Apr 24

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Position: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program
Posted by: Reischauer Center
Location: Washington, D.C. USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Neave Denny (Okinawa-ken) for the following opportunity: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program

Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program

Program Overview:

Inaugurated in May 2013, the Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program is a critical element of the Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. It is designed to support the Center’s various research initiatives, while also providing recent undergraduate or graduate students with broad practical experience regarding the public and private-sector analysis process. Fellowships are paid and tenable for one academic year beginning in late August 2017 with the potential for renewal for an additional year.

While the Reischauer Center’s website is currently under construction, more information about our activities can be found on our Facebook page (@ReischauerCenter). Please direct any questions about the position or application process to Alexander Evans, Research and Program Coordinator, at <aevans46@jhu.edu>.

Job Description:

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Apr 24

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Position: Science Teacher (Chemistry/Physics) 
Posted by: Keio Academy of New York
Location: Purchase, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the school:

POSITION: FULL-TIME SCIENCE TEACHER (CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS)

To teach two sections of 10th grade general chemistry and one section of 11th grade physics, with the potential to expand to teach further, more focused 12th grade science electives in future years.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Certified high school chemistry teacher strongly desired. Uncertified candidates with a Master’s Degree may also be considered. Experience in teaching ESL students is preferred, but not required. Strong teamwork skills and flexibility are strongly desired.

STARTING DATE: September 2017

COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits Package (including health insurance and 403B pension plan)

DEADLINE: Applications will be considered in order of arrival, until the position is filled.

Please submit resume and cover letter to somu@keio.edu

Apr 24

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Position: On-Site Program Coordinator
Posted by: CISaustralia
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via JETAADC:

Want to lead an academic trip to Japan this summer? [On-site Program Coordinator Job Opportunity with CISaustralia]

CISaustralia is seeking an On-Site Program Coordinator (OPC) to assist with 2 faculty led programs in Japan for Summer 2017.  The OPC will be contracted to assist on 2 separate programs, that run consecutively. Both programs are designed for Australian university faculty and students. The qualified OPC will have intermediate to advanced Japanese language skills and would be available from June 14 – July 15, 2017.

Qualified candidates can submit their online application to: https://cisabroad.wufoo.com/forms/cisaustralia-opc-application/

Full job description attached and note the program will cover travel costs and also provide a salary.

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Apr 23

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

As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out.

This month’s highlights include:

Courtesy of Bam.org

Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with George Takei

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue

$35-$75

Actor and social justice activist George Takei brings his uncanny eloquence and signature wit to BAM. In this very special evening, he shares the story of his Japanese-American family’s forced internment during World War II, a seemingly forgotten part of American history. He also takes audiences through his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media mega power, and his passionate fight for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality in America—empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference.

Courtesy of Static1.squarespace.com

Thursday, May 4, 9:00 p.m.

Kikagaku Moyo

Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th Street (Brooklyn)

$15

Kikagaku Moyo (Geometric Patterns) is the musical union between five free spirits. Go Kurosawa (drums, Vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (Guitar, Vocals) formed the band in 2012 as a free artist’s collective. They met Kotsuguy (Bass) while he was recording noise from vending machines and Akira (Guitar) through their university. Ryu Kurosawa had been studying Sitar in India, upon returning home he found the perfect outlet for his practice. Since 2013 the band has released two full lengths, an EP, and several singles. They have toured Australia, the United States, Europe and Japan extensively. Their music is a conversation—sometimes delicate and tender other times explosive, but always human and always changing. With support from Mountain Movers and Jason SpacinKillinger.

Courtesy of Bbkingblues.com

Thursday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.

Ritchie Kotzen

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street

$29.50-$69.50

With guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Richie Kotzen has built a remarkably diverse 25-plus year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. A veteran of numerous groups including the Winery Dogs, Kotzen’s Japan cred is extensive: He wrote the number one song “Shine” as a member of Mr. Big, which was used as the ending theme for the anime series Hellsing, has recorded an entire album of music from the anime series Gundam, and toured as the opening act on the Japanese leg of the Rolling Stones’ 2006 tour. The Kotzen Telecaster guitar has repeatedly been the #1 selling signature model guitar for Fender Japan. This show will include selections from his new album, Salting Earth. Read More


Apr 22

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Position: ANIMEアニメ Sales & Marketing Director/Manager
Posted by: Up Recruiters
Location: Manhattan, NY
Contract: Full-Time

A great JET-relevant listing for manga-philes via Up Recruiters.

TITLE: ANIMEアニメ Sales & Marketing Director/Manager

SALARY: $50K/Yr~$60K/Yr *DOE

LOCATION: Manhattan, NY

Qualifications

• 3-5 years marketing experience, preferably in book publishing or related business
• Strong interest in manga and comics, as well as in contemporary anime, Japanese prose, and Japanese popular culture
• Able to read Japanese; speaking and writing a plus
• Able to commute to Manhattan
• Ability to travel for trade events and sales meetings a few times a year

Apr 20

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Position: Security Escort (For U.S. Citizens Only)
Posted by: U.S. Consulate in Osaka
Location: Osaka-Kobe, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka:

HR Advisory Human Resources Office
Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-004A

Security Escort (Osaka-Kobe)

Amendment:  Opening and closing dates.

OPEN TO: U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources
The “Open To” category listed above refers to applicants who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.
POSITION: Security Escort (97-054332/56421)
OPENING DATE: April 19, 2017
CLOSING DATE: May 2, 2017
WORK HOURS: Schedule will vary each week – When Actually Employed (WAE)
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR) ¥1,458/hour (Base Rate and Transportation Allowance at Grade 5, Step 1)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) $16.15/hour at Grade FP-9, Step 1

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe is seeking a Security Escort.

 BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:  The incumbent performs all duties of escorts, by monitoring and escorting of uncleared personnel into controlled access areas (CAA) or other locations within mission facilities and grounds.  The position is on an as needed basis, after-hours, weekend and holiday work may be required.  This position is directly supervised by the Management Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Applicants must address each required qualification criteria listed below with specific information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education:  Completion of secondary school is required.

  1. Prior Work Experience:  One year of previous employment in an office environment is required.
  2. Language Proficiency:  Level III* (Good working knowledge) in English is required.  Language proficiency may be tested.
  3. Skills and Abilities:Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy.  Must be observant, flexible, and service oriented.  Duties include prolonged periods of standing/walking and somewhat physically demanding activities to include climbing, working in cramped spaces and at times working in inclement weather.

*U.S. Government’s language standards.  For equivalents in other standard tests, please see https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs/jobs-resources/

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Apr 20

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Position: Private ESL Tutor
Posted by: Global LT
Location: Woolwich Township, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via JETAANY:

Global LT (www.Global-LT.com) enables corporate employees and their families to live and work successfully anywhere in the world. We are currently looking for a private ESL tutor for our client in Woolwich Township, NJ. Please note that we can only consider candidates who can reasonably and regularly commute to the requested location.

The client is a corporate professional who has relocated from Japan to the US on assignment. He is currently at a high-novice/low-intermediate English level and would like to work on listening and speaking, grammar, and idioms. His company has approved for him to take up to 272 hours of English lessons.

These lessons would be once a week at the client’s apartment in Woolwich Township (off Center Square Rd between Auburn and Beckett). He is available for 1.5 hour sessions Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays after 5:30 p.m. He may increase the frequency to twice a week in the future, depending on his schedule.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience teaching ESL, literacy, and/or adult education. We do not require certification or a teaching license, but formal training in language education is preferred. Global LT’s tutors are independent contractors who create their own lessons and select any materials to be used.

If interested, please send a resume and desired hourly rate (negotiable or non-negotiable) to Mary Tablac, Sourcing Specialist, at MTablac@global-LT.com. Thank you.


Apr 19

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Position: Import Coordinator
Posted by: Mitsubishi Logistics America Corporation
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Mitsubishi Logistics America Corporation in Houston would like to share a job opening with the JET Alumni community. Details on the opportunity can be found below and training will be provided to the new employee. Interested JET alums should send their English resume directly to Mr. Shujiro Iwasaki at iwasakis@mlac.com.

Job Description for Import Coordinator

1. General Position Summary:
General Summary
1) This position is responsible for handling all aspects of import customers’ account management, including: booking shipments, arranging transportation details, dealing with customs clearances, handling claims, issuing invoices, and ensuring collections.

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Apr 19

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Position: Export Coordinator
Posted by: Mitsubishi Logistics America Corporation
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Mitsubishi Logistics America Corporation in Houston would like to share a job opening with the JET Alumni community. Details on the opportunity can be found with the information below and training will be provided to the new employee. Interested JET alums should send their English resume directly to Mr. Shujiro Iwasaki at  iwasakis@mlac.com

Export Coordinator

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Apr 17

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Position: Media Support Staff
Posted by: Information and Culture Section of the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Cameron Manning (Shiga-ken) for the following job listing:

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

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 30 September 2017, 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 monitor media coverage, to develop the Consulate’s public relations by creating and 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 IT applications and software.  

Anyone who is eligible is welcome to apply by sending his/her resume and cover letter, including their telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail contact information to Information and Culture Section (info@nv.mofa.go.jp) by no later than 21 April 2017.

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Apr 15

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

What do you get when you take candy-coated J-pop idol fashion, frenetic European folk accordion melodies, and a stuffed pink pig—all happening on the same stage?

You get Charan-Po-Rantan, the “alternative chanson” duo of sisters Momo (vocals) and Koharu (accordion). Their music is an eclectic, multi-ethnic mix that combines originals from Koharu with inspired cover tunes ranging from Puffy to “Hava Nagilah” to the Super Mario Brothers theme, creating an infectious live experience.

Originally formed in 2009 and signed as Avex recording artists in 2014, Charan-Po-Rantan’s latest album was released in January. This popular live act has made a high-profile splash everywhere from Nippon Budokan to SXSW, and now the group has returned to New York for their first local gigs since 2015. Momo and Koharu kick things off by headlining Joe’s Pub on April 24, followed by an encore performance at Japan Society as part of the Godzilla Legend: Music of Akira Ifukube showcase with techno-pop band Hikashu on April 28.

In a statement about the upcoming shows, the group said, “We are so happy to be going back to our favorite place—New York! We heard that New York is called a salad bowl of different cultures, and our music is sometimes called ‘a melting pot of world music.’ Please come taste our Tokyo sound, which mixes different genres and eras.”

For more information and tickets, follow the group on Facebook at /charanporantan.


Apr 12

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Position: Japanese Instructor
Posted by: Council on International Educational Exchange
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s an updated description from a previous post:

ライス大学夏季短期留学プログラム「ライス・イン・ジャパン2017」(東京にて)(2017年5月16日~6月26日)の日本語教員募集

Japanese Instructor for Rice University’s Summer Study Abroad program in Tokyo “Rice in Japan 2017” (May 16, 2017 to June 26, 2017)

(English job description follows the Japanese version)

資格: 学士号を保持し、大学でグループの教員経験あり。日本語が母語レベル。修士号やそれ以上ある方はなお可。

仕事内容: 東京で、アメリカ・テキサス州ヒューストンから来日するライス大学の短期留学生対象に、二年生レベルの日本語の授業を「ジャパン・タイムズのげんきII」の教科書を使って教える。授業時間は最低でも週3日、合計で45時間(開始終了時間は交渉可)。授業で使用する教材を作る他、ライス大学の日本語教員のガイダンスに従い、協力し、課題、試験、小テストなどを作り、採点する。

※このプログラムは国際教育交換協議会(CIEE)と連携して実施されます。

※ライス大学についての情報は、Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC)のサイトhttp://clic.rice.edu/.)からご覧ください。

※CIEEについての情報は、こちらのサイトwww.ciee.org)からご覧ください。

応募方法: (1)教育方針や理念を示したカバー・レター、(2)履歴書、(3)一時限分のレッスンプラン をCIEEのDarren Biggs宛dbiggs@ciee.orgまでお送りください。

※(1)~(3)は日本語、又は英語、もしくは両方可。

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Apr 12

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Position: Researcher/Assistant Correspondent
Posted by: Los Angeles Bureau of the Mainichi Shimbun
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Erika Klein (Hyogo-ken) for the following job opening, a position which she is herself vacating:

Position: Researcher / Assistant Correspondent (full-time or part-time)

General Description:
The Mainichi Newspapers Los Angeles Bureau seeks a full time Researcher / Assistant Correspondent. The Mainichi Newspapers is a major daily Japanese newspaper printed in Japan with over 4 million readers.  Founded in 1872, it is the oldest national daily newspaper in Japan.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinating with Japanese news correspondent in gathering news and developing articles.
• General proofreading.
• Researching and gathering news, conducting interviews, developing and maintaining news sources, covering press conferences and other events including taking photos.
• Administrative duties are included.

Job Requirements:
• Must have a keen interest in and understanding of U.S. current events.
• Must be a native English speaker able to speak and write effectively in English.
• Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and good instincts.
• Must be detail-oriented and research savvy.
• Must be highly motivated in journalism and bring up ideas for news reporting.
• Ability to analyze news stories to see what is interesting and newsworthy.
• Persistent in achieving goals and objectives under deadlines.
• Must be available to work on weekend and/or irregular hours if needed.
• Must have B.A. minimum. Research experience is crucial.

Preferred Skills:
• Japanese-speaking applicants and/or those familiar with Japanese culture and media.
• Knowledge of law/criminal justice.
• Interest or experience in sports.
• Rapid typing for taking notes and creating transcripts.

Start date: Early July 2017
Location: Brentwood (Los Angeles, CA)
Compensation: $2,500/month (negotiable) after all applicable federal and state deductions and withholdings

Please email resume and a cover letter (as an attachment) to hiromi@mainichi.com.

 


Apr 12

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Position: ISC Program Manager
Posted by: International Student Conferences (ISC)
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s another job via PNWJETAA:

Dear Alumni and Friends,

International Student Conferences (ISC) is currently seeking an experienced and pro-active team player for the ISC Program Manager position. Please share this announcement with those who you believe would be excellent candidates. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 10, 2017.

This is a great position for those who are interested or have experience in: nonprofit management, a passion for ISC’s mission, and/or US-Asia relations.

Interested applicants are to complete a questionnaire and submit their resume thr@iscdc.orgOnly those who complete this two-step process will be considered.

Thank you for your continued support!

Your Friends at ISC

 


Apr 12

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Position: Seattle Japanese Garden Events Coordinator
Posted by: Seattle Japanese Garden
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via PNWJETAA:

Hello,

I am reaching out on behalf of the Seattle Japanese Garden about a job opportunity that may be of interest to JET alumni. We are searching for a new events coordinator, a position that involves a lot of Japanese cultural knowledge. We would like to find a candidate that has spent significant time in Japan and has some Japanese language skills. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this position, I would truly appreciate you passing it along!

The job posting can be found here: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/4472ec487a284cb48e9b7bf4f34e4748-seattle-japanese-garden-events-coordinator-arboretum-foundation-seattle

To get a better idea of the Seattle Japanese Garden, please check out our website at https://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/. We would definitely be interested in working with PNWJETAA in the future.

Warm Regards,

Jessa Gardner

Cultural Programs Manager

Seattle Japanese Garden

206.949.1343

See the latest happenings at www.seattlejapanesegarden.org


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