Jan 24

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JETAA Alaska | Facebook

From JETwit Media, it’s the second episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast!

In Episode 002 of the JETAA-sphere, JETAA Alaska President Mari Rueter (Tokushima-ken, 2009-14) visits the Lower 48 to educate co-hosts Zachary Piper (Kochi-ken, 2001-04)Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94), and Joe Moore III (Saga-ken, 2010-13) about the JET alum community and how they survive and thrive in the wilds of Alaska.

The JETAA-sphere Podcast is (or soon should be) availabe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, and anywhere else you might download podcasts from.

To listen to other podcasts by JETs and JET alumni, check out the JETAA Podcast Roundup by  Scot Maupin (Hokkaido, 2005-09).

Relevant Links from Episode 2:

About the Co-Hosts:

  • Steven Horowitz is the founder of JETwit.com, a member of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors, and a long-time active member of JETAA New York and now JETAA DC.
  • Joe Moore is a member of the Board of Directors for both JETAA Southern California and JETAA New York and a former Co-President of JETAA Southern California. 
  • Zach Piper is a member of the Board of Directors for JETAA New York and a long-time active member of JETAA New York.
  • Note: All three of them have full-time jobs outside of this. This isn’t how they make a living or put food on the table.

Credits

  • Intro/Ending narration by Rose Horowitz (COJ)*
  • Art/Design by Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06)
  • Podcast hosting on Transistor courtesy of Percival Constantine (Kagoshima-ken, 2008-13)

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

  • Email Steven Horowitz at jetwit@jetwit.com

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  • The JETAA-sphere Podcast is a production of JETwit.com, with special thanks to USJETAA and CLAIR for their support.
  • *COJ = Child of JET


Jan 21

From JETwit Media Productions, it’s the first ever episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast! In Ep01, Zachary Piper (Kochi-ken, 2001-04), Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94), and Joe Moore III (Saga-ken, 2010-13) have a frank (and not always entirely accurate) conversation about what the heck JETAA is, why it exists, what its components are, and how they work.

The JETAA-sphere Podcast is availabe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, and anywhere else you might download podcasts from.

To listen to other podcasts by JETs and JET alumni, check out the JETAA Podcast Roundup by  Scot Maupin (Hokkaido, 2005-09).


Jan 21

************By Makoto Shirai, secretary, Japan-Insights Research Institute (Non-profit organization in Tokyo)

Reconstruction in the Shizugawa area; view from the yard of Shizugawa Junior High School, February 2017 ©Roberto Grillo

Dear Friends,

Are you interested in Storytelling in Tohoku, Japan?

Let me introduce a new article for it by Dr. Flavia Fulco.

Please also enjoy her past essay “Kataribe: A keyword to Recovery” on Japan-Insights. 

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_Kataribe.pdf

Please share this expert’s experience!

Japan-Insights is a nonprofit open database compiled by leading experts in Japanese studies. The posts present a broad range of historical and contemporary topics that encourage visitors to engage with the real Japan through immersive experiences. Follow the Facebook page and website to learn about and share these insights from around the country!”

#japan #japaneseculture #tohoku


Jan 20

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


Position: Corporate Development Associate, Business Development Department
Posted by:
Mynavi USA
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Below is a job received directly from Mynavi USA.

Application Process: For those interested or have questions about the opening, please reach out to Mr. Nori at info@mynaviusa.com


Jan 20
Japan PM Kishida gets Biden's "strong" commitment on Senkaku defense

In advance of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Friday virtual meeting with President Joe Biden, the US-Japan community has issued a letter to the government of Japan urging it to relax its border restrictions in order to allow foreign students and scholars as well as family members abroad to enter Japan.

“Members of the US-Japan Network for the Future initiated this petition to call on the Japanese government to expand the range of foreign visitors allowed to enter Japan subject to vaccine, testing, and quarantine requirements. The petition will be delivered to representatives of the Japanese government in Washington, DC, and in Tokyo. We encourage Japan scholars, experts, and others involved in student exchange, regardless of nationality, to sign the petition.”

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/calling-on-japan-to-open-to-foreign-students-and-scholars.html

Over 100 scholars, educators, policy practitioners, and bridge builders of the US-Japan community have signed the letter, a number of whom are JET alumni:

Paige Cottingham-Streater | JUSFC
  • Paige Cottingham Streater, Executive Director, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (Also co-founder and Board Chair of US JETAA, and one of the original founders of the JET Alumni Association back in 1988!)
Jim Gannon (@JimGGannon) / Twitter
  • James Gannon, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) (Also Vice-Director of US JETAA and a member of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors)
The Asia Group | Michael Green - The Asia Group
  • Michael Green, Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Georgetown University; Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Michael was a Monbusho English Fellow (MEF) which was like the beta version of the JET Program.)
Drake University on Twitter: "Associate Professor of Political Science Mary  McCarthy was in South Korea in June as part of the Bridging the Divide  program. Attendees met with Korean policymakers, politicians, academics,
  • Mary M. McCarthy, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Department of Political Science, Drake University
Anand Rao | SUNY Geneseo
  • Anand Rao, Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations, State University of New York at Geneseo
FSI | Shorenstein APARC - Benjamin Self
  • Benjamin Self, Vice President, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
  • Note: There may be other JET alumni among the signatories. If you identify one, you can email jetwit@jetwit.com.
Leonard J. Schoppa, Jr. · Conference on Cultural and Educational  Interchange (CULCON)
  • Leonard Schoppa, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia; Senior Advisor, US-Japan Network for the Future
  • Ryan Shaffer, President of Japan-America Society of Washington DC
GAVIN H. WHITELAW | Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • Gavin Whitelaw, Executive Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
Bahia Simons-Lane - Numata, Gunma (2005-2007)
  • Bahia Simons-Lane, Director, US JETAA and former President of JETAA Florida


Jan 20

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


Position: TBD
Posted by:
New York Japanese Restaurant Association (non-profit)
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us with the NY Japanese Restaurant Association:

Reports To: One of the board members who is in charge of administration.

Job Description: (Subject to change) All administrative work for this organization including:

  • scheduling and managing monthly board meeting
  • contacting/negotiating with NY Hospitality Alliance over some topics
  • contacting professionals (lawyers, accountants) by request from board member
  • bookkeeping/expense management
  • event planning, fundraising, etc.
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Jan 19

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


Position: Director of Outreach Coordinator
Posted by:
Japan Information Center (including Receptionist/ Librarian tasks)
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Below is an opening for an Outreach Coordinator (including Receptionist/ Librarian tasks) at the Japan Information Center (JIC) received directly from the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.


Jan 18

About 

We’re very excited to announce our finalized lineup for the Japanese Film Festival Online 2022! Starting next month from February 14-27, 2022 you will be able to watch 16 Japanese films for FREE! For the complete lineup, please visit: https://jff.jpf.go.jp/watch/jffonline2022/film-lineup/ and select your host country to see the full list of films available to you. 

To watch the films, please register and create your free account from here: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/signup.html 

While you wait for the film festival to start, we’ve also created a portal where you can read up on the latest Japanese news, and interviews with prominent film directors and industry insiders. Check out the interviews here: https://jff.jpf.go.jp 


Jan 18

Hi, and welcome to the new podcast space here on JETwit.com. I’m Scot Maupin (Hokkaido, 2005-09), a JET alum/podcaster, and every month I’ll serve you up a list of podcasts with new episodes by myself and other JET Alumni/podcasters. I will also be featuring some episodes from month to month with more detailed write-ups.

But for now, let me start by just introducing myself (Is your 自己紹介 still etched into your brain?) and presenting a full list of podcasts I have (so far) and a bit about them. If you’d like to be added to this list, or let me know something to change, then please still use this form to let us know about it and we’ll add you to the subscriptions we monitor.

AIGA Design Podcasts

by Lee-Sean Huang (Oita ’03-06)

How is design changing as a discipline and profession? What are the current landscapes and future horizons of innovation? ​What are the opportunities for the design community? AIGA’s Lee-Sean Huang explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and​ business​ leaders​ to deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Asian American Podcasters Assn Podcast

Lee Uehara (Chiba ’93-95)

The official podcast of the Asian American Podcasters Association.

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EFT Tapping Like a Mother

Lee Uehara (Chiba ’93-95)

EFT Tapping Like a Mother is where you’ll meet your EFT fairy godmothers, Lee Uehara and Collette Schildkraut. Lee and Collette will help you navigate the ocean of crappy emotions and blocks that a getting in your way of a fantastic life.

How to Japanese Podcast

Daniel Morales (Fukushima ’05-08)

Everyone learning Japanese needs a senpai – this podcast is your digital senpai. Join Daniel from HowToJapanese.com and guests to learn what strategies have been effective for them as they study, live, and work in Japan and using Japanese.

House of Lee NYC

Lee Uehara (Chiba ’93-95)

Lee and her guests will share life’s random DIYs, hacks, tips and how-tos for resourceful living. A former teacher, Lee breaks it down and keeps it real. With New York City as home base, you’ll get Lee’s latest fun spots to explore in town

Japan On Film

Percival Constantine (Kagoshima ’08-13)

The top podcast for discussion of Japanese movies.

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Krewe of Japan

Doug Tassin (Fukushima ’07-10)

Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Doug Tassin that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.

Now and Zen Japan

Andrew Hankinson

Insightful conversations with Japan experts focused on business and culture, with stories of success & failure and lessons learned. Entertaining and educational, discover first-hand what it’s like to live, work, and experience the most fascinating country in the world. Direct from Tokyo, this is the Now and Zen Podcast!

PractiMama Parenting

Lee Uehara (Chiba ’93-95)

The PractiMama NYC Show is where your host, Lee, keeps it real with practical tips for resourceful parenting – because honestly, who has time for anything else?!

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Reinventing Professionals

Ari Kaplan (Hyogo ’93-94)

This podcast hosted by Ari Kaplan is designed to offer ideas, guidance, and perspectives on how to effectively navigate a perpetually shifting professional landscape, with a unique focus on the legal industry and the technology that is driving its evolution.

Season by Season

Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane ’09 – 11)

Join Alexis and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons.

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The Perfect Show

Scot Maupin (Hokkaido ’05-09)

The Perfect Show is a podcast where host Scot Maupin catalogs the perfect things in life, one by one. Each episode he examines something that he or someone else thinks is perfect.

USLawEssentials Law & Language

Stephen Horowitz (Aichi ’92-94)

The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast helps non-native English-speaking lawyers and law students improve their English and better understand US law and American legal culture. Many of these short episodes are tied to a legal news event or case in the United States. Others include interviews with multilingual lawyers (including a number of JET alumni.) The shows are hosted by attorneys experienced teaching US law and legal English to students and lawyers from around the world.

Upper West Side Corner Talk

Lee Uehara (Chiba ’93-95)

Welcome to the Upper West Side (UWS, NYC) Corner Talk podcast with your host, Lee Uehara. You know, it’s news that you’d get from a friend or neighbor – at the corner.

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よっぱれ英会話 English Nomikai

Emmalee Manes (Toyama ’16-19)

In this eikaiwa podcast targeted to Japanese English-learners, Emmalee Manes talks to fellow JET alumni, current JETs, and Japanese English teachers and friends about cultural differences between Japan and their home countries (all while sharing some drinks!)


Jan 14

Posted by: Doug Tassin (Fukushima-Ken ALT, 2007-2010 & Krewe of Japan Podcast Co-Host)

Last week on the Krewe of Japan Podcast

The whole Krewe sits down with famous comedian and Youtuber (and former JET Program participant in Oita Prefecture), Dogen! In Part 1, Dogen shares his background including how he became interested in Japan and its culture, his background in martial arts tricking, early attempts at learning Japanese, his path to writing comedy in Japanese, and so much more.

This week…

Nigel, Jenn, & Doug conclude their awesome discussion with comedian and Youtuber, Dogen! In Part 2, the Krewe joins Dogen as they embark on a deep dive into learning Japanese. This discussion takes them to many places from discovering the meaning of pitch accent and how to study effectively, to setting appropriate goals and hilarious language learning stories. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, and Stitcher.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!


Jan 14

Job: Director of Development – The Clooney Foundation for Justice (Remote)

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


Position: Director of Development
Posted by:
The Clooney Foundation for Justice
Location: Remote
Contract: Full-Time

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

The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world, seeks a Director of Development.

A seasoned development professional will be a critical addition to our dynamic team during this exciting time of organizational growth. The ideal candidate will have outstanding written and oral communications skills and be creative, self-motivated, and flexible.

Application Process: Please view the PDF below to see a full position description and details on how to apply. Deadline is Jan. 31st.


Jan 13

Job: Cultural Programs Coordinator Recruitment of Local Staff – Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville (Nashville, TN, USA)

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


Position: Cultural Programs Coordinator Recruitment of Local Staff
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s another job received directly from the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville:

The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented candidate to join us as Cultural Programs Coordinator in the Culture & Information Section. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchange.

Application Process: For more information, please click here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 6th, 2022 and that applications will only be accepted by mail (not email).


Jan 13

Job: Political Assistant at the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville (Nashville, TN, USA)

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


Position: Political Assistant
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville:

The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations. Applications must be received by Monday, January 31, 2022.

Application Process: For more information, please click here. Please note that the deadline is January 31st and that applications will only be accepted by mail (not email).


Jan 12

Job: Summer Group Leader – The Experiment in International Living (Vermont, USA & Japan)

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


Position: Summer Group Leader
Posted by:
The Experiment in International Living
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, USA & Japan
Contract: Full-Time

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring experienced and inclusive educators to serve as group leaders to guide youth on our summer 2022 programs in Japan.

To learn more about our programs in Japan, please click here.

To learn more about the group leader position please click here.

Application Process: Please see the attachment for the job description and apply at worldlearning.org/leaderapplication. Questions? Email us at groupleaders@worldlearning.org


Jan 11

Job: Tour and Guest Relations Associate – Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Education Department (Delray Beach, FL, USA)

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


Position: Tour and Guest Relations Associate
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Education Department
Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken, 2002-2005) for passing along the following opportunity at the Morikami Museum where she currently works:

I would like to inform you of a job opening at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Education Department, for a Tour and Guest Relations Associate. We have modified the previous position and made it a full-time position.

Application Process: Job description and details on how to apply can be found here: https://morikami.org/job-opportunities/


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