Feb 21

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

Job Title: On-Site Program Coordinator
Posted by:

Here’s a chance for JET alumni to manage a 2-4 week program in Japan.

On-site Program Coordinators:

CISaustralia is recruiting for like-minded professionals to join our Customised Faculty-Led Programs team. On-site Program Coordinators (OPCs) help lead programs in countries all over the world, while assisting University staff to design, plan and manage their study tours. Programs vary between 2-4 weeks. All travel, meal and phone costs are covered, as well as receiving a program stipend. Full training and ongoing support provided.

For further details and how to apply, click here.

Feb 20

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

Job Title: Higher Ed Professional Collaboration
Posted by:
Cultural Vistas and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation

Thanks to JETAADC for passing along this wonderful opportunity:

Here is an opportunity from Cultural Vistas and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF) for Higher Ed professionals to help expand academic partnerships with Japan!

The week-long June trip will include visits to Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama and Sendai for meetings with professional counterparts and students to better understand critical factors for successful collaboration, and, ultimately, to spur strategic educational partnerships between the two nations.

Application deadline is March 2nd and link to apply can be found here: Call for Applications.

Feb 20

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

Job Title: Language Teacher, Interpreters, and Web Reporter
Posted by:
Peace Boat

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for Peace Boat’s 99th Global Voyage sent directly to us from the GET (language program) Coordinator, Sarah Anderson (Gunma-ken):

Peace Boat is now seeking dynamic and highly motivated volunteers to join its 99th Global Voyage!

The 99th Voyage departs Yokohama September 1st and returns to Yokohama December 17, 2018. The voyage will circumnavigate the globe and make stops in twenty-three countries, including China, Morocco, Iceland, Peru, and many more!

We are looking for:

  • Language teachers: English and/or Spanish (18 months experience by the time of application; teaching certifications and language skills highly regarded)
  • Interpreters: Japanese – English, Japanese – Chinese, Japanese – Korean, Japanese – Spanish, English – Chinese (no experience or training required)
  • Web Reporter (Applications for the 98th Voyage web reporter will be open soon. Please check the website below for updates!)

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Feb 15

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

Job Title: News Reporter/Research Assistant
Posted by:
Yomiuri Shimbun
Washington, DC

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

Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is the Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper in Japan. We have 28 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

The Yomiuri Shimbun: www.yomiuri.co.jp

The Yomiuri Shimbun Media Data: http://adv.yomiuri.co.jp/m-data/english/index.html

The Japan News (Our English-language daily): www.the-japan-news.com

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest national daily newspaper, seeks an English and Spanish speaking reporter/research assistant.

We cover social issues, sports events, national politics, and any major breaking news in the Western and Midwestern states of the U.S. as well as all of Mexico. This job primarily involves gathering news, tracking newswires and assisting Japanese reporters by arranging and conducting interviews, doing research and transcribing interviews. The office can be fast-paced and there are daily deadlines. The position will include opportunities to travel to cover major news, report on sporting events, interview high-ranking government officials, and cover the entertainment industry.

Applicants should be fluent in English and Spanish. Since the newspaper is in Japanese, there are no byline opportunities. Read More

Feb 14

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

Job Title: Associate Director of Programs
Posted by:
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Washington, DC

Here’s a great opportunity for JET alumni looking to work at a non-profit organization:
Position Announcement
Associate Director of Programs
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks an Associate Director of Programs in its Washington, D.C. office. Working with the Foundation’s President and Vice President, the majority of the Associate Director’s responsibilities will be focused on the following programs:

Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program

  • A one-year Fellowship program established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to cultivate a corps of U.S. government officials with expertise on Japan and Japanese language ability.

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future

  • A two-year program designed to build and enhance a network of Japan specialists who can bring diverse expertise and perspectives to the bilateral policy-making process in the mid- and long-term.

Program responsibilities include working independently and as part of a team to develop, promote, implement, recruit participants, and fulfill reporting requirements for these programs. This position also requires extensive coordination with Foundation staff in Montana and Tokyo, cohorts of program participants throughout the United Satates and in Japan, and U.S. government and Embassy of Japan officials.

Competitive candidates will have Japanese language ability, expertise on the United States government and government of Japan, experience developing programs with foundations and corporations, and experience managing a program budget. Candidates must be willing and interested in learning about policymaking and the U.S. government budgeting process. Experience working on federally-funded programs or on Capitol Hill would be helpful. Some domestic and international travel is required.

Strong candidates will have at least two years of work experience and a master’s degree. U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required. Send a resume and cover letter to hr@mansfieldfdn.org. Application deadline:February 23, 2018.

Jan 30

Job: EIKEN Speaking Test Examiner – EIKEN Foundation of Japan (Fort Lee, NJ USA)

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Job Title: EIKEN Speaking Test Examiner
Posted by:
EIKEN Foundation of Japan
Fort Lee, NJ USA

Here’s an urgent part-time job opening from Harumi Nakagawa for people who are looking to make some extra cash:

Job opening: EIKEN Speaking Test Examiner


Japanese Children’s Society has been organizing the biggest testing site abroad on behalf of EIKEN Japan. About one thousand examinees gather to take this English proficiency exam 3 times a year in the New York area. Those who pass the Written Test will then proceed to the Speaking Test. About 20 examiners are assigned to administer the speaking test at our NY area site each time. The speaking test is held on Sundays, three times a year. We are looking for successful new examiners throughout the year. Native English speakers who are familiar with Japanese culture are highly welcomed. Please register for the future opportunity to work with us.


  1. Native English Speaker (for Grade 3, Pre2, 2, Pre1 and 1)
    • Must be a native English speaker with a B.A. degree or higher.
  2. Japanese Examiner (for Grade 1) 1級日本人面接官
    1. Must be an English-Japanese bilingual speaker who has a certificate that shows a high level English proficiency equivalent to EIKEN Grade 1 or B.A./M.A. degree acquired in native English speaking countries.

Date : 3 times a year (February, July and November) *The next test will be on Sunday, February 18th.

Time : 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: New Jersey *We offer a pick-up bus service from the George Washington Bridge in Manhattan.

Compensation: starting from $240/day

(英語を母国語とする国の大学で学位を取得あるいは英語関連分野で修士以上の学位取得,あるいは英検1級レベルの英語力を証明できる日英バイリンガルの日本人) ★2/18(日)の試験に参加可能な方を急募しております。



  1. Please send your RESUME in Word or PDF format to EIKEN.nyikuei@gmail.com
  2. Then we’ll arrange an interview (A Skype interview is available).
  3. After passing the interview, you will need to take the EIKEN calibration test online.  It will take about 40 minutes to 1 hour for each grade.
  4. Upon successful completion of training, examiners are assigned about a month before each test as needed, depending on the grade(s) they have been trained to administer and the number of examinees.

*Registration as an EIKEN examiner does not guarantee regular assignment to test sites.

EIKEN | EIKEN Foundation of Japan
EIKEN(英語検定)is “Japan’s most widely administered English-language proficiency testing program, with more than 90 million examinees since 1963. The EIKEN tests, which assess all four skills and include a face-to-face speaking component, are backed by the Japanese education ministry and recognized at thousands of institutions in Japan and internationally.”

Jan 26

Job: Part-time ESL/English Teachers – Ringo Learning Center (NJ or Manhattan)

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

Job Title: Part-time ESL/English Teachers
Posted by:
Ringo Learning Center
NJ or Manhattan

Thanks to Harumi Nakagawa, who works for the Ringo Learning Center for the following openings with her company:

The successful applicants will teach English to Japanese students. Must be a native English speaker with a B.A. degree. Applicants with TESOL or K-12 certificates and teaching experience are highly preferred. We offer multiple positions at different locations. If you are interested in teaching at one of these locations below, please send your resume including your information about your preferred locations and available days and time.


  1. Japanese Children’s Society, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    •  Mon-Fri: 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
    •  Teaching Preschool and/or Elementary School Students (1st-6th G)
  2. R/Lingo Learning Center, Fort Lee, NJ   <Urgently seeking as of Jan. 2018>
    •  Mon-Fri: 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.    Sat: 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
    • Teaching K-12 & adults
  3. Friends Academy, (Upper West) New York, NY
    • Mon-Fri: 3:30p.m.-7:00p.m.
    •  Teaching K-12 & adults
  4. Home Tutoring near NYC and North NJ area
    • Compensation:
      • 1-3: At least $30.00/hour *we pay transportation cost additionally.
      • 4: At least $50.00/hour *including transportation cost.

Please send your RESUME in Word or PDF format to the E-mail address below.

E-mail: ringo.nyikuei@gmail.com

Attn. Ms. Harumi Nakagawa

Tel: 201-947-4707

Jan 26

Job: Administrator Coordinator – JCCI (New York, NY)

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

Position: Administrative Coordinator
Posted by: Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI) seeks an Administrative Coordinator with an interest in non-profits, event planning, and U.S. – Japan relations. This person will help JCCI with planning and executing business seminars, fundraisers, and PR materials – as well as assisting the Chamber’s philanthropic branch, the J.C.C. FUND, when necessary.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance in preparation for special events such as JCCI’s Annual Dinner fundraising gala, Charity Golf Tournament, and U.S. Educators Program: correspondence with guests (handling RSVPs, ticketing, acknowledgement letters, invoicing, etc.), copyediting materials, coordination with vendors (venues, stage managers, etc.), day-of assistance at event.
  • Assistance with other events: planning, communicating with attendees and vendors, set up, registration, greeting attendees.
  • Writing content and event summaries for the JCCI website, monthly newsletter, and annual Membership Directory.
  • Clerical work: data entry, simple accounting, e-mail, phone, and letter correspondence with organizations and members.
  • Participate in staff meetings and meetings with members
  • Additional responsibilities as needed


  • Meet and network with executives from top Japanese and American corporations
  • Build skills in communications, event planning, PR and promotion
  • Gain valuable experience in handling a range of responsibilities for a small but active non-profit
  • Participate in fun events like Golf Tournament, Annual Dinner Gala, and Dinner Cruise


  • Must be a team player
  • Interest in non-profits, business, event planning, public relations, and intercultural communication
  • Some knowledge of Japanese language and culture is not required, but beneficial
  • Web and graphic design skills an advantage
  • Comfortable communicating with business leaders and people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to info@jcciny.org.  No phone calls, please.

Jan 23

Job: Academic Director – CET Academic Programs (Osaka, Japan)

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

Position: Academic Director, Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Studies in Osaka
Posted by: CET Academic Programs
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum Kate Maruyama (Osaka-fu) for the following job opening with her company:

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and short-term customized programs in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East for college, high school, and pre-college students.

The Academic Director (AD) is responsible for managing the academics of and providing the vision and leadership for the Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Studies in Osaka program, which operates during the fall, spring and summer terms. The AD reports to the India and Japan Programs Manager based in Washington, DC, and works with the Academic Coordinator, teachers, two Student Service Coordinators, and staff of OGU’s International Center. Excellent communication, leadership and team work skills are essential.

Please click the link for more information: http://cetacademicprograms.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CETJapanLanguageAcademicDirector2018.pdf

Jan 23

Job: News Producer – Tokyo Broadcasting System (Washington, DC)

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Position: News Producer
Posted by: Tokyo Broadcasting System
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Tokyo Broadcasting System has an immediate opening for a Japanese-speaking news producer in our Washington, DC bureau, covering a wide range of issues including US politics, foreign policy, economics, and general-interest stories. This full-time position involves working closely with correspondents from Japan to assist in all aspects of the reporting process. The ideal applicant is a strong communicator with a positive attitude and flexible mentality. Japanese language ability is required. This position involves some late-night and weekend work, as well as occasional travel on short notice.

You should have:

  • Working proficiency in Japanese language.
  • A degree in journalism, communications, international relations, East Asian studies, political science, or other relevant field.
  • Strong English communication skills and the ability to quickly digest a lot of information.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.
  • Familiarity with topics related to US foreign policy and domestic politics, East Asian regional affairs, and general current events.

You will be expected to:

  • Attend regularly-scheduled press briefings, congressional hearings, and panel discussions around DC, taking note of pertinent information and conveying that to correspondents.
  • Do research and fact-checking for breaking news and day-of stories.
  • Work with correspondents to conceive and develop ideas for long-form feature stories.
  • Book interviews, arrange shoots, and facilitate logistics for domestic and international travel, accompanying camera crews to other locations as necessary.
  • Assist with on-site news production and in-house recording, logging, and editing of video feeds.
  • Compile and prioritize information on daily, weekly, and long-range news events in coverage area.

TBS is one of the oldest and largest television and radio broadcasting networks in Japan and broadcasts nationally via 28 affiliate stations. The Washington, DC bureau covers news primarily in the United States for broadcast in Japan.

To be considered for this position, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Interested applicants should email a resume and brief statement of interest to dc@tbsi-us.com. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jan 17

Japan Digital Campaigner – 350 (Tokyo, Japan)

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

Position: Japan Digital Campaigner
Posted by: 350.org
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.

About the Japan Digital Campaigner

Japan Digital Campaigner will be part of East Asia team and contributing to 350.org’s campaign through innovative and creative engagement online and across all digital platforms. This position will be responsible for developing digital strategies and planning, producing, and implementing digital campaign and communication for Divestment Campaign in Japan to become involved in online and offline activism to help win 350.org’s key goals. This is a full-time position based in Tokyo, Japan and will report directly to East Asia Regional Team Leader.

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Jan 16

Job: Researcher – Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)

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Position: Researcher, Political Section
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Researcher. This individual is primarily responsible for performing various research functions, including but not limited to, research on the US foreign/domestic policy issues, attending public political events, assisting activities of diplomats in the Political Section, translating open source information including newspaper articles and public statements issued by the US Government into Japanese, and others. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is 4,000.00 USD.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information. Read More

Jan 16

Job: Advocacy Director, Asia/Pacific – Amnesty International USA (New York, New York)

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Position: Advocacy Director, Asia/Pacific
Posted by: Amnesty International USA
Location: New York, New York
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:


The Advocacy Director for Asia/Pacific is responsible for developing strategies and leveraging AIUSA membership structures and programs to influence U.S. policy toward and bring about improvements in human rights in the Asia/Pacific region. The position is based in Washington, D.C. Working closely with member leaders, other staff, and partners, s/he will also be responsible for:

  • Outreach to the public, including serving as a lead media spokesperson on human rights issues, collaborating with other NGOs, and training AIUSA’s grassroots membership;
  • Participation in section-wide lobbying efforts and campaigns targeting the U.S. government (federal/state/local);
  • Liaison with other AIUSA programs, other country sections of Amnesty International, and the International Secretariat.

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Jan 12

Job: Office and Event Manager – CCCJ (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: Office and Event Manager
Posted by: CCCJ
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s an exciting opportunity passed along to us:

Job Opening at the CCCJ!

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (www.cccj.or.jp) is a private sector, not-for-profit business organization that has since 1975 promoted the development of commerce between Canada and Japan.

Representing some 35 business sectors, the CCCJ is a member-driven, member-focused organization and is the longest serving Canadian Chamber in Asia. With over 400 member representatives, the CCCJ represents a broad cross-section of businesspersons and entrepreneurs from Canada, Japan and other countries. Membership is comprised of Canadian companies and individuals with ties to Japan and Japanese companies and individuals with ties to Canada.

CCCJ is looking for an Office and Event Manager for the CCCJ Office. Qualifications, job description, and relevant responsibilities/duties are detailed below. Read More

Jan 9

Job: English Teacher – Kids&Us Japan (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: English Teacher
Posted by: Kids&Us Japan
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from Hayato Kurashiki, the founder and CEO of Kids&Us Japan:
Hello, my name is Hayato Kurashiki, a founder and CEO of Kids&Us Japan who is looking to hire a part-time English teacher. (would evolve into a full-time position if the person prefers) I myself just graduated an MBA program from IESE Business School (class of 2017) and currently preparing to launch ‘Kids&Us’ in the Japanese market. As we are going to increase our team of teachers very soon, we hope to get in touch with potential candidates through JETwit.
*Kids&Us is an English school for children from 1 to 18 years old with a unique methodology that takes advantage of the process of the mother tongue acquisition. It is successful in the non-native speaking countries mainly in Europe and it currently has 375 schools in 8 different countries. The first flagship school will be in Sengawa (Chofu city) in Tokyo.  For more information please contact: sengawa@kidsandus.jp
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