Jul 5

July 2020 Chapter Beat

Hi everyone, 

We hope you are safe and well. Another month has passed and another round of virtual events are happening around the world. Have a look at what chapters are hosting!

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 megan.buhagiar@ajet.net (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)


Jun 30



I Love Yu! Japanese Bath Houses, Hot Springs, and How to Soak Up the Benefits at Home
Saturday, July 18,  7PM EDT
YouTubeLive

Join a free online event with special guest speakers Stéphanie Crohin, Author and Sento Ambassador, and Hayasaka Shinya MD PhD, Bath & Hot Spring Medical Researcher, as they discuss Japan’s long history of bath culture, the art of public bath houses, the science behind Japanese bathing habits, and how everyone can try these practices in the comfort of their own home. Presentations will be followed by a live Q&A. 

This event is supported by the Center for Global Partnership.
RSVP: https://iloveyu.eventbrite.com


Jun 26

Professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) presents WIT Life, a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she offers some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

We entered Phase 2 this week and it looks like New York continues to move in the right direction, though the same cannot be said for other parts of the country. Tokyo has also seen a slight rise in cases, but the alert was recently lifted so perhaps that has something to do with it.

I’ve been watching the Japanese news and reading the New York Times to keep tabs on how the virus is affecting Japan, and I’d like to share some articles I found most informative and/or interesting.

Last month there was a NYT article about how the pandemic has affected Japanese men and their domestic duties. This month’s reporting focused on the deeply ingrained culture of mask wearing in Japan, as well as how it has been able to maintain a low jobless rate despite the crisis. Happy reading!


Jun 25

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


Position: Assistant Director of International Enrollment & Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Posted by:
Mid-Pacific
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here are a couple of jobs passed along to us:

Assistant Director of International Enrollment 
Mid-Pacific Institute (Preschool – Grade 12) in Honolulu, HI (full time)
 
Under the leadership of the Director of Admissions, works collaboratively with various constituencies on campus and off to meet the needs of Mid-Pacific’s international student population.
 
The Assistant Director of International Enrollment serves as an advocate to the international student community and assists students with connecting to the appropriate resources within the school and community. He/she will additionally serve as a liaison and a source of information for international students and ensure that campus services are responsive to the needs of these students.
 
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Mid-Pacific Institute (Preschool – Grade 12) in Honolulu, HI (full time)
 
Responsible for designing, executing, and monitoring comprehensive institutional advancement programs, including the annual fund, major gifts and planned giving, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations, and foundation and corporate relations
 
This position requires a proven leader who is eager to participate and contribute to an organization that is making a significant difference in the lives of children, families, and the broader community. Further, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement is a leader who understands and appreciates collaboration, who will work closely with the Leadership Team to set strategic goals and advance the School’s mission and values, and who will represent the very best interests of Mid-Pacific and its core values. International experience preferred.

Application Process: https://www.midpac.edu/about/employment/openings.php


Jun 23

Job: Public Relations Assistant – Japan Information Center at the Consulate General of New York (New York, NY)

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


Position: Public Relations Assistant
Posted by:
Japan Information Center at the Consulate General of New York
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time, Contracted Position

Here’s a job received directly from the Consulate General of Japan in New York:

A new contract position has opened up at the Japan Information Center at the Consulate. Attached is the job description. The ideal candidate is skilled with PR and/or operating SNS pages; bonus points if they are proficient in Japanese as well.

Click here for the job listing.


Jun 22

Job: Program Coordinator, Student Affairs – Weatherhead East Asian Institute (New York, NY, USA)

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


Position: Program Coordinator, Student Affairs
Posted by:
Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI)
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job we received from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s (WEAI) newsletter at Columbia University.

WEAI seeks Program Coordinator for Student Affairs
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute invites applications for the role of Program Coordinator, Student Affairs. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and working in support of the faculty advisor of the Master of Arts in Regional Studies-East Asia (MARSEA) program, the incumbent serves as the primary contact for all student-facing issues and policies. 

Click here for the job listing.


Jun 16

Job: English Teacher – Kobe College Junior and Senior High School (Hyogo, Japan)

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


Position: English Teacher
Posted by:
Kobe College Junior and Senior High School
Location: Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below the attached documents for an open teaching position in Nishinomiya, Kobe, Japan. If you have any questions, please contact Kanae Takenaka at programs@kccjee.org or 847-386-7661.


Jun 10

6/18/20 Free webinar about online opportunities

Minasan, I hope you are staying safe and healthy during these strange and uncertain times. My heart goes out to all the injustice that is happening in the world, and hope that the world can unite to stamp out hate.

Today I wanted to invite you to a free webinar that I will be doing in Japanese about online opportunities on June 18 (Thur) 6 PM EST.

Many people ask me what they can do to find work during these uncertain times. These people had internships or jobs ready to go in Japan or their country, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused cancellations, layoffs and furloughs. 

My answer: think outside the box. There are many opportunities that exist, you just have to FIND them. Although they may not appear perfect, it is *something* you can do to keep moving forward. Action = momentum!

Learn more about the various freelancing and online opportunities during my free webinar, whether it’s part-time, full-time or project-based.

Please note, though, that I will be doing this in Japanese… To be honest, I’m a little nervous that I will sound like a child, but I am ready because this is a topic that I am comfortable discussing. If you want to see me present in my foreign language so that you can realize nobody is “fluent” – please join!! It might give you the confidence that your nihongo is actually quite good. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it!

Free webinar date/time: June 18 (Thurs) 6 PM EST

If you’re interested, please contact me for the link!

Guest blog post by Kasia Lynch, Founder of Ikigai Connections, who supports job-seekers with her blog, job board and online training programs. Although not a former JET, she’s a big supporter of the Great Lakes JETAA and previously lived in Shiga-ken, Kobe, Kyoto, Saitama-ken and Tokyo (total 8 years).


Jun 9

The Black JET Experience

JETAA South East is hosting a virtual event on the Black JET Experience which will be moderated by Black JET voices.

Specifically, the conversation will be based on these topics:
Being Black in Japan – Our Experiences
Being Black in the United States- Our Experiences
What Can JETAASE do to Increase Minority Participation on the JET Program?
How do we increase JET recruitment at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)?
What action plans can we do as individuals and as a chapter to voice against racial inequality?

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclfu-urD4oH9Uu3xZnv2rBY8GEUiOFYOFi


Jun 2

Job: Program Manager or Exhibition Project Manager – Japan House Los Angeles (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


Position: Exhibition Project Manager and Program Manager
Posted by:
Japan House Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below the job listings passed along to us.

Application Process: Interested parties can contact Egi san below for questions or to apply: JHLA Operations Coordinator Yurika Egi (yegi@japanhousela.com)

Jun 1

Job: Japanese Top Secret Cleared Linguist – Language on Demand, Inc.(Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: Japanese Top Secret Cleared Linguist
Posted by:
Language on Demand, Inc.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below the job passed along to us directly from the organization.

Northeast Asia Linguists – Japanese


May 28

WIT Life #342: Turning a corner on Corona

Written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03), WIT Life is a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

Hope everyone is doing well in quarantine and looking forward to early summer. It seems like we’re getting closer to having some restrictions lifted here in NY. Over in Japan, the number of cases remains low and PM Abe just lifted the state of emergency for Tokyo and the other four prefectures that were still under it. However, it seems like his time in office might be cut short due to several significant blunders.

It’s been a heartbreaking week in non-Corona related domestic news, and I’ve been using podcasts and webinars to keep my mind off the awfulness. I’m especially fond of Asia Society programming, and tonight at 6:30 you can check out “Tattered Fans and Talismans.” It’s streaming on the organization’s Facebook page, but if you aren’t able to catch it live they offer access to events post-recording.

And in other exciting news, mark your calendars for the inaugural Casa Con! This all digital convention focusing on gaming, content creation and cosplay will be held on Discord from June 12-14. If the fact that I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on Saturday the 13th at 5 p.m. is not enough motivation for you to attend, registration is free! You can connect with the event over social media at #casacon and @thecasacon.


May 26

June 2020 Chapter Beat

Hi all, 

We hope you are safe and well. Another month has passed and another round of virtual events are happening around the world. Have a look at what chapters are hosting!

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)


May 18

Job: Student Relations Coordinator – Ashinaga Foundation (Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: Student Relations Coordinator
Posted by:
Ashinaga Foundation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken) for passing along the job opening with her organization, The Ashinaga Foundation.

Please see the below job description and background information. 

FINAL SRT Ja Job Listing May 2020 EN
FINAL SRC Job Description Cover Page Japan

May 16

Job: Associate Director of Programs – Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, DC)

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


Position: Associate Director of Programs
Posted by:
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Kelly Primrose (Nara-ken) for passing along the following job opening:

https://mansfieldfdn.org/blog/now-hiring-program-officer-washington-office/


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