Feb 10

Know a Newsletter Editor: Mark Frey – JETAA Northern California

Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-06) has served as the Newsletter Editor for JETAA Northern California since 2007.  But how did he find himself in this position?  And what else do we know about this man who has been entrusted not only with JETAA NC’s news needs but with with responsibility for a small child as well?  […]


Nov 21

Job: Bilingual Marketing & Sales Senior Associate – PwC (East Coast, Multiple Locations)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Bilingual Marketing & Sales Senior Associate Posted by: PwC Location: East Coast, Multiple Locations Contract: Full-Time Thanks to JETAA USA Country Representative, Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken) for the following job opening with his company: Job Opportunity – Bilingual Marketing & Sales Senior Associate, […]


Jul 21

Job: Project Coordinator, PR & Marketing Dept at JETRO (SF)

Thanks to JETAA Northern California President Mark Frey for passing this highly JET-relevant position along, which he received directly from the Executive Director of JETRO’s San Francisco office. See below for details. (Apologies for any awkward formatting as I had to copy and paste it from a PDF.) Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12). Click here to join […]


Dec 21

Job: Assistant Director – University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Assistant Director, Center for Asia Pacific Studies,  Posted by: University of San Francisco Location: San Francisco, CA, USA Contract: Full-Time Thanks to JETAA USA country rep, Mark Frey for passing along the following job opening: We’re hiring! All applications must be submitted through […]


Dec 8

Job: ​Tax Accounting Positions – PwC (NY, KY, or OH)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: Tax Accounting Positions  Posted by: PwC Location: Louisville, KY or Cincinnati, OH or New York, NY Contract: Full-Time Thanks to JETAA USA Country Representative, Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken) for the following job opportunities with his company: PwC is looking to fill two tax […]


Aug 18

Job: News Assistant/Staff Reporter – The Asahi Shimbun (San Francisco, CA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. Position: News Assistant/Staff Reporter Posted by: The Asahi Shimbun Location: San Francisco, CA Contract: Full-Time Thanks to JETAA USA Country Rep Mark Frey for sending over the following job opportunity: News Assistant/Staff Reporter position Company: The Asahi Shimbun Position: News Assistant / Staff […]


Jul 3

Leading U.S.-Japan Exchange in Northern California: JETAANC

The following was written by JETAA Northern California President Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-06) with contributions from Xander Peterson (Miyazaki, 2009-2012) and was originally published in Japanese in the most recent edition of the CLAIR Forum which is distributed to pretty much every prefecture and town government in Japan as well as every Japanese consulate and […]


Jun 14

JQ Magazine: Heisei Nakamura-za Kabuki Returns to NYC This Summer

  By Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-06) for JQ magazine. Mark served as the editor for JETAA Northern California’s Pacific Bridge newsletter from 2007-11, and is currently chapter president as well as coordinator of the JETAANC Kabuki Club. A warm thought to heat you up as the Fourth of July approaches: real, live Kabuki is coming back to New York City July 7-12 as […]


Nov 11

By Mark Frey (Kumamoto, 2002-2006), mark.frey@jetaanc.org Updated with media coverage of the visit. Boston and New York had the honor of hosting Kumamon’s North American debut last week! Who is Kumamon you may ask? The rosy-cheeked, sack-shaped bear is the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu. Voted the top “Yuru-kyara” (cuddly mascot character) in Japan, he has taken Japan […]


Oct 15

Help a JET alumna fight for her life

Thanks to JETAA Northern California’s Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-06) for sharing this: One of my close friends on JET, Tonisha Bell-Alston (Kikuyo-machi, Kumamoto-ken, 2003-05) was diagnosed with a very rare cancer earlier this year and is now fighting for her life. If you’d like to join me in helping her, her friends have started a […]


Aug 23

Job: Fellowship for Mike Mansfield (Japan)

Thanks to JETAA NoCal’s Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken) for sharing this. 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. ———————————————————————————————————— Location: Interviews and Orientation in Washington DC prior to Japan departure Overview: The Mansfield Fellowship Program includes a seven week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture […]


Aug 13

Job: Job Openings at Japan Foundation LA

Thanks to JETAA NO CAL’s Mark Frey for passing these postings on. Posted by Kim ‘Kay’  Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Position: Librarian Posted by: The Japan Foundation Type: N/A Location: Los Angeles Salary: Commensurate with experience Start […]


Jun 21

JET alum finds culinary success with Ramen Shop in Oakland, CA

Thanks to JETAA Northern California Vice-President Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-06) for sharing the following: At our JETAA Northern California Oakland Ramen Nite tonight, I found out that Jerry (“JJ”) Jaksich, one of the owners/chefs of Ramen Shop, was a JET! (possibly Ebestsu, Hokkaido) Ramen Shop is getting a ton of buzz in the Bay Area because three alumni of the […]


May 18

Job: Program Assistant III – Center for Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

Thanks to JETAA Northern California Vice-President Mark Frey for sharing this very JET-relevant job listing. Posted by Kim ‘Kay’  Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ———————————————————————————————————— Position: Program Assistant III Posted by: UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Type: Full- […]


May 3

Event: Tomodachi-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program – Friday May 10th deadline

Thanks to JETAA NC’s Mark Frey for sharing this posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email. ——————————————————————————————————— The TOMODACHI Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2013 TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program! TOMODACHI is seeking twenty outstanding […]


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