Aug 14

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

Opportunity Title: Clerk for Consular Section
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
Houston, TX, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent directly from the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To assist consuls in providing the following:
    • Visa service
    • Japanese passport service
    • Assistance to Japanese nationals who are in trouble and need consular assistance
    • Conducting tasks related to security
    • Japanese citizenship service (birth, marriage, divorce, nationality, etc.)
    • Japanese election service
    • Gathering information on issues related to the Consular/Security section
  • To assist other sections of the Consulate as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Proof of legal status to work in the U.S.
  • English language fluency is required and Japanese language fluency is preferable.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills.
  • Strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Must be able to take business trips and work overtime as required

Other Information:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits:Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, holidays(some US federal and some Japanese national holidays)
  • Working hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (Lunch break 12:30~13:30) (Extra work for special events and receptions may be required on some evenings and weekends)
  • Location: Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, 909 Fannin St., Suite 3000, Houston, Texas 77010

To Apply: Applicants should email their resume and cover letter with the indication of “Consuler Section  Assistant” at (Please be informed that we won’t be returning your resume

Deadline: Deadline for submission is Aug 16th 2018 6:00pm(CST).  Please refrain from inquiring about your application status.

Aug 14

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

Opportunity Title: Exhibition Preperator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken) for the following job opening. *Note: You must have legal status to work in the U.S. to apply for these jobs as there is no visa sponsorship:

Position Description:

The Preparator is a full-time professional position responsible for the preparation, installation/deinstallation, and maintenance of exhibitions at the Morikami Museum. This position reports directly to the Exhibition Manager and is a key staff member in a small but dynamic team, working closely with the Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial staff. This role requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

Primary responsibilities will relate to both the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Fabrication and construction of exhibition furniture and crates,
  • Patching, painting, and prep of exhibition walls and floors,
  • Prepare artwork for display, including matting, framing and mounting,
  • Install and maintain gallery lighting,
  • Install labels and vinyl graphics,
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Yamato-kan interpretive space,
  • Responsible for organization of the Exhibit Storage Room, including monitoring supply of hardware and other materials and maintaining tools in optimal condition,
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Participate in the development of the Museum’s exhibition calendar.

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Aug 14

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

Opportunity Title: Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken) for the following job opening. *Note: You must have legal status to work in the U.S. to apply for these jobs as there is no visa sponsorship:

Position Description:

The Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator is a full time position responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming for children (K-12) activities and off-site outreach programs (children and adults). This includes children’s activities at our annual festivals, special events, teacher development workshops, Family Fun Days, and our Summer Tour Plus program.  The position requires a creative, dynamic and hands-on individual.  The person must be able to work occasional weekends and evening events.

Position Reports to:  Curator of Education

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and implement museum educational programs for children and families.
  • Coordinate and implement all necessary aspects of programs to ensure success and efficiency (pre-, day-of, and post-program) of set-up and breakdown.
  • Develop, implement, and manage outreach programs for both students and adults.
  • Develop, create, and coordinate children’s (K-12) activities at our annual festivals and special event days, including the supervision of volunteers and managing setup and cleanup.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the Summer Tour Plus (STP) program activities.
  • Supervise daily operations of STP, which also includes training and scheduling of interns and high school volunteers for the STP program.
  • Work with Education Staff in developing, creating, preparing and implementing programs for public and private school collaborations and teacher development workshops.
  • Manage the organization and inventory of the Education Department’s program supplies and replacement of various educational materials when necessary.
  • Work in conjunction with education staff to develop educational teaching materials and tour program contents
  • Keep accurate monthly attendance and fiscal reports for all children’s programs, STP program, school collaborations, and outreach programs.
  • And other duties as specified

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Aug 13

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

Opportunity Title: Freelance Blog Writer(s)
Posted by:
Kokoro Care Packages 
Contract: Ongoing; Unpaid Internship but full credit to author(s)

Thanks to JET alum, Lillian Rowlatt (Niigata-ken, 2003-2005) who is looking for current/recent JETs willing to provide blog post content about Japanese culture for a Japan-related business she is starting:

Passionate about Japanese culture and want to share your experience? Kokoro Care Packages is an early-stage, online subscription box business delivering healthy Japanese foods to individuals around the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic writers to submit blogposts about holidays, traditions, events, daily life and/or unique experiences in Japan. Blogposts will be shared on our website, social media platforms and newsletter. Credit will be given entirely and exactly as the author requests.


  • Passion for all things Japan!
  • Writing skills: Fun and engaging while being knowledgeable about Japanese culture


Aug 10

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

Opportunity Title: Country Manager Platform Sales – Japan
Posted by:
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job forwarded to us:

Passing along a job posting for a Japan Country Manager to support Via’s recently-opened Tokyo office. They’re hoping to hire this lead and a team around him/her as quickly as possible.

Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via’s mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via’s technology is also deployed worldwide through dozens of partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. For more information, visit

Please direct any questions to David Adelman at

Aug 9

Click image to read article on page 17

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

When Americans into J-rock think about all-female acts, it’s easy to flash back to the early ’90s when acts like Shonen Knife and Cibo Matto first made their mark on the U.S. scene.

Looking for something modern? Check out SCANDAL from Japan, a four-piece unit that blends pop, rock and alternative music sensibilities with contemporary fashion smarts. With their eighth album HONEY (released in February on Epic Records), the group is gearing up for their first North American tour in three years, which includes two shows in Mexico, kicking off September 5th at New York’s PlayStation Theater, with additional dates that month in San Francisco, Anaheim, Monterrey, Mexico City and Dallas.

Originally formed in 2006 in Osaka and taking their name from a shop sign that hung near the studio where they practiced, SCANDAL from Japan consists of Haruna (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Mami (lead guitar/backing vocals), Tomomi (bass/lead vocals) and Rina (drums/keyboards/guitar/backing vocals), who shared a love rock bands and artists ranging from Green Day, Foo Fighters and Paramore to the pop styling of Taylor Swift and Pink. Their own music has appeared in TV and anime series, and the band has its own original fashion brand – Feedback! – that is produced and designed by all of the members.

For the new album, Haruna explains, “We focused this album around what we individually like to do as well as what we like to do as a group. We wanted to make music that represents all of us and also songs and subjects told from the standpoint of a girls’ band.  We also wanted to go all-in for the 10 -year anniversary of our debut. HONEY pays homage to that and also shows has we have continued to evolve as a group.”

For more information and tickets, visit or the band’s Facebook page at /scandalofficial.

Aug 8

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

Opportunity Title: USJETAA 2018 Fall Intern
Posted by:
U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA)
Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to USJETAA Executive Director, Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken) for sharing this opportunity.

The U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA) offers exceptional opportunities for students considering a career in U.S.-Japan relations.

We are currently seeking one (1) Fall 2018 intern to support current initiatives, which include activities promoting the U.S.-Japan relationship, cultural, educational and people-to-people exchange. Interns will be working from a small office in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, research and writing on issues affecting the United States and Japan, disseminating information via social media, posting on the USJETAA website (job opportunities, scholarships/fellowships, events, and blog posts), participating in meetings and seminars, writing reports, supporting program-related and grant-making activities, and assisting the Executive Director. Read More

Aug 8

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

Job Title: Part-time ESL/English Teachers
Posted by:
Ringo Learning Center
Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee, NJ, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a couple of part-time jobs sent directly from the school:

Urgently Seeking
Part-time ESL/English teachers (Japanese Children’s Society, NJ)
The successful applicants will teach English to Japanese students. Must be a native English speaker with a B.A. degree. Applicants with TESOL or K-12 certificates and teaching experience in Japan or to Japanese are highly preferred.
Positions and Locations:
1. English teachers for Friday English Program at Japanese Children’s Society, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
   *Teaching Elementary School Students(1st-6th G)
   *Start Date: August 17th(Fri)
   *Compensation : At least $180.00/day + transportation cost
2. English teachers at R/Lingo Learning Center, Fort Lee, NJ
   TuesdayWednesday or Thursday9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
   *Teaching adult students
   *Start Date: August 15th(Wed)
   *Compensation : At least $30.00/hour + transportation cost
   *We’re also looking for teachers who can teach in the afternoon, too.
Application Process: Please send your RESUME in Word or PDF format to the E-mail address below–
Attn. Ms. Harumi Nakagawa

Aug 8

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

Opportunity Title: Program Coordinator
Posted by:
U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA)
Washington, D.C.
Contract: Part-Time

Thanks to USJETAA Executive Director, Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken) for sharing this opportunity.

Position Summary: The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and cultural organization that promotes grassroots friendship and understanding between the United States and Japan through the personal and professional experiences of over 30,000 Americans who have participated on the JET Program since its inception in 1987. The organization serves as a resource for individual JET alumni, JETAA chapters nationwide, and potential JET participants, supports the leadership of JETAA chapters with programming, membership recruitment, chapter management, leadership, professional development, and fundraising, and supports the JET Program and engages the US-Japan community.

USJETAA seeks an entry-level Program Coordinator to support the administration of regular programs and grants. The Program Coordinator will provide programmatic and administrative support in all program functions including, but not limited to: preparation of grant proposals and reports; event planning, execution and follow-up; filing expenses; assisting with logistics on grants awarded to JETAA chapters; internal and external coordination and communication. The Program Coordinator will report to the Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S.-Japan relations
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. (non-US citizens must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship for a visa)

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Aug 7

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

Job Title: In-House Translator
Posted by:
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Denton Clark (Saitama-ken) for the following job opening with his company.

Sojitz’s portfolio boasts a wide variety of businesses and a group network encompassing over 400 subsidiaries and affiliates in over 50 countries across the globe. As a translator, you will work as part of our in-house translation team to tackle Japanese to English translation across a broad range of business fields and disciplines, including public relations, investor relations, internal auditing, corporate communications, corporate management, finance, and investment.

Position: In-House Translator (1-year renewable contract)
Language: Native-level English + JLPT N1 level or equivalent proficiency
Experience: 2 years translation experience preferred
Placement: Human Resources & General Affairs Department, Global HR & Diversity Development Section, Translation Team

Final decision will be based on three interviews and two translation assignments.

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

Aug 1

Job: Freelance Writer – FunkyCorp (Japan)

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

Job Title: Freelance Writer
Posted by:
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Michael Sosnick (Hyogo-ken) for the following job opening with his company:

At FunkyCorp, we love working with talented individuals whose written work shines with creativity, energy and purpose.

We are looking for wizard-like wordsmiths with a passion for Japan to contribute to meaningful and rewarding content production projects to help drive inbound tourism.

You will work closely with our flexible, friendly and uber-international Content Team on a variety of tourism-related projects covering the boozy backstreets of Shinjuku and the rugged wilderness of northern Hokkaido to Buddhist artworks that predate the country’s first capital city 1,300 years ago.

What we value in our writers:

  • Storytelling—a gift for engaging readers
  • Knowledge—an understanding of Japanese culture and first-hand experience living in Japan
  • Experience—a track record producing quality written work
  • Professionalism—responsibility, reliability and an ability to manage deadlines
  • Linguistic prowess—a strong knowledge of English grammar, and Japanese proficiency (desired but not essential)

Application Process: Interested candidates should email Michael at  <>

Jul 31

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Sailor Moon, Liberty City Anime, Meg Okura

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.

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:

VIZ Media

Aug. 4, 6

Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie

E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 42nd Street

Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street


Sailor Moon, the beloved Guardian of Love and Justice, returns to the big screen for a special theatrical event! In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation! The classic anime’s third movie, Sailor Moon SuperS is presented along with the never-before seen in theaters short, “Ami’s First Love.” All features are presented uncut and true to the original Japanese version, with English dubbed (Aug. 4) and subtitled (Aug 6) screenings available. 

Micah Joel Photography

Aug. 11-12

Play NYC

Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street


PLAY NYC is New York City’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.


Aug. 12-13, 15

Grave of the Fireflies

E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 42nd Street

Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street


In this special 30th anniversary screening, Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth. Their struggle is a tribute to the human spirit. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Isao Takahata and presented in its digitally remastered and restored format, Grave of the Fireflies is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece. English dubbed (Aug. 12, 15) and subtitled (Aug. 13) showings are both available for this engagement.  Read More

Jul 29

JETAA Chapter Beats August 2018


Chapter Beats August 2018


1)        JETAA Northern California


SAVE THE DATE: 2018 JETs Pre-Departure Nomikai

August 3 will be the new JETs’ last night in the US!  We’ll be having a nomikai to bid them Bon Voyage and a happy JET time!  Mark your calendars for August 3! More updates to come~



JETAANC Kabuki Club: “The Renowned Banzui Chobei”

Interested in Japanese Kabuki theatre? Join us on a video of the classic drama, “The Renowned Banzui Chobei” Sign-up or just show up!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
TIME:  6:30 PM
WHERE: JCCCNC 1840 Sutter St., SF, CA 94115

Presented by JETAANC Kabuki Club:
Co-sponsored by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC):


Facebook Event Sign Up Here



August 4: Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Obon Festival 2018 – Las Vegas


3)      JETAA NY

         2018 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15th – on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees!

For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3 hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the west side for stunning views of the New Your skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family and colleagues to join – the more the merrier!


When:                  Wednesday, August 15th

Time:          17:50 – 21:30

                            17:50 – 18:25 – Check in and boarding

                            18:30 (SHARP!) – Cruise Departs

                            21:30 – cruise arrives back at the dock

Who:           JET Alumni, friends, family and colleagues are all welcome. (Must be 21+)


Where:       New York Skyports Marina (East River, between E. 20th and 23rd Sts.)

Address for Google:               24-30 FDR Drive, East Service Road, New York City, NY 10010

RSVP:        via the Cognito form below (but also see who’s coming on Facebook)


Cost:          Early bird registration (until 8/1):     $20

                   Regular registration (8/2 – 8/14):     $30

                   Last Minute Registraion (on the boat):     $30 CASH


Other Details

         Ages 21+ only. Cash bar on the boat/ Average drink price is $6 – $13. We’ll have snacks, but there won’t be hot food aboard the boat. Feel free to bring food onto the boat if you want to pick something up on the way (but no drinks).


Questions:  Contact Brenda at president[at]jetaany[dot]org.


4)      JETAA-I

How you can help with the recent flooding in Western Japan.

Western Japan has suffered through major flooding in the past several weeks. JETAA-I have been inundated with websites and charity drives from JET Alumni the world over. Below you will find a comprehensive list of the major charity efforts.


Please donate generously and help spread the word!


5)      JETAA SC

Tanabata Festival


When:                  Saturday and Sunday, August 11th – 12th

Where:       Little Tokyo


Calling all Alumni for a summer Tanabata event hosted in Little Tokyo! It’s the 10th anniversary and would be a great opportunity to invite your friends/family and get further connected to the local Japanese community.


Volunteers are also needed before and after the event for setup. Shifts are three hours long but if you work two or more shifts you will get an official T-shirt and food court tickets. I dunno about you, but that sounds like a great deal to me!


Please check out the website for more details and to sign up.

Hope to see you there!


6)      JETAA UK

Ishibashi Foundation Summer School in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage at the University of Esat Anglia.


Date: 28th July – 18th August

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) invites applications for an intensive three week postgraduate level Summer School in Japanese Arts and Cultural heritage.

With the support of the Ishibashi Foundation, we offer full bursaries to all successful applicants accepted on to the course. The bursary covers tuition, accommodation, subsistence, study trips and a contribution towards travel costs.

Applications are invited from any country from advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with a demonstrable interest in the field. The course will be taught in English.

Classes will take place on the UEA campus, home to the renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in the historic centre of the city of Norwich. Taught by leading specialists in the field, this Summer School offers an exceptional opportunity for students to develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of Japanese arts and cultural heritage.


Find out more at:


7)      JETAA Toronto

JETAA Mokuhanga Workshop

When:                  Friday August 10th – 11th

Time:          18:00 -17:30 EDT

Place:                  Gerrard Art Space

                   1475 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4L2A1


Join JETAA for the 2nd Mokuhanga Workshop!

Mokuhanga is a form of Japanese woodblock printmaking. Ukiyo-e prints are made using this technique. This is a beginner-friendly 2-day workshop, meant as an introduction to this beautiful yet challenging printmaking method.


Friday August 10th, 18:00 – 20:30


Meet artist instructor Elizabeth Forrest who will introduce participants to mokuhanga, perform some carving demos and give instructions for creating your own design to carve the following day. (Work on your design at home that evening).


Saturday August 11th, 11:00 – 17:00


A full day of mokuhanga woodcut printmaking. Transfer your design to your carving block and get carving! Once your design is carved, print your image.


Nijikai to follow at a nearby Indian restaurant


Cost (including $12 material fee)

         JETAA Members:          $79.80

         Non-JETAA Members:  $102:00

Max # of participants:             12


If you want to attend, please email to receive the Eventbrite invite. Your spot will be secured once payment is received.


Lastly, Elizabeth Forrest will be giving a lecture on the history of Mokuhanga as a part of the current Print Show Exhibition at GAS. Great way to learn about the art form before trying it out!

Sunday, July 8th at 15:00 at Gerrard Art Space


8)      JETAA DC

Ramen Fundraiser at Public Option

When:                  August 10th

Time:          18:00 – 22:00 EDT

Place:                  The Public Option

                   1601 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, District of

                   Columbia 20018

JETAA DC is happy to support JET Alum Josh Beatty and his Ramen Fundraiser at Public Option which will be held on Friday, August 10th from 18:00 – 22:00.


Menu:                  Several signature ramen bowls featuring traditional Tonkotsu (pork bone broth) and a Vegetarian ramen broth.


100% of food and raffle proceeds will be donated to Youth For Understanding to support high school and college exchange students from West Africa who continue to feel unwelcome due to the Muslim Ban.

Ramen night is graciously hosted by The Public Option, a neighbourhood nano-brewery serving great beers made on site, as well as cocktails and soft drinks.


The Public Option is located 1601 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast, Washington DC. @PublicOption on Twitter and @ThePublicOptionDC on Facebook.


The Rhode Island Avenue Metro will be closed during this period, so best way to get there is Bikeshare/Lyft/Uber/Your Car or the G9 and G8 buses that you can pick up from Franklin Square downtown.


9)      JETAA Chicago

YPC Lincoln Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt

When:                  August 12th

Time:          12:30 – 14:00 CDT

Place:                  Lincoln Park Zoo

                   N Cannon Dr at W Fullerton Pkwy

                   Chicago, Illinois 60614

*Pre-payment at no later than 8/5 is necessary for planning purposes. After payment is received meeting instructions will be emailed. JETAA members can pay the $2 member price! At checkout, put “JETAA” for Company and “Member” for Title.


Come join members of the YPC for a scavenger hunt adventure at the Lincoln Park Zoo! The scavenger hunt will consist of exploring LPZ in search of clues to trivia based upon the zoo and its animal inhabitants. Note that the answers to questions will be a mix of both writing and photographs taken of your finds, so you will certainly be put to the test! The questions will be in both English and Japanese (and you can respond in either language), giving you an opportunity to practice your language skills and maybe even learn a few new words along the way. Registration can be made as a group (max 4 people) or individually, where you will be assigned to a group, so you can sign up with your friends or make new friends on the hunt. The event is open to YPC/JETAA/AAAYA members and non-members in hopes that everyone can come together to network, share their knowledge of trivia, and importantly, have fun!


10)      JETAA Minnesota (JETAAMN)

When:                      19th August

Time:             15:00 – 21:00 CDT

Place:            Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

The Obon Festival encompasses Japanese tradition – through music, dance, crafts, martial arts and lanterns. Japanese food and dozens of culturally-related items will be for sale.

The day will culminate at dusk with the main event – the lantern lighting.

The Como Park Japanese Obon Festival, produced by Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Japan America Society of Minnesota, and Saint Paul Nagasaki Sister City Committee will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 15:00 – 21:00.

Admission is $5.00 per adult (13+), $3.00 per child (ages 3 – 12) and Seniors (aged 65+), free for children under 3.


Free shuttle bus service will be available from staffed off-site parking lot at the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave.


For more information and list of events check out Como Zoo’s website:


Jul 28

Job: Resident Faculty (Dormitory Supervisor) for Girl’s Residence Hall – Keio Academy of New York (Purchase, NY, USA)

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

Job Title: Resident Faculty (Dormitory Supervisor) for Girl’s Residence Hall
Posted by:
Keio Academy of New York 
Purchase, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the school:

This position provides boarder students (approximately 330 students from 9th grade to 12th grade, with separate dormitory buildings for girls and boys) with support on all aspects of student life including but not limited to educational and healthy life support through residence in the same Residence Hall. Resident Faculty lives in the same gender separated dormitory as the students.

Each member of the Resident Faculty generally works based on a monthly shift schedule, with daily on side duty generally from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (the next morning). However, the nature of the position may require that the Resident Faculty occasionally work longer hours or extra shifts, as well as participation in meetings related to student matters outside of these working hours. A shift schedule is applied.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reside in a girl’s Residence Hall (Dormitory). The room for Resident Faculty is on the same floor and location where only girl students live.
  • Enter rooms of students and wake students who don’t wake up until the due time
  • Check students’ health condition
  • Be available to students, as necessary, to support their personal, educational and academic needs. Listen to student issues such as interpersonal relationship, personal, health and medical issues, etc. Collaborate with teachers and staff to address student issues by email, phone and meeting
  • Educate students how to properly use the facility equipment
  • Pick up mail and packages for students from the Administration Office and bring them to each Residence Hall office. Sort them and post notices to recipients’ mailbox. (Approx. 50 packages/boxes per a day) Sometimes carrying packages and using equipment to push/pull/carry all packages.
  • Office desk duty: receipt various requests from students, check students’ sign-in and sign-out
  • Study hour shift: (1) Supervise students at their own bedroom, school cafeteria, school library and classrooms (2) walk around each area in the dormitory and students rooms (3) inspect students’ room for prohibited items and safety issues. Read More

Jul 28

Job: Multiple Positions – Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

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

Job Title: Multiple Positions
Posted by:
Social Science Research Council
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to current JETAANY Treasurer, Fernando Rojas (Fukui-ken) for the following job openings at his former organization:

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. For more information, please visit our website:

Here’s a link to the job postings:

Positions available are:
– Finance Assistant (Part-time) – Finance Department
– Program Assistant (3 Positions) – Social Data Initiative/Media and Democracy Program
– Executive Assistant – President’s Office
– Program Officer – Media and Democracy Program
– Program Officer – Social Data Initiative
– Postdoctoral Researcher – Understanding Violent Conflict Program

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