Aug 28

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: English PR Staff
Posted by: Kyushu University
Location:  Fukuoka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Kyushu University in Fukuoka is looking for staff to assist with English PR (website maintenance, speech writing, etc.).They are specifically looking for a JET alumni. Requires N2 or above.

Please refer to attached PDF: 九州大学広報室求人

Deadline has been extended to September 6th with targeted interview date of September 9th and start date of October 1st


Aug 28

 

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

As the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day.

This month’s highlights include: 

Courtesy of Erik Shirai

Courtesy of Erik Shirai

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m.

The Birth of Sake

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

Free (click here for tickets)

Winner of the Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival! Go behind the scenes at Japan’s Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spend six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create sake, the nation’s revered rice wine. This special screening precedes the film’s public airing on PBS. Followed by a Q&A with producer Masako Tsumura.

Courtesy of www.thewarfieldtheatre.com

Courtesy of www.thewarfieldtheatre.com

Sept. 3-4, 8:00 p.m.

Perfume

Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street

$40.50-$65.50

Formed in 2000 in Hiroshima by a trio of girls in the same performing arts academy, Perfume has been one of the biggest J-pop success stories of the past decade. Now, with the release of their latest album Cosmic Explorer, the electronic pop trio is gearing up for its sixth tour, with a pair of shows at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom.

Courtesy of Peaceonyourwings.com

Courtesy of Peaceonyourwings.com

Sept. 9-10

Peace on Your Wings

Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street

$30-$40, $15 students

An original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki, a 12-year-old girl who died from leukemia resulting from radiation caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. She was made famous for having folded over a thousand paper cranes to fulfill an old Japanese legend that would grant one wish to anyone who would fold one thousand cranes. To this day, she is a reminder of innocent victims of war, and her story of her thousand paper cranes have inspired a movement of folding cranes for peace. The musical juxtaposes Sadako’s true story and the events leading up to her death in November 1955 with a fictional story about a group of her friends who rallied support from around Japan to have a monument built in Sadako’s memory to honor the children victims of the atomic bomb.

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Aug 27

Posted by Tom Baker (Chiba, 1989-91).

The Japan Writers Conference is a free annual event for English-language writers, held in a different part of Japan each year. In 2016, it will take place on the weekend of Oct. 29-30 at Tokushima University in Shikoku. A good number of current and former JETs always take part, and one of them is this year’s conference host: Tokushima University Lecturer Suzanne Kamata.

JWCSuzanne has written several novels and compiled several anthologies and is an editor for www.literarymama.com. She and three other published authors will participate in a panel called “Inspiring Fiction: Where do You Get Your Ideas?”

That panel is just one of about 30 presentations scheduled. JET alum and textbook author Todd Jay Leonard will give a lecture titled “Helpful Hints on How to Get Published in the EFL Market in Japan.” JET alum Elaine Lies, a Reuters journalist, will present “Food, Glorious Food,” a workshop on how to write evocatively about the emotional, sensory and nostalgic power of food. Current JET Victoria Vlisides, who writes for JapanTravel.com, will give a presentation called “Bust into the Japan Writing Scene.”

Poet and novelist Holly Thompson, who first came to Japan in connection with the pre-JET MEF program, will give two presentations. One is “Poems with Plot—A Narrative Poetry Workshop.” The other, with novelist Mariko Nagai, is a joint lecture on “Verse Novels Crossing Borders.”

For details on those and about two dozen other presentations, visit www.japanwritersconference.org or follow @JapanWritersCon on Twitter.


Aug 27

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Program Coordinator
Posted by: Youth For Understanding (YFU) USA
Location:  Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Youth For Understanding (YFU) USA is searching for a candidate who would fill the Program Coordinator position, working on the Kakehashi Program with Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE). Kakehashi program is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, and we welcome over 1,000 Japanese high school and university/graduate students to the U.S. on short-term study/educational tours. They are scheduled to start coming in Oct/Nov.

If interested, please visit our website at: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=Youth4Undr&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US  

OR

http://www.yfuusa.org/career-listings/2016/8/24/program-coordinator-japanese-international-cooperation-center-jice

Please direct all your inquiries and application through the job application cite above. Thank you.


Aug 26

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.happyhour2

Back in March I didn’t have time to blog about my participation in the New Directors New Films festival held at Lincoln Center, but I had the chance to interpret for director Ryusuke Hamaguchi when his epic film Happy Hour was screened there.  With a run time of 317 minutes it is not for the meek, but I can honestly say that it didn’t feel nearly as long as its 5+ hours and that it was a movie I thoroughly enjoyed.  Perhaps because I am the same age as the four female 38-year old main characters, all amateurs who were selected for their parts via an acting workshop that Hamaguchi ran in Kobe.

As you can imagine, the film’s long run time allows it to delve deeply into each of the four women’s lives.  The central thread is that of the character Jun (pictured here on the left), who is Read More


Aug 24

Via Carleen Ben (Oita). Posted by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). If interested in more job listings, join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

(1) (MA) Tufts University, Program Coordinator, GMAP Student Services – The Fletcher School

The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933, Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.

The Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) at The Fletcher School at Tufts University is a one-year graduate program in international affairs for mid- and senior-level professionals, which combines residency sessions, internet-mediated collaboration and faculty-produced multimedia content. GMAP is designed to provide unique global affairs educational opportunities to professionals who wish to continue working while studying.

Provides advanced support and coordination for a university Program or Project. Produces a variety of documents, reports and proposals, responds to inquiries and provides detailed information to constituents. Organizes and maintains files and databases; designs and updates applications or other forms for data entry. May assist in updating website and posting social media material. Participates in development of program or project marketing and communications materials, coordinates logistics for meetings and events including travel and arrangements for speakers, provides research assistance, and monitors budgets.

In particular, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for:
• Assumes responsibility for the logistics of three residencies each year – one international and two local (working with caterers, Tufts Conference Bureau, Tufts Facilities, hotels, and other venues, as well as various vendors to ensure smooth handling of the GMAP residencies; coordinating and making travel arrangements for faculty and staff for the residencies, etc).
• Coordination of course materials for the program (working with faculty to organize syllabi and meet deadlines for submission of materials and final grades; ordering books and other materials; obtaining copyright permissions; and mailing books and materials.)
• Providing other general support to the Associate Director (including organization, timely bill payments, etc).
• Assisting the Associate Director with discussion board supervision and course assignment submission, as well as with any other related student services issues, when necessary.
• Providing back-up support to the Senior Associate Dean, and to other members of the GMAP staff, when necessary.
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
• High School diploma and 5+ years of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 0-3 years of related office experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of or experience in subject matter preferred.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
This position requires some evening work, domestic, and international travel.


Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.   

 

Primary Location

: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville

Job

: Administrative Support

Organization

: Academic Support-Fletcher

Employee Status

: Regular

Schedule

: Full-time

Job Posting

: Aug 18, 2016, 4:38:00 PM

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Aug 22

By Jon Dao(Toyama-ken, 2009-12) for his podcast Discussions with Dao. Jon works as a speech coach andpersonal trainer.

 

 


Fresh off the plane (okay maybe more like a few weeks) from a 5 year stint in the JET Programme, here’s graphic designer Patrick Finn! Be sure to follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

The “Best Thing” being back (1:20)

Using Credit Cards Over There (4:10)

Music/Concerts in Japan (8:38)

Japan Apologists (15:20)

Why do the JET Program? (17:10)

What kept you going for 5 years? (20:10)

Is JET “worth it” for personal and professional development? (26:41)

“Just living alone and kind of having to start fresh, I could throw away any ties I had to people, right? Okay, I can finally be me. No one expects anything of me because they don’t know me. So I don’t have to live up to anyone’s expectations. Be 100% me and build my reputation around that.”

Traveling “Outside” (31:17)

Silence on the Struggle (33:07)

 Get the Pension Refund (37:40)

Fan Question (40:32)

 

“If you find yourself doing things that you could’ve been doing where you came from, You shouldn’t be there. You’re making a mistake. You’re not making the most of your time, and you’re wasting someone else’s opportunity.”

 


Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Finanace Department Internship
Posted by: Japan Society
Location:  New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

The internship will provide an opportunity to assist in financial and administrative functions. The intern will also gain a general overview of the Japan Society’s programs and events.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist Finance team with annual audit preparation

  • Prepare, organize and maintain files and reports

  • Input invoices for payment

  • Maintain and update databases

  • Perform various administrative duties as needed

  • Assist in various projects

Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel

  • Some Finance or Accounting experience, or coursework required

  • A quick learner who is detail-oriented and very organized will succeed best in this role.

Time Frame:  Beginning March 2016 for three to six months.

Days per week: 3 days per week, preferably Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10 am to 3:00 pm, days and hours negotiable

Salary: This is an unpaid internship. *
*Japan Society encourages school credits if available.
*Occasional complimentary tickets available to performances.

To apply: email a letter of interest and resume to: jobs@japansociety.org. Please use “Application for Finance Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Development Intern – Individual Giving and Membership
Posted by: Japan Society
Location:  New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Japan Society’s Development office seeks a 2016 fall intern to assist with daily operations related to Membership and Individual Giving at Japan Society. Working with the Individual Giving team, this is an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand experience in fundraising and non-profit management at an internationally-recognized nonprofit cultural organization with a distinguished history of more than 100 years.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research and identifying new prospect members and merchant partners; helping produce donor reports

  • Assisting with membership renewals each month, including the printing, mailing, copying and filing of all high-level gift renewals

  • Printing and mailing individual gift acknowledgment letters

  • Fulfilling membership benefits such as catalogue distribution, ticket offers and gallery passes

  • Providing staff support at various Society events

  • Processing and mailing matching gift applications

  • Assisting with donor-recognition and cultivation events

  • Representing the Individual Giving team by managing customer service inquiries via phone an e-mail

  • Assisting with eCommunications text to members

  • Completing other general administrative tasks as needed

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Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Development Intern – Corporate Membership and Sponsorship
Posted by: Japan Society
Location:  New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Japan Society’s Development office is seeking a fall 2016 intern to assist with daily operations related to Corporate Giving. Working closely with the Corporate Giving team, this is an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand experience in corporate fundraising at an internationally-recognized nonprofit cultural organization with a distinguished history of more than 100 years.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the development of Corporate Membership and Sponsorship marketing materials

  • Assisting with distribution of complimentary gallery passes to Corporate Members

  • Assisting with Corporate Membership thank you letters, renewals and other mailings

  • Conducting research on current and prospective donor corporations

  • Assisting in updating donor database

  • Assisting at various Business and Policy Programs (evening lectures, lunches, etc.), and other Japan Society special events (gallery openings, receptions, Young Professionals Network events, etc.)

  • Completing general administrative tasks as needed

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Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Director, Program Operations
Posted by: Japan Society
Location:  New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Established in 1907, New York’s Japan Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the United States, Japan, and East Asia.

Director, Program Operations

The Director of Program Operations is responsible for securing, managing and maintaining all aspects of operations for programs. Responsibilities include maintaining internal calendar, managing program budgets, and supervising on-site operations. The Director of Program Operations also oversees box-office policies and procedures as well as managing box office and Welcome Desk personnel. This position is also responsible for outside organizations that rent Japan Society space from the initial contact to the end of the event including managing communications, organizing all needed operations, creating budgets and invoices, and supervising operations for the rental event.

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Read More


Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: JETAA USA Logo Contest
Posted by: JETTAA
Location:  Various
Contract: Full-Time

A chance for JET alums with design skills to win a little money and gain some recognition. Open to non-USA JET alums as well. (Nothing wrong with a little outsourcing, deshou? :-)

JETAA Logo Contest!  Calling all graphic designers, artists, and creative types!   JETAA USA is seeking a new logo to represent the largest JET alumni association in the world!  This logo will be used on the web and all related material.  Your logo will be the visual cornerstone of our rebranding effort.  The winner will also receive a $100 cash prize!  

Submission deadline: Sept 2.

Send submissions to:

monica.yuki@jetaausa.com

Make sure to include your name, closest JETAA chapter, and your prefecture and years on JET.

Here’s a link to the original HTML email:  http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7484f4dce8313346df79bd3c6&id=1a2ebddf23&e=bddf6ef174


Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: English Teacher
Posted by: Eikaiwa Nashville
Location:  Tennessee
Contract: Full-Time

TEACH ENGLISH TO JAPANESE PEOPLE IN NASHVILLE

Do you long for Japan but find yourself in Middle Tennessee for the next few years or longer? Connect with Japanese people around Nashville every day by becoming an Eikaiwa Nashville teacher and pronunciation coach!

If you’re someone who has had an amazing experience living in Japan, and continues to love and be fascinated by Japanese people and culture, who’s interested in bridging a cultural and linguistic gap with expert teaching skills, talk to us about our openings for new teachers in the Middle Tennessee area. We are currently seeking teachers for the Hendersonville/Gallatin area, the Smyrna/LaVergne/Murfreesboro area, in Bellevue, and in Brentwood/Franklin.

Read about our unique English school at eikaiwanashville.com, and write to us via the contact page, telling us how your background and passion relate to what we’re doing, in 300 words or fewer.

At Eikaiwa Nashville, we are looking to build a team of inquisitive teachers with a passion for cross-cultural communication, and a keen desire to support Japanese transplants as they navigate their daily lives in Middle Tennessee. As our company grows, we believe Eikaiwa Nashville will continue to be a beacon in the Middle Tennessee Japanese community by delivering empathetic support, stimulating conversation and expert pronunciation training. If that’s something you’d like to get involved in, check out our website, and contact us.


Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Administrative Assistant
Posted by: Embassy of Japan – Finance Section
Location:  Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

The finance section of the Embassy of Japan is looking for a motivated individual to join their team!

Please find the detailed information from the link below:
http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/job-finance-assistant.html

Currently there are 16 former JETs working in different sections of the Embassy and we are looking forward to another great addition. Working at the Embassy is a great way to reconnect to Japan and keep up your Japanese!

Best,
JET Program Office
Embassy of Japan


Aug 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Academic Manager
Posted by: Study Group
Location:  NYC
Contract: Full-Time

A great opening for a JET alum at Study Group, an English language school in Manhattan where JET alum Zachary Piper is the center director.

http://studygroup.applytojob.com/apply/ydUEUq/Academic-Manager?source=JET

Note: Applications for the position must be done through the website listed above.


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