Dec 17

A great opportunity, a scholarship intended specifically for JET alumni as well as for current JETs who are finishing the program in 2015.  Thanks to Tada Yukio of Sojitz for passing this on. 

Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Post JET Study/Teaching/Scholarship
Posted by: Showa Women’s University
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Type: Scholarship

New scholarship for JETs is available at Showa Women’s University as follows. It’s open to all JET participants and JETAA member.

http://en.swu.ac.jp/

http://exam.swu.ac.jp/files/86cb1fd09628f203df95dc70c8256461.pdf Read More


Dec 17

Via JETAA DC. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: News Producer
Posted by: TV Tokyo DC Bureau
Location: Washinton, DC
Type: Full-Time

TV Tokyo is looking for a producer for its Washington bureau. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and interest in international affairs and American politics, speak native-level English, and speak native/business-level Japanese. The producer will be responsible for covering American politics (including the 2016 presidential election), the White House, the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, the State Department, US-Japan relations, and producing feature stories of interest to TV Tokyo’s viewers in Japan. This job requires occasional domestic and international travel.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: tvtokyodchr@gmail.com


Dec 17

Via JET alum Daniel Stone, Founder of Two Birds One Stone Learning LLC. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Afterschool English Tutors
Posted by: Two Birds One Stone Learning
Location: Dublin, OH
Type: Part-Time

If you have a four-year degree in Education or can exhibit substantial experience teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, there are tutoring opportunities in Dublin, OH.

Native English speakers with Japanese speaking ability as well as tutors that can process high-level English instruction for TOEFL and EIKEN examinations are preferred.

​Send your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to:

Mr. Daniel J. Stone, MBA
Founder and Principal Consultant
Two Birds One Stone Learning, LLC
daniel,stone@onestonelearning.com

 


Dec 17

Thanks to JETAA UK Chair Sarah Parsons for passing this on. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Events & Communications Coordinator 
Posted by: The Japan Cricket Association (JCA) 
Location: Sano, Tochigi, Japan
Type: Full-Time

The Japan Cricket Association (JCA) is the national governing body for cricket in Japan. It is an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and part of the ICC East Asia-Pacific region. The JCA’s head office is based in Sano, Tochigi –80km north of Tokyo. The Events& Communications Coordinator joins a full-time team of 7staff and reports directly to the CEO. You have responsibility for managing events and developing and implementing a media and communications strategy to improve communication with stakeholders such as the domestic cricket community, media, sponsors, local governments, and improving the profile of the sport amongst the general public. Read More


Dec 17

Leah Zoller (CIR Ishikawa-ken, Anamizu, 2009-11) is the editor of The Ishikawa JET Kitchen: Cooking in Japan Without a Fight. She works in international student exchange; writes I’ll Make It Myself!, a blog about food culture in Japan and the US; curates The Rice Cooker Chronicles, a series of essays by JETs and JET alumni on the theme of cooking/eating and being alone in Japan; and admins The JET Alumni Culinary Group on LinkedIn.

I accidentally bought a white-fleshed sweet potato instead of an orange sweet potato, so I decided to make this old favorite from Japan. In the US, sweet potatoes with hard, orange flesh (annôimo, 安納芋) are more common, but in Japan, sweet potatoes with a softer, white/yellow flesh (satsumaimo, サツマイモ) are what you’ll find in the grocery store. This recipe is for satsumaimo, so make sure you have the right potato!

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Dec 13
"Technology is constantly changing and students need to be equipped with the skills to master changing technology. They also need to be prepared for environmental, financial, civic and global literacy because of the interconnectedness of these issues in a globalized world." (Courtesy of 21foundation.com)

“Technology is constantly changing and students need to be equipped with the skills to master changing technology. They also need to be prepared for environmental, financial, civic and global literacy because of the interconnectedness of these issues in a globalized world.” (Courtesy of 21foundation.com)

 

By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team.

Patrick Newell founded Tokyo International School in 2001, which has since become a model institution in many areas of education and learning. The same philosophy is behind the recent launch of the Global Institute, a 21st century kindergarten and afterschool program based in Naka-Meguro.

Patrick holds a postgraduate diploma from Oxford Brookes University with a concentration in international education, and has been a speaker and participant in over 20 international school conferences and workshops. He has also chaired International School Accreditation Teams for the Council of International Schools and New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and currently serves as the chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) Learning Committee.

In this exclusive interview, Newell shares with JQ how traveling the world sparked the interest his chosen profession, the subjects essential for students of the 21st century, and his work through the years as a coordinator and speaker for TEDx in Japan.

How did you become interested in education?

I fell into it while traveling the world. I was working in real estate in Southern California when I suddenly decided that I didn’t want to live that corporate life anymore. So, at the age of 25, I bought a multiple-stop airline ticket to travel the world. I went through the Caribbean, Europe, India and Thailand. While in Thailand, I decided that I wanted to spend a considerable amount of time somewhere in Asia and decided that Japan would be the best place to do it. I moved to Tokyo and joined my wife in the English education business. We then started an English tutoring service for students at international schools. I didn’t have any formal educational training, and so relied on my intuition and what was valuable or wrong from my own education. Education became a passion of mine and I was researching and developing my own model while observing the different models among the international schools in Japan.

Why did you found the Tokyo International School?

We had two daughters and decided to open an international school for them. We started with a preschool and then decided to open Tokyo International School. We started with 12 students in one classroom and now have over 320 students from 50 countries. It was such a challenge opening an international school in the oldest international school market in the world.

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Dec 12

WIT Life is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.今年の漢字

In a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the top 10 buzzwords in Japan this year, the country’s “kanji of the year” was just announced. 税 (zei) or tax was selected, referring to the consumption tax increase from 5% to 8% in April.  The last time the tax had gone up was in 1997 when it went from 3% to 5%.  Prime Minister Abe had to decide by the end of the year whether it would be further increased to 10% next year as planned, but he decided to delay this course of action to a later point in time.  The selection of 税, along with the other top candidates, indicates a mood of anxiety and uncertainty in Japan.

Coming in at #2 was 熱 (netsu), meaning heat, fever or passion.  This points to Read More


Dec 12

Two listings via JETAA Pacific NW. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Educational & Cultural Outreach Specialist & ESL Teacher
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan + Azumano International
Location: Seattle, WA

Overview:

We would like to share two employment opportunities which have just opened in Seattle!

Please keep your eyes open for future announcements for the 2015 Transitions event, PNWJETAA’s annual professional development and networking event tentatively scheduled for the beginning of February! Read More


Dec 12

Thanks to JET alum Catherine Rackley, who works for Disco International, for sharing this. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Event:Tokyo Winter Career Forum
Date: December 20th & 21st (Sat. & Sun.)
Location: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan)

Overview:

The Tokyo Winter Career Forum, the last English/Japanese job fair of the year, is coming up on December 20th and 21st. This will be a wonderful opportunity for JETs interested in continuing to use their experience in Japan and Japanese language ability in their careers. 91 companies from all different industriesare hiring for positions in Japan and elsewhere, including 30 companiesrequiring just business level Japanese or lower such as.

3E INC. (Internet/Telecommunications)

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH (Retail Management)

ATEC INC. (Automotive)

BEBIT (Marketing Consulting) Read More


Dec 12

Thanks to JETAANY’s Fernando Rojas, who works for SSRC, for sharing these openings there. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Various
Posted by: Social Science Research Council
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type: Internship

Overview:
Below are several positions that JETs might be interested in. They can contact Fernando Rojas (rojas@ssrc.org) if they would like to apply, and he can refer them directly to HR.

Fellowships Office Research Assistant (Part-time) – Japanese language familiarity preferred

http://www.ssrc.org/about/employment/listings/fellowships-office-research-assistant/

Program Assistant – Anxieties of Democracy

http://www.ssrc.org/about/employment/listings/program-assistant-anxieties-of-democracy/

Program Assistant – Education Research Program

http://www.ssrc.org/about/employment/listings/program-assistant-education-research-program/

 


Dec 12

Thanks to JETAANY member Alexis Sanborn, who works for Asia Society in NY, for sharing this opening at Asia Society Policy Institute. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-2014), Community Manager for Be Social Change, the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City..  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Senior Executive Associate
Posted by: Asia Society Policy Institute
Location: New York, NY
Type: Full-Time

Purpose:
To provide executive, administrative support to the Policy Institute President’s Office. Work independently as assistant to the President and ensure smooth flow of communication between the President, ASPI staff, and Officers of the Society.

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Dec 11

WIT Life is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

Every year Japan picks the top 10 buzzwords for the year, out of an initial pool of 50 nominated phrases.  You can find the list and explanation of selections in Japanese here, and below I will break them down as well.  The annual grand prize was awarded to ダメよ~ダメダメ (dame yo, dame dame), a phrase popularized by the female comedy duo Nippon Erekiteru Rengo, and 集団的自衛権 (shuudanteki jieiken), or the right to collective self-defense.  The former is a way of lightly turning someone down, particularly when you are asked to do something you aren’t able to do but can’t completely refuse.  The latter highlights the controversial decision by Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet to change the government’s interpretation of the pacifist Constitution to enable Japan to engage in collective self-defense.  The remaining eight picks can be found below, so why not incorporate some into your conversations to impress Japanese friends?

• カープ女子 (Carp joshi): female fans of the Hiroshima Carp baseball team
• レジェンド (rejendo): refers to veteran ski jumper Noriaki Kasai, who by Read More


Dec 8

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


The University of Texas at Arlington has a position opening for a Study Abroad Advisor (International Education Advisor I). This full-time position within the Office of International Education is a new position, added to support a growing number of students studying abroad and a commitment to increasing international opportunities for students.

In addition to providing comprehensive support and advising for students before, during, and after their experience abroad, the Study Abroad Advisor will contribute to marketing and outreach initiatives through presentations, events, and promotion through social media. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of working experience in international education and/or overseas living, working, or study experience.

For a more detailed job description and to apply, please visit: https://uta.service-now.com/jobs/recruiting_job_posting_detail.do?sysparm_document_key=u_recruiting_job_posting,475ce63a6fa8b5009f15cccc5d3ee46e (Job Posting JOBPOST0010480).


Dec 8

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Reporting to the Associate Provost for International Programs, the Director of Operations oversees financial and administrative functions of the Global Engagement Office (GEO). The Director of Operations will ensure the operational effectiveness of GEO by providing leadership for major administrative areas including budget and financial operations, facilities management, workflow systems, physical space and the implementation of organizational strategies, practices and policies.

In 2011, Santa Clara University adopted a strategic plan that prioritized “Global Understanding and Engagement”. In 2012, the new Global Engagement Office (GEO) was created. The Director of Operations will play a key role in the continued development of foundational infrastructure to support global learning both within GEO and throughout the University. Please refer to the full posting: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/2286

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Oversees the basic administrative operations of the Global Engagement Office Read More


Dec 8

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


CIEE, Council on International Education Exchange, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to helping people acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Founded in 1947, CIEE is a worldwide leader in international education and exchange programs operating across 41 countries.

CIEE is currently recruiting a Resident Director for their Santo Domingo, DR Study Center to coordinate all aspects of in-country operations and long-range planning, program evaluation, and development. The position is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of program quality, success of programs, and customer satisfaction.

You must hold a Master’s degree or above with hands on managerial experience in Study Abroad, international education exchange or a higher education institutional setting with Latin America region exposure. Fluency in Spanish and English required.

Interested candidates can view the comprehensive job description and apply at: http://www.ciee.org/how/


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