Feb 15

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Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM)/ Deputy Consul General
Posted by: Consul General of Japan
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the Consul General of Japan, New York:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Seeking an Employee for the Consulate General of Japan in New York

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking to hire an Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM)/ Deputy Consul General. The deadline for all job applications is 15/03/2019.

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 9:15am – 5:45pm (Lunch Break 12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Responsibilities:

  • Manage DCMs schedule
  • Schedule meetings and appointments and manage travel itineraries
  • Organize breakfasts/lunches/dinners hosted by DCM which includes inviting guests and making restaurant reservations
  • Coordinate executive communications, including taking calls and responding to emails
  • Draft, edit and finalize correspondence
  • Welcome DCM’s guests by greeting and escorting them to his office
  • Screen phone calls or emails; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Maintain a strict level of confidentiality
  • Cover tasks of Ambassador’s Executive Assistant in her absence
  • Assist on other duties as deemed necessary

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Feb 15

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Job Title: Communications Assistant
Posted by: Embassy of Japan, Public Affairs Section
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Communications Assistant for the Public Affairs section. This individual is primarily responsible for public engagement for the Embassy via social and digital media.

Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and regular weeknight and/or weekend events (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience and skills of the candidate. Benefits includes group health insurance coverage, paid time off, sick leave and an annual bonus. There is a potential salary increase based on individual performance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draft content such as posts on social and digital media for the Embassy’s account about Japan or topics that are of interest to the Embassy.
  • Monitor social and digital media on what is being said about Japan or topics that are of interest to the Embassy.
  • Conduct research related to public affairs such as cultural/social events and media outlets.
  • Attend and report on individual events or cultural promotions in the Washington D.C. area, and prepare drafts of posts for social and digital media about those events.
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate, including but not limited to: helping plan and organize receptions, cultural events, meetings, and seminars under the direction of diplomatic staff, taking pictures of cultural/social events, providing internal translations and transcribing recordings.

For more information please go to: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/job-publicaffairs-communications-assistant.html

How to apply: E-mail your resume and cover letter to: publicaffairs-staff@ws.mofa.go.jp by Friday, March 8th. Please write “Communications Assistant” in the subject line of your email.


Feb 11

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Job Title: Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship Program
Posted by: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship Program

The Office of Fellowships and Funding in the Center for International and Professional Experience at Yale University is seeking a highly organized, student-focused individual with exceptional supervisory, communication, data management and stewardship skills to direct the Richard U. Light Fellowship Program (RUL) and advise on and manage competitions for other internal and national fellowships.  Reporting to the Director of Fellowship Programs, and as part of a dynamic and creative fellowships team, the RUL Program Director will provide the overall vision for and management of this highly successful program now in its third decade of operation.  The RUL Program supports the study of East Asian languages in approved programs in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea for approx. 135 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students annually.

The full job description and requirements can be found here: https://yalecollege.yale.edu/director-richard-u-light-fellowship-program

A direct link to the application can be found here: https://bit.ly/2TqO2j3


Feb 8

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Job Title: Resident Director
Posted by: American Councils for International Education
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-Time, Short Term

Here’s a summer job passed along to us:

Summer CLS Resident Director Job in Japan

American Councils for International Education is currently hiring short-term Resident Directors for the Critical Language Scholarship’s Japanese summer 2019 immersion 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. Resident Directors report to the DC office weekly and are expected to communicate regularly with their DC-based Program Officer, particularly if adjustment, health, or safety issues occur.

The CLS in-country partner is responsible for administering the academic curriculum. Therefore, the Resident Director position is a non-teaching position. The approximate dates of the program are June to August. Resident Directors also attend a mandatory 3 day training in Washington, D.C. during May.

Competitive applicants will have demonstrated student support experience for undergraduate and/or graduate students, or experience leading or supporting a study abroad or language immersion program. Applicants must have advanced proficiency in Japanese. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Click here to apply for the Japanese Program Resident Director Position.


Feb 8

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Job Title: Language Center and Library Associate
Posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

LANGUAGE CENTER AND LIBRARY ASSOCIATE

Japan Society’s Language Center offers a variety of courses, workshops and intensives throughout the year in Japanese language, shodo (Japanese calligraphy), and English, among other specialized courses. The Language Center and Library Associate will perform daily operations related to the Center, and provide administrative support to the Director of the Language Center and Library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitating and managing student registration and program administration;
  • Managing course and event schedules;
  • Updating records in various databases, including Raiser’s Edge, as needed;
  • Overseeing all Language Center interns and volunteers;
  • Responding to inquiries regarding the Language Center and its programs from current and prospective students;
  • Assisting with special Language Center events, activities, and projects.

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Feb 6

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Job Title: Associate Producer
Posted by: NHK General Bureau for America
Location: Manhattan, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is seeking an associate producer (full-time position). This position will be working with Japanese correspondents for research, phone interviews, traveling with camera crews, etc.

Knowledge of the Japanese language is plus but not required.

NHK General Bureau for America (NHK GBA) is seeking a full-time Associate Producer to join our news team in North America.  The Associate Producer will assist NHK GBA correspondents with all aspects of news production duties including but not limited to:

  • Conducting research for general, social and cultural issues, and breaking news stories;
  • Pitching story ideas for feature news stories;
  • Arranging and coordinating on-location filming, interviews and travel logistics;
  • Traveling for domestic and international newsgathering location work, including breaking news situations;
  • Preparing and reporting in English for “NHK World” (NHK’s international news service in English);

This position will start as soon as possible. You must be able to come for an in-person interview.

NHK is Japan’s largest and sole public broadcasting network nationwide and worldwide. NHK GBA is based in Manhattan, New York, and covers news in North and South America for NHK’s various news and documentary programs.

NHK’s URL:

http://www.nhk.or.jp/pr/koho-e.htm

http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must show a strong interest in broadcast journalism, especially related to social and cultural issues, and breaking news;
  • Be able to work under deadline pressure;
  • Be a resourceful, outgoing self-starter;
  • Have good communication skills;
  • Be willing to travel;
  • Language: Fluent English required, Japanese and Spanish preferred.
  • Microsoft OFFICE skills

How To Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to jobs@nhkny.comClips and portfolio are welcome; kindly refrain from phone inquiries.


Feb 5

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Job Title: System Engineer
Posted by: Nisshin Global
Location: Gunma, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

A software engineering company in Gunma is seeking a foreign national programmer to join their development team. This is a great opportunity for applicants interested in planning, designing, and executing original software. Business level Japanese (N2) required.

  • Good opportunity to learn software programming skills
  • Candidates without experience are welcome to apply

The Company: Established in 2000, this company has been providing quality system and software solutions for the past 18 years. With the company vision being “To always provide to our customers the best software technology to suit their needs with the utmost intelligence and imagination”, they have produced software solutions such as e-ticketing and hotel reservation systems and applications for iOS, in addition to many others.

Location: Gunma

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, designing, and executing original software
  • Working on projects with a team
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking

Key Requirements:

  • Business Japanese (N2 and above)
  • Conversational English
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Good team player

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Feb 5

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Job Title: Head of Marketing UK
Posted by: InsideAsia Tours Ltd
Location: Bristol, London, UK
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

 

InsideAsia Tours Ltd is recruiting for an experienced senior marketeer to take charge of the UK marketing operations of the business. Leading your own team and reporting directly to the Board, you will be a key contributor to realising the company’s growth ambitions. We are looking for a positive individual who has an infectious enthusiasm for marketing which will be transmitted through to the whole marketing team and the wider UK team and business.

You will have a proven track record of delivering business goals through the design and delivery of marketing strategy. You’ll be an excellent communicator with a rich understanding of how consumers connect with brands and will be able to use that to enhance the business’ connection with its clients. You will be equally as excited by analysis of the metrics as by generating and delivering creative ideas. And of course, as we are incredibly passionate about our product and our destination countries, a love of travel and experience of travelling in Asia won’t go amiss.

What we offer you is the chance to be part of the next phase of development for one of the UK’s fastest growing travel companies. We have an energised, friendly work culture with a committed team; tens of thousands of happy clients; and a multi award-winning product. There will be opportunities for travel to experience what we sell first-hand as well as to visit our overseas offices located in Boulder Colorado (USA), Brisbane (Australia), and Nagoya and Tokyo (Japan).

For full details of the Head of Marketing UK role, please click here

If you wish to apply for the vacancy, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV, together with a comprehensive cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to: jobs@insideasiatours.com

For this role, the following dates apply:

Closing date:  Wednesday 20th February 2019
Interviews:     Week commencing Monday 25th February 2019
Start date:      To be negotiated

 


Feb 4

Job: Program Assistant – Japan Center for International Exchange (New York, NY)

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Job Title: Program Assistant
Posted by: Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
Location: New York, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Jim Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-1994) for the following job opening at his organization:

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) is seeking a full-time program assistant to help implement various programs and support office administrators. An NYC-based nonprofit organization, JCIE/USA strengthens US-Japan relations by conducting exchanges for political leaders, fostering dialogue between policymakers and researchers, and serving as a catalyst for bilateral cooperation on shared challenges such as global health, international development, and humanitarian assistance.

This is an entry-level job that can give a good introduction to the field of US-Japan relations. It requires considerable flexibility and strong organizational skills. Responsibilities will include:

  • Program Support (35%) –assist in coordinating exchanges, studies, and conferences; etc.
  • Office Administration (30%) – support for general office operations
  • Support for Communications/Website & Office IT (35%) – help write & edit grant proposals; draft website updates, etc.

More detailed information on the position is on the JCIE website at: www.jcie.org/201901-job-announcement
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Kiyoko Shiromasa at admin@jcie.org.

 


Jan 29

Job: Bilingual Executive Assistant – Yadoumaru (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Bilingual Executive Assistant
Posted by: Yadoumaru
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s another job received directly from the President of the company:

Job Posting: 

The CEO of an advertising company is looking for a bilingual executive assistant for the company’s office in Tokyo. This is a good position for applicants interested in fully utilizing their language skills as well as furthering their career in the advertising field. Applicants should speak fluent English and Japanese (N2 and above)

  • Translation responsibilities offer an opportunity to utilize language and communication skill
  • Ability to experience being a part of independent media production
  • Possibility of being involved in expansion overseas

The Company

Yadoumaru (https://yadoumaru.co.jp/about/). This company is an advertising agency, producing a variety of original media such as television programs, magazines, as well as organizing a top leaders’ membership club. With the possibility of expanding its existing media overseas, the company is looking for a female assistant to the CEO to assist with translation of media, and to contribute to workplace diversity and employees’ English skills.

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Jan 28

Job: Associate Director of Programs – Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, DC)

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Job Title: Associate Director of Programs
Posted by: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to Stephanie Sanders (Akita-ken) for the following job opening:

Position Announcement: 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. Reporting to the Foundation’s Vice President, the Associate Director of Programs will be responsible for managing multiple programs that inform and engage opinion leaders and advance policy through working groups.

Programs under the Associate Director’s responsibilities will include:

  • The U.S.-Japan Space Forum, a standing committee of American and Japanese space policy experts and officials, meeting to examine critical developments and opportunities for bilateral and multilateral space-related activities;
  • The Corporate Friends of Mansfield Program, which engages private sector leaders on issues of interest to the corporate communities in the United States and Asia;
  • Multilateral, trans-Pacific networks, exchanges, and round tables in pursuit of the Foundation’s mission of connecting people and ideas to advance mutual interests in U.S.-Asia relations.

Position responsibilities include working independently and as part of a team to develop, promote, implement, recruit participants, and fulfill reporting requirements for these programs. The Associate Director will sustain and nurture Foundation relations with outside funders and relevant stakeholders in the private and public sectors. This position also requires extensive coordination with Foundation staff in Montana and Tokyo, as well as program sponsors and participants in the public and private sectors of the United States and Japan. Some domestic and international travel is required.

Requirements:

  • Three or more years of working experience, including writing grants, developing programs with foundations and corporations, and managing a program budget;
  • Master’s degree;
  • U.S. citizenship or current work visa;
  • Japanese language ability preferred

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to hr@mansfieldfdn.org. Application deadline: February 15, 2019


Jan 26

Job: Part-Time English Lecturers – Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Beppu, Oita, Japan)

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Job Title: English Lecturers
Posted by: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Location: Beppu, Oita, Japan
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a job received directly from an employee at the University:

Our University is currently recruiting faculty members for the following position. Your assistance in sharing these details with interested parties would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Number of openings: Several part-time lecturer positions
  2. Affiliation: Successful candidates will be affiliated with the Center for Language Education.
  3. Subject: English Language
  4. Qualifications for Application:
    1. Candidates must have completed a Master’s degree or have the equivalent of three years or more experience or achievements after graduating from university.
    2. Candidates with two years or more of English teaching experience at the higher education institution are preferred.
    3. Candidates must be able to teach four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
  5. Date of Appointment: April 1, 2019 6. Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (Applications must arrive by this date)

For more information and to apply: Recruitment of Part-time English Language Lecturers at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Jan 25

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

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Job Title: Television News Assistant
Posted by: Tokyo Broadcasting System, Washington DC Bureau
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

We are seeking an entry-level full-time news assistant to work for Tokyo Broadcasting System’s Washington DC Bureau. The main duties of the news assistant includes production of live and recorded news events, editing of video for air transmission, setting up live-shots, and performing technical administrative tasks in support of the bureau and staff. Training will be provided on professional video journalism skills and equipment.

Please note: Candidates must currently reside in the United States (Work visa support provided).

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Japanese, Conversational English
  • Strong interest in video production
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and ability to work in teams
  • Able to carry at least 10kg of equipment
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft office

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Jan 25

Job: 2019 Summer Instructor Positions for Pre-College Tokyo Program – Putney Student Travel (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: 2019 Summer Instructor Positions for Pre-College Tokyo Program
Posted by: Putney Student Travel
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see the attached flyer for summer instructor positions in Tokyo, which was passed along to us.

Seeking instructor candidates to teach seminars in:

Japanese Language, Anime & Illustration, Technology & Innovation, Business & Marketing, Fashion Design, Japanese Cuisine & Culture, Photography, Film & Video

  • Experience working with or teaching teens
  • Proficiency or fluency in local language(s)
  • Time spent traveling or living in the destination country
  • Strong command of the subject matter you are teaching
  • Ability to motivate and engage students in and out of the classroom
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required.

More Information and Application Process: PCTOK Instructor Job Description


Jan 24

Job: Temporary Trading Assistant – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (New York City, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Temporary Trading Assistant
Posted by: Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time, 3 years

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Summary: Provides support to traders by processing trades, maintaining position records, and preparing trading-related reports. Responsible for trade captures, trading activity reports, and risk calculations. This is a temporary assignment for approximately 3 years

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in all the planning and execution of Treasury Team tasks under the supervision of the Head of Treasury Team.
  2. Assists the traders with booking/checking/saving transactions
  3. Collects general data/information including market-related according to the traders’ request.
  4. Prepares periodic and on-demand reports and documents to the Management and Head Office.
  5. Abides by all Compliance related procedures.
  6. Performs Treasury Team-related administrative tasks.
  7. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in business, finance, economics or law preferred.
  2. 1-3 years of experience as a trading assistant or in bank operations preferred.
  3. Good oral and written communications skills.
  4. Bilingual oral and written skills on a business level in both English and Japanese.
  5. Good business mathematical skills with the ability to calculate quickly.
  6. Good computer skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  7. Ability to work in a team environment.

Apply here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1ad438ed-b1d0-45f5-aa77-f8cdfbc1ecfc&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=269403&lang=en_US&source=CC4&fbclid=IwAR2yPG25aSWQ5HSzmOX1Q6YQ4-vkKnc0Y9u_f-wewD2emzrN84bqE7Yk17M


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