May 25

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

Job Title: Sales Account Manager, Sales Specialist, and Medical Advisor 
Posted by: SunJour Healthcare Corporation
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to friend of JET Keng for passing along the opportunity with his company:

Job Title 1: Sales Account Manager

  • Sales Account Manager – Job Description: 
    • Deliver sales performance in line with company’s objectives.
    • Develop and Execute sales activities efficiently.
    • Act as an expert of the Company’s products, therapeutic diseases and health enhancement knowledge to boost sales performance.
    • Possess regulatory professional and market information to work and negotiate with distributors.
    • Complete sales reports and send to HQ.
    • Manage sales team and achieve individual sales target.
  • Sales Account Manager – Requirements: 
    • Bachelor’s degree or above.
    • Over 7 years working experience in sales account officer, familiar with pharmaceutical and/or supplement industry, and/or familiar with channels of hospitals and/or pharmacy.
    • Experience with conducting customer product demonstrations as part of the sales process.
    • Familiar with Physician Practice administration, patient accounting, business development.
    • Mature, self-motivated and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Management Experience will be a plus.

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May 24

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

Job Title: JET-relevant Job Listings
Posted by: DSA International
Location: Various
Contract: Full-Time

Here are some JET-relevant job listings courtesy of DSA International:

New Job Listings!

Japanese/American Companies seeking candidates nationwide. Japanese language or cultural background is a big plus! All of our positions are direct-hire with company benefits! See below a small listing of some of our urgent job openings!


  • Sales Representative (San Francisco, CA) $58K/yr
  • Seafood Sales Representative (San Francisco) to $90K
  • Process Engineer, Industrial chemistry/Physics  (San Jose, CA) to $160K/yr
  • Accounting/Finance Specialist (San Diego, CA) $80K/yr
  • Marketing Trainee (San Diego, CA) $50K/yr
  • Accounting Manager (Orange County, CA) $120K/yr
  • Sales Engineer & Manager (Orange County, CA) $50-120K/yr
  • Mechanical/Sales Engineer (Orange County, CA) $50-70K/yr
  • Executive Assistant/Translator (Orange County, CA) $45-55K/yr
  • Research Assistant /Regulatory &Compliance  (Orange County, CA) $42-50K/yr
  • Sales Support & Sales Representative (Orange County, CA) $37-50K/yr
  • Accounting Supervisor (Los Angeles, CA) Up to $60K/yr
  • Administrative Assistant / Accounting Trainee(Los Angeles, CA) $33-37K/yr
  • Accounting Supervisor (Torrance, CA) $60K/yr

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May 23

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

Job Title: Teaching Fellows, Lead Teachers, and Specialists
Posted by: KIPP Careers
Location: Boston & Lynn, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to current JET, Yoshika Wason (Aomori-ken) for the following openings with her former employer:

Openings for the 2019-2020 school year include teaching fellows, lead teachers, and specialists.

Full descriptions here:

May 23

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

Job Title: Research Analyst
Posted by: Brookings Institution
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks again to JET alum, Rachel Brisson (Fukui-ken) for passing along the following job opening with her company:

May 21

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

Job Title: Program Coordinator, Global Economy, and Development
Posted by: Brookings Institution
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Rachel Brisson (Fukui-ken) for passing along the opportunity with her company:

Project Coordinator, Center for Universal Education

May 20

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

Job Title: Multiple Listings
Posted by: Tofugu
Location: Portland, OR, USA or Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Here are some jobs passed along to us directly from the company:

“Tofugu is comprised of individuals who are passionate about education, Japan, and the Japanese language. We are a profitable company with ten full-time employees and a large group of part-timers & contractors” -copied directly from the job listing from the link below. Here is the current list of full-time available jobs:

  • Customer Support Manager
  • Front End Engineer
  • Japanese Language Writer and Researcher
  • Software Engineer
  • Mobile Applications

Application Process: Find more information here:

May 17


Posted by Tom Baker

Meiji Gakuin University, this year’s Japan Writers Conference Venue

The 13th annual Japan Writer’s Conference will be held on the weekend of Oct. 12-13 at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo. The organizers are now seeking writers to give presentations. If you would like to participate, contact details appear at the bottom of this post.

Each year, the Japan Writers Conference attracts English-language writers in a variety of genres and fields to share ideas on the art, craft and business of writing. And each year, a significant number of past and present JETs take part.

JET alum Tom Baker talks about book reviewing at last year’s conference.

At last year’s conference, for example, Holly Thompson spoke about the picture-book market, Suzanne Kamata introduced “The Best Asian Short Stories” anthology, and Tom Baker gave a nuts-and-bolts talk on book reviewing. JET presenters in previous years have included journalist Elaine Lies, textbook author Todd Jay Leonard, travel writer Victoria Vlisides, and novelists Benjamin Martin and Percival Constantine.

Run entirely by volunteers, the Japan Writers Conference is a free event open to all. Details on this year’s event can be found at

Writers interested in making a presentation at the 2019 conference should first read the “Call for Proposals” and then contact co-coordinators John Gribble at and Karen McGee at The deadline for presentation proposals is June 1.

May 17

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

Job Title: Senior Analyst
Posted by: Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via JETAADC:

Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. is currently looking to fill a Sr. Analyst position in their Washington, DC office.

Mitsui’s Washington, DC office was established as a corporate branch in 1979 to monitor U.S. political, economic, legislative, and regulatory issues in Washington with some focus on energy and natural resources business field and on local international institutions such as World Bank, IMF, IDB and so forth. WSHZZ also expanded intelligence field to trade because it became a large political and economic issue between U.S. and Japan as Japanese economy grew fast in 1980s.  U.S. government driven new technologies are also of our interest.

Regionally, we monitor not only U.S.-Japan relationship, but also U.S. and other nations’ relationship on a bi-lateral or group basis while we focus on political and economical information of Latin American nations as Mitsui & Co. (USA) covers Americas in its entirety. With our stock of experience and information as well as good connections to key players in Washington, DC, we would like to be a strong internal business partner providing information and guidance of interest to Mitsui management and colleagues.

Sr. Analyst Position Summary:

This position is responsible for conducting research for Mitsui USA and Mitsui Tokyo. The incumbent will support Washington DC office’s intelligence activities with reports and networking.

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May 16

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

Job Title: ENL/ELA Teachers
Posted by: Keio Academy
Location: Westchester, NY
Contract: Full-Time

See below, originally received via the Hunter TESOL Alumni listserv–

Keio Academy is seeking ENL/ELA Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Our school is a Japanese boarding school located in Westchester County, NY.  All of our students are ENL students at various levels. We are seeking ENL teachers who can also teach ELA.

Next school year, we are going through a major curriculum change and we need enthusiastic, passionate ENL teachers who can work with Content Area teachers to serve the needs of ELLs in various levels and classes.

More detailed information on the school website’s employment page,

We look forward to hearing from interested candidates!


Yumiko Bendlin

May 15

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

Job Title: U.S.-Japan Related Opportunities
Posted by: JUSFC
Location: U.S./Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to Stephanie Sanders (Akita-ken) for forwarding the following new resource:

If you’re on the hunt for Japan-related opportunities (grants/fellowships, internships, and jobs), be sure to check out this new resource recently launched by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission – JUSFC, Nichibei Connect:

May 14

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

Job Title: Producer
Posted by: TV Asahi
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time


The Washington, D.C. Bureau of TV Asahi, a nation-wide Japanese TV network is currently seeking candidates for a full-time Producer.

Producer Position: The Producer will assist the Bureau in its news-gathering, reporting, and production activities for news broadcasts in Japan.  Expected duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting correspondents and cameramen, both individually and alongside fellow producers
  • Researching topics of interest, filming, and communicating/negotiating both inside and outside the company
  • Researching, planning, and assisting with travel for feature stories
  • Helping fellow producers with news-gathering, scheduling, and other tasks
  • Assisting with field work and business trips
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management

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May 10

Job: President and CEO – Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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

Job Title: President and CEO
Posted by: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) in Los Angeles has engaged Koya Leadership Partners in the search for its new President and CEO.

JACCC is looking for a visionary and entrepreneur with a passion and interest in promoting Japanese and Japanese-American performing, visual, and culinary arts to lead the organization into its next phase of growth and success.

JACCC produces a series of multidisciplinary programs inspired by Japanese tradition and energized by the future. Each year JACCC attracts more than 121,000 people representing a multi-generational, multi-ethnic audience from across the world. The organization is now looking for a leader who can continue to build upon this incredible momentum to help JACCC support the Little Tokyo and Japanese-American community by serving as a hub for visual and performing arts, strengthening ties with Japan, and developing and producing dynamic cultural programs – especially with the upcoming launch of the Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center.


Application Process: For more information on this exciting role, please click here.

May 9

Job: Various Teaching Positions – International Charter Academy of Georgia (Marietta, GA)

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

Job Title: Various Teaching Positions
Posted by: International Charter Academy of Georgia
Location: Marietta, GA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Jessica Cork (Hiroshima-ken) for passing along the following job opening:

International Charter Academy of Georgia, a Japanese-English Dual Language immersion program serving a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, multi-lingual K-5 community in Peachtree Corners, GA is seeking qualified and passionate full-time professionals, Special Education and Japanese teachers to (1) provide high-quality instruction and (2) help our school realize its mission to broaden the horizons of students in Georgia so that they may become global citizens who promote peace around the world.

Our core values are diversity, accountability, responsibility, leadership and commitment. Visit our website at

Application Process: If you feel that your core beliefs are aligned with our mission—please email Ranzy Kocho-sensei at

May 9

JETAA May Chapter Beats 2019

Chapter Beats May

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)




Picnic on Primrose Hill –> Bang Bang Oriental hall in Colindale

             Sunday, 12th May
Rough times:           12:30 – 14:30            Primrose Hill – exact picnic spot TBC;

14:30 – 16:30        Bang Bang Oriental Hall (Colindale)


Join us for a picnic on Primrose Hill! Located on an elevation in North London, this park offers great views of the city. It is an open event where we can socialise on a (hopefully) sunny Sunday and play games and activities. Feel free to bring family members, friends and lots of snacks!


After a few hours relaxing in the park, we will move on to Bang Bang for some food. This is a large oriental hall in Colindale (just a few stops further north on the Northern Line). The food hall offers food from all over Asia, bubble tea vendors, and a bar with draft beer! (There is also a large Chinese supermarket next door if you need to pick up any home supplies!)





Exchange Sushi and Sake Hour

Event Details:

Celebrating International Friendship: Japan Exchange Sushi & Sake Hour
Date: Wed. May 29, 2019
Time: 6:00- 8:30 pm
Location: Cultural Vistas 


RSVP by May 20th!

Celebrating International Friendship: Japan Exchange Sushi & Sake Hour
May 29, 2019

You are cordially invited to a reception at Cultural Vistas to celebrate international exchange with Japan during the NAFSA Annual Conference. Come mingle with fellow exchange professionals invested in the U.S.-Japan relationship as well as Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni from all over the United States. Help us strengthen our community of JET alumni, exchange professionals, diplomacy enthusiasts, and Japanophiles all while enjoying delicious sushi and sake!


Sushi platters and other popular Japanese dishes will be provided. Sake tasting stations, beer, and wine will also be available.


The event is sponsored by Cultural Vistas and JETAADC.


Please RSVP by Monday, May 20th, 2019 and email if you have any questions.


Getting There:

Closest Metro Stop: Metro Center (Red Line)

For those attending NAFSA: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is only a 10 min walk away.





2019 AAPA Mentoring Program “21st Century LeaderShifts”

Co-Presented by JASSC



Date:  Thursday, May 9th

Time:  17:30 – 20:30

Venue:           Bank of America Center, 14th floor conference room

333 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Admission:  Free


“There’s a “Perfect Storm” happening in leadership today, and it’s being fueled by a new generation of leaders. By challenging the status-quo, millennials…are pushing us to “shift” the way we lead in ways we never envisioned or wished for – leading that’s in sync with twenty-first century.” Consider attending this great professional development event co-presented by AAPA and JASSC!
RSVP here:




  • JETAA Ottowa

Cooking Class; Japanese Sweets

Date:  Saturday, May 4th

Time:  14:00 – 16:00

Venue:           Laurentian Leadership Centre of Trinity Western University

(252 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R3)

Fee: $5 registration fee


Register here


It’s time for our annual Japanese cooking class. This year’s menu is traditional sweets: daifuku and dango! Registration is currently only open to alumni, but will open to the general public in one week, on April 27, so get your tickets now!




  • JETAA South Island

Sake Tasting

Date:  Thursday, May 9th

Time:  18:30 – 20:30

Cost:  $30.00

Venue:           Tomi

76 Edgeware Road

Christchurch, 8014

Phone:          377 8028



Join JETAA for an evening of fine Japanese food and drink.

Enjoy a multi-course Japanese meal accompanied by samplings of five premium sake varieties.

As this event is limited to 20 participants, please RSVP either by emailing your details to, or select “going” on our Facebook Event page. Payment for this event can either be cash on the night or bank transferred into account number 11-7892-0469438-00 (please add your name to the reference).

Bring a photo and a story from your time in Japan to share on the night! Participants will be entered into a prize draw for a $30 Tomi gift voucher.

NB: Those who drive are to follow their own alcohol standards and drive safely at your own risk.





Quiz Night

Date:  Thursday, May 16th

Time:  18:00 – 21:00

Venue:           Rosie O’Grady’s Function Room

205 James Street, Northbridge,

Perth, Western Australia 6003

Tickets:         Early bird: $15.00*

At the door: $20:00*

*Prices are exclusive of additional fees

The JETAA WA Quiz Night 2019 promises another fun-filled night of questions, activities, prizes and entertainment.


Tickets are $15 (plus fees) in advance – advance sale closes on Monday May 13th. Any leftover tickets will be available at the door for $20 on the night. All profits from the quiz night go to charity!


Quiz Night is on Thursday May 16th, 6:00pm for a prompt 6:30pm start!


Just click “TICKETS” to book your place!


If you would like to register as part of a team, just click on “TEAM” on the next screen – someone from your group will need to register your team name first, then it will be findable in the box provided. Each table has a maximum of 8; if you don’t have 8 people don’t worry we’ll find some excellent extras to join you.

No team, no problem – register as an individual and we’ll take care of the rest.


Buy tickets here.






  • JETAA Toronto

Izumi Sake Tour Time!

Date:  Saturday, May 11th

Time:  15:15 – 16:30 EDT

Venue: Izumi泉 Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

51 Gristmill Lane, Distillery District,

Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

RSVP:            click facebook Going then email me ‘Sabrina’ at


JETAA Toronto is organizing sake brewery and tasting on a fine Spring Saturday afternoon for all our Alumni guests! Ontario Spring Water Sake Company’s ‘Izumi’ is Toronto’s local sake brewery located in the distillery district.


Getting There

You can walk from King Station

Take a streetcar eastbound from King Station

Take a bus eastbound from Union Station







Date:  Saturday, 18th May

Time:  12:00 – 15:00 CDT

Venue:           Lyndale Park

1300 42nd Ave NE,


Minnesota 55409


This is just tentative and bloom-based!


We’ll keep you posted on the time and location weather depending!!!

It’s time for our annual Hanami Picnic! The crab apple tree blossoms are nearly in full bloom. Hopefully the weather will be perfect as well!

Bring your family and friends for games, food, and conversation at Lyndale Park on the NE side of Lake Harriet (location is near the Rose Garden).

JETAAMN will provide sandwiches for all who come. All that you need to bring are your own beverages as well as a dish to share with the group.

In addition, feel free to bring some outdoor games/activities to play with others! We will try to bring some too!

How the potluck dishes will be organized:

**Last name that begins with the letters A-L bring a side dish, salad or chips.**

**Last names that begin with the letters M-Z bring fruit or a dessert.**

Please RSVP by emailing us or through our Facebook event page!!





  • JETAA Vic/Tas/SA 2019 JETAA Trivia Night in Cooper’s Inn

Date:  Saturday, 25th May

Time:  17;00 – 21:30

Venue:           282 Exhibition Street,


Victoria 3000

Tickets:         $15.00

Tickets can be bought here.

Our biggest event of the year is back for a brand-new era of riddles and mind-boggling quizzes! Do you have what it takes to be crowned Reiwa Trivia Champions?


Once again, we have the entire 3rd floor of Cooper’s Inn on Exhibition all to ourselves, for dirt cheap. Only $15 gets you entry, dozens of tailor-made trivia questions, a complimentary drink, and finder food.


Date:   Saturday, May 25th

Time:  5pm meetup, 5:30 start

Place: Cooper’s Inn, 282 Exhibition St Melbourne, 3rd floor

Cost: $15.00

RSVP by: May 18th, via Eventbrite (


Bring along your family, friends, and colleagues to make a team of up to 8 people. If you’re coming solo, never fear, we can place you on a team of former JETs and friends of JETAA.


The best part? Prizes are promised to those worthy enough for the Reiwa Trivia Champion crowns! 頑張れ!


Q:        Will we see you there?

A:        Yes, yes we will.


  • Jetaa North Carolina

Reiwa Celebration Event


Date:  Tuesday, May 7th

Time:  18:30 – 20:30

Venue:           Sono Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Raleigh


This incredible, multi-course dinner and sake tasting is to celebrate the advent of the new imperial ‘Reiwa Era’ in Japan, and to commemorate the abdication of Emperor Akihito as his son Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne.


The event starts at 18:30 sharp.


Ms. Sara Guterbock, Director of Education and Sake Portfolio Manager at Johnson Brothers Mutual Distributing Company, is our Certified Sake Sommelier for the evening.


There are only 60 seats available for this event, so please register quickly!


The registration/payment link is:

For further information, please go to

May 8

Job: Park Assistant – Higashikawa Town (Hokkaido, Japan)

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

Job Title: Park Assistant
Posted by: Higashikawa Town
Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Higashikawa Town is seeking colleagues from overseas who are fluent in both Japanese and English.

Ideal Candidates: 1 person from Taiwan; 1person from Italy, Australia or Canada

About the Job: Provide information about Asahidake, Daisetsuzan National Park, and Daisetsuzan Culture. Provide general information to overseas tourists and hikers.

Application Deadline: May 17th, 2019

Duration of Appointment: August 1st, 2019~March 31st, 2024 (the contract shall be renewed yearly)

Application Process: Please visit the following website carefully before applying.

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