in journalism combined with attention to accuracy and the ability to multitask effectively under deadline is required. Applicants should already be based in New York region

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May 22

Thanks to JET alum Abby McBain for posting this to FB.  This was the job Abby held until a few years ago. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Cultural Affairs and Public Relations Assistant
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Location: Miami, FL
Status: Full-Time

The Public Relations and Culture Department of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami has an opening for aCultural Affairs and Public Relations Assistant. The ideal candidate will be excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in team planning, public speaking and presenting are required.

To apply, please submit your resume with a letter of recommendation to the Public Relations and Culture Department (culture@mi.mofa.go.jp) by May 29.

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May 22

Via JETAA UK. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Scholarships
Posted by: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Location: UK

The Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, offered by the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation in London, are open to UK nationals who have an Honours degree in Japanese.

The aim of these scholarships is to support students undertaking postgraduate degrees in Japanese Studies-related courses in either the UK or Japan. Scholars affiliated to UK universities must undertake at least part of their studies in Japan.

The Foundation supports six individuals in any given year, of whom at least three must study full-time at a university in Japan.

The Scholarship will cover university fees for the course in question, plus living expenses.

Applications are now open for the programme’s first year and the application deadline is 28 May 2015.


May 22

Thanks to JET alum Catherine Rackley, who works for DISCO International, for sharing this info. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

DISCO International, organizer of the world’s largest job fairs for Japanese-English speakers, cordially invites you to participate in our only event focused on positions in the U.S.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Metropolitan Pavilion (North Pavilion)

110 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

 

– No fee to register or attend

– Meet and interview face-to-face with companies

– Approximately 25 companies expected to attend

– Positions available all over the U.S.

Register now to receive updates about participating companies as they sign up. It’s free, easy, and doesn’t require cancellation if you decide not to attend.

Register here

 

[Current Participating Companies (as of 5/11)]

ACTUS CONSULTING GROUP INC. (Recruiting Agency)

CDH, P.C. (Public Accounting)

DAIEI TRADING CO., INC. (Wholesale Food Distribution)

FRONTLINE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Publishing/E-commerce)

FUJISANKEI COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL (Broadcasting/Media)

HOTTA LIESENBERG SAITO LLP (Accounting)

IACE TRAVEL (Travel)

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (Finance)

J ONE CORPORATION

JTB USA, INC. (Travel)

MITSUBISHI UFJ SECURITIES (Finance)

MULTINET INTERNATIONAL INC. (IT)

NHK INTERNATIONAL (Auto Parts Manufacturing)

RELO REDAC, INC. (Real Estate)

SUMITOMO MITSUI TRUST BANK, LTD. (Finance Services)

VALQUA AMERICA, INC. (Manufacturing)

WEEKLY BUSINESS NEWS CORP. (Publishing/Media)

Y’S PUBLISHING GROUP (Publishing/Media)

If you have any questions concerning this event, please feel free to contact Catherine Rackley (Chiba-ken, 2005-2006) at c.rackley@discointer.com.


May 22

Directly via MultiLing. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Technical Translation Apprenticeship
Posted by: MultiLing
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Status: Full-Time

ONE-YEAR PAID APPRENTICESHIP – JAPANESE LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED

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:

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May 22

Via JETAA UK. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


LONDON CAREER FORUM 2015
Job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals

www.careerforum.net/event/ldn/?lang=J

Date: 23rd (Sat) & 24th (Sun) May, 2015
Time: 10:00AM~6:00PM (both days)
Venue: 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD
Registration: Please register via the link above

Organiser: DISCO

17 companies have signed up so far, with more expected to register in the coming weeks:
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May 22

See below from the Rotary Foundation which asked JETwit to share this information with the JET alumni community. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier, freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


“Greetings!  はじめまして!

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare fellows for leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges.

Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Japan, Australia, England, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

Since 2002, Rotary Peace Centers has provided over 900 social impact leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience. Our alumni work in over 100 countries with organizations ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

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