Feb 1

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


Position: Community Engagement Officer
Posted by:
Teachers College at Columbia University
Location: New York, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a creative, community-focused individual who is interested in helping the TC Experience Team to build meaningful engagement opportunities with alumni, donors, students and faculty, government officials, and the wider community that will motivate these individuals and groups to support the fundraising priorities of the College.

Reporting to the Director of Government Relations & Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Officer/Manager will provide day-to-day support for both the Government Relations Director and the Associate Director of Engagement & Experience. The ideal candidate is a resourceful individual with superior interpersonal, written, organizational, and relationship-building skills, who is a self-starter, is detail oriented, and who is able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

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Jan 31

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


Position: Associate Director, Engagement & Experience
Posted by:
Teachers College at Columbia University
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Institutional Advancement has reimagined what had formerly been separate Alumni Relations, Donor Relations, and Government Relations teams to create TC Experience, a new model that connects and engages with all areas of the College – leadership, students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, community members — and offers all stakeholders  meaningful opportunities to engage and connect in ways that support TC’s short term and long-term goals and build support for the College.

A member of the TC Experience team, the Associate Director, Engagement and Experience will report to the Director of Government Relations & Community Engagement. With a focus on alumni, the Associate Director will manage and implement a strategic plan that drives alumni engagement and builds strong relationships with key partners both on and off campus. The Associate Director will focus strategically on priority markets for the College and Alumni Affinity Groups. The Associate Director will also be responsible for volunteer management – including the recruitment, onboarding and staffing of the Alumni Council, alumni association committees, regional alumni leadership and special interest groups.

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Jan 26

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


Position: Proctor
Posted by:
MonitorEdu
Location: Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Lucas Young (Gunma-ken, 2013-2015) for passing along the attached non-JET Program-related job:

MonitorEdu is a 24/7 U.S. online based proctoring service, we proctor globally and remotely. Our live proctors work remotely to provide a welcoming and secure environment for our candidates that are located all over the world.

We find that working remotely provides the flexibility needed for students and families to attain balance in their everyday lives. Our company has been growing over the past three years. We have a growing number of clients in Japan and other Asian countries where we are in need of
hiring bilingual English-Japanese speakers, among others. This position is a commission based, part-time position, with opportunities for overtime and weekly bonus’.

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Jan 21

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


Position: Human Resources Administrator
Posted by:
Mizuno USA
Location: Peachtree Corners, GA
Contract: Full-Time

About Mizuno

Mizuno USA’s roots stem from its parent company, Mizuno Corporation. Mizuno Corporation was established in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. Today, Mizuno USA is located in Peachtree Corners, GA and continues to manufacture and distribute high quality golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, along with performance apparel and footwear.

Since our founding, we have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to participate in the exciting world of sports and providing sports equipment of the highest quality. Each and every one of us is guided by the ideal of true sportsmanship. That was true over 100 years ago and is still true today. It is evident in our corporate philosophy which, simply stated, is “Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports.”

Are you a competitor driven by overcoming extraordinary challenges? Are you motivated by being a critical team member? Do you aspire to join a brand that makes a difference in the communities we serve? Mizuno USA is seeking top performers like you carry on the legacy of one of the world’s most iconic sporting goods brands.

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Jan 19

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


Position: Corporate Paralegal, Legal and Compliance Department
Posted by:
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Shane Krumeich (Hokkaido-ken, 2002-2007) for passing along the following opening with his company:

Purpose of the Position/Job Summary

The Legal and Compliance Department (the “Department”) of the Legal and Compliance Division (the “Division”) of Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) (“MCA”) is responsible for managing the legal and compliance risk of the affiliates of Mitsubishi Corporation (the “MC Group”) in North America, including Mitsubishi International Corporation (“MIC”). Members of the Department fulfill this mission by providing prompt, effective legal advice to MC Group companies with respect to their transactional matters, corporate governance matters, disputes, and investigations, and overseeing the implementation and oversight of their compliance programs. The Paralegal will primarily support the Department with various corporate governance needs of the company, as well as provide research, analysis, administrative, and operational support as needed for the Division in order to manage the high volume of work.

Key Accountabilities

The Paralegal will, under the supervision of the General Manager of the Department (working in conjunction with the leader of the team responsible for the corporate governance and administration) and, as necessary, by coordinating with other members of the Department:

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Jan 14

Job: Multiple Openings – Quick USA (Various Locations)

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


Position: Multiple Openings
Posted by:
Quick USA
Location: Various Locations
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to Takeshi Yamagishi from Quick USA (a Japanese recruiting company) for passing along the following information.

West Coast

  1. Game console company/ Sales Representative/ RH9217/ Torrance, CA/ $50-65K
  2. Japanese food(Ingredients) company/ Assistant Sales Manager/ CN4080/ Torrance, CA/ ~$80K DOE
  3. Venture Capital / Office Manager/ CN4101/ Palo Alto, CA/ $80K~
  4. Entertaiment company./Senior Manager, Business Strategy/ CN4079/ El Segundo /$150K~$170K
  5. Japanese food company / Accounting Manager/ Irvine / $85K~$100K$ / CN4128
  6. Japanese food company/ R&D Specialist/ CN4126/ Irvine, CA/ $28~32
  7. Entertaiment company / Accounting Senior Manager/Director/ CN3987/ West Hollywood, CA/ $90~150K
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Jan 10

1/29/23 Japanese Job Fair (GLJETAA)

January 29 (Sun), 20239:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Timeat Suburban Showplace in Novi, Michigan

Register here to attend the Great Lakes JETAA Job Fair.

This job fair is for candidates interested or curious about working in the U.S. at Japanese companies, using the Japanese language in their career, or working in Japan-related fields. 

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with participating companies, submit their resumes, and network. Please dress in business formal attire.

GLJETAA may use photographs from this event for promotional purposes.

For tips on writing a Japan-focused resume, watch our resume-writing video here.

There is no charge to attend this event, and free parking is available for attendees. We will update this page with participating companies as the information becomes available (please contact us if you are interested in sending HR personnel – limited spaces are available). 

Keynote Speaker: Anne Hooghart

Anne M. Hooghart, Ph.D., was an Assistant Language Teacher in Shiga prefecture from 1989-90.  Dr. Hooghart has been learning and teaching about Japanese language and culture for over 30 years—as an exchange student, JET Program English teacher, B.A./M.A. student (University of Michigan), doctoral student (Michigan State University), K-12 teacher, college professor, business consultant, translator, community volunteer, and parent of bilingual children.  Her current roles include Senior Public Relations Specialist at Education, Culture, and Public Relations section of the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, online instructor of Japanese at Mott Community College, and Educational Research Coordinator at the Hinoki Foundation. 

Anne Hooghart will be available after her speech to review resumes and offer advice.

Companies

Companies in attendance will include: Honda Kaihatsu Americas, Inc.Activ8Hirotec AmericaIkigai Connections, and more (this list will be updated on the GLJETAA website with more companies as we confirm details). 

In addition, Great Lakes JETAA officers will be happy to give details about their experiences with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program).

This free event was made possible in part by HIROTEC AMERICA sponsorship, a grant from the Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation and the Japan Local Government Center.


Jan 6

Job: Program and Administrative Assistant – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: Program and Administrative Assistant
Posted by:
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kelly Primrose (Nara-ken, 2015-2018) for passing along the following job opening at her organization:

As advanced Japanese is required, the announcement is written in Japanese. Additionally, visa sponsorship is likely not possible except for exceptional candidates.

当財団は、アジアと米国の相互理解と協力関係促進に貢献された マイク・マンスフィールド元駐日米国大使とモーリーン夫人の志を受け継ぎ、1983年に設立された米国の超党派の政策志向型民間非営利団体です。ワシントンDC,モンタナ州、東京の事務所が連携して、人材交流・政策対話プログラムを通じ、米国とアジアのリーダー間のネットワークを形成し、公共政策に影響を与える根本的な問題を探求し、米国とアジアの国々や人々の意識向上に努めます。

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://mansfieldfdn.org/blog/position-announcement-admin-program-assistant-tokyo-office/


Jan 5

Job: Program Officer – Japan International Cooperation Agency (Washington, DC)

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


Position: Program Officer
Posted by:
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Rose Yeazel (Chiba-ken, 2014-2020) for passing along the attached opening where she currently works. 

The U.S.A. Office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), based in Washington, D.C., is seeking an individual who is self-motivated, flexible, and a team player for the position of program officer.

JICA is the Japanese government’s bilateral aid agency, whose mission is to promote international cooperation and inclusive development. The JICA USA Office functions as a liaison, information-gathering, and outreach arm to facilitate the agency’s engagement with the international development community.

Primary Responsibility and Main Duties

The program officer at JICA USA will be expected to support the office in all of its functions as relates to the agency’s development partners, including those within the

U.S. Government (USAID, DFC, the State Department, etc.), international and bilateral donor organizations, NGOs, and think-tanks. S/he will also cover assigned development issues, such as Global Health, Education, Gender, etc. (Please note: the program officer’s issue-based/thematic foci will be determined based on their relevant university studies, work experience, and professional interests.) The program officer will report to and work at the discretion of the Chief Representative, along with other supervisors on a day-to-day basis.

The program officer’s main duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Gathering information from a variety of sources (such as the Internet, seminars, interviews/meetings, congressional hearings) on development and foreign policy topics of interest to JICA;
  • Tracking the policies, initiatives, and/or organizational developments of JICA’s partner institutions;
  • Supporting JICA’s public relations and outreach efforts, including by drafting newsletters; tweeting; exploring new public outreach partnerships/initiatives; and drafting, editing, and/or proofreading speeches, presentations, reports, etc.;
  • Compiling and reporting information in a timely manner for use in briefings to JICA colleagues (such reporting takes the form of a newswire, e-newsletter, quarterly reports, and written briefs/memoranda); and,
  • Liaising between JICA USA and partner institutions to facilitate cooperation and collaboration.
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Jan 3

Job: CLS Summer Japanese-Speaking Resident Director – American Councils for International Education (Okayama, Japan)

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


Position:  Summer Japanese-Speaking Resident Director
Posted by:
American Councils for International Education
Location: Okayama, Japan
Contract: Full-Time; Seasonal

Here’s a summer 2023 job received directly from the American Councils for International Education:

American Councils for International Education is currently hiring 2023 summer Resident Director for Japanese immersion program of the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS Program, see www.clscholarship.org  for more information about the program).

Resident Directors are the first-level of support for CLS students for the duration of the program. The Resident Director supports student success by ensuring the health and safety of the participants, helping them to maintain a Japanese-only language policy, and helping to acclimate them to life in Japan. The Resident Director position is a non-teaching position but requires a high level of Japanese language. The approximate dates of the program are June to August; Resident Directors also attend a three-day training in May.

We seek individuals who have demonstrated student support experience for undergraduate and/or graduate students, or experience leading or supporting a study abroad or language immersion program. Applications review will begin in January 2023 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=54757&clientkey=58AA089E0E2C786B7FE4217373F3BCBD.

Questions may be directed to Sydney Sparrow, Program Officer for Japanese and Korean, Critical Language Scholarship Program <ssparrow@americancouncils.org>


Dec 30

WIT Life #368: 今年の漢字

Professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) presents WIT Life, a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she offers some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

2022’s Kanji of the Year was announced earlier this month as 戦 (sen/ikusa), which means fight or battle. It is part of 戦争 (sensou or war) and both 戦う and 戦い (tatakau/tatakai, meaning to fight/a fight). 戦 won with 10804 or almost 5% of the votes, followed by the close second of 安 (an/yasu, meaning secure/cheap) which came in at 10616 votes. Lagging behind in third with 7999 votes was 楽 (raku, meaning easy or relaxed) or fun when it is used in 楽しい (tanoshii). Fun piece of trivia: this is the second time 戦 was chosen as Kanji of the Year, following its selection in 2001 after 9/11 shifted the world into fighting mode.

One of the reasons for 戦’s selection was this year’s invasion of Ukraine by Russia and North Korea’s repeated missile launches. Other fights were of the non-military kind, such as how Japanese struggled to maintain their livelihoods amongst the weakening yen, rising prices, energy shortages and ever-present Covid.

There was also a sports angle, as some voters picked 戦 to commemorate the outstanding efforts of Japanese athletes. Most striking was their World Cup soccer team who surprisingly defeated Germany, Spain and other tough opponents to make it to the Round of 16. In addition, Japanese sports stars had a strong showing at the Beijing Winter Olympics, and in the baseball world Shohei Ohtani continued to rock MLB and Aki Sasaki became the youngest perfect game-pitcher in Japanese professional baseball history.

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Dec 22

Job: Digital Account Coordinator – Rokt (New York, NY, USA)

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


Position: Digital Account Coordinator
Posted by: Rokt
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company.

It’s an entry-level position (0-3 years experience), visa sponsored, preferably having experience in Tech, e-commerce, marketing, or advertising.

Rokt is the global leader in ecommerce technology, helping companies seize the full potential of every transaction moment to grow revenue and acquire new customers at scale. Live Nation, Groupon, Staples, Lands’ End, Fanatics, UrbanStems, GoDaddy, Vistaprint and HelloFresh are among the more than 2,500 leading global businesses and advertisers that are using Rokt’s solutions to drive more value through every transaction by offering highly relevant messages to their customers at the moment they are most likely to convert.

The Digital Account Coordinator role is an entry-level role suited for someone who is passionate about uncovering insights on what strategies drive the best return for our portfolio of global clients.

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Dec 22

Job: Tour Leaders – InsideJapan Tours (Remote, Japan; Tokyo preferred, Kansai considered)

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


Position: Tour Leaders (2 Positions Open)
Posted by: InsideJapan Tours
Location: Remote, Japan (Tokyo preferred; Kansai considered)
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job opening sent directly from the company. They are able to sponsor visas for those that qualify.

Inside Travel Group has openings for 2 new Insiders (Tour Leaders) to be based in Japan, starting in February 2023

As an Insider, you’ll split your time between leading our small group tours, as well as hosting our Insider Day/Insider Evening products, preparing for and conducting unforgettable experiences for our clients on the ground.

While you’ll be expected to follow guidelines, this is at times an exceptionally fast-paced and varied role, with no two days the same. Strong Japanese ability and understanding of cultural nuances are a must to ensure that you are able to work closely with our suppliers and be the mediator between them and the clients. You’ll have the opportunity to share your unique insight on a daily basis, engaging clients in informative discussions around Japanese history, culture, heritage and traditions, as well as sharing your experiences of modern day living in Japan.

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Dec 21

Job: Multiple Positions – Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach, FL, USA)

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


Position: Museum Curator, Volunteer Coordinator, Cornell Cafe Openings
Posted by: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken, 2002-2005) for passing along the following opportunities at the Morikami Museum where she currently works. Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is unavailable.

I would like to inform you of job openings at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Current positions hiring:

  • Museum Curator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Cornell Café

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://morikami.org/job-opportunities/.


Dec 21

Job: Museum Director – The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (San Jose, CA, USA)

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


Position: Museum Director
Posted by: The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Brian Hsieh (Nagasaki-ken, 2017-2019) for passing along the following opening where he works. Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is not available.

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is looking for a new Museum Director! An almost entirely volunteer-run museum from 1987, JAMsj is a testament to the passion and dedication of the community of San Jose Japantown to preserving and telling the stories of Japanese Americans and other immigrants. With the museum’s expansion to a spacious, remodeled building in San Jose Japantown in 2010, and the hiring of our first staff member in 2018, we are steadily broadening the scope of our mission as well as extending our reach to new audiences.

With growth comes opportunity, and so we’re looking for a new Museum Director to help lead the charge in furthering JAMsj’s mission. The ideal director will be a person with demonstrated experience growing a small non-profit or museum, securing donations, grants or other funds, and curating museum exhibits. As JAMsj is mostly volunteer-run with a small number of staff, the Director will also need to be flexible and well-versed with the needs of a small organization. 

As the Museum Director, you will get to:

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