Apr 24

Just received this directly from the Golf Channel where JETAA Florida member Tom Gregorich happens to work. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: English to Japanese Translation and Voiceover
Location: 
Orlando, FL
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

English > Japanese translation and voice-over of Golf Channel’s nightly news, instructional and entertainment programming from Orlando, Florida studios Read More


Apr 24

Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Location: NYC

Overview: 

If you’re an emerging Asian American writer based in New York, get ready for a big hug. We’re excited to announce the call for two separate fellowships tailor-made for you. Read More


Apr 23

Posted by Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010–13), editor and writer for RocketNews24The following article was written by Kay, a writer and translator for RocketNews24, a Japan-based site dedicated to bringing fun and quirky news from Asia to English speaking audiences.

Tokyo Tower lights up beautifully in Star-Spangled Banner style for President Obama

Yes, President Obama has arrived in Japan (and apparently already enjoyed the legendary sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro), and with all the buzz and tightened security accompanying his visit, it’s hard not to get a little excited. Well, it seems even one of the landmark symbols of Tokyo, the Tokyo Tower, is getting all dressed up to welcome Mr. Obama. For two nights only, the 333m (1093ft) tall tower will be illuminated in the red, white and blue colors of the American flag!

That’s right, in honor of the President’s visit, for the nights of April 22 and 23, Tokyo Tower will be lit up in bright Star-Spangled Banner colors from sundown (around 6:20pm) to midnight. Naturally, we wanted to get a look at the special red white and blue version of the tower, and take some pictures to share with you as well. We hurried off to the Tokyo City View Sky Deck in Roppongi, where we were able to take the pictures below:

Click here to see RocketNews24′s images of the Star-Spangled Tokyo Tower.


Apr 23

Former AJET Chair Matthew Cook (Osaka-fu, 2007-12) has been heavily involved in this cutting edge effort to improve Osaka’s English education system and is quoted in the article.

Osaka embraces English Reformation

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2014/03/30/issues/osaka-embraces-english-reformation/#.U1fJOmRARzE

BY TERU CLAVEL

While Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s controversial political antics have increasingly drawn criticism, little attention has been paid to how his leadership has prompted the most progressive reforms of English-language education in the nation. Hashimoto, who served as Osaka’s governor from 2008-11, made possible the appointment of fellow Waseda Law School graduate Toru Nakahara as superintendent of the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education, charging him with the task of empowering students to compete on a global stage.

Only in Osaka will students in the public school system have the opportunity to start preparing for the TOEFL iBT — an internationally recognized English-language proficiency exam for non-native speakers administered over the Internet that tests reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for entrance to English-speaking university overseas — in grade one of primary school.

With the urging of Mayor Hashimoto, Nakahara — who also graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and was a practicing attorney at a California firm for 10 years — left the private sector and took a substantial pay cut to become the principal of Izumi High School in Osaka in 2010. In 2013, Nakahara became Japan’s youngest-ever superintendent at age 42, overseeing 1,600-plus schools, and he formed what is known as the English Reformation Project Team.

Nakahara’s accomplishments in the United States and at Izumi High School have led him to be recognized as an education innovator.

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Apr 23

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Study Abroad Advisor
Posted by: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Type: full-time
Salary: 
$32,000

Overview:

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at James Madison University is accepting applications for a Study Abroad Advisor. The Study Abroad Advisor provides comprehensive advising, preparation, support and resources for all students in any stage of the study abroad process.

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Apr 23

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: International Student/Scholar Advisor Position
Posted by: Allegheny College
Location: Meadville, PA
Type: full-time

Overview

Allegheny College, a highly selective 4-year liberal arts institution located in northwestern Pennsylvania, invites applications for an International Student/Scholar Advisor in the International Education Office now part of the Allegheny Gateway. The Allegheny Gateway offers opportunities for students to study, live and work abroad; encounter diverse peoples and viewpoints; and become involved in defining and addressing real-world problems and challenges as it prepares them for careers and graduate and professional studies.

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Apr 22

Thanks to Kyoto JET alum Ryan Wells for passing along this JET-relevant teaching opportunity. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Teacher
Location:
Various, including Japan
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. Read More


Apr 22

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Marketing and Communications Manager
Posted by: Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Type: full-time
Salary: 
$45,000 ~ $50,000 DOE

Job Duties:

Communications: Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance HECUA’s mission and brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and program outcomes; and increase the visibility of its programs across stakeholder groups (member schools, non-member schools, faculty advisers, professional staff in off-campus study offices, prospective students and their families). Develop and implement communications plan for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube; engage with emerging new media and create plan for placement of HECUA in those media. Create and lead organizational strategy for generating stories and content from across the staff, program participants, and others. Train and support staff in effectively using social media to achieve communications goals and create visibility for HECUA and its programs.
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Apr 22

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Program Manager
Posted by: International Programs Office (IPO), The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Location: Durham, NC

Overview:

The Program Manager serves within the International Programs Office (IPO), part of the Daytime MBA Office. The Program Manager reports to the Director of the IPO, who reports to the Associate Dean of the Daytime MBA program. The Program Manager is responsible for the operational implementation of the IPO’s programs and projects, advising on the department’s operational strategy both in keeping with the department’s mission to increase global reach and enhancing the overall student experience, as well as in support of the Daytime MBA’s internationalization agenda. Read More


Apr 22

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Xi’an Resident Director
Posted by: The Alliance for Global Education
Location: Xi’an, China
Type: full-time

Overview:

The Xi’an Resident Director is responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of the Xi’an program. Primary responsibilities include assisting students with academic advising and adjusting to life in China; serving as liaison between the host university in China, the students, and the Alliance U.S. staff; and overseeing the ongoing development and implementation of orientation, the academic curriculum, activities, and excursions.

The RD serves as a cultural resource to students during their time in China. He/she will meet with students, administrators, and teaching faculty on a regular basis. The RD will also be responsible for managing the Alliance Xi’an office and its operating budget. An important part of the RD’s job entails facilitating ongoing interaction between the American students and Chinese students. This position requires someone with strong leadership skills and willingness to adapt easily to change. More information about the Alliance programs may be found at www.allianceglobaled.org.

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Apr 22

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: International Student Advisor
Posted by: Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas Fellowship Programs
Location: New York, NY

Overview:

The Program Director plans, directs, and overseas operations of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program and Alumni Association, as well as the Cultural Vistas Fellowship.

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Apr 21

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: International Student Advisor
Posted by: University of California San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
Type: full-time
Apply by: 
April 29, 2014

Overview:

The main responsibility of this position is to provide crucial advising and other vital services to international students and their dependents at UC San Diego, so they can maintain their legal non-immigrant status, and advise on other related issues. Other key responsibilities are to liaise with campus units on bringing international students and their dependents to campus on F or J status, to serve as a resource for the campus regarding procedures, policies, and regulations related to all types of non-immigrant statuses, to produce immigration-related documents relating to F and J status, to assist with federally-mandated compliance requirements related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within specified time lines as required by Department of Homeland Security regulations, process I-20s, and to maintain effective working relationships with government agencies, campus departments, and community organizations.

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Apr 21

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Admissions Counselor
Posted by: Syracuse University Abroad
Location: Syracuse, NY
Type: full-time

Overview:

This position is split between two key areas at SU Abroad – Summer Programs and World Partner semester) Programs. The Admissions Counselor will respond to inquiries, advise students, screen applications, assist with visa processing, and recruit prospective students.

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Apr 19
"Apparitions succeeds at not only giving historically accurate insight into the Edo period, but also delivers thought-provoking ghost stories that inspire fear and excitement with subtlety and expertly written dialogue and prose." (Haikasoru)

Apparitions succeeds at not only giving historically accurate insight into the Edo period, but also delivers thought-provoking ghost stories that inspire fear and excitement with subtlety and expertly written dialogue and prose.” (Haikasoru)

By Julio Perez Jr. (Kyoto-shi, 2011-13) for JQ magazine. A bibliophile, writer, translator, and graduate from Columbia University, Julio is currently working at Ishikawa Prefecture’s New York office while seeking opportunities with publications in New York. Follow his enthusiasm for Japan, literature, and board gaming on his blog and Twitter @brittlejules.

Miyuki Miyabe is a Japanese author who writes widely popular fantasy, science fiction, and crime fiction for adults and young adults. Some of her works translated into English are Brave Story, ICO: Castle in the Mist, and The Book of Heroes. Published by Haikasoru last November, Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo is a collection of Miyabe’s short stories (translated by Daniel Huddleston) about pre-modern Japan depictions of ghosts, oni, and other supernatural events.

Apparitions includes nine short stories that are each unique but all so thoroughly engrossing that you can feel the immediacy of the narrator leaning in to deliver the chilling line foretelling the horrors yet to be revealed. Each of the stories captures the social hierarchy of the Edo period, which is a key element to illustrate in Japanese horror. One of the reoccurring aspects in Japanese ghost lore is an unbearably deep grudge that keeps a person’s spirit lingering after death. Edo society had a very rigid class system that is the source of frustration and resentment among characters, and this very resentment leads to vengeful ghost stories. This is why most ghosts in this genre are servants or women who are taking revenge on unjust masters, and insincere lovers of higher status. In this way, Japanese ghost stories are uniquely powerful in portraying the potential for wickedness in the human heart, whether it is the heart of the living or that of the vengeful dead. The supernatural dangers that appear in these stories all result from the cruel actions and thoughts of normal people that can and do occur every day. This is often exactly what is terrifying about these tales—not the ghosts, but the people.

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Apr 18

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Outreach Coordinator & Advisor for Short-Term Prorams
Posted by: Office of Study Away, Trinity College
Location: Hartford, CT
Type: full-time

Overview:

and non-Trinity students to attend Trinity’s study away programs. These programs include the Trinity College Rome Campus, Trinity in Paris, Trinity / La MaMa (New York City), Trinity in Barcelona, Trinity in Trinidad, Trinity in Vienna, Trinity in Buenos Aires, Trinity in Shanghai, and Trinity in Cape Town, as well as up to 12 Trinity summer programs offered each year.

The Outreach Coordinator has primary responsibility for maintaining and facilitating the update of all marketing/outreach materials produced by the OSA, including program brochures, the office web site, Bantams Away (Trinity’s official study away blog), and other promotional materials as needed. In addition, the Coordinator will develop, in collaboration with the rest of the OSA staff, a social media strategy to maintain a presence on social media outlets and will carry out and maintain that strategy with the assistance of student peer advisors.

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