Jun 19

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


Job Title: Director, Education & Community Partnerships
Posted by:
Japan Society
Location:
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Japan Society seeks an innovative educator and/or non-profit leader to spearhead new initiatives in global education, and raise the profile and impact of Japan Society’s education programs locally, nationally and internationally. The Director will be responsible to:

  • Lead strategic planning efforts to evaluate Japan Society’s current education programs, and identify opportunities for new program initiatives;
  • Implement new education programs aimed at K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and adult life-long learners;
  • Promote the study of Japan as a focus of global education curriculums in K-12 schools as well as on the college and graduate school level in New York City and nationally;
  • Initiate partnership arrangements with K-12 schools, colleges, universities, other education institutions, and relevant organizations;
  • Promote global education through study-travel tours to Japan for American students and teachers, and to the US for Japanese students and teachers;
  • Develop dynamic experiential programs for families with young children to participate in cross-cultural experiences highlighting major Japanese holidays;
  • Capitalize on the interest of teenagers, young adults and others in Japanese popular culture to engage these groups with Japan Society’s broader programming, and to expand their interest in Japan’s traditional and modern history, art and culture;
  • Identify ways to utilize digital technologies to provide curriculum materials and other educational information on Japan to a wider audience;
  • Actively participate in fundraising efforts, and partner with the development staff on raising funds for new and existing education initiatives;
  • Recruit, hire and supervise staff;
  • Manage departmental budget.

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Jun 19

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Job Title: Japan Travel Consultant
Posted by:
InsideAsia Tours
Location:
Boulder, Colorado
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

InsideAsia Tours are now recruiting Travel Consultants for our InsideJapan brand in our office in Boulder, Colorado.

You will be responsible for creating, selling and delivering high quality Japan vacation packages. Most of your time will be spend interacting with clients or travel agents over the phone or by email, along with ensuring everything is in place so our clients have the best possible experience.

The role is very varied and requires strong organizational skills with an ability to handle a large variety of simultaneous tasks under strict deadlines. You will work within a team of other Travel Consultants, aiming to reach both individual and team sales targets while providing the highest level of customer service.

This position presents the perfect opportunity to begin a career in the travel industry but we are also very keen to speak to anybody with existing travel industry experience.

Originating in the UK we also have two offices in Japan, as well as one in Australia. In Boulder we have a team of twenty-seven and are looking for these new Japan travel consultants to help us grow onward and upward. Boulder and the surrounding area is a fantastic place in which to live and work.

For more information about the company, role, and great benefits and to apply, please see our website:

https://www.insidejapantours.com/jobs/


Jun 18

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


Job Title: Business Development Representative/Researcher
Posted by:
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Location:
Houston, TX, USA
Contract: Full-time

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

JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

JETRO Houston is now accepting resumes for the position of Business Development Representative / Researcher. Please see the following link for details.

https://www.jetro.go.jp/usa/contact/jetrohut.html


Jun 18

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


Job Title: Program Assistant
Posted by:
Globalize DC
Location:
Washington, DC
Contract: Part-time

Here’s a part-time JET-relevant job opening shared with us:

SEEKING SHORT-TERM PROGRAM ASSISTANT FOR

OUR TOMODACHI US-JAPAN YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Globalize DC is currently seeking a short-term Program Assistant to work with us during the DC part of our TOMODACHI exchange (July 14-26).

This summer, Globalize DC, in partnership with American Councils for International Education, will once again offer its TOMODACHI US-Japan Youth Exchange Program, a two-way cultural exchange program for DC and Japanese high school students. This will be the program’s 6th year, thanks to continued funding from the US-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Initiative. This summer’s group of 6 DC and 6 Japanese students will spend two weeks in DC at the end of July, followed by two weeks in Tokyo and Tohoku, Japan during the first half of August. If you’re not familiar with the program, you can find a lot information at www.usjapanfuture.org.

The Program Assistant will provide back-up support to the Program Director during the two-week DC segment, including real-time program confirmations, scheduling adjustments, meal pickups, social media, and assorted tasks as needed during the course of the program. Our preference (but not an absolute requirement) is for a Japanese speaker for this position, who will also be able to offer some language assistance to those Japanese exchange students who may struggle with understanding or expressing themselves in English. This will be a paid position.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here. If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this information along. It’s really fun and the kids are always great!


Jun 15

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


Job Title: Exhibition Production Assistant
Posted by:
Kaikai Kiki
Location:
Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-time

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

展覧会制作のアシスタント募集 / Exhibition Production Assistant Wanted

シアトルでの国際展覧会の制作とコーディネーションのアシスタントを募集しています。

必要なスキル:

  • 米国での労働許可があること
  • 日本語と英語の読み書き・会話ができること
  • 芸術に対する深い興味があること
  • 随時海外渡航が可能であること

理想的なスキル:

  • 学士号取得者
  • アートのハンドリング経験
  • PC&MACスキル(特にMSエクセル)
  • チームのコーディネート
  • リーダーシップ、フレキシビリティ、学習意欲

カバーレターと履歴書を以下のメールにご送付ください。paatela@kaikaikikiny.net Read More


Jun 13

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Job Title: Assistant Reporter
Posted by:
Asahi Shimbun 
Location:
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the newspaper:

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper seeks a skilled and highly motivated Assistant Reporter

The position is for its New York Bureau. The successful candidate will work closely with a correspondent covering general news in North America, including breaking news, politics and U.S. society, while also working with the New York bureau chief on long-term research projects and features.

Founded in 1879, The Asahi Shimbun is widely recognized as Japan’s leading and most respected national daily broadsheet. It has a circulation of nearly six million copies per day, and is read by a wide segment of the Japanese public.  The newspaper is particularly influential among Japan’s government officials, policymakers and academics.  It also reaches an English-speaking audience through its English language website. Its North American bureaus are located in Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco. Read More


Jun 12

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


Job Title: Coordinator
Posted by:
Oki Dozen High Sschool
Location:
Nakanoshima Island, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Contract: Full-time (1 year contract)

Thanks to JET alum Josh Del Pino (Shimane-ken) for the following job opening at his school:

Responsibilities: The coordinator will be responsible for assisting 4 Japanese English teachers. The coordinator will also teach one class per week at the Learning Center which is connected to Oki Dozen High School.

A PR video about the Oki Islands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15yAUGHlP4Y&feature=youtu.be

Oki Dozen High School Website: http://www.dozen.ed.jp/

Salary: The salary is equivalent to a JET ALT salary. Since the funding comes from a prefectural fund and an SGH (Super Global High School) fund, the salary is divided and transferred to your bank account on two different dates each month.

Contract Period: September 1st, 2018 to September 1st, 2019

Living Conditions: Housing is provided for the coordinator and the monthly rent is 12,000 Yen (wifi and utilities are included). The coordinator will live in a sharehouse with 5 Japanese coordinators from different parts of Japan. You have your own room, but you share a kitchen and bathrooms. The house was renovated several years ago and it is very spacious. If an open room is available, you are free to live in a share house or an apartment that is located closer to the high school and learning center.

Japanese Ability: It would be ideal to have at least N2 of the JLPT, but it’s not necessary; be open and willing to use Japanese.

Transportation: It is not necessary to own a car, but it would be ideal since the sharehouse and the high school are about 4 kilometers away from each other. There is a bus on the island and It is possible to take the bus to work in the morning. I don’t have a car and I typically bike to and from school daily.

Application Process: If you have any questions or are interested in the position, please submit your resume in English (and Japanese if you have one) to Josh Del Pino at joshdelpino@gmail.com. I will then submit your resume to my supervisor.


Jun 11

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Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Posted by:
Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, Social Section
Location:
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization (English below):

現地採用職員の募集について
2018年5月
国際連合日本政府代表部では,以下の業務に従事して頂ける方を募集します。
1. 業務内容
一般事務及び社会部の補助的業務(1名)(ネイティブ・レベルの英語力及びブラインドタッチ要)
詳細については別添(英文)をご覧下さい。
2. 勤務場所
国際連合日本政府代表部社会部
(866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 230 New York NY 10017)
3. 応募資格
米国籍を有する方。また,非米国籍でも長期在留資格,就業許可を有する方。
大学卒業(見込み可)以上の学籍を有する方。
4. 採用形態
常勤の現地職員として採用
5. 勤務日,勤務時間
毎週月曜から金曜までの週5日。
1日8時間45分勤務(13:00~14:00は昼休み)。
6. 雇用期間
 試用期間を含む2年間(雇用者及び採用者双方の合意により雇用期間更新あり)。
 勤務開始後3ヶ月間は試用期間。
7. 給与等
採用者の職歴等を考慮して決定します。
8. 応募方法
採用を希望される方は下記の担当部局までカバーレター及び履歴書1通を2018年6月17日(日)までに電子メールで送付下さい。メールのタイトルには“PMJ Social Section (your name)”と記入下さい。
E-mail: kokurendai4@dn.mofa.go.jp
9.備考
電話での照会はご遠慮いただけますようお願いします。送付いただいた履歴書は当代表部で保管し,お返しいたしません。書類選考を行った上で更なる選考プロセスに残られた方のみにご連絡を差し上げます。面接は7月上旬に当代表部にて実施予定です。面接にあたって旅費の支給・その他手当等はありません。また,電話・インターネット面接は行っておりません。

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Jun 11

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


Job Title: Digital Information & Knowledge Manager
Posted by:
Action Sustainability
Location:
London, UK
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alum, Emily McBride (Shimane-ken) for the another job opening at her company:

Responsible for ensuring that our knowledge library of over 3,000 digital resources (e-learning, video, animation, online resource links, etc) within the Supply Chain Sustainability School is up-to-date, innovative and practical.

This knowledge will engage the supply chain and encourage them to continually learn through the School, and allow businesses to understand the steps they need to take to become more sustainable in the way they work and allow them to take action. The School will continue to be seen by the supply chain as the resource to use in order to meet with government and client sustainability targets, and as a tool to create change and embed a sustainable built-environment.

You will understand the key drivers of the stakeholders within the School and translate this into ensuring that the different types of knowledge contained within the School is leading edge and refreshed constantly.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for the post will be able to demonstrate a track record in delivering electronic marketing campaigns and events & workshops programmes whilst managing key stakeholders  and their expectations, keeping to deadlines and achieving specific outputs.

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the objectives of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and the client audience, be responsible for the day-to-day management of the content within the knowledge management system (the School resource library).
  • Seek out new and existing sources of content, liaising with Partners, sector leads and external bodies to ensure it is relevant to all members of the School. A research plan devised with timescales attached to achieve this.
  • Build upon and enhance the resources in the current knowledge management system.
  • Manage how the wider team adds new data (knowledge and resources) into the knowledge management system by developing and communicating a governance and process that uses best practice techniques.
  • Develop and be responsible for the content strategy including the governance around knowledge management and the setup of systems and processes, and provide recommendations on knowledge management solutions that will support the running of the School interface.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager to ensure new knowledge is communicated and promoted to members of the School (and thereby feeding into KPIs set for the School on member engagement).
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to understand the School website user journey and ensure journey mapping is fit-for-purpose.
  • Work closely with our website developer to ensure the School is delivered effectively and is fully optimised, and raise any issues with the developer as necessary.
  • Have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on knowledge users, Partners and members.
  • Feed into the overall marketing strategy to ensure that industry news and new legislation allows the School to proactively respond e.g. Modern Slavery Act
  • Support the wider team by recommending topics that should be considered for thought pieces and blogs to promote the School as an industry leader within sustainability in the built environment.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the structure of the resource library and how it feeds into the various diagnostics ensuring practical and up-to-date action plans are produced.
  • Work with other knowledge experts to develop new e-learning and workshop packages.
  • Identify new knowledge experts where knowledge gaps appear and enable a process to trial and test to ensure that the standards of the delivery of knowledge (e.g. via e-learning, workshop delivery, new training mediums) are upheld.

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Jun 11

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


Job Title: Operations/Admin Assistant
Posted by:
California Tours
Location:
Berkeley, CA, USA
Contract: Part-time

Here’s a part-time job received directly from the company:

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate tour and travel packages requiring extensive communication with vendors and clients
  • Reservation processing
  • Answer incoming calls
  • Web content update using Word Press
  • Provide customer service support to clients and off-site staff
  • Update and maintain client and vendors files
  • Update and maintain trip information for clients and tour guides
  • Provide admin support to General Manager

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Jun 11

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Job Title: Marketing & Events Officer
Posted by:
Action Sustainability
Location:
London, UK
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alum, Emily McBride (Shimane-ken) for the following job opening at her company:

The Marketing and Events Officer will manage and drive forward the Supply Chain Sustainability School, by engaging its membership and Partner organisations. This is achieved by devising  and delivering e- marketing campaigns that promote and support the School through participation in our training programme, online activity, as well as working closely with Partner organisations to understand and support their needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for the post will be able to demonstrate a track record in delivering electronic marketing campaigns and events & workshops programmes whilst managing key stakeholders  and their expectations, keeping to deadlines and achieving specific outputs.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the objectives of the Supply Chain Sustainability School in supply chain sustainability, off site construction and their client audience.
  • Conceive and implement engaging and original e-marketing ideas for the School to drive participation and increase membership.
  • Drive activity and learning within the School by engaging the online community to use the resources available to them, and keep their interest through regular communications.
  • Work closely with the internal team to ensure the overall marketing strategy is incorporated and ideas are shared.
  • Research, organise and market a range of compelling workshops for the School’s membership.
  • Write and maintain up to date and relevant copy for the website and other media.
  • Manage the online content of the School and resources in key market sectors
  • Devise original social media campaigns to increase the visibility of all the Schools and encourage members to utilise the service. Read More

Jun 7

WIT Life #326: New York Japan CineFest 2018

 

Written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03), WIT Life is 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 shares some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

Last night I caught day 1 of the New York Japan CineFest held at Asia Society.  2018 marks the seventh anniversary of the event, and it seems to get better every year.  The lineup featured six short films that ranged in length from eight to 28 minutes, and included two documentaries.

My favorite was the final film And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool from Makoto Nagahisa, which clocked in at the longest 28 minutes but went by in a flash.  It is based on a true story of four 15-year old girls from a small town in Saitama who released 400 goldfish into their high school pool in order to escape the boredom of their daily lives.  Its zany tone and fast-paced story kept the audience captivated and laughing.  Despite its humorous tone, it poignantly addresses the universal feelings experienced during high school and certainly brought back memories of that time in my life.  Last year it received the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance (you can watch the film via this link), and it was Nagahisa’s directorial debut.

Another highlight of the program was Sugihara Survivors, which told the story Read More


Jun 6

Job: Marketing Assistant and Operations/Admin Assistant [2 Positions] – H.I.S. International Tours (New York, NY/ Los Angeles, CA)

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


Job Title: Marketing Assistant and Operations/Admin Assistant [2 Positions]
Posted by:
H.I.S. International Tours
Location:
New York, NY/ Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full-time

Here are a couple of jobs received directly from the company:

【Marketing】

Achieves maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned territory and/or market segment by effectively selling the company’s products and/or related services. Personally contacts and secures new business accounts/customers. And also, this position is responsible for assisting retail customers for general reservations services both in person and/or over the phone.  The main products to be sold include but are not limited to domestic/international airline reservations, various optional tours and hotel reservations; domestic and international land package tours.

【Operations/ Admin Assistant】

This position is responsible for achieving maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned territory and/or market segment by effectively selling the company’s products and/or related services. Personally contacts and secures new business accounts/customers. The main products to be sold include but are not limited to domestic/international airline reservations, various optional tours and hotel reservations; domestic and international land package tours.

Qualifications

  • Must be authorized to work in US.
  • Basic computer knowledge & excellent phone manner.
  • Must be professional in verbal and written communication
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have at least 1-2 year of office work experience
  • Travel industry, Marketing experience a plus
  • Understand Japanese a plus
  • Benefit package includes paid vacation, staff travel discount, medical insurance, retirement plan, etc after the introductory period

Please send your resume to saiyo.usa@his-world.com


Jun 6

Job: Assistant Correspondent – The Hokkaido Shimbun Press London Bureau (London, UK)

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


Job Title: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by:
The Hokkaido Shimbun Press London Bureau
Location:
London, UK
Contract: Part-time

Here’s a part-time job received directly from the newspaper:

The Hokkaido Shimbun Press is looking for an Assistant Correspondent for their London Bureau, which is located on Fleet Street, central London. The successful applicant will assist the Bureau Chief with the preparation of articles to be published in Japan, and handle Bureau administration. The Bureau covers political, economic, and cultural news from the UK and other European countries.

Although you will work mainly during office hours for 3-4 days a week, you will occasionally be required to work overtime due to the nature of the job. You should also be willing to travel within the UK to cover stories.

Candidates should note that this is NOT a writing position. In addition, although the ability to work in Japanese is a requirement, it should not be your principal reason for applying for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering data/statistics (e.g. opinion polls etc) and finding appropriate subject for interviews and news coverage;
  • Making appointments with individuals or organizations for the purpose of a news coverage
  • Keep abreast of breaking news and current affairs;
  • Conduct research on a wide range of topics, with attention to accuracy and detail;
  • Attend and summarise press conferences, meetings, lectures and briefings;
  • Conduct (occasionally transcribe/interpret) interviews over the phone and/or in person;
  • Assist with the planning of and participate in business trips around Europe;
  • Assist Japanese correspondent with any language difficulties they may have and help them to handle the administration of moving to a new country;
  • Answer phone calls and manage office administration. Read More

Jun 6

Job: Internship Program Coordinator Position – Ashinaga (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Internship Program Coordinator Position
Posted by:
Ashinaga
Location:
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-time; June/July 2018 (start date)

Here’s a job forwarded to us from CLAIR Tokyo:

Ashinaga is a NGO based in Tokyo that strives to provide educational and emotional support to orphaned students in Japan and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Ashinaga Internship Program began in 2013 and to-date has had 400+ interns from over 60 countries and 90 universities. The program is located in Japan, Uganda, and Senegal. Interns accepted to our program are placed into various teams ranging from Media/Design to Education Support; all of which help us to support our students and spread our mission/cause globally. We are looking for a Program Coordinator who can join our Internship Program team within our Tokyo Headquarters.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

We are looking for a competent Program Coordinator to  work in a team to support our Internship Program. Within this role, the candidate can expect to:

  • Plan, coordinate, and recruit for the Japan Internship Program and its activities
  • Recruit for the Uganda and Senegal Internship Program
  • Organize intern flights and visas
  • Maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions
  • Manage communications through media relations, social media etc.
  • Maintain and monitor communication with supervisors and current interns
  • Maintain contact with regional offices, universities, and intern alumni network
  • Help build positive relations  within the team and external parties; including conflict resolution
  • Schedule and organize meetings with supervisors and higher ups
  • Prepare paperwork and order materials
  • Keep updated records and create reports or proposals
  • Support growth and program development
  • Ensure implementation of policies and practices
  • Update and maintain intern contracts
  • Translate various materials to and from JP <-> ENG
  • Participate in Ashinaga company-wide events like Tsudoi (Summer Camp), Bokin (Student Street Fundraising), etc.
  • Other Ashinaga related tasks

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