Apr 3

Joe Palermo went to Japan as a Mombusho English Fellow (MEF) from 1982-83 (pre-JET), and then launched a business career and lived there for a total of eight years. He has published a new book called No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners! My Life in Japan in the 80′s about his Japan experience where he lived in Gunma, Saitama and Tokyo.

From the book:

A young Japanese woman was running through Tokyo Station screaming “Save me! Save me!” There was a Japanese man chasing her and closing in. He grabbed her wrist and caught her about 10 feet in front of me. The woman was still yelling “Save me! Save Me!” but the Japanese people in the crowded station ignored her, not wanting to get involved.

From the author:

This is the beginning of just one of the stories from my experience living in Japan in the 1980’s, where I had moved right after graduating university. It was still rare to see an American who could speak Japanese fluently. This book guides the reader though my many adventures navigating through Japanese culture while living in the outskirts of Tokyo, as well as Tokyo proper.

No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners! is currently available for free on Kindle Unlimited and $5.99 paperback on Amazon.

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Mar 27

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobeshi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here.

Spring has sprung in the Big Apple, and that means one thing: a new season of sounds, colors, and spectacular performing arts to match the blossoming sakura trees throughout the city.

This month’s highlight includes:

Courtesy of Birdlandjazz.com

Wednesday, April 3

Shunzo Ohno Runner Album Release

An award-winning songwriter and composer, Shunzo Ohno is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential trumpeters today. His work with jazz legends Gil Evans, Art Blakey and Wayne Shorter combines his fresh vibrance with a tapestry of soulful inspiring grooves, not to be missed. Runner, his 18th album as a leader, kicks off with a fourpiece symphonic suite aptly titled “Epic,” which takes major cues from Evans as it unleashes Ohno’s captivating mastery as a trumpeter over his dynamic symphonic vision. Like all of Ohno’s recordings, Runner is an ode to perseverance, and bold strength with cinematic currents of fearless life force.

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Mar 26

Internship: Ashinaga Japan Internship Program (Tokyo, Japan)


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


Position: Internship Opportunities
Posted by: Ashinaga
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here are internships passed along to us directly from Ashinaga: 

The Ashinaga Internship Program began in 2013 as an English teaching program for students in Japan and Uganda, which enabled interns to acquire the problem-solving skills and adaptability needed in multicultural environments.
 
Since then, our program has grown to encompass a variety of departments and functions. Interns now have the ability to choose between a number of different fields within the organization and we hope that by tapping the minds of intellectuals from all over the world we’ll be able to turn Ashinaga into an all-embracing, international NGO. To date we have had interns from over 50 global universities in several dozen countries.
 
We invite you to join us on our journey!
 
Ashinaga Japan Internships
 
Japan-based interns work a variety of different teams at our HQ in Tokyo or our Tokyo or Kobe Kokoro-juku dormitories. Interns work five times a week and are guided through their projects by a dedicated team supervisor, simultaneously gaining transferable skills and an insight into working at an international NGO.
 
Interns live in the Tokyo Kokoro-Juku or Kobe Kokoro-Juku dormitories, where they can see the real-world impact their work has whilst fostering invaluable relationships with Ashinaga scholars from Japan and sub-Saharan Africa.
 
In addition to general team-based projects, interns will participate in our Tohoku Program. This program will allow interns to visit our Sendai Rainbow House facility, tour areas affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, hear testimonials from those affected, and see the reconstruction efforts in the region first-hand.

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Mar 16

Job: Executive Director – US-Japan Bridging Scholars Program (Washington, DC, USA)


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


Position: Executive Director 
Posted by: US-Japan Bridging Scholars Program
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Founded in 1998, USJBF strengthens the US-Japan relationship through its Bridging Scholars program, which awards several hundred scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in Japan each year.

The Executive Director’s key priority will be growing the Bridging Scholars program, so our ideal candidate will be a passionate promoter of our mission. This could be a great opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional looking to step into an executive role, or someone from academia expanding their skill set to the nonprofit sector. While USJBF has historically been headquartered in DC, this is a global search and the board will consider remote work for the right candidate.

Application Process: Please help us cast a wide net by circulating this announcement to your colleagues and networks. A full job description is below, and can be found online at www.good-insight.org/careers.

USJBF – Executive Director

Please note that we’ve retained the consulting firm Good Insight to lead the search. Your personal candidate referrals can be forwarded to their CEO, Carlyn Madden. She is available to have a confidential conversation with anyone interested in the position. She can be reached at carlyn@good-insight.org.


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 2

March 2020 Chapter Beat

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)

Please click on the following link to see what’s happening with your local JETAA chapter for March 2020!


Feb 15

Job: Group Leader – World Learning (Brattleboro, VT, USA; Japan)

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


Position: Group Leader for Summer Abroad Program to Japan
Posted by: World Learning
Location: Brattleboro, VT, USA; Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here is a job passed along to us. Please view the below document for more details and how to apply:

World Learning Youth Exchange is seeking experienced and inclusive educators to lead groups of high school students on cross-cultural exchanges in summer 2020. Experiment group leaders guide a group of 10 to 12 high school students on a 3-week journey to Japan. For more information, visit The Experiment Group Leader webpage.

Job Description: Opportunity to Apply for Group Leader Positions in Japan

Applicants must have youth facilitation experience, language fluency in English and Japanese, and valid work authorization in the United States.

Application Process: Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to groupleaders@worldlearning.org. Invitations to complete an application will be extended on a rolling basis.

 


Feb 11

Job: Various Positions – ClassPass (Tokyo, Japan)

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Multiple Positions: Various
Posted by:
ClassPass
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Pam Kavalam (Shiga-ken) for passing along the following job openings:

Also, we have a number of other roles open internationally and domestically. Anyone interested can contact me at pkavalam@classpass.com and apply using my referral code (https://grnh.se/0271ed991). 


Feb 11

JET Program Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Kushner

Earlier this month, JET alum Jonathan Kushner was featured on the website of Connect, an online monthly dedicated to the JET Program and English-speaking community in Japan. Mr. Kushner talks about his experiences on JET and how they helped launch his post-JET career.

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Kushner


Feb 4

February 2020 Chapter Beat

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)

Please click on the following link to see what’s happening with your local JETAA chapter for February 2020!

 


Jan 30

Job: Logistics & Translator for 1 Month Student Trip to Japan (Grad Student or Postdoc) (Boston, MA, USA/Japan)

Job Title: Logistics & Translator
Posted by: Hiring Professor, Dr. Daniel Aldrich
Location: Boston, MA, USA/Japan
Contract: 1 Month (late June to end of July)

Here’s a job forwarded to us from the hiring professor:

I am writing to ask for your help in finding a bilingual graduate student or postdoc for a one month classroom in the field to be held in Japan in July 2020.

The graduate student or postdoc will travel with our students from Boston’s Logan airport in late June to Japan and spend the full month traveling with the group and assisting with logistics and translation.  The following skills are required:

1) fluency in Japanese and English (simultaneous translation)

2) strong knowledge of quantitative methods

3) ability to travel and comfortably interact with undergraduate students

Compensation is high and all travel and accommodation will be covered. The program assistant must be able to start the trip in Boston. Please have interested candidates email me by 14 February at daniel.aldrich@gmail.com with the following items:

1) a cover letter describing qualifications

2) c.v. / resume

3) a link to a recorded video of the candidate carrying out simultaneous translation of a Japanese language television show for 1 minute

Thank you,

Daniel Aldrich


Jan 20

Job: Administrative Support Specialist – Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (Washington, DC, USA)

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


Job Title: Administrative Support Specialist
Posted by: Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

This position is located in the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

The incumbent serves as Secretary to the Executive Director and as Staff Assistant for all Commission-related activities, with responsibility for performing a variety of analytical, technical, advisory, administrative, and other office duties and functions related to the management of the Commission and its related organizations.

More information and Application Process: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556814500


Jan 18

Job: Summer Internship Opportunity – JUSFC & I-House (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Summer Internship Opportunity (Unpaid)
Posted by: Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House) are currently seeking three Summer Interns for short-term (not to exceed two weeks) internships during late July-August 2020 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The interns will support the ongoing activities of the 2020 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program (NichiBei Creative Artists) . JUSFC and the National Endowment for the Arts have selected five artistic teams for this program. Each team of artists from the United States and Japan are working on a collaborative artistic project that will be presented to the public in Tokyo during summer 2020. More information on this project can be found HERE.

The internship is expected to be fast-paced, and will be based in Tokyo. This is an unpaid internship, and relocation to Tokyo is not covered. However, JUSFC and I-House will reimburse local transportation costs for daily commuting.

More Information and Application Process: https://www.aatj.org/nichibei-creative-artists-program-internship-opportunity-tokyo-summer-2020

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020




Jan 17

Job: Group Leader – 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


Job Title: Group Leader, Pre-College at CET Japan
Posted by: CET Academic Programs
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Short-term; Temporary

Here’s a short-time, temporary position passed along to us:

Group leaders play a key role in the high school/pre-college teams consisting of CET overseas residential life staff, potentially including program directors, resident directors, group leaders, and resident assistants to create at least a 1:10 staff to student ratio.

This team is responsible for delivery of four-week summer academic programs abroad for high school students ages 15-18.

Group leaders create a positive and inclusive environment that fosters intercultural student learning and academic success, in conjunction with other program staff. They support a group of 8-25 high school students as they engage in an intellectually stimulating, fun, and challenging program while navigating cultural differences.

They participate in many aspects of the program, serving as student advisor, mentor, and role model for successful cross-cultural engagement while providing 24/7 support and emergency management as needed.

More information and application process: https://cetacademicprograms.com/about/work-for-cet/job-openings/?gh_jid=4499998002 




Jan 12

Job: Part-time ESL Instructor – Chinatown Literacy Project (New York, NY)

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


Job Title: ESL Instructor
Posted by: Chinatown Literacy Project
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the Chinatown Literacy Project:

We’re looking for a teacher who can serve as a temporary substitute teacher or a teacher that can fill out the rest of the semester (until the end of April) for our Advance class.

CLP ESL Teacher – Full Job Description

The students of the Advance Class know a fair amount of English, so the teacher does not need to have expert proficiency in Chinese (conversational would be nice). If you have any leads on who I can reach out to or if you have any questions, please let me know.

Application Process: If you have anyone who is interested (or if you yourself are interested), please feel free to reach out to Chinatownliteracyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

 


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