Jun 18

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


Job Title: Assistant to the CEO
Posted by: Yadoumaru
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

The CEO of an advertising company is looking for a bilingual assistant for the company’s office in Tokyo. This is a good position for applicants interested in utilizing their language skills as well as furthering their career in the advertising and broadcasting field. Applicants should speak fluent English and Japanese (N2 and above).

  • Translation responsibilities provide ample opportunity to utilize language and communication skills
  • Ability to experience being a part of independent media productions
  • Possibility of being involved in expansion overseas

The Company

This company is an advertising agency, producing a variety of original media such as television programs, magazines, as well as organizing a top leaders’ membership club. With the possibility of expanding its existing media overseas, the company is looking for a female assistant to the CEO to assist with translation of media, help out at production sites, as well as bringing unique and diverse ideas to the workplace.

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Jun 17

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


Job Title: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by: Kyodo News America, Inc.
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Kyodo News America, Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant Correspondent to work largely covering the United Nations, which includes reporting on the Security Council and the General Assembly, and other events in New York.

Applicants should have knowledge or a deep interest in news gathering, international politics and affairs, the United Nations and other cultural, political and social matters. Expertise in Japanese politics and culture, as well as general knowledge about Asia, is desired. Language skills are a plus, but not required.

Primary duties include assisting the Japanese U.N. Correspondent in gathering and reporting daily news on a range of subject matters. This requires attending daily press briefings, large conferences and high-level summits and transcribing the key contents quickly and accurately keeping deadlines in mind.

Administrative tasks include writing, editing, planning logistics for Japanese correspondent, as well as arranging for, conducting and transcribing interviews.

This is a full-time position that may require paid overtime on occasion.

For more information and to apply, please view this document – Assistant Correspondent Job Description

 


Jun 15

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


Job Title: English Conversation Tutors
Posted by: Boston Japanese Tutors
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Boston Japanese Tutors is looking for English Conversation Tutors who can join our team! The schedule is very flexible, and you can start working from 2 hours per week. This is a great job for freelancers/ professionals who are looking for exciting, unique job opportunity that fills gaps in your schedule. Although we offer online lessons as well, we are mainly recruiting people who can teach in-person this time.

Website: http://bostonjapanesetutors.com

Qualifications

  • Enjoy interacting with people and have good communication skills
  • Have empathy toward students who are learning a new language
  • Preferably, interested in Japanese culture (you don’t have to be able to speak Japanese)
  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • Have a car and can meet students living outside of Boston area, such as Arlington, Newton, Massachusetts.

Application Process: If you are interested, please send your resume to

 


Jun 13

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


Job Title: Film Coordinator
Posted by: Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C. USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

Vacancy Announcement: Film Coordinator

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Film Coordinator. The main responsibilities of this position include coordinating the film screening events at the JICC as well as working with other organizations for film festivals and other events. Please see below for a more detailed list of responsibilities. The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation, and sick leave. Working hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday with weeknight and/or weekend events several times a month (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is $3,200.

Please note: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate film screenings
  • Track and analyze event attendance and feedback
  • Assist other JICC staff in the organization and execution of cultural events
  • Respond to public inquiries about Japan
  • Support events, including receptions organized by the Embassy
  • Other responsibilities as needed

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Jun 12

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


Job Title: Japan Program Manager
Posted by: The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see the attached job description directly from the foundation.

Organization Overview

The Fish Family Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a private family foundation in Boston established in 1999. The Foundation’s funding priorities include immigration, high-risk youth, and mental health services for underserved populations primarily in the Greater Boston area. In addition to its annual grant making, the Foundation supports its own key strategic initiatives in global youth development, women’s leadership in Japan, and immigrant inclusion.

Position Overview

The Foundation has been dedicated to social change in Japan for over 10 years through its Japan Program. The Japan Program includes the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI), the Champion of Change Japan Award (CCJA), the JWLI Bootcamp, and its new expansion, the JWLI Ecosystem. We are seeking a dynamic, well-connected professional who is passionate and committed to advancing social entrepreneurship particularly women’s leadership and empowerment, with a strong belief for social change in Japan. Reporting to the Director of Japan Program (the “Director”), the Japan Program Manager will be responsible for the overall success of the Japan Program in Japan.

Complete Job Description and Application Process: FFF PM Job Description 05-29-2019


Jun 12

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Job Title: Sales Support Team Leader
Posted by: InsideAsia Tours
Location: Bristol, UK
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

http://www.insidejapantours.org/Jobs/Sales_Support_Team_Leader_job_spec_Advert_230519.pdf


Jun 11

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Job Title: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program
Posted by: Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
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. Please see the below document for information regarding the fellows program and how to apply.

Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program Description


Jun 10

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


Job Title: Translator
Posted by: Creotech
Location: Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Margie Banin (Kochi-ken) for passing along the following job opening:

Creotech is a company providing administrative support to the Ritsumeikan group of universities, including translation. They are currently recruiting for experienced E–>J and J–>E translators to add to their translation team.

This is an independent contractor position: you can be located anywhere worldwide. If you are added to the team, you will periodically receive emailed requests which you are free to accept or decline, depending on your availability at the time. For details and to apply, please see the job announcement here: https://www.translator.jp/list.cgi

***Be sure to search for Job #14478 ***

Please Note: Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a short trial translation to verify their skills.


Jun 10

JQ Magazine: From Enkais to International Sake Judge: My Wonderful World of Nihonshu

The author at The Joy of Sake New York, September 2014 (Courtesy of Chris Johnson)

 

By Chris Johnson (Oita-ken, 1992-95) for JQ magazine. An SSI-certified sake sommelier based in New York City, Chris is also known as the Sake Ninja and serves on the board of directors of The Joy of Sake.

It is day two of my tenure as an AET in Kusu-machi in Oita Prefecture. After organizing my desk, I spent the morning greeting the mayor, the head of the board of education, my section boss, my subsection boss and my co-workers at the yakuba. Day turned to evening and I already learned my tenth word of the day: enkai. Party, banquet, reception, dinner, but as most JETs will recognize…this means sake. As a new member of an office or school we are kohai to everyone, which happens to mean a lot of sake.

I had enkais with the board of education, the financial department, the surveying department, the events department, the communications department (basically, all of the departments!). I had them with the English teachers, with the seven different junior high school teachers’ groups, the volleyball team, the baseball team (as the first foreigner from the U.S. to live in town, I was a little popular)…

With all that sake sipping, did I instantly grow to love sake? Not exactly. We always had a very good locally brewed sake, but it was almost always warm and I never quite sipped it to really understand it; it was more like a placeholder between a beer kanpai and the slow transition to whiskey and karaoke.

Three years later at my farewell party I was presented with an 1800 ml bottle of Yatsushika Junmai Daiginjo sake from a famous producer in Oita. Exactly. “What is a Junmai Daiginjo?,” I thought, “and how can I fit this in my already overstuffed luggage? It’s just sake.” All these thoughts happened while on stage receiving this wonderful yet misunderstood gift. I decided then and there to share it with everyone: less luggage, less sake and everybody happy. Win-win. Kanpai and…what?!? Why have I not had this amazing beverage before? I need this in my life.

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Jun 7

“100 Best Things to do in Japan”

Janice, who’s an editor for an RV Road Trip blog sent this link to us and we thought it would be interesting to share. Do you agree with her? Let us know in the comments if she’s missing one of your best things to do in Japan.


Jun 6

Job: Multiple Positions – Multiple Organizations (Global)

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


Thanks to JETAADC for compiling the following list of job, internship, and fellowship opportunities:

Featured Job Positions: 

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration: Foreign Commercial Service Office
(deadline: June 4)

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) is one of four official Foreign Affairs Agencies under the Foreign Service Act of 1980. As a member of the Commercial Section at a U.S. Embassy, you will report to a Senior Commercial Officer and you will be assigned a range of responsibilities that may include: assessing the host country trade environment and developing U.S. Government export promotion and commercial diplomacy strategies, working with the State Department administrative and program offices, and providing analyses and recommendations on advancing export-related policy issues. Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Apply here

ARKRAY: Interpreter/Translator (Kyoto)
(deadline: June 30)

ARKRAY is currently seeking an Experienced Japanese/English Simultaneous Interpreter (both directions: Japanese to English and English to Japanese) to perform a variety of bilingual support tasks. This includes translating and revising business documents, creating documents for internal/external communication and interpreting in-house meetings and negotiations.  ARKRAY, Inc. is focused on always providing new value to our customers and this is based on our founder’s drive for taking on challenges. This drive has been key over the years as we built up our own, rare business style and maintained a comprehensive approach to the development, manufacture and distribution of the sample test devices, diagnostic reagents and diagnostic support tools needed for clinical testing all over the world.

For candidates interested, please send us your resume to career_rct@arkray.co.jp. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Jun 5

Job: English Teacher – Kobe College High School (Nishinomiya, Japan)

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


Job Title: English Teacher
Posted by: Kobe College High School
Location: Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see the flyer below for an open English teaching position passed along to us. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kanae Takenaka at programs@kccjee.org or 847-386-7661.

2019 KCHS Job Flyer


Jun 4

Job: Digital Marketing Specialist – Payveris (Atlanta, GA, USA/Remote)

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


Job Title: Digital Marketing Specialist
Posted by: Payveris
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA/Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Kyle Munn (Shiga-ken) for passing along this job opportunity from one of her clients:

One of my clients has a job opening right now that I think could be a great opportunity for a JET! She’s the hiring manager and seems like she’d be great to work with as well.

It’s for a digital marketing specialist based in Atlanta, Georgia but she said for the right candidate they could make it a remote position: https://www.payveris.com/media/1123/digital-marketing-specialist.pdf


Jun 3

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — New York Japan CineFest, The Joy of Sake, J-MUSIC Ensemble

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

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:

Courtesy of Asiasociety.org

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

New York Japan CineFest 2019

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

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

Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest is an annual event that features works by emerging Japanese and Japanese American filmmakers. This two-day program of short live action and animated films includes Formal Warrior Suit Ranger, about a team of men and women who properly dress for both their occupations and their fight with evil; Minidoka, about a yonsei Seattle-based activist who sees parallels between his own family’s history and the Trump administration’s immigration policies; and Mountain Monks, about the Yamabushi in northern Japan, who practice a once-forbidden ancient religion. The first night’s program is followed by a reception.

Ichi-ka

Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.

Sweetness in Serenity

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

$40, $30 seniors/students, $20 members

Join Master Junichi Mitsubori for this special demonstration of the making of artisanal Japanese desserts.! Akin to the precision and refinement of the Japanese tea ceremony, the Way of Wagashi transforms traditional sweet-making into a form of consumable art. Master Mitsubori crafts the nerikiri (bean paste with mochi) with his hands, scissors and needles into intricately delicious creations. Master Mitsubori’s talent has been showcased at prestigious venues around the world, including the Sydney Opera House and the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. The demonstration will be followed by Q&A and a reception to sample Master Mitsubori’s confectionery masterpieces. Special introductory remarks will be made by Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, Consul General of Japan in New York.

Courtesy of Joyofsake.com

Friday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.

The Joy of Sake

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

$110

Take 513 premium sakes + 19 top restaurants = one amazing evening! Experience the largest and liveliest sake-tasting event in the U.S., with award-winning sakes from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal served in peak condition, plus sake-inspired appetizers to nibble while you sip. This year’s superb restaurant line-up features names like Morimoto, Sakagura. And Momofuku Ssäm Bar. Good food, good friends, good sake—it all comes together at The Joy of Sake. JQ readers receive a $15 discount by entering the promotional code JOYJET after clicking the “tickets” button on the event page here.

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Jun 3

Job: Administrative Assistant – Embassy of Japan (Washington DC)

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


Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Economic Section
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for secretarial work: assisting and supporting a wide range of activities of diplomats in the Economic Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunchtime receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is USD 3,000.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.

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