Aug 20

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


Position: ESL/English Teacher
Posted by: Japanese Children’s Society Inc. and R/Lingo Learning Center
Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA and Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Position: ESL/English teacher (PreK-6th Grade)

School Name and Job Locations:

  1. Japanese Children’s Society Inc.: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  2. R/Lingo Learning Center: Fort Lee, New Jersey

Schedule:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  or 3:40 to 7:30 p.m
  • Friday8:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Employment Status: Part-time

Benefit Eligible: Yes, if you can work more than 30 hours per week

Degree Level: Native English Speakers + BA (+ K-12 teacher certificate/TESOL + Teaching exp. are preferred)

Compensation: At least $30.00/hour *We pay transportation cost.

Start Date: September 2017

*Please send your RESUME to nakagawa.nyikuei@gmail.com or call 201-947-4707.


Aug 20

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Position: African Peacebuilding Network Communications/Editorial Assistant
Posted by: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job as a communications/editorial assistant:

Summary

The SSRC invites applications for the position of a Communications/Editorial Assistant to work closely with the African Peacebuilding Network on a broad range of editorial and communication-related activities.

Description

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications.

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) promotes independent African research and analysis on peacebuilding in or near countries and regions affected by violent conflict on the continent. It seeks to infiltrate that knowledge with those who can play an important role in the shaping of an Africa-centered peacebuilding agenda, including global and regional centers of scholarly analysis and practical action as well as key policymakers at the United Nations and other multilateral, regional, and national policymaking institutions. For more information, please visit the APN program page.

The SSRC invites applications for the position of a Communications/Editorial Assistant to work closely with the African Peacebuilding Network on a broad range of editorial and communication-related activities. The ideal candidate will have the skills (writing, editing, new media proficiency) to produce high-quality web content while also being able to provide additional support in the areas of design/branding, media relations, and event management, as well as to perform related tasks, as directed.

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Aug 18

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Position: News Assistant/Staff Reporter
Posted by: The Asahi Shimbun
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JETAA USA Country Rep Mark Frey for sending over the following job opportunity:

News Assistant/Staff Reporter position

Company: The Asahi Shimbun
Position: News Assistant / Staff Reporter
Job Status: Full-time
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary: $42,000 to $43,200 a year (Depending on Qualifications)

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper is seeking a skilled and highly motivated News Assistant/Staff reporter for its new San Francisco office. The position will directly report to the Bureau Chief. Founded in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun is widely recognized as Japan’s leading and most respected national daily newspaper. It has a circulation of nearly six million copies per day, and is read by a wide segment of the Japanese public.  The newspaper is particularly influential among Japan’s government officials, policymakers, and academics.  It also reaches an English-speaking audience through its English language website. Its North American bureaus are located in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco.

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Aug 11

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.

In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into Japan-related cultural events, this month offers a diverse selection of film premieres and live music—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning.

This month’s highlights include:

Courtesy of Bluenotejazz.com

Aug. 15-20, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Bob James feat. special guests

Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West Third Street

$20, $35

The career of multi-Grammy winner Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn as he continues to captivate audiences throughout the world for more than 50 years, 58 albums, and innumerable awards. While James is recognized as one of the progenitors of smooth jazz, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of hip-hop, having been sampled frequently since the early days of the genre. A longtime star in Japan, he has recorded a piano duet album with Keiko Matsui, and worked with Seiko Matsuda as a guest vocalist on “Put Our Hearts Together,” written by James and his daughter Hilary in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Joining Bob and his special guests for the week’s sets are trumpeter Randy Brecker on Aug. 16.

Courtesy of Renireni.com

Aug. 18-20, various times

Liberty City Anime Con

New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway,  610 West 56th Street

$40-$60

The best three-day anime convention in New York City returns for its third year and features over 100 events and panels, three days of cosplay, game tournaments and anime screenings, concerts, balls and dances. This year’s special guests include Tyler Walker, Heather Walker, Chuck Huber, Aaron Roberts, Brittany Lauda, Matt Shipman, Ian Rubin, Dokudel, Michael A. Zekas, Marcus Stimac, and Reni Mimura!

Courtesy of Zaczingermusic.com

Aug. 19-20, starts 10:00 a.m.

Play NYC

Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street

$25

PLAY NYC is New York’s first and only dedicated games convention. The weekend will feature three floors of playable games for all consoles, PC, virtual reality and mobile devices from studios large and small and developers old and new. Games will include indie projects with some larger triple A titles. Get access to some of the biggest games coming later this year and discover many you’ve never even heard of. PLAY NYC celebrates every facet of gaming in a way that only the Big Apple can by uniting players, developers and industry pros at a games event like no other. Special guest speakers include multi-instrumentalist Zac Zinger of Japanese traditional/jazz fusion project KAI. Read More


Aug 9

 

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.

Last week the inaugural Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema began, and I’ve had the chance to catch a lot of great films at the two main venues of Kew Gardens Cinema and Queens Museum. Today they screened Persona Non Grata (杉原千畝 スギハラチウネ, 2015), a film about Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara (“Japanese Schindler”) who served as a consul in Lithuania from 1939-40 and saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees by issuing over 2000 transit visas to Japan. He famously continuing to sign visas even as his train pulled away from the station, and is estimated to have saved over 6,000 lives from the Nazis who invaded Lithuania in 1941. However, his diplomatic career was ruined because he had defied instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs not to issue the visas. Sugihara didn’t know if they had made any difference until being found years later by someone he had helped. He is now considered a hero in Japan, and those he saved have more than 40,000 descendants.

The film stars the phenomenal Toshiaki Karasawa as Sugihara and the always stellar Read More


Aug 9

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


Position: Administrative Associate
Posted by: Showa Boston Institute of Language & Culture
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via JETAASC:

Showa Boston Institute of Language & Culture

Job Description

Position: Administrative Associate

Reports to: Director of Student Services

Employment Status: Regular Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Schedule:  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Prepared by: Human Resources

BACKGROUND

Showa Boston Institute of Language and Culture is a residential academic institution for about 300 students established by Showa Women’s University in Tokyo in 1988.  Its mission is to increase students’ English proficiency, to develop their cross-cultural awareness, and to foster their personal growth.  The 40-acre campus rests on a hilltop overlooking the Boston skyline.  At the heart of the campus are administrative offices, residences, a dining hall, and educational facilities.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Administrative Associate is the primary point of contact for students needing walk-in help from Student Services. The Associate will provide support for the Director and the Student Services team, and gather, update, and distribute data for the department.  Support design and implementation of many activities, both on and off-campus.

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Aug 3

Job: Program Coordinator (JET Program) – Consulate General of Japan (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Position: JET Program – Program Coordinator
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent directly from the Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles:

POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Coordinator (JET Program) Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles

About the Job: Program coordination and administrative duties in the field of public diplomacy: the JET Program, event management, and general public outreach. The program coordinator reports to the Director of the JICC.

Duties:

  • Coordinate all aspects of JET Program: recruitment, inquiries, selection, orientations, departure, etc.
  • Plan and execute events independently and on a team: draft invitations and guest lists, create and maintain event logistics sheet, track RSVPs, budgeting, lead on-site coordination.
  • Respond to public inquiries on public diplomacy issues.
  • Assist in JICC administrative duties as required.

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Aug 1

Job: Business Account Executive – Nippon Shokken U.S.A. Inc. (West Sacramento, CA, USA)

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Position: Business Account Executive
Posted by: Nippon Shokken U.S.A. Inc.
Location: West Sacramento, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s another job sent from the Japan Local Government Center:

NIPPON SHOKKEN U.S.A. Inc. Corporate Profile

Industry

Food Manufacturing, distribution

Industry Category

Food

Description of Business

Manufacturing and Sales of Blended Sauce, Seasonings and food materials

Head Office Location

West Sacramento, California

Plant Location (Newly built and started operation in 2013)

West Sacramento, California

Date of Establishment

September 5, 2006

Annual Sales

20 Million Dollars

Number of Employees

100

Group Headquarters (Parent Company)

Nihon Shokken Holdings Co., Ltd.

Ehime, Japan

Group-wide Sales: 100 billion Yen (Fiscal Year of 2016年)

Web Site

http://www.nihonshokken.co.jp

http://www.nihonshokken.com

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Aug 1

Job: Food Manufacturing Distributor – Nippon Shokken U.S.A. Inc. (West Sacramento, CA, USA)

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Position: Food Manufacturing Distributor
Posted by: Nippon Shokken U.S.A. Inc.
Location: West Sacramento, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received from the Japan Local Government Center:

NIPPON SHOKKEN U.S.A. Inc.  Corporate Profile

Industry Food Manufacturing, distribution
Industry Category Food
Description of Business Manufacturing and Sales of Blended Sauce, Seasonings and food materials
Head Office Location West Sacramento, California
Plant Location (Newly built and started operation in 2013) West Sacramento, California
Date of Establishment September 5, 2006
Annual Sales 20 Million Dollars
Number of Employees 100
Group Headquarters (Parent Company)

Nihon Shokken Holdings Co., Ltd.

Ehime, Japan

Group-wide Sales: 100 billion Yen (Fiscal Year of 2016年)

Web Site http://www.nihonshokken.co.jp

http://www.nihonshokken.com

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Jul 30

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘The Seed of Hope in the Heart’

Although The Seed of Hope is a memoir of one man’s experiences during a challenging period in recent Japanese history, it is also a fascinating look into how the people of Tohoku struggled but fought to rebuild their lives. (Amazon Digital Services LLC)

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagataken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia SubChapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a masters degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com.

There are certain moments we remember clearly as if they happened only yesterday, whether they are monumental historical events or natural disasters. But how would you tell stories centering on those moments?

Teiichi Sato has a go at it in The Seed of Hope in the Heart. In the memoir, Sato, an Iwate Prefecture seed shop owner, survives the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami but sees his beloved seed shop crumble. This plunges him into the task of rebuilding his life and livelihood amidst destruction while trying not to sink into depression and despair.

It all started with the disaster that struck on March 11, which didn’t actually come out of the blue. Sato explains that after a strong earthquake hit the Kesen area two days prior, a tsunami advisory was issued, which wasn’t really cause for a cause for concern as “weak” tsunami advisories were frequent around Rikuzentaka (where Sato lived).

But obviously, it should have been as for much of Tohoku, the world changed starting on 2:46 p.m. on March 11. Sato spends much of the early chapters detailing not only his perspective of the earthquake, but more dramatically his escape from the oncoming tsunami. While reading The Seed of Hope, you get the sense of being transported into a movie as it contains no shortage of drama as Rikuzentaka’s citizens make a desperate dash to find shelter—some of whom aren’t able to do so successfully.

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Jul 26

Job: Translation Coordinator – International Foreign Students Association (Osaka, Japan)

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Position: Translation Coordinator
Posted by: International Foreign Students Association (IFSA)
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received from International Foreign Students Association (IFSA): http://ifsa.jp/index.php?K1707

Company Profile

Business: Offshore data production, catalog / manual translation, system development / tool development, etc.
Capital: 20 million yen

Job Overview

Job Category: Translation coordinator
Required Careers and Skills:

  • American English Native
  • Japanese (N1)
  • Translation experience
  • University graduation
  • Basic skills of Excel, Word

Conditions: Full-time
Location: Osaka
Annual Income: 3.5 million yen – 5 million yen

How to apply

Send email to “Shimizu” of IFSA at kokusai@ifsa.jp


Jul 21

Job: Research Assistant – Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Washington, D.C.)

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Position: Research Assistant
Posted by: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full-Time

Sasakawa USA is a 501c3 non-profit located in Washington, DC involved in U.S.-Japan relations, providing conferences and seminars, think tank analysis, people-to-people exchanges and coordination of high-level dialogue between the two countries. Sasakawa USA is independent from but works closely with our sister foundation in Tokyo, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Programs and is responsible for programs related to science, technology, cybersecurity, foreign policy, security, economics and trade, and other issues. The Research Assistant handles logistics for events, programs and publications, and reviews and edits some of those publications. The Research Assistant collaborates with vendors, partner organizations, and researchers to find and present new information within the U.S.-Japan relationship. The Research Assistant may also engineer podcasts produced by Sasakawa USA. The Research Assistant position is full-time, non-exempt, and available starting August, 2017.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies, International Relations, History, or other research field.
  • Demonstrated interest in the U.S.-Japan relationship
  • Excellent English language writing, editing
  • Research experience
  • Well organized, flexible, and eager to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter who enjoys working collaboratively with others
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Professional, “can do, will do” attitude

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Jul 19

Job: Assistant for the Education Counselor – Embassy of Japan (Washington, D.C.)

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Position: Assistant for the Education Counselor
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a motivated individual to work with us as an Assistant for Education Counselor! Japanese language skills and teaching experience are preferred qualifications for this position, and this is a perfect opportunity for former JETs. If you are interested, please see details below and apply by July 21st.

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Assistant for the Education Counselor. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and activities of the Education Counselor and other diplomats in the Public Affairs 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 pmMonday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty every other month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience- the minimum monthly base salary for this position is $3,200 USD.

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. All successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.

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Jul 19

Job: .Net Developer – Computer Technologies Consultants (Herndon, VA)

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Position: .Net Developer
Posted by: Computer Technologies Consultants
Location: Herndon, VA
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below for a job opportunity for a Net Developer role for Computer Technologies Consultants, CTC, in the DC/NOVA area.

Information from the organization: What makes this role unique is that they need someone who can read, write, and speak Japanese. While language proficiency is definitely preferred, they would also consider candidates who have worked with a Japanese client as well and have a basic understanding of the language.”

Company Description

Our client is a nationally operated consultancy with a global reach that provides a unique mix of strategic business leaders, deep technical experience and creative business and technical solutions to deliver proven results to commercial and federal clients.They strive to create an empowered work environment where staff flourishes and clients receive

They strive to create an empowered work environment where staff flourishes and clients receive unparalleled service. They believe “What we do is who we are” as they provide world class expertise in areas of Management Consulting, Information Technology and Product Management. They have a proven track record establishing tailored, holistic, and integrated strategy solutions to address our client’s critical business objectives. Read More


Jul 15

Job: Social Studies Teacher – Keio Academy of New York (New York City, NY, USA)

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Position: Social Studies Teacher
Posted by: Keio Academy of New York
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the school:

POSITION: FULL-TIME SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

QUALIFICATIONS: Certified high school teacher with a Social Studies background strongly desired. Uncertified candidates with MS may also be considered. Experience in teaching ESL students is preferred, but not required.

STARTING DATE:   September 1, 2017

COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Health Insurance, 403B Pension Plan benefits

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

職種:専任教員(社会)
応募資格:社会の高等学校教員免許を持つ者歓迎。または、社会分野のMS保持者、当該分野専攻にてESLの生徒を教えた経験者も歓迎。
勤務開始日:2017年9月1日
待遇:経験・能力等を考慮の上、本学院規定により決定。健康保険完備。確定拠出年金生徒あり。
選考方法:到着した応募書類に対して順次行い、採用が決定するまで行なう。

 

The contact information for submitting a cover letter and resume is somu@keio.edu.

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