Apr 6

Job: Tourism-related writer (Japan) or copyeditor (anywhere)

Posted by Tom Baker

This job listing come from Brendan Craine, a managing editor at Export Japan, a small translation and content production company in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. The job involves the production of expository text for Japan’s various tourist sites under the auspices of the Japan Tourism Agency. Applicants must complete certain trials by April 10. They can receive the trial material by emailing their credentials to writing@export-japan.co.jp with the subject line: “JTA Signage Revision Project 2020 – Inquiry about Freelance Work [first and last name].”

The following is the description provided by Craine, lightly edited:

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Information about the project (in Japanese) can be found here.

This project has been ongoing since May 2018. Last year alone, we produced over 500 pieces of text for 24 different localities. These texts ranged in topic and medium, from museum panels about national parks to online text about castle ruins, and had our writers traveling to well-known sites in Kyoto and Nikko as well as seldom-traveled islands like Oki and Ogasawara.

The project will continue in this coming year, and we are looking for writers and copyeditors to assist in the text production process.

Position: Writer or Copyeditor
Term: Ongoing between May 2020 and January 2021
Duties: (see trials for in-depth explanation)
Writer: Preliminary research on assigned location, accompanied coverage of local site, production of text and revision in response to editor feedback
Copyeditor: Preliminary research on assigned location, editing of drafted text
Compensation:
Writer: ¥18,000 per 250-word piece of text
Copyeditor: ¥5,000 per 250-word piece of text
(Participants are assigned 15 texts on average)

[Candidates with Japanese language proficiency equivalent to JLPT N2 or better are highly preferred.]

Because writing signage text is markedly different than writing for journalistic or academic publications, the JTA has mandated that writers and copyeditors must be vetted with trials. In order to be considered for either position, you will need to submit its associated trial. (Applications for both positions are also accepted, provided both trials are submitted.) Trials will be accepted until April the 10th.

Although writers residing in Japan are desirable, transportation to/from Japan can be provided for a strong candidate living overseas. Any lodging and transportation costs associated with coverage will be provided. The copyediting work can be performed entirely from overseas.

If you have any clarifying questions/other inquiries, please feel free to respond and ask.
This position is open to any qualified candidate, and referrals are welcome.
In that case, please have your colleagues email their credentials to writing@export-japan.co.jp with the subject line:

“JTA Signage Revision Project 2020 – Inquiry about Freelance Work [first and last name]”


Mar 30

Job: Marketing and Sales – AeroEdge (Tochigi, Japan)


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


Position: Marketing and Sales
Posted by: AeroEdge
Location: Tochigi, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Background

AeroEdge is a fast growing company that machines very hard metal like titanium up to the grade of aircraft engine’s key structural components for the world well-known aerospace suppliers in the U.S. and Europe.

Besides aerospace, the company has been receiving inquiries from auto, industrial machinery and ship building industries in the U.S., Germany, France and the U.K., and now AeroEdge is interested in exploring business opportunities in those new fields to diversify its business operation by making most use of its high machining skills and quality assurance value added. With the above as a background, AeroEdge asked us (Nisshin Global Corporation) to post the following job opening of a sales engineer post.

Please carefully read the following task, qualifications and hiring conditions, and apply for it if you think you are a good fit.

Task: Marketing and sales in the field of auto, industrial machinery and ship building industries in the United States, Germany, France and the U.K.

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Mar 25

Job: Japanese Technical Translator – Sanoh America ( Findlay, OH, USA)


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Position: Japanese Technical Translator
Posted by: Sanoh America
Location: Findlay, OH, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Mike Holmes (Niigata-ken) for the following job listing:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide language translation in a variety of settings, such as group meetings, phone calls, e-mails, reports, or other correspondence, with major focus on Engineering / technical topics.
  • Participate in a variety of business trips scenarios, such as visits to Sanoh America facilities, customers, or suppliers; Provide language translation during visits, along with related ongoing communications.
  • Serve as liaison in communications between Sanoh America and Sanoh Japan; Assist with weekly Operations / Engineering call with Sanoh Japan
  • All other Presidential support duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Japanese language, or related field OR equivalent experience

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Fluency in Japanese language skills, and translation to and from English (both verbal and written)
  • Working knowledge of Japanese business culture
  • Proficiency in written / verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge of automotive industry (especially Japanese OEMs)
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Intermediate skills, especially in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality

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Mar 12

Job: Associate Corporate Counsel – YKK Corporation of America (Marietta, GA, USA)


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Position: Associate Corporate Counsel
Posted by: YKK Corporation of America
Location: Marietta, GA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below the job which was passed along to us:

YKK Corporation of America is seeking a corporate attorney with 5-7 years of corporate legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house corporate legal department for its in-house legal department in Marietta, Georgia.

YKK Corporation of America is the U.S. subsidiary of YKK Corporation in Japan, a global manufacturer of zippers and other fastening products. YKK
Corporation of America is also the parent company for all of YKK’s operations in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America.

This position will provide legal support primarily for YKK’s Global Marketing operations in the U.S., and will involve working with and advising the Global Marketing business teams on a variety of commercial transactions and legal issues. This position will report to the Chief Legal Counsel.

For More Information and to Apply: YKK Associate Corporate Counsel Position


Mar 11

Job: JET Program Coordinator – Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)


Posted by Sydney Sparrow.
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Position: JET Program Coordinator
Posted by: Embassy of Japan, JET Program Office
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

An exciting opportunity to work at the JET Program Office at the Embassy of Japan has opened up!

Application Process: If you’re interested, please see here for job duties and application procedures: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/JET-pc-job-announcement.pdf


Mar 10

Job: Various Teaching/Tutoring Positions – Japanese Children’s Society (New Jersey, USA)


Posted by Sydney Sparrow.
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Position: Various Teaching/Tutoring Positions
Posted by: Japanese Children’s Society
Location: Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below the document for job openings sent directly to us from the Japanese Children’s Society.

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.

For more information and to apply: Employment Opportunities for English Language Teachers (Japanese Children’s Society)


Mar 9

Job: Communications and Events Associate – International Student Conferences, Inc. (Washington, DC)


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Position: Communications and Events Associate
Posted by: International Student Conferences, Inc.

Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us directly from the International Student Conferences, Inc:

It is bittersweet to share that Audrey Happ, our amazing Communications and Events Associate (CEA), has accepted a position with Pacific Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii and will depart ISC on April 3. It is bitter because we will miss her dearly, having worked with us for two years, and sweet because she is taking on an exciting new role that builds upon all that she has learned during her time with us – not to mention, allows her to be closer to her family.
 
In light of her upcoming departure, we are currently accepting applications for the CEA position.
 
Application Process: Please click here for more information and to apply. Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis until March 22.
 

Mar 6

Job: Various Teaching/Tutoring Positions – Japanese Children’s Society (Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee, NJ, USA)


Posted by Sydney Sparrow.
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Position: Various Teaching/Tutoring Positions
Posted by: Japanese Children’s Society
Location: Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

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Urgently Seeking

Part-time ESL/English teacher (Japanese Children’s Society, NJ)

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Jobs at Japanese Children’s Society     (February, 2020)

Employment Opportunities for English Language Teachers 

*Urgently SeekingPossible opening position in the near future

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.

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Mar 5

Job: Associate Program Officer – Japan Foundation CGP (New York, USA)


Posted by Sydney Sparrow.
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Position: Associate Program Officer
Posted by:
Japan Foundation CGP
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The Japan Foundation CGP, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer who will be responsible for the management of both institutional and other programs in Grassroots Exchange & Education. Through these programs, The Japan Foundation CGP aims to foster Japan-U.S. grassroots exchange in various ways.
 
Application Process: Please email a cover letter, resume and a one-page writing sample in English to job-opening@cgp.org. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.   
 
https://www.cgp.org/news191031.1 

Mar 4

Job: Program Officer – Japan Society (New York, USA)


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Position: Program Officer – Innovators Network
Posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Join our team at this exciting time as our new President & CEO reintroduces Japan Society for the global era in our second century of promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan.  The Program Officer in the Innovators Network is part of a small team that develops and implements multi-year projects to facilitate unique opportunities for leaders and innovators from Japan and the U.S. to come together, share knowledge and insight, and catalyze positive social change.

The Program Officer will also help administer the Japan Relief Fund, originally launched by Japan Society on March 12, 2011 to aid the survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and now includes relief efforts as a result of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and the 2019 Typhoon Hagibis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Innovators Network

  • Strategize with Director on overall Network development and goals;
  • Research candidates for Innovators Network projects;
  • Initiate and develop new project ideas;
  • Draft proposals and develop project budgets;
  • Build itineraries and oversee logistics for events and schedules, including in Japanese;
  • Accompany and assist Japanese and American Network participants on Innovators Network trips in the Japan and the U.S.;
  • Implement all public programs and events related to the Network ;
  • Provide informal interpretation during the exchange programs;
  • Provide translation for documents in Japanese;
  • Work with Media & Marketing to update website with relevant material, news related to Network participants and the Japan Relief Fund (English and Japanese);
  • Produce quarterly e-newsletters and event e-blasts;
  • Update Innovators Network’s social media outlets;
  • Update database;
  • Manage Network correspondence and documentation (online and hard-copy);
  • Process payments for project and event expenses in a timely manner;
  • Prepare materials for Annual Report and prepare Japanese language section materials.

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Mar 3

Job: Multiple Positions – Allogene Therapeutics (California, USA)


Posted by Sydney Sparrow.
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Position: Multiple Positions
Posted by: Allogene Therapeutics
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Dustin Wang (Nagasaki-ken) for the following message:

My company is hiring for other positions at this link: https://careers.jobscore.com/careers/allogene.
 
Any interested applicants can reach out to me for any questions (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinrwang/)  
 

Mar 2

Job: Administrative and Program Assistant – JASWDC (Washington, DC)


Posted by Sydney Sparrow.
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Position: Administrative and Program Assistant
Posted by: Japan-America Society of Washington DC
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC) is uniquely situated to pursue its mission of promoting friendship and understanding between Americans and Japanese. Drawing on the unique resources of the nation’s capital and our long history, JASWDC offers diverse programming that spans the educational, cultural, business, and policy spheres.

JASWDC seeks a dynamic administrative and program assistant who can oversee office administrative functions while providing programmatic assistance in support of the Society’s programs. The administrative and program assistant will work under the direction of the president, communications director, bookkeepers, and other permanent staff members.

More Information and to Apply: JASWDC – Administrative and Program Assistant


Mar 1

Job: Trust & Safety Policy Escalation Associate – Udemy (California, USA)


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Position: Trust & Safety Policy Escalation Associate (Japanese Fluency)
Posted by: Udemy
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Here’s a good job for the right JET. Interested JET alums should feel free to contact JETAANC Board Member, Haj Matsukata (https://www.linkedin.com/in/matsukatah)  for more information:

https://jobs.lever.co/udemy/fb21082c-e6c1-42f7-a11d-b6ac1f0d6207  

Feb 29

Job: Japanese Summer Camp Teacher – Long Island City YMCA (New York, USA)


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Position: Japanese Summer Camp Teacher
Posted by: Long Island City YMCA
Location: Long Island City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Long Island City YMCA is looking for a Japanese summer camp teacher who can work from Monday, June 29, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020. The teacher should have native fluency in Japanese and should be able to work legally in the U.S. Salary is commensurate with experience. Experience in early childhood education is highly preferred. 
 
If you are interested, please contact Rosa or Risa at the contact info below. Feel free to share the info with anyone who might be interested.
 

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Feb 22

Job: Chief Executive Officer – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Los Angeles, CA)

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Position: Chief Executive Officer
Posted by: Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Chief Executive Officer search at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.

This is a unique opportunity to be at the helm of the largest civil rights and legal services organization representing the AANHPI communities in the country, as Advancing Justice-LA evolves to respond to current challenges to the social justice movement.

Following the bold and transformative leadership of Stewart Kwoh, past President and Founder of Advancing Justice – LA, this position will offer the new CEO the chance to promote innovative and impactful solutions for the diverse, intersectional and vulnerable communities in Southern California and beyond. 


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