Jul 24

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Position: General Affairs Staff
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Location: New York City, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Consulate General of Japan is currently seeking an employee for the General Affairs Staff. If you are interested, please send us your resume (English or Japanese) via E-mail or postal mail. Work consists of assisting with consular duties including but not limited to reception duties and corresponding/negotiation work with vendors.

Starting Month: August 2016

Basic Work Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00-17:30.

Salary: Will be determined under Consulate regulations.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an American Citizen or Green card holder.
  • Conversational Japanese level preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Word, Excel and other PC related work.

Application Process: Only shortlisted candidates who pass the first screening will be notified of the date for the interview. Please send your resume to either:

a. E-mail: kyujin@ny.mofa.go.jp

b. Mail:

Consulate General of Japan in New York

299 Park Avenue 19th Floor

New York, NY 10171

ATTN:419


Jul 24

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.

This weekend marks the end of the 2016 JAPAN CUTS film festival.  Due to a business trip midway through I wasn’t around as much as I would have liked, but I was able to attend the beginning and end to see some fantastic films.

Last night featured Tatsuya Mori’s FAKE, which looks at the 2014 controversy surrounding self-taught classical composer Mamoru Samuragochi.  At that time, he was exposed by part-time university lecturer Takashi Niigaki as a fake.  Niigaki claimed that Samuragochi could hear despite claims that he was deaf, and that because he didn’t know how to notate music Niigaki had been his ghostwriter during their 18-year tenure working together.

Within the media circus that emerges, Mori takes a closer look by spending time with Samuragochi, his wife and their photogenic cat at their Yokohama apartment.  Although this serves as the film’s prime location, the viewer does not feel confined but instead drawn in to this he said/he said tale where true and false are not easily delineated.

At the post-screening Q&A, Mori stated his disdain for simple black and white explanations, and offered his view that there can be 100 versions of the truth.  He makes this stance very clear with the final shot of the film (which follows the credits so stick around until the very end when you watch it!), which closes with an open-ended question that is left unanswered.

Tonight I’ll be going to see the very last film of the festival, The Actor.  Hate to see it end but already looking forward to next year!

 


Jul 22

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Position: Localization Production Assistant
Posted by: Voltage Entertainment USA, Inc.
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time; Contract-to-Hire (on-site only) Starting from August 2016

This position is primarily responsible for performing the Japanese to English localization production and live operation tasks assigned and directed by the Sr. Producer and/or other localization team members. The tasks include but not limited to story script checking and editing, data entry, image editing, testing and user support by performing the following duties. This position reports to the Sr. Producer or a Localization Producer.

Product information for this position: http://koi-game.voltage.co.jp/en/lineup/novel.html

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Check localized story scripts (Japanese to English) and edit them as necessary
  • Enter the story scripts and associated data such as character images and facial expressions into proprietary format files
  • Test the story data in the apps, and correct and fine tune the data as necessary
  • Conduct general testing and report bugs to appropriate parties
  • Answer inquire emails from users and inform appropriate parties in case of issues
  • Resize and edit existing graphic images to be used for social media and other purposes
  • Provide documents such as internal request forms (both English and Japanese)
  • Translate documents from English to Japanese and Japanese to English
  • Organize documents and data that are used in apps
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks to help production team members

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Jul 20

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Position: Office Manager/Assistant to the Associate Dean
Posted by: New York University
Location: New York, USA
Contract: Full Time (Fall 2016)

The Admin Aide serves the role of Office Manager for the Office of Career Services, overseeing 100+ events annually, support staff coverage, and budget as well as providing the administrative support needs of the Associate Dean.  The position requires the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, maintain strong relationships with numerous Law School departments, and provide strong attention to detail.

This highly professional administrative aide is relied upon to provide extensive customer service to students, employers and alumni, craft correspondence, create spreadsheets and analyze trends, draft and edit documents, schedule meetings and appointments in his/her support role to the associate dean and execute over 100 events, including budgeting and account payables in excess of $100,000 to support the office as a whole.

Office management responsibilities include:inventory and ordering supplies; space  booking, copier and fax maintenance, coordinating milestone events (years of service acknowledgments for OCS colleagues, birthdays, etc.),overseeing the hiring, scheduling and management of undergraduate student workers, scheduling  staff to ensure reception coverage. 

This position requires superlative organization, efficiency, multi-tasking, initiative and strong communication. While it is a support position, the candidate must operate with a great ability to anticipate, problem solve under time pressure, and work independently.

Strong excel and technical skills are necessary for this position.

Must be very detail oriented and very organized. Would love to get another JET in the mix.

The job should be online here: https://uscareers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435680093 with posting #2016-2050, and people can email me directly if they are interested. Clara.Solomon@nyu.edu.


Jul 20

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Position: Business & Policy Intern
Posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York, USA
Contract: Full Time (Fall 2016)

The Business & Policy Program seeks an intern to help with various program tasks for Fall 2016 (August – December). The Business & Policy Program hosts unique public and private programs and networking opportunities for the international business and policy community, which promote reciprocal exchange and deep engagement on issues that define U.S.-Japan relations within a global context.

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn firsthand about issues that are of interest and relevance to the U.S.-Japan business and policy communities in New York
  • Discover how non-profit organizations interact with corporate sponsors
  • Gain experience in the back-office tasks of ongoing program development and execution
  • Interact with senior business executives from global corporations and policy leaders
  • Conduct research on companies, individuals and industry sectors as needed
  • Learn database management

Duties & Tasks:

  • Assist with program registrations
  • Handle and replenish sponsor materials
  • Become familiar with corporate member firms and the benefits of corporate membership
  • Assist Program staff at public events, including reception and registration, event A/V tasks, setup and breakdown
  • Assist with program research and outreach as needed
  • Assist to create badges, guest lists, name plates, and other program materials
  • Maintain and update corporate membership records in Raiser’s Edge as needed
  • Organize files and materials on programs and speakers

Qualifications:

  • Interest in or knowledge of Japanese language and customs
  • Interest in and knowledge of international business and international policy especially with regards to Japan
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Superior organizational skills, including ability to keep track of many details at once
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and different projects
  • Superior writing and oral skills
  • Flexibility in hours
  • Ability to be self-starter

This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a cover letter and a resume to the Business & Policy Program, at register@japansociety.org. No phone calls please. 


Jul 17

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.mohican

This week kicked off the 10th year of the JAPAN CUTS film festival at Japan Society, and if the initial films are any indication this year’s lineup looks as stellar as the nine previous.  The opening film was Mohican Comes Home, and was introduced by director Shuichi Okita and co-star Atsuko Maeda.  They were also both on-hand for a post-screening Q&A, where they revealed behind-the-scenes stories about filming.

Okita’s previous film The Woodsman and the Rain was shown at JAPAN CUTS 2012 (with an appearance by star Koij Yakusho!), and like this film Mohican is set in a rural location.  The plot is of a young man (Ryuhei Matsuda) from a small island in Hiroshima, who hasn’t been back in seven years since living in Tokyo, where he scrapes by as the lead singer for a struggling death metal band.  He decides to return home for a quick visit with his girlfriend (Maeda), who is pregnant and he intends to marry.

The film features a wacky cast of island characters, including his zany family with the always wonderful Masako Motai as the mother.  Akira Emoto plays his father, who we quickly learn has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Matsuda’s character decides to stay longer than planned to take care of his dad.  His bumbling attempts at connection are both relatable and touching, and the bonds between Read More


Jul 15

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Position: Facilities Manager
Posted by: S&R Foundation
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports emerging creatives in the arts, sciences, and social enterprise who are pursuing social impact.   S&R’s mission to support talented individuals encompasses broad support of individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on furthering international cultural collaboration and ensuing social benefits. Though a unique methodology developed over the past 15 years, individuals are provided with recognition, funding, inspirational space and a supportive community, allowing the facilitation of creativity, innovation and personal growth

The Halcyon Incubator, a program of S&R Foundation, is an immersive, residency-based fellowship for early stage social entrepreneurs.  Halcyon provides fellows with free housing, workspace, mentorship, and strategic partnerships and resources to grow their business. Committed to social impact, the incubator does not take equity in the ventures it supports.

Georgetown’s historic Fillmore School will be modernized to be a top quality place for artists from international backgrounds to pursue independent study while providing a hub of artistic learning for DC high school students.

Essential Responsibilities

Ensure the timely upkeep, maintenance and security of Halcyon House, a class A, historic mansion and attached town house, and Fillmore School. Read More


Jul 15

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Position: Program Coordinator – Halcyon Incubator
Posted by: S&R Foundation
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports emerging creatives in the arts, sciences, and social enterprise who are pursuing social impact. S&R’s mission to support talented individuals encompasses broad support of individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on furthering international cultural collaboration and ensuing social benefits. Though a unique methodology developed over the past 15 years, individuals are provided with recognition, funding, inspirational space and a supportive community, allowing the facilitation of creativity, innovation and personal growth.

The Halcyon Incubator, a program of S&R Foundation, is an immersive, residency-based fellowship for early stage social entrepreneurs.  Halcyon provides fellows with free housing, workspace, mentorship, and strategic partnerships and resources to grow their business. Committed to social impact, the incubator does not take equity in the ventures it supports.

Position Summary

Establish nurturing relationships with Halcyon Incubator fellows. Coordinate the fellow recruitment and selection process, implement programming support, assist logistical support for the fellows. Contribute to the growth and sustainability of the Incubator Program. A successful applicant will have a passion for entrepreneurship. Read More


Jul 15

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Position: Customer Services and Support Assistant
Posted by: Walk Japan
Location: Kunisaki Peninsula, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Contract: Full Time

We are a fast growing company requiring candidates with excellent communication skills in both English and Japanese. They must be enthusiast, motivated, able to work in a team as well as independently and enjoy a challenge. This position is particularly suited to those looking to improve their Japanese language skills as the office language is Japanese. www.walkjapan.com 

  • Full-time support services based role which will mainly involve communicating with booked customers via Email and telephone in English, supporting and working with operations staff and tour leaders. The role has the potential to become diverse or you may be required to help out in other areas of the business if needed. 
  • This particular role will be based in our operations office in Kunisaki but will include travel to our other offices as well as opportunities to join the tours from time to time. 
  • Working between the hours of 9am ~ 10pm, Monday to Saturday on a shift/rotation basis of 8 ~ 9 hours a day, five days a week, within a team of approximately 6 ~ 7 people based in various locations. 
  • Probationary salary is from JPY150,000 depending on experience. Salary increases after this will depend on performance.  
  • Computer skills are required (Mac) as well as strong English written skills and intermediate Japanese. 
  • Applicants must live in Japan and hold a drivers license or be able to get one. Holding a working visa is preferred but not essential as sponsorship is available through the company.

Application Process: Please send resume along with cover letter to Naomi Addyman at naddyman@walkjapan.com  If you would like further details, please feel free to contact and ask.


Jul 14

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Position: Clerk for Consular Section
Posted by: Houston Consulate 
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Contract: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday Friday 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance to Japanese nationals who are in trouble and need consular assistance
  • Conducting tasks related to security
  • Gathering information on issues related to the Consular/ Security Section
  • Assist with visa service
  • Assist with Japanese passport service
  • Assist with Japanese citizenship service (birth, marriage, divorce, nationality, etc.)
  • Assist with Japanese election service
  • Assist other sections of the Consulate as required
  • Other consular duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day work.

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizen or US permanent residency holders
  • English Language Fluency is required and Japanese Language Fluency is preferable.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Must be proficient in computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Emails.
  • Must be able to take business trips and work overtime.

To Apply: Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail their resume, passport, a valid US visa or a valid US permanent resident card (Green card) and cover letter to Consular Section. (Please be informed that we won’t be returning your resume) (Fax: (713) 651-7822, E-mail: cgj.joboffer.ryoji@ho.mofa.go.jp).

Deadline for submission is Wednesday July 20, 2016. Please do not call with regard to your application status.


Jul 8

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Visit his Examiner.com Japanese culture page here for related stories.

After you’ve seen the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from traditional theater to the latest pop sensation.

This month’s highlights include: 

Courtesy of Japanculture-nyc.com

Courtesy of Japanculture-nyc.com

Various dates beginning July 6

Studio Ghibli Summer Festival

Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue

$10, $15 

This month, Village East Cinema presents four films from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki! Every Wednesday and Thursday from July 6 through July 28 offers a chance to enjoy some Japan’s greatest and most influential animated films on the big screen. The morning screenings are English dubbed versions, while the evening screenings are in Japanese with English subtitles. July’s selections include Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke.

Courtesy of Lincolncenterfestival.org

Courtesy of Lincolncenterfestival.org

July 13-17

Kanze Noh Theatre

Rose Theater, Broadway at West 60th Street, 5F

$30-$125 

In the enigmatic Japanese dramas of Noh, ancient stories from classical Japanese literature and oral traditions come to life in a sublime, ritualized blend of poetry, music, drama, and dance. The divide between the natural and supernatural is bridged as spirits and humans interact in a world rife with symbolism. The nearly 700-year-old dramatic form—known to many for its highly stylized masks and elegantly simple set featuring a single pine tree—is one of the world’s oldest continuously performed genres of performance art and was recently designated an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO. Kiyokazu Kanze—the 26th Grand Master of the Kanze School and a descendent of the founder of Noh—brings the profound lyricism and aesthetic elegance of this ancient dramatic art form to New York as part of this year’s Lincoln Center Festival. A special lecture and demonstration by Kiyokazu Kanze will be held July 12 at Japan Society; click here for more info and tickets.

'Bakuman' © 2015 TOHO  Amuse  DENTSU  SHUEISHA  Victor  KDDI  GYAO  Crescendo  NIPPAN  JR Kikaku  LINE © Tsugumi Oba, Takeshi Obata  SHUEISHA All Rights Reserved.

‘Bakuman’ © 2015 TOHO Amuse DENTSU SHUEISHA Victor KDDI GYAO Crescendo NIPPAN JR Kikaku LINE © Tsugumi Oba, Takeshi Obata SHUEISHA All Rights Reserved.

July 14-24

JAPAN CUTS 2016

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

$10-$20 (single screenings)

North America’s largest festival of new Japanese film returns for its 10th anniversary edition, offering eleven days of impossible-to-see-anywhere-else screenings of the best new movies made in and around Japan with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties, giveaways and much more. With special guests such as Lily Franky, Atsuko Maeda and Sion Sono, this year’s festival guest list is the largest in history, and includes directors, stars, producers and more. Make sure to also check out this year’s expanded DOCUMENTARY FOCUS and EXPERIMENTAL SPOTLIGHT sections. Venture out of the mainstream to discover new work by some of Japan’s most vital and interesting nonfiction and avant-garde practitioners. The experimental lineup is dedicated to animation, offering vibrant short-form alternatives to the ubiquitous anime for which Japan is so famous.

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Jul 8

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Position: Education Programs Specialist
Posted by: General Assembly
Location: Seattle, Washington
Contract: Full-Time

Recently voted Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and #28 Most Innovative Company in the world, General Assembly is a venture backed, post Series D, NYC-based startup in our fifth year. General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. We offer classes, workshops, long-form courses, and events in worldwide markets including New York where we are headquartered, Atlanta, Austin, Denver, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, Singapore, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Melbourne and Washington DC..  We also partner with Fortune 500 companies to spur innovation through increased digital fluency and more effective approaches to collaboration.

At General Assembly, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to data science, product management and digital marketing.

General Assembly’s educational offerings include part-time and full-time accelerated courses taught by top practitioners. These courses give students the knowledge and best practices they need to learn a new skill or to advance in their existing discipline by diving into emerging or advanced topics in technology, design, and business.   We’ve seen tremendous demand for these programs, and we need smart, capable, agile people who can help us run new and better courses.

The Education Programs Specialist will be responsible for managing the General Assembly Part-Time courses and coaching our team of Part-Time instructors. The Specialist will have a key role in running multiple processes for each course, including:

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Jul 6

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Position: Administration Section (Building & Property Management)
Posted by: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Location: New York, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Full-time local staff.  Monday through Friday.  7 hrs 45 mins/day. Three months probation period required. Two years thereafter with possible extension.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating logistics for special events, conferences, meetings, briefings, receptions, and other official functions
  • Overall building and property management for the Residences and Office
  • Order official supplies for the Residence and Office(Assistant)
  • Draft documents in English (Fluency in  English required)
  • Administrative work with regard to the service and lease contracts for the office building(assistant)
  • Manage official mobile and office phones
  • Management/maintenance and set up official AV / computer equipment(Assistant)
  • Answer phone calls
  • Assist in any other duties as requested

Required Status: Candidates must be US citizen or non-US citizen currently with a legal status that allows him/her to stay for an extended period, preferably on permanent basis, and legally work in the US.

Requirements:

  • Experience and knowledge of building and property management required.
  • Excellent English writing and verbal communications skills, computer skills, typing skills (60wpm minimum) are required
  • Japanese language skills and cultural familiarity preferred
  • College degree required
  • Basic knowledge of the United Nations and diplomacy preferred

Job Location: The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations – Administration Section (866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 230 New York, NY 10017)

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s work experience. 

Application Process: If interested, please send a cover letter and resume by post or e-mail (1968-aki.iai-gol@mofa.go.jp and naoto.higo@mofa.go.jp) by July 20, 2016 to the below address (please specify which job you’re applying for).

866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 230 New York, NY 10017

Attention: Mr.Watanabe, Mr. Higo, Administration Section


Jul 3

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Position: Research Analyst (Strategy & Development)
Posted by: Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Location: New York, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) (MCA)/Strategy & Development (SDD) maintains a key corporate planning function, coordinating directly with the company’s senior management team, Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo, Mitsubishi Corporation’s Group companies in North America, business group management and other Corporate Staff divisions. SDD aims to ensure the company’s management plans and strategy are implemented effectively, that timely and insightful research is compiled relating to business, industry & political trends, and consolidated group management is strengthened.

The Research Analyst will report to the Chief Administration Officer/General Manager, and support SDD’s research and other key corporate planning functions.

The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting managers through providing research on a number of key topics through monitoring and analyzing periodicals, on-line resources, academic and government papers, consultant reports and think tank reports. The Research Analyst will also periodically attend various seminars and conferences related to research topics to gather information and build a professional network. There will also be a requirement for the Research Analyst to support SDD’s corporate planning function coordination functions. Read More


Jul 2

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Position: Global Teaching Dialogue
Posted by: The U.S. Department of State
Location: Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of State invites K-12 teachers to the Global Teaching Dialogue on July 11, 2016, at the George C Marshall Center (21st and C Streets, NW), U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The event is FREE but attendees arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Come learn about U.S. Department of State fellowship programs for teachers and hear from alumni who have participated in them. Hear from State Department advisors about their foreign policy work. Diplomatic simulations on global issues and other resources will be available through the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the Department of State, in advance of its anticipated opening in 2018. K-12 teachers and others will share strategies and materials to integrate innovative global content into different subject areas on issues ranging from the environment to public health to global citizenship to world literature, and more!

Participate in a resource fair and learn about organizations that can help you bring the world to your classroom, school and community.

Special guest Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will reflect on her travel to the Middle East, China, and Peru.

More information will be available soon. To register click here.

*All teachers will receive a certificate for 3 hours of training to present to their educational authority for potential CEU credit.


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