Feb 21

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


Position: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by: Hokkaido Shimbun Press
Location: London, England, UK
Contract: Part-Time

Salary: £1,500 (monthly), transportation expenses
Start Date: 1st April 2020

Here’s a job received directly from the paper:

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 4-5 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 or Europe 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 the correspondent with any language difficulties they may have and help them to handle the administration of business trips;
  • Answer phone calls and manage office administration

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Feb 20

Job: Employee for the Economic Division Staff – Consulate General of Japan in New York (New York, USA)

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Position: Employee for the Economic Division Staff
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan in New York
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from The Consulate General of Japan in New York:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Seeking an Employee for the Economic Division Staff

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking to hire an employee for the Economic Division Staff. The deadline for all job applications is 03/13/2020.

Work hours:

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

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating and supporting relationships with government and corporate contacts, including arranging and/or participating in meetings and reporting results clearly
  • Daily research on Japanese business issues and U.S. economic conditions
  • Writing and editing public statements and news letters by the Consulate
  • Responding to telephone and e-mail inquiries from the general public related to matters under the jurisdiction of the Economic Division
  • Various administrative duties, including support for Consulate receptions and other events (occasional after-hours work is required)
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

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Feb 14

Job: Japan Specialist Travel Consultant – Inside Travel Group (Boulder, CO, USA)

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Position: Japan Specialist Travel Consultant
Posted by: Inside Travel Group
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

Inside Travel Group is now recruiting expert Travel Consultants for our InsideJapan brand in Boulder, Colorado. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a good knowledge of Japan, and a passion to design and sell amazing holidays to our clients.

You will be responsible for creating, selling and delivering high quality Japan holiday 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 holiday experience.

The role is very varied and requires strong organisational skills with an ability to handle a large variety of simultaneous tasks under strict deadlines. The Travel Consultant is responsible for the reservation process as well as the preparation and sending of client travel documents, requiring strong attention to detail.

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Feb 4

Job: Visitor Service & Administrative Services Manager – Japan Society (New York, NY, USA)

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Multiple Positions: Visitor Service & Administrative Services Manager
Posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time, Temporary

Please see the below document for a temp job passed along to us.

Japan Society is seeking an experienced professional to manage the visitor services and administrative services functions for the period of April-August 2020. This position manages the box office and visitor services as well as office services. This position interfaces with the public, vendors and staff. The Visitor Services & Administrative Services Manager is responsible for supervising the Visitor Services Associates, and the Finance and Administration Department’s Administrative Assistant.

For more information and to apply: VISITOR SERVICES & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES MANAGER (TEMPORARY POSITION)


Jan 21

Job: Summer Staff Positions – Concordia Language Villages (Beltrami County, MN)

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Multiple Positions: Language Teacher, Camp Counselor, Teaching Mentor, Cooks, and Office Staff
Posted by: Concordia Language Villages
Location: Beltrami County, MN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from Concordia Language Villages:

Mori no Ike, the Japanese program of Concordia Language Villages, is hiring summer staff. We are looking for language teachers, camp counselors, teaching mentors, cooks and office staff. Not all positions require Japanese proficiency. Come immerse yourself in Japanese language and culture in the North Woods of Minnesota this summer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVp2P7HXln4

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/work-at-the-villages/staff-applications/summer-positions




Jan 13

Job: After School Sitter – Tracey Keij-Denton (Washington Heights/Inwood, NY, USA)

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Job Title: After School Sitter
Posted by: Tracey Keij-Denton
Location: Washington Heights/Inwood, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job opportunity passed along to us:

Times: Weekdays, approx 3:45 to 6pm Mon, Tues & Friday, 3-6pm Wednesdays, not needed Thursdays.

Location: Mostly Washington Heights & Inwood.

Languages:  Japanese a huge plus, must speak/read some English also. Great opportunity for a retired person, student with flexible schedule, ex-pat spouse, etc.

Application Process: Feel free to be in touch with me, Tracey Keij-Denton at traceykeijdenton-at-gmail, and I’ll pass it along. You can write the message in English or Japanese; we’ll figure it out.


Dec 15

Job: Tour Consultant / Co-ordinator / Guide (Tokyo area)

Posted by Tom Baker.


Job Title: Tour Consultant / Coordinator / Guide
Posted by: Journeys of Discovery
Location: Tokyo area
Contract: Full-Time

The following information was passed along by Ryoji Shimada, a friend of a JET alum, who has sometimes worked with the company.

Journeys of Discovery is a Toronto-based Canadian tour company operating tours to Japan for Canadian travellers. We are looking for a Japanese team member who can work for us from Japan.

Responsibilities:
Researching, developing, and pricing Japanese tour products for the Canadian market; Communicating and negotiating with our Japanese suppliers; Accompanying and hosting of small groups from Canada to Japan (training will be provided); Maintain and update the company’s databases; Making bookings and reservations by phone or online reservation systems; Training and managing future staff; General office administrative work including simple translation between English and Japanese

Place of Employment:
Your position will be home-based in Tokyo (or easy access to the center of Tokyo) with good internet environment.

Start Date:
Subject to negotiation

Probation period:
6 months

Salary:
From 220,000 yen per month (based on ability and experience)

Benefits:
Not provided

Hours of work:
9 am to 5 pm with some flexibility (days off: weekends and holidays *this will be varied when you have the guiding duty)

Vacation:
10 days of paid vacation will be provided after the first 6 months

Qualifications:
Japanese native speaker with excellent written and oral communication skills in English; Inbound travel industry experience; Can work independently; Ability to travel and guide small groups through Japan for duration of 7 to 14 nights

If interested, send a CV in English to Ryoji Shimada at ryoji829@gmail.com.


Nov 5

Job: Interpreters and Fixers (Japanese/English) – We Drive You (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Interpreters and Fixers (Japanese/English)
Posted by:
We Drive You
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Japanese / English speaking INTERPRETERS and FIXERS with a good local knowledge of Tokyo required for broadcast media clients during the OLYMPIC and PARALYMPIC GAMES July – August 2020.

You will be assisting media teams with shoots, setting up on location, driving and translating.

Applicants must have a Japanese driving licence and Japanese work visa Please note we are unable to provide accommodation.

Application Process: If you are interested and available for at least two-weeks during the above period please email a CV (Japanese or English) to tokyo@wedriveyou.com

We look forward to hearing from you! Team Tokyo@WeDriveYou


Nov 4

Job: Assistant Producer – Fujisankei Communications International Inc. (New York City, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Assistant Producer
Posted by:
Fujisankei Communications International Inc.  
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

The mission of the TV News Department is cover news that takes place in North, Central, and South Americas that would be of interest to Japanese audiences in Japan. Assistant Producer support this mission by monitoring for breaking news, pitch ideas for news segments, conduct relevant research, and coordinate on-site reporting.

Application Deadline: None

Contact: Kiyoshi Shinozaki (kiyoshi.shinozaki@fci-ny.com) and Maria Meyer (maria.meyer@fci-ny.com)

Company Information:

            Fujisankei Communications International Inc.

            150 E 52nd Street Ste 3400

            New York, NY 10022

            https://fujisankei.com/




Oct 31

Job: Director of Global Partnerships – Japan Society (New York City, NY)

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Job Title: Director of Global Partnerships
Posted by:
Japan Society 
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Join our team at this exciting time as our new President & CEO begins in December 2019. Partner with the President to reintroduce Japan Society for the global era in our second century of promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education. The Director of Global Partnerships is a key player in leveraging international interest in Japan’s culture and economy among US, Japanese and other corporations to raise critical funds to support Japan Society’s programs. As the Director of Global Partnerships, you will lead the team in recruiting new corporate members, maintaining existing accounts, and developing corporate sponsorships for Japan Society’s programs. The Department of Global Partnerships is responsible for raising $3,000,000+ toward Japan Society’s annual operating budget. 

Responsibilities 

The Director of Global Partnerships will design and implement effective strategies to increase corporate funding support among long-standing corporate members as well as businesses in new and emerging sectors such as tech, e-commerce, AI, etc. You will work collaboratively with the other departments in the development team that focus on individual members, large donors, foundations and government funders. You will partner with colleagues in the Development Department and the program areas on cultivation events, Business & Policy programs, and the annual dinner. You will: 

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to increase overall corporate support for Japan Society including revenue forecasts, and monitor actuals vs. projections;
  • Research and identify corporate member prospects; create and implement cultivation strategies to increase overall corporate membership revenues through upgrades, new memberships and cross- selling opportunities such as rentals, Webcast services, and program sponsorships;
  • Conduct cultivation visits with existing and potential corporate members, and cultivate members at Japan Society programs on a regular basis throughout the year;
  • In coordination with program areas, develop sponsorship proposals, negotiate corporate sponsorship agreements, produce marketing materials and acknowledgements of corporate support for gallery exhibitions, film, performing arts, education, public policy and other program areas as appropriate;
  • Work with the Media & Marketing Department on corporate membership-related collateral materials, including membership-related aspects of Japan Society’s website and online presence;
  • Collaborate with program areas and Special Events Department on cultivation events, fundraising campaigns, and the annual dinner;
  • Manage Department of Global Partnerships, and supervise frontline fundraisers and back-office staff. Ensure top-quality membership fulfillment services, customer service, and accurate database management; 

Profile of the Ideal Candidate 

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and out-of-the box thinker, hands-on leader, team player, and relationship-builder. You must possess a collaborative approach to facilitate work across all internal units of Japan Society, including the executive staff, Board members, and program teams. To succeed in this role, you must possess: 

  • Frontline fundraising and/or business-to-business (B2B) sales experience of at least three years;
  • Familiarity with corporate funding for cultural programs, business and policy, and international exchange;
  • Ability to building and manage successful teams with a diverse staff at all levels;
  • Must be a hands-on, resourceful team player able to collaborate with and build consensus with colleagues inside and outside the organization;
  • Superior communicator in writing, and dynamic presenter as a lead ambassador for Japan Society;
  • Strong computer and database skills; Raiser’s Edge preferred or similar software;
  • Flexible schedule and able to work evenings and weekends depending on programs;
  • Committed to Japan Society’s mission, and knowledge and/or interest in Japan and its customs and culture, business etiquette, and international issues;
  • Possess college or graduate degree in related field. 

To Apply 

Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at jobs@japansociety.org

About Japan Society 

Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website http://www.japansociety.org

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Oct 30

Job: Business Development Representative – Inside Travel Group (Remote Work)

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Job Title: Business Development Representative
Posted by:
Inside Travel Group Ltd.
Location: Remote Work – U.S. Northern East Coast
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Inside Travel Group is recruiting for a dynamic and motivated individual to sell and build awareness of our brands and services among the Travel Trade with a concentration in the US Northeast / East Coast.

This is a remote-based posting with exciting potential to play an integral part in the travel industry and make an impact in travel to Japan and other countries in Asia.

You will have the chance to show your passion for this area of the world through networking, training, product promotion, and excellent service delivery.

If you enjoy meeting new people, the challenge of smashing sales targets, and are looking for a position that affords you the opportunity to travel around the US, then this position could be a great fit for you!

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Oct 30

Job: Assistant Correspondent – Kyodo News (Los Angeles, CA)

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Job Title: Assistant Correspondent, Kyodo News Los Angeles Bureau
Posted by:
Kyodo News
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Michael Miller (Saitama-ken) for the following job opening at his organization:

Kyodo News, the largest Japanese newswire, is currently seeking a full-time English-speaking Assistant Correspondent to work at its Los Angeles bureau and assist Japanese reporters in covering general news stories that take place in the U.S. Western region. The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated interest, if not prior experience, in journalism and be skilled at multi-tasking, as this position requires flexibility and the ability to pivot between tasks (e.g. reporting, traveling, administrative) throughout the day.

The Assistant Correspondent will occasionally have the opportunity to publish news and feature articles that concern the Asia-Pacific region for Kyodo News International, an English-language wire service, and may be published in leading English newspapers in Japan and around Asia. This position requires a willingness to follow the 24/7 news cycle and be available on some nights and weekends (sometimes unscheduled) for breaking news.

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Oct 29

Job: Program Coordinator – Ashinaga Uganda (Kampala, Uganda)

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Job Title: Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Ashinaga Uganda
Location: Nansana, Kampala, Uganda
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Lillian Hart (Toyama-ken) for passing along the below job with her organization.

Ashinaga Uganda – Program Coordinator


Oct 29

Job: English Language Teachers – Japanese Children’s Society (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)

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Job Title: English Language Teachers
Posted by:
Japanese Children’s Society
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Please see the below document for English Language Teaching jobs sent to us directly from the company.

Employment Opportunities for English Language Teachers


Oct 22

Job: In-house English Translator/Proofreader/Writer/Editor – Japan Exchange Group (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: In-house English Translator/Proofreader/Writer/Editor
Posted by:
Japan Exchange Group
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us that are specifically looking to hire JET alums:

Japan Exchange Group, owner of the largest stock and derivatives exchanges in Japan, is looking for an in-house native English speaker to translate, proofread, edit and write documents and releases for English-speaking audiences. This position in Tokyo offers the opportunity to work with the global communications team in the corporate group at the heart of Japan’s securities industry.

Knowledge of finance (the stock market in particular) is welcome but not required. If interested, please send in a cover letter and resume (in both a standard Japanese application format and English (preferably PDFs) if possible) by the closing date below. The hiring process will include document screening, interviews, and a written test. Outline: Full-time, annual renewable contract 7-hour, 5-day work week with paid vacation and other employee benefits Excellent Japanese reading and English writing ability is required Valid Japan working visa preferable Subsidized housing available

Closing date: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Application Process: Send applications to Yukiko Yamaguchi <y-yamaguchi@jpx.co.jp>

Website: https://www.jpx.co.jp/english/ 




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