Jan 23

Jay Schneider, a JET alum from Hyogo (1997-2000) is starting a website for sharing stories and is looking for real people who want to share their true stories. The stories can be about anything, but of course all JETs have great stories, not only from their days in Japan, but also in their post-Japan lives. Feel free to share your stories with him here.

Jan 18

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 Translator
Posted by: Biei-cho, Hokkaido
Location: Biei-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a good opportunity for someone wanting to do part-time translation work for a couple of months:

Biei-cho, Hokkaido, is looking for a few interns who can read & speak Japanese and to help them with translations from Feb. 1 – Mar. 31. You must reside from outside of Japan (flight will be paid for you). You will work Monday-Friday. Below is the link for anyone interested (only in Japanese).


Contact: Masanori Satake at  seisaku_chousei@town.biei.hokkaido.jp

(He can be a direct contact, although you must still submit a formal application)


Jan 17

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

Job Title: Private Junior/Senior High School Teacher
Posted by: ELT Source
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumni, Gajen Sivakumar (Oita-ken, 2013-2017) for the following job opportunity:

Job Description: ELT Source is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team to teach at a private Junior/Senior high school in Nagoya starting April 2019. We are a small energetic company with an opening for a position which offers an above average salary, holidays of over 2 months a year, strong support and great schools to teach at.

All candidates must be a native English speaker and have achieved a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates with prior ALT experience and or degrees in Education, English, Linguistics or Japanese studies are preferred but not required. Candidates are required to work within a group of other ELT Source teachers and collaborate to prepare all lessons, administer tests and evaluate student performance. If you are looking for a position where you can hone your teaching skills at a job that is sometimes challenging, often rewarding and where you can become an active part of the school this is the right position for you.

Please note that although all applications will be reviewed carefully only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Brief Job Description:
  • Teaching English at a combined Jr/Sr high school.
  • Full-time Monday to Friday
  • 15 to 18 in class hours per week with class sizes of about 20.
  • Writing all lessons, quizzes, exams for the year following the already established curriculum.
  • With multiple testing periods throughout the year proper evaluation of all students is essential. * Our instructors teach independently without a Japanese English teacher in the classroom.
  • There is a group of senior ELT Source instructors at the school from which new instructors will have strong support from.
  • All National holidays are off.
  • Fully paid spring, summer and autumn breaks.

Jan 17

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

Job Title: News Reporter/Research Assistant
Posted by: Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the newspaper:

Yomiuri Shimbun

Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper in Japan. We have 28 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

Job Description:

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest national daily newspaper, seeks a reporter/research assistant to help cover all news, especially sports events (primarily baseball, but also golf tennis, Olympics sports, etc.), and assist in reporting on any other major (non-sports) news in the western and Midwestern states of the U.S. and Mexico. This job primarily involves assisting two Japanese sports reporters by gathering daily sports news, arranging and conducting interviews, obtaining media credentials for sports events, doing research, transcribing interviews, and covering games and other events. The work can be fast-paced and there are regular deadlines (work days may sometimes include weekends and on some days start of work days may be in afternoon and continuing after the end of games during baseball season). The position may require travel to cover major news, report on various sporting events, and also covering the entertainment industry.

Applicants should be able to communicate well in English and Spanish. Since the newspaper is in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities.

Job Duties:

  • Newsgathering and research, identify newsworthy events
  • Conduct interviews/develop and maintain news sources
  • Cover press conferences and other events
  • Travel is sometimes required, including weekend work-Some administrative duties

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Jan 14

Chapter Beats January, 2019

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)


    1. Hatsumode

DATE:      January 1-3, 2019

TIME:                     08:00 – 09:00

VENUE:   Konko Church in SF

Celebrate Hatsumode, a popular practice for greeting the New Year in Japan. This will be held at Konko Church in SF, 1909 Bush Street. 1/1/19 from 8-9AM for service and traditional Ozoni soup, and 1/1/19-1/3/19 from 9-5PM for prayers and wishes.

    1. JETAA SC Kikuchi Memorial Gold Tournament & Shinnekai


When: Saturday, Jan 12th, 1 p.m.
Where: Monterey Park Golf Course
3600 W Ramona Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

The JETAASC Kikuchi Memorial Golf Tournament and Shinnenkai will be held January 12, 2019! We will play 9 holes of best ball golf, which means we play as a team. If you have never played golf before, this a great time to give golf a try. This was Nancy’s favorite golf course where she introduced other JET alum to the game of golf, and we honor one of our chapter’s founders by continuing her tradition. After golf, please help kick off a great 2019 and welcome the new Officers with dinner!

Please RSVP here and if you have any questions, please email mary@jetaasc.org

Dinner will follow the tournament. Location is currently TBD but we will be heading to one of the Chinese restaurants in Monterey Park at 6 p.m.


  • JETAA Music City


DATE:                  January 16th 2019

TIME:                    18:00 – 21:00 CST

VENUE: East Nashville Beer Works

320 E Trinity Ln.

Nashville, Tennessee


Join us and meet local young professionals who all share an interest in Japan and Japanese culture. Let’s celebrate together and make new friends!
A 新年会, or Shinnenkai, is a celebration of the new year. Join us in celebrating a new year of JETAA events and camaraderie!



Shinnenkai Karaoke

DATE:                  Saturday, 19th January, 2019

TIME:                    19:30 – 21:30 CST

VENUE: DoReMi Karaoke Studio

1989 Silver Bell Rd,

Eagan, Minnesota 55122

Let us say Sayonara to 2018 and celebrate the new year with some Karaoke! Pay tribute or celebrate the goods and bads of 2018 to our favorite tunes at Do Re Mi in Eagan from 7:30-9:30pm.

We will also meet next door at Hoban for a Korean dinner at 6pm.

RSVPing will guarantee you a spot for karaoke. PLEASE comment below if you are interested in attending dinner before!! Yoroshiku!!

  • JETAA Alaska

DATE:                  Saturday, January 19th , 2019

TIME:                    15:30 – 18:00 AKST

VENUE: Asian Alaskan Cultural Center

4807 Northwood Drive,

Anchorage, Alaska 99517

The JAA Rice Pounding Festival has been rescheduled! It is Saturday, January 19th 2019, at the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center (Northwood Elementary School Multipurpose Room) from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Please bring your friends and family to participate in traditional events to celebrate the New Year, such as rice pounding (mochi) and having some ozoni soup!

  • JETAA Hawaii


Enkai Madness – Bon/Shinnenkai 2019

DATE:   Friday, January 11th

TIME:                    19:00 UTC

VENUE: Odori-ko

1680 Kapiolani Blvd,

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

We’re saying goodbye to 2018 and ringing in 2019 with a combined enkai to celebrate the years! Join JETAA Hawaii as we feast on a specially prepared menu and trade stories about our year. Food will be included at $25 per person while drinks will be available separately.

Validated parking is available upstairs in the building ($2 for 3 hours). Don’t wait to RSVP to our first event of the new year!



DATE:                  Saturday, 26th January, 2019

TIME:                    09:00 – 22:00 PST

VENUE: Grouse Mountain Resort

6400 Nancy Greene Way,

North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R4K9

Join PNWJETAA and JETAABC as we kick off 2019 with our first ever inter-chapter ski trip to Vancouver and Grouse Mountain!!

» https://goo.gl/forms/GU1NZdCKD0vSrJoa2

$69 CA (Adult) | ~$52 US
** Group pricing is available with 15 people or more! More info coming soon!

// 01.26.2019 • daytime: skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and more at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver OR sightseeing in Vancouver
// 01.26.2019 • evening: après-ski dinner in Vancouver (TBA)
// 01.26.2019 • night: nijikai?!
// 01.27.2019 • daytime: sightseeing in Vancouver with JETAABC volunteers

» http://pnwjetaa.org/2018/12/ski-trip-2019-with-jetaabc/
» http://www.jetaabc.ca/vanski-2019/

Photo from the Grouse Mountain website: http://grousemountain.com/



DATE:                  25th– 27th January, 2019

TIME:                    From 15:00 EST onwards

VENUE: Butternut Inn and Pancake House,

63 Weathervane Dr,

Killington, Vermont 05751

Warm greetings from the New England JETs!

The NEJETAA chapter is excited to invite you to our 6th Annual Northeast Region Ski Trip taking place this January 25th – 27th, 2019. It will be held again at Killington Ski Resort (please see https://www.killington.com for mountain info, weather conditions, and webcam views of the mountain).

We will be staying at Butternut Inn and Pancake House (https://butternutinnkillington.com/). You can look forward to a made-to-order country breakfast included!

Killington has activities for everybody, skiers and non-skiers alike! You can try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing. If you’re up for exploring, you can visit nearby Woodstock, VT with many options for eating and shopping, or drive 20 minutes to the Long Trail Brewery.

Who: JET Alums & Friends of JET

When: Friday, January 25th to Sunday, January 27th 2019

Where: Butternut Inn and Pancake House, Killington, VT


If you plan on attending this event, please fill out the form below by Monday, December 10th for the Early Bird rate and by Friday, December 28th for the regular rate. RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot and the type of room you want, as both are limited.


Here are the approximate prices for a 2 night stay tax inclusive:

Double room (2 x double bed), 4 occupants – $102.44 / person
Double room (2 x double bed), 3 occupants – $136.58 / person
Queen room (1 x queen bed), 2 occupants – $182.88 / person


Lift Tickets (with RFID card valued at $5):
1-Day: $66
2-Day: $124

Ski or Snowboard Equipment Package Rentals (includes helmet):
1-day: (Adults 19+) $41, (Youth under 18) $30
2-day: (Adults 19+) $71, (Youth under 18) $47


Deadlines to fill out the form and pay:
Monday, December 10th, 2018 (Early Bird – payment instructions will be emailed to you) or Friday, December 29

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about carpooling, email Agata Rybalkiewicz at social@nejetaa.com.

Please Note:

* By RSVPing for this event, you will be responsible for any costs incurred on your behalf.

** Extra cots are not always available.

*** The above prices are based on a 20+ person group rate. Therefore, the costs are subject to change if fewer than 20 people sign up (in which case, you will have an opportunity to withdraw).

Sign Up Form: https://goo.gl/forms/ai87kxeaORc3CRbh1

  • JETAA Chicago

DATE:                  Saturday, 19th January, 2019

TIME:                    17:00 – 22:00

VENUE:              The Japanese American Service Committee,

4427 N Clark Street, Chicago

IL, 60640

Want a taste of Japan this new year? Then come to the 16th Annual JETAA Chicago Shinnenkai on January 19, 2019 (Saturday), from 5:00 to 8:00pm. The Japanese American Service Committee (4427 N Clark Street, Chicago IL 60640) has graciously offered to host our evening of cultural celebration!

You must buy tickets on our Guestlist page for the event, which you can find here: https://guestli.st/591060

What Japanese things can you experience while there? Well…

– Japanese Food & Drink
– Calligraphy
– Ema Plaques
– Fukuwarai (Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
– Karuta (Playing Cards)
– Kimono Dress-up
– Onigiri (Rice Ball) Making
– Origami

And as always, all of our activities are free with the price of admission! Do note that events listed above are tentative and subject to change.

This year, in loving memory of Daniel Pruitt, a portion of the proceeds from ticket and Fukubukuro (Lucky Bags) sales will be donated to the Be The Match Foundation.

Again, you must purchase tickets here: https://guestli.st/591060

Be The Match Foundation

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. They work every day to save lives through transplant. Visitwww.bethematch.org to learn more about how you can help.

  • JETAA Texoma

RSVP to ring in the Year of the Pig with JETAA!


JETAA Texoma is pleased invite you to our holiday party in January! We’re extremely excited to hold the shinnenkai at Yokushi Robata, an izakaya-style restaurant that has graciously agreed to host us for this private dinner event.



Event details:


  • Date & time: Sunday, January 13th, 5-8PM
  • Venue: Yokushi Robata, 3837 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77027
    • Parking is extremely limited at the venue itself; it may be necessary to park at the Greenway Commons shopping center across Richmond Avenue, at the Greenway Edwards Cinema garage (paid parking), or to otherwise seek street parking
  • Tickets: $25 per person in advance ($30 at the door)
    • Ticket includes a three-course meal plus one complimentary beer; all extras including beverages will be out-of-pocket
    • Invitees will be permitted to bring a plus one (with additional ticket purchase)

Nijikai venue TBA!



How to RSVP:


We’re using a two-step process for attendees to sign up:

Step 1: Visit this Google form to provide your RSVP information. You’ll also indicate whether you plan to purchase your ticket in advance or at the door.

Step 2: If you wish to purchase your ticket in advance, please make a payment to the JETAA Texoma treasurer via Paypal (search for jeslholloway@gmail.com) or Venmo (@Jessica-Holloway-17).

As we need to give the venue a final headcount some time in advance of the event, please RSVP no later than Saturday, January 5th.

Please feel free to address any questions to Chris at pressofficer@texomajetaa.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jan 12

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

Job Title: Export Ocean Operations or Human Resource Assistant
Posted by: DSA International Consulting
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a couple of jobs passed along to us:

Export Ocean Operations(Bilingual Japanese/English Language) to $50Kyr
  • Seeking candidate with export ocean operations background. Must possess good customer service and communication skills. PC literacy is required.
  • Experience international logistics industry. Export logistics operation and international trading background preferred.
  • Bilingual Japanese/English language is required.
This is a direct hire position. Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. (1 hour unpaid lunch period)
Application Process: To apply, please email your resume as a Microsoft Word attachment to jobs@dsajobs.net. Please list in the email subject: Jet-EXPOP-LB-KM-81-2019
Human Resource Assistant | Benefit/Payroll -Pacific Rim Firm to $60Kyr

Immediate need in a major global firm for a Human Resource Assistant (Benefit/Payroll) to join their team.

  • Ability to organize and complete projects on a timely basis
  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Human Resource or Business related field required
  • Must have a minimum of 2 + years experience in Human Resources or Payroll/Employee Benefits
  • PHR / SPHR Certifications a major plus
  • Must be proficient on the computer: MS Office
This is a direct hire, full-time position with a base salary up to $60,000 a year along with comprehensive benefits including 401k, medical, dental, vision, education assistance, life insurance, vacation, sick leave etc.
Application Process: To apply, please email your resume as a Microsoft Word attachment to jobs@dsajobs.net. In the subject line, please write: Jet-“Human Resource (Benefit & Payroll) Attention: Christine”

Jan 12

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

Job Title: Japanese Teacher
Posted by: Felix V. Festa Middle School
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Part-Time

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

Japanese teaching position near New York City

Clarkstown Central School District (West Nyack, NY): Part-time opening for applicant holding certification in Japanese for the 2018-19 school year and anticipated opening for the 2019-20 school year.

An opening for a part time Japanese teaching position is anticipated starting in September at Felix V. Festa Middle School in West Nyack, New York. The position will begin with introductory Japanese classes with the potential for expanding in the subsequent school years.  Interested candidates should contact Celinda Vanichpong-Lintner (cvanichpong@ccsd.edu or 845-639-6300, ext. 5503) with questions.

Clarkstown is a vibrant suburban community located just 25 miles north of New York City. In 2016, CNN Money ranked Clarkstown the 7th best small city to live in America, and Clarkstown Schools have an excellent reputation. Find out more about Clarkstown at http://www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/

Jan 11

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

Job Title: Group Leader
Posted by: Experiment in International Living
Location: Brattleboro, VT, USA and Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Now hiring Group Leaders for summer abroad programs to Japan!

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring experienced and inclusive educators to guide our summer 2019 programs in Japan. To learn more about our programs in Japan, please visit: https://www.experiment.org/program-landing/destinations/?location=Japan&country=&theme

Group leaders travel alongside their group and serve as their students’ primary support throughout the program. Two co-leaders work together to guide a group of up to 15 high school students on a 4-week journey.  Leaders’ responsibilities’ include helping their students integrate into local cultures and host families, conducting group excursions, and guiding students through discussions of and reflections on their experiences. Leaders work with the Experiment’s US-based staff and in-country partners to maximize students’ health and safety and to ensure the program is meaningful, challenging, and experientially rich.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Fluent in Japanese and English
  • Experience working with high school students in a leadership capacity
  • At least 21 years of age (Applicants must be 21 or older by June 1, 2019.)
  • A bachelor’s degree (Current undergraduates may apply if they are on track to obtain their bachelor’s degree by June 15, 2019.)
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • A current passport (valid through January 2020)
  • Complete availability for the duration of the program (including Staff Training in Brattleboro, Vermont from June 24-29, and the entirety of the program in Japan from June 30 – July 29).

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Jan 11

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

Job Title: Associate Producer
Posted by: NHK General Bureau for America
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the NHK General Bureau for America:

Currently, we have an immediate opening for an associate producer who has interest in working at a Japanese broadcasting company. Please chick here for more information – 【募集要項】20190108NHK New York seeking associate producer

If you have any questions, please contact Rumiko Imamura <admin@nhkyn.com>.

Jan 8

Job: Translator or Global Human Resources Specialist Positions – ARKRAY, Inc. (Kyoto, Japan)

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

Job Title: Translator OR Global Human Resources Specialist
Posted by: ARKRAY, Inc.
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JETAADC for the following two job openings with ARKRAY, Inc. Kyoto Laboratory:

We are currently looking for a native English speaker who can also speak Japanese (business level) to work with us at ARKRAY. We have 2 job postings we would like to share with you. Please find the job description below, and feel free to ask us any additional questions there may be regarding the position.

Translator (EN JP) job description

GHR job description

To give you a brief self-introduction of our company, ARKRAY is a medical device maker mainly involved in the production of clinical analysis devices. (Our HP can give you more details.) We have established affiliates in more than 12 countries all over the world, and are still seeking to expand our needs to more countries worldwide. Our main responsibility is to communicate with these global affiliates through interpreting to support their meetings/ HR issues. We find people with such impressive experiences at the JET program more than suitable for the position and they can be able to broaden their multi-lingual skills through this position at ARKRAY.

Application Process: If there are any people interested, please have them contact me directly (fukuis@arkray.co.jp) or our team e-mail (ghr@arkray.co.jp) with a resume attached.

Conditions such as salary are negotiable, depending on experience. We also offer benefits such as housing allowances and moving fees under certain circumstances.

Jan 8

Job: Accounting Assistant – DSA (Torrance, CA, USA)

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

Job Title: Accounting Assistant
Posted by: DSA
Location: Richmond, IN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

(U.S.A.) – USA & Japan/China Trade!

DSA is posting on behalf of client Hi-Tech Electronics firm. Accounting Trainee-Japan/China & USA Trade. Immediate hire position available for established Hi-Tech Electronics firm located in Torrance, California

Position: Accounting Assistant


  • Desired candidate with Bachelor’s degree
  • Willing to train with accounting background or education
  • Corporate accounting functions
  • PC Literacy
  • Good Communication skills
Please email your resume via WORD DOCUMENT to jobs@dsajobs.net

Jan 4

JETwitJobs Survey

明けましておめでとうございます!Happy 2019 and I’m sorry I haven’t posted the JETwitJobs Survey results sooner. Thank you again to everyone who participated in the survey and I hope we can continue to help the greater JET alumni community network and find jobs all over the world. Again I apologize, you have to download the full PowerPoint as the slides wouldn’t upload to strong quality images directly to the website. Enjoy! 

 JETwitJobs Survey

Jan 3

Job: Japan Study Program Associate – Earlham College (Richmond, IN, USA)

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

Job Title: Japan Study Program Associate
Posted by: Earlham College
Location: Richmond, IN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant Japan job at Earlham College passed along to us:

General Description

The Program Associate’s main duty will be recruiting for the Japan Study program. Japan Study is a long-standing, collaborative initiative linking the 27 colleges of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) with Waseda University in Japan. The PA reports to the Director and assists him in the administration of various Earlham programs related to Japan, including campus programming, study abroad, faculty development, and community outreach. In addition to programs on the Earlham campus, Earlham College, a Quaker institution, is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges in the field of international education.


  • Recruiting students for the study-abroad programs in Japan–includes travel to member campuses
  • Communicating with representatives and students from member colleges (letters, brochures, handbooks, e-mail, website, program applications)
  • Acting as a liaison between the consortial campuses and our Tokyo office
  • Planning and implementation of orientation programs in the U.S. and Japan, webinars, and pre-departure and post-return orientations.
  • Managing a semester-abroad program that sends approximately 8 Earlham students and a faculty member to Morioka each year
  • Coordinating the evaluation program and completing yearly evaluation reports
  • Working with Earlham faculty and students interested in Japan
  • Assisting with campus programming related to Japan
  • Managing communication with Earlham alumni and friends
  • Facilitating two short-term exchange programs that bring middle and high school students from Japan to Indiana
  • Recruiting, hiring, and orienting recent graduates for the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Program in Morioka and Tanohata
  • Engaging in professional development activities through participation in state, regional, and national professional organizations
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Japan Study Director

Application Process: For more information and to apply please click here.


Jan 2

Job: Account Representative – DSA (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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

Job Title: Account Representative
Posted by: DSA
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Description: DSA is posting on behalf of the client (Japan-China-Vietnam & USA Paper Packaging Export). Major global firm in the international paper packaging manufacturing industry is seeking a Sales & Account Representative for their Los Angeles Office-5 minutes east of Downtown LA.
  • Bachelors degree
  • Interest in sales and corporate account management
  • Industrial Packaging Products
This is a direct hire, full-time position with a competitive salary of up to $50K and benefits.
Application Process: To apply, please email your resume as a Microsoft Word attachment to jobs@dsajobs.net

Dec 31

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — ‘Modest Heroes,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z Super: Broly,’ ‘A Silent Voice’

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.

Start the new year right by heading down to your local concert venue, cinema, or arts center for some fantastic new year’s fare. Whether you enjoy movies, travel, or orchestral performances classic video games, treat yourself and catch a break from the cold.

This month’s highlights include:

Silver Knife © Jusung Lee; Pollen Revolution © Hiroyasu Daido; Kids © Etang Chen

Jan. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

$30, $25 Japan Society members

Formerly known as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, this year’s festival continues with three revelatory and robust works from three countries. From Japan, Mitsutake Kasai performs butoh master Akira Kasai’s legendary piece Pollen Revolution. Hailed as “energetic and altogether wonderfully human” two decades ago, Sr. Kasai choreographs a revival of this eclectic dance for his son. From Taiwan, choreographed by emerging star Kuan-Hsiang Liu, Kids is a tribute to death and the choreographer’s mother. Performed to voice recordings of Liu with his mother during her fight against cancer, this modern-day grief ritual is full of idiosyncratic motion and moments of serenity. From Korea, Silver Knife by Goblin Party delves into conflicting portrayals of female identity through the eloquently crafted movements of four women. The Friday, Jan. 4 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.


Jan. 10, 12

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1

Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 43nd Street

AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street

AMC Kips Bay 15, 570 Second Avenue


Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower last year. The studio returns this year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today. The Jan. 12 screenings will be presented in English.

Courtesy of Facebook.com/vgmjamnyc.jpg

Sunday, Jan. 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

VGM+ Jazz Jam Session

Black Cat LES, 172 Rivington Street

No cover

Every first Sunday of each month, Black Cat LES hosts the J-MUSIC Pocket Band’s VGM+ Jazz Jam Sessions, which showcases live collective performances of legendary tunes from Pokémon, Zelda, Sonic, Mario, anime, J-pop, and everything in between! In celebration of the latest release of another storied Nintendo franchise, the group (led by Grammy Award-nominated composer Patrick Bartley Jr.) will dedicate the first theme of the new year to Super Smash Bros. This one-of-a-kind performance will include music from every game in the series—something you won’t want to miss! For more info, click here or contact info@jmusicband.com.

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