Nov 25

Job: Teaching and Mentoring Internship – Ashinaga Africa Initiative (Uganda or Senegal)

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

Job Title: Teaching and Mentoring Internship
Posted by: Ashinaga Africa Initiative
Location: Uganda or Senegal
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a very exciting opportunity passed along to us:

Ashinaga Uganda and Ashinaga Senegal have opened applications for their Teaching and Mentoring Internships for 2020. While the internships are unpaid, round-trip economy class flights, stipends, and housing are provided.

In Uganda and Senegal, we offer internships in two types of camps attended by our Ashinaga Scholars: Study Camp, and Preparation Camp.

Uganda Internship Term Dates 

  • Preparation Camp: April 27th – June 27th 2020
  • Study Camp: Cohort 1: July 1st – August 28th 2020
  • Study Camp: Cohort 2: August 21st – December 9th 2020

For Uganda, the application deadlines are as follows:

  • Preparation Camp: 14 January 2020
  • Study Camp-Cohort 1: 28 February 2020
  • Study Camp-Cohort 2: 15 May 2020
  • Lusophone: 15 March 2020

Senegal Internship Term Dates

  • Study Camp (Anglophone): July 1st – December 4th 2020
  • Study Camp (Francophone): August 5th – December 4th 2020

For Senegal the application deadline is February 28th, 2020.

Application Process: If you are interested, please click below:

Nov 24

Job: Sales Representative – Okaya, Inc. (Lexington, KY, USA)

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

Job Title: Sales Representative
Posted by: Okaya, Inc.
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Okaya (USA), Inc. (, the US subsidiary of Okaya Kouki (, one of Japan’s oldest trading companies, is currently looking for a promising candidate to join us in as an outside Sales Representative at our Lexington (KY) branch. As you will be working daily with a large number of Japanese customers and coworkers, Candidates with medium to high Japanese proficiency are preferred (JLPT N1/2/3 or equivalent).

While experience working for or with Japanese companies is a plus, Okaya has previously hired JETs upon immediate return to the US and currently employs 3 former JETs (including myself). Any familiarity to with the Japanese automotive industry, logistics, or International Trade is a huge plus. Working for a Japanese trading company is a job quite unlike any other, as you will be responsible for maintaining customer relationships and selling products to and for a wide array of companies across many industries.

Outside sales representatives will be expected to travel significantly in their local area, visiting current and potential customers regularly to build relationships and introduce our wide array of products. Strong self-motivation, flexibility, and a desire to learn new skills to adapt to everchanging market and economic conditions are traits that are highly prized in this field of work. Trading companies provide value to their customers not only through product sales, but also through project management and other value-added activities, so a strong “all-around” candidate will be highly prized. Feel free to let us know about any special skills or experience you may have as they can always prove to be an asset. Read More

Nov 23

Job: Production Assistants / Fixers / Runner Freelance – WeDriveYou (Tokyo and Environs)

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Job Title: Production Assistants / Fixers / Runner Freelance
Posted by:
Location: Tokyo and Environs
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a good opportunity if you’re looking to work in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:

Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan – Production Assistants / Fixers / Runner Freelance

WeDriveYou is one of the largest providers of transport and staff solutions for broadcasters including VIP transport services for artists and celebrities and provision of production assistants/fixers during major international sports events.

Recent events include Olympics in Rio, Pyeongchang, London, and Sochi and the FIFA World Cups in Russia, Brazil and South Africa. Our clients are among the leading representatives of their industries.

We are looking for bilingual fixers / drivers to support broadcast media teams in Tokyo. Read More

Nov 22

Job: Director of Development – Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School (Morrisville, NC, USA)

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Job Title: Director of Development
Posted by:
Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School
Location: Morrisville, NC, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The Montessori PreK – 8 school is hiring for a Director of Development to help build and implement their fundraising and communications. It is located in Morrisville, NC, has a large international population and would greatly benefit from someone who has experience working with international communities! The hiring salary is $50k.

Details here:

Nov 21

Job: Report Editor – J-Screen K.K. (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Report Editor
Posted by: J-Screen K.K.
Location: Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contract: Full-Time

Company Background

J-Screen K.K. assists companies mitigate financial, legal, and criminal risks through the design and implementation of formalized, ethical and comprehensive individual and organizational screening programs.  J-Screen reports focus on publicly available information and public records relating to companies and individuals.

Position: Researcher – Report Editor

This position is responsible for editing English language individual background screening reports and company due diligence reports.


  1. Editing English language individual background reports and company due diligence reports.
  2. Drafting and editing client emails.
  3. Managing overseas information vendors.
  4. Conducting English language phone verifications with overseas employers and universities as required.

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Nov 21

Job: Language Training Supervisor – U.S. Department of State (Arlington, VA, USA)

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Job Title: Language Training Supervisor
Posted by:
U.S. Department of State
Location: Arlington, VA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here are some openings passed along to us:

The Foreign Service Institute has openings for supervisors in all five instructional divisions in the School of Language Studies.

These positions do not require specific language expertise, but instead SLA and language teaching methods. They are at the GG-12/13 levels, so not contract positions, and this is an advantage.

ee details in the announcement (FSI-2020-13) on USA Jobs:

Nov 15

Job: English or Spanish Teacher – Peace Boat (Global)

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Job Title: English or Spanish Teacher
Posted by:
Peace Boat
Location: Global
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Clayton Morrell (Okinawa-ken) for the following opportunity:

Are you an English or Spanish language teacher with a passion for education, people, and travel?

Peace Boat’s GET Programme is excited to announce two volunteer opportunities perfect for you! Peace Boat is an international NGO building a culture of peace by connecting people across borders and creating opportunities for learning, activism and cooperation. Our English and Spanish language teachers serve this mission by equipping students with the tools and motivation to make those connections – all while traveling the world by ship!

The 104th Global Voyage and PB2: 1st Global Voyage (on our new ship, the Zenith) depart Yokohama in April of next year and feature exciting itineraries and amazing guest speakers. For the full lists of ports of call, check out the links below!


This is an unpaid volunteer position. Peace Boat covers the cost of room and board on the ship, port fees, visas, and accommodation in Tokyo during the orientation period. Peace Boat conducts three voyages a year, so be sure to check our upcoming voyages as well!  

Nov 14

Job: Research Associate – Universität Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)

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Job Title: Research Associate
Posted by:
Universität Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contract: Full-Time

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

Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures” invites applications for a


“Valuating Handwriting in the Digital Age: A Case Study in Japanese Calligraphy”


The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1 February 2019.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of three years. The position calls for 75% of standard work hours per week.



Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:

Research in the frame of the project C02 “Valuating Handwriting in the Digital Age: A Case Study in Japanese Calligraphy”. The position includes the enrolment in the Cluster’s graduate school, and requires participation in research colloquia, lecture series and workshops, as well as active engagement in the Cluster’s research activities.


A university degree in a relevant field. Fluent Japanese and English, written and spoken. Experience in dealing with classical Japanese sources. Universität Hamburg has been certified. audit familiengerechte hochschule

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg B. Quenzer ( or consult our website at

Application Process: Applications (in English) should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 24 November 2019 to:

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded. 

Nov 12

Job: Tutor – Inizian (Remote)

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

Job Title: Tutor
Posted by:
Location: Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Lauren Nakasato (Okayama-ken) for passing along the following opportunity:

Work at home in your free time!

Inizian ( is a company with a mission to connect tutors and students all over the world via online education. We currently run our site with English and Japanese sites and implemented some translations in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish. Once you become a tutor, you set your available lesson time slots, price your lesson fee and decide the lesson curriculum to help students.

We look for applicants who have prior tutoring experiences in English. Tutors need to be able to teach in the Asian time zone.


  • Over 18 years old
  • Have a valid work permit
  • Currently enrolled in or has completed a program to obtain a bachelor’s degree or hold any other equivalent educational background.
  • Able to spare time for the tutor interview in English (no need to be fluent) and be able to communicate with the Inizian office members in English.
  • Possess prior tutoring experience in English. 

Application Process: Please go to the below application link to secure your interview schedule with us. If you don’t hear from us please feel free to email at contact@inizian.com

Apply to become a tutor today!  

Nov 11

Job: Media Support Staff – Consulate General of Japan in Nashville (Nashville, TN)

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Job Title: Media Support Staff
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan in Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville:

The Information and Culture Section of the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville is seeking one support staff member. This is a temporary (full-time) position that will run until 31 March 2020, with the potential for an extension dependent on budget approval.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to maintain and update the Consulate’s website using the Consulate’s content management system, to develop the Consulate’s media relations by updating multiple social media accounts, and to assist Consulate staff with planning and coordinating cultural events. Ideal candidate should be adaptable, results-oriented, creative, and knowledgeable of technology applications and software.

Job Duties:

  • Update and maintain the Consulate’s website 
  • Maintain social media account on Facebook 
  • Draft email newsletters and social media posts
  • Occasional drafting and proofreading of documents
  • Assist Consulate staff with any team projects and/or events Research and data entry
  • Other duties as required


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Nov 10

Job: Various Temporary Jobs – U.S. Census Bureau (Multiple Locations)

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Job Title: Various Positions
Posted by:
U.S. Census Bureau
Location: Multiple Locations
Contract: Full-Time, Temporary

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the US Census Bureau:

Apply for a 2020 Census job! The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

Earn $20-$27 per hour and work flexible hours while helping your community.

Application Process: Learn more and apply online at


Nov 10

The Same Moon by JET alumna, Sarah Coomber (Yamaguchi-ken)


JET memoir explores a heart healed in rural Japan 

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2019: Sometimes you have to run far, far away to find your way home.

That’s what Sarah Coomber learned when she traded out her wrecked young-adult life in Minnesota for a contract teaching English with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. 

Her debut memoir, The Same Moon (TouchPoint Press, 2019), is the story of a young woman seeking respite in Japan after a painful divorce, hoping to spend a solitary year nursing her wounded heart. Instead, she finds herself drawn more and more deeply into an isolated rural community, where she finds controversial romance, cross-cultural challenges and, over the course of two years, new purpose in life. 

It isn’t the Japan she was seeking, but it turns out to be the Japan she needs. 

Described as “inspiring, a story of grit and humanity” by Readers’ Choice, The Same Moon weaves Coomber’s personal tests of love, faith and partial assimilation with the experience of being an assistant English teacher in the mid-1990s. The story is informed by Coomber’s multiple experiences with Japan, beginning with a home stay at age 16, and including 11 years of koto studies in Yamaguchi and Oregon, and her ongoing relationship with her host family. 

Coomber is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her stories and essays about her experiences in Japan have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Japan Times, The Star Tribune, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Memoir Journal and The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers

For more information, please visit Coomber’s website at


From the cover of The Same Moon:

“Sarah Coomber has written an insightful story about her journey to Japan and a journey to find herself. Readers will enjoy an entertaining and honest account of a young woman’s self-discovery in a foreign land.”

—Laura Kriska, author of The Accidental Office Lady: an American Woman in Corporate Japan and cross-cultural consultant

“With sensitivity and humility, exploring no one’s story but her own, Coomber addresses the question of this American hour: how to honor—even cherish—fellow humans regardless of divergent cultural, political or spiritual convictions. The Same Moon injects hope into the current American climate of intolerance.”

Natalie Kusz, award-winning memoirist and author of Road Song

“Sarah captures in great detail many things unique to Japan in nature, daily life and relationships.”
Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food Sake Tokyo, and Tokyo-based chef, sommelier and shōchū adviser

Nov 9

Job: Hotel Receptionist – Hospitality Solutions Corp. (Yokohama, Japan)

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Job Title: Hotel Receptionist
Posted by:
Hospitality Solutions Corp. 
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the hotel:

Established in 2005, Hospitality Partners Group currently operates 53 hotels ad 7 ski resorts across Japan and has been striving to provide Japan’s signature “omotenashi” service to visitors from around the world.

The company is looking for a front desk receptionist for 2 Yokohama locations: 

  • Shin-Yokohama International Hotel 
  • Hotel The Knot Yokohama 

Job Scope: Front-desk receptionist duties, which can include 

  • Checking guests in and out of the hotel 
  • Managing reservations and inquiries (Via phone or online), guest room management 
  • Breakfast service 
  • Ensuring comfort of guests and fulfilling requests 
  • Managing cleanliness and layout of the hotel lobby 
  • Designing stay packages 
  • Conducting meetings with tour companies and other related businesses 
  • Others. 


Contract Type: Full-time Employee

Business Hours: According to shifts (8 hours per shift) 

Overtime: Average 10 hours per month 

Annual income: ¥2,500,000 ~ ¥4,000,000 depending on experience 


  • Bi-yearly bonus (June, December) 
  • Yearly raise (in July) 
  • Transport allowance (up to ¥50,000/month) 
  • Paid overtime 
  • Family allowance (if applicable – spouse: ¥10,000  child: ¥5000) 
  • 8 to 9 rest days per month, plus paid leave
  • Social insurance, health insurance, pension package included 
  • Free or discounts for stay at group hotels 

Application Process: Those interested in applying for this position may send their resume (Japanese preferred) to: 

Nisshin Global Corp.

Winnie Tan: 

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Nov 9

Job: Research Staff – Asmarq Corp. (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Research Staff
Posted by: Asmarq Corp.
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Asmarq Corp. is a company specializing in Marketing Research, and is looking for a research staff whose main responsibilities include liaising with research monitors who are foreigners, as well as being able to conduct independent research.

Job Scope: 

  • Provide assistance and support in conducting research and questionnaires 
  • Liaise with both foreign monitors residing in Japan, as well as Japanese monitors. 
  • Co-ordinate with talk/research venues prior to conducting research 
  • Participant co-ordination and sourcing 
  • Creating surveys, checking data, selecting participants, contacting participants, finalization 
  • Work proactively in a team to ensure survey success 


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Nov 8

Job: Customer Services and Support Assistant – Walk Japan (Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo)

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Job Title: Customer Services and Support Assistant
Posted by:
Walk Japan  
Location: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the employer:

Full-time customer services based role which will mainly involve communicating with new and booked customers via Email and telephone in English. The pioneer of off-the-beaten-track walking tours in Japan, Walk Japan has been operating for 27 years. As we continue to grow, there is the potential for this role to diversify and you may be required to help out in other areas of the business if needed.

This particular role will be based in Tokyo but will include travel to our other offices as well as opportunities to join the tours from time to time to better understand the tours and the company. Regular working hours are between the hours of 10am ~ 6pm in the office, Saturdays and National Holidays on a rotation, with a day paid in lieu. There is also an evening and weekend phone rota which you will join following your probationary period. 

Probationary salary (3-months) between JPY20~230,000, depending on experience, with a salary increase after this period. Salary reviews after this, usually on a yearly basis, are dependent on performance. Commuting allowance up to JPY20,000 provided.

Computer skills are required (Mac) as well as strong spoken and written English skills.

We are a fast growing company requiring candidates with excellent communication skills in both English and Japanese. They must be enthusiastic, motivated, able to work in a team as well as independently and enjoy a challenge.

Application Process: Applicants must live in Japan. Holding a working visa is preferred. Please send resume along with cover letter to Naomi Addyman at  

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