Feb 20

Japan-Insights: Exploring the poetry of an exiled emperor on the Oki Islands.

************By Makoto Shirai, secretary, Japan-Insights Research Institute (Non-profit organization in Tokyo)

The Nest rooms in the newly built annex wing of Ento Hotel have been designed by Mount Fuji Architects Studio and offer spectacular views over the harbor. | KIT NAGAMURA

Dear Friends,

The remote Oki islands are a place of exile and Japanese poetry.

Kit Nagamura has written an excellent article on the islands. Please check it out here:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2022/01/23/travel/oki-islands-poetry/

What’s more, we have a free webinar about these intriguing islands. Sign up here.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1216435923996/WN_qJkVd3c-SiekpxF7imGq9Q

Note: If you are viewing from North America: Eastern Standard Time: (Boston, New York, etc.) 21:00 (9 pm) Friday, Feb. 25; Central Standard Time (Chicago, etc.): Friday, Feb. 25, 20:00 (8 pm); Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc.): Friday, Feb. 25, 18:00 (6 pm). If you are viewing from the UK (London, etc.) Sat. Feb. 26 2:00 (2 am), or Europe (for example, Rome) 3:00 (3 am).

This presentation will be recorded and made available on-demand. If you cannot participate in the live streaming session, sign up to receive a link to view the presentation at your convenience. The link will be sent in early March, a few days after the presentation.   

We have an essay by Dr. Christina Laffin in Japan-Insights.

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_OkiMythExilePoetry.pdf

Please share this expert’s experience!

#japan #japaneseculture #oki



Feb 20

The JETAA-sphere Podcast: Ep 7 – Monica Yuki, Jessyca Livingston & James Gannon discuss the JETAA USA Board of Advisors and 3.11

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From JETwit Media, it’s the 6th episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast!

Three members of the JETAA USA Board of AdvisorsMonica Yuki (Saitama-ken, 2002-04)Jessyca Livingston, formerly Wilcox (Hokkaido, 2003-06) and James Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94) join Steven Horowitz(Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and special co-host Matt Gillamof CLAIR NY (aka the Japan Local Government Center) to talk about the JETAA USA Board of Advisors–what it is, who’s on it, and how the tragedy of 3/11 became the catalyst for the creation of a Board of Advisors for JETAA USA.

Monica Yuki (Saitama-ken, 2002-04)
Jessyca Livingston (Hokkaido, 2003-06)

James Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94)

Show Links:

Other JETs/JET alumni mentioned in this episode:

  • Paul Yoo (Akita-ken, 2009-2012), Founder of Volunteer Akita and currently living in Ventura, California (working at Patagonia HQ)
  • Ryan Hart (Chiba-ken, 1998-99), former JETAA USA Country Rep, former PNW JETAA President
  • Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-06), former JETAA USA Country Rep, former JETAA Northern California President & Newsletter Editor
  • Cheryl Hou (Toyama-ken, 2005-08), former JETAA USA Country Rep, former PNW JETAA President
  • Shree Junk (Shiga-ken, 2005-07), former JETAA USA Country Rep, former JETAA NY Vice-President
  • Kelly Nixon, former JETAA NY Treasurer
  • Shannan Spisak, former JETAA USA Country Rep, former JETAANY President
  • Shannon Quinn, former JETAA USA Country Rep, former PNW JETAA President
  • Grant Minagawa, JETAA Southern California Social Chair
  • Lisa Gappa-Norris (MEF Gunma-ken, 1982-83)

Credits

  • Intro/Ending narration by Rose Horowitz (COJ)*
  • Art/Design by Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06)
  • Podcast hosting on Transistor courtesy of Percival Constantine (Kagoshima-ken, 2008-13)

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

  • Email Steven Horowitz at jetwit@jetwit.com

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  • The JETAA-sphere Podcast is a production of JETwit.com, with special thanks to USJETAA and CLAIR for their support.
  • *COJ = Child of JET

Feb 16

Job: Events & Program Coordinator – Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA)

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


Position: Events & Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Japan-America Society of the State of WA
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to PNWJETAA for passing along the following opportunity:
Events & Program Coordinator at Japan-America Society of the State of Washington.

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves businesses, organizations and individuals across Washington State. The Society’s mission is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of Japan and Washington State by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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Feb 15

Post JET-career talk: Using your JET experience of bridging cultures in a global career (Japanese)

JETプログラム後のキャリア形成:JETで培った異文化を橋渡しする能力とグローバルなキャリアとは (日本語)

2022年2月22日、米国東部標準時17:00-18:30

2022年2月23日、日本時間7:00-8:30

Register: https://usjetaa.wildapricot.org/event-4654031


Event description:

本パネルディスカッションでは、JETプログラム参加者を中心に、日本での就労経験やそこで培った語学力を活かして、現在グローバルにご活躍される方々からお話を伺います。様々な業界・セクターから5名のパネリストにご参加頂き、日本での就労後にどの様にして日本と海外の橋渡しをするキャリアを築いてきたのか、日本での生活や語学習得のご経験、日本企業の海外ビジネスの現状等を中心に、率直な意見交換をして頂きます。本企画は、主に現役JET参加者及び卒業生の方々を対象に、将来のキャリア形成の参考にして頂くことを目的とし、USJETAA関連イベントとしても初めて全て日本語にて実施されるものです。

In Japanese, panelists will share their personal stories of continuing with a Japan-related career after JET and time in Japan, their perspectives of Japan business developments abroad, and how the experience of studying Japanese, working and living in Japan has enabled them to contribute to relations between Japan and their home countries. As the first USJETAA event to be in Japanese only, this panel aims to inspire current JET participants and JET alumni about how they can leverage their JET experience and language capabilities while contributing to closer collaboration between Japan and overseas.


Feb 15

Job: Director of Evaluation – Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

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


Position: Director of Evaluation
Posted by:
Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for passing along the following job opening at her institution:

My office is looking to hire a Director of Evaluation. This position would be great for someone who can use their strengths in research, communication, and data visualization to tell a story and inform how we approach a challenge in our office as well as for university-wide initiatives.

Application Process: Please share with your network or submit an application via Stanford’s portal (http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDhMeHWr).


Feb 14

Job: Executive Director – Japanese American Museum of San Jose (San Jose, CA, USA/Hybrid)

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:
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Location: San Jose, CA, USA/Hybrid
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for passing along the following job opening:

About the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

JAMsj showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American history. JAMsj was founded in 1987 and is dedicated to the collection, preservation and sharing of Japanese American history, culture and arts with an emphasis on the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Of particular importance to JAMsj is capturing and telling the story of the WWII Internment of Japanese Americans.

Executive Director Position Description

The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are 1) management of the museum including museum operations, 2) supervision of volunteers 3) working with the museum Board of Directors (BOD) to achieve the museum’s fundraising and strategic goals and 4) building relationships with community partners.

Roles and Responsibilities

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Feb 14

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From JETwit Media, it’s the 6th episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast!

Ryan Hata (Tottori-ken, 2014-17) joins Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) to talk about the many hats he wears in the JETAA-sphere–from AJET to JETwit to JETAANY to JETAA International–and his passion for helping JETs find work opportunities and connect with each other and helping the JET alum community continue to grow stronger.

JETWit.com
JETAANY Discussion Forums | JETAANY.org
Official Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA) - Home |  Facebook
JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) - Home | Facebook

Show Links:

Other JETs/JET alumni mentioned in this episode:

About the JETAA-sphere Co-Hosts:

  • Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) is the founder of JETwit.com, a member of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors, and a long-time active member of JETAA New York and now JETAA DC.
  • Joe Moore (Saga-ken, 2010-13) is a member of the Board of Directors for both JETAA Southern California and JETAA New York and a former Co-President of JETAA Southern California. 
  • Zach Piper (Kochi-ken, 2001-04) is a member of the Board of Directors for JETAA New York and a long-time active member of JETAA New York.
  • Note: All three of them have full-time jobs outside of this. This isn’t how they make a living or put food on the table.

Credits

  • Intro/Ending narration by Rose Horowitz (COJ)*
  • Art/Design by Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06)
  • Podcast hosting on Transistor courtesy of Percival Constantine (Kagoshima-ken, 2008-13)

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

  • Email Steven Horowitz at stevenwaseda@gmail.com

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  • The JETAA-sphere Podcast is a production of JETwit.com, with special thanks to USJETAA and CLAIR for their support.
  • *COJ = Child of JET

Feb 13

Job: Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education – Stanford University

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


Position: Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Posted by:
Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for passing along the following job opening at her institution:

My office is looking to hire an Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education. This position would be great for someone who is passionate about graduate education at a research university.

Application Process: Please share with your network or submit an application via Stanford’s portal (http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDGDcHWq).


Feb 12

Job: Curator – Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach, FL, USA)

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


Position: Curator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken, 2002-2005) for passing along the following opportunity at the Morikami Museum where she currently works:

I would like to inform you of a job opening at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Education Department, for a Curator.

Application Process: Job description and details on how to apply can be found here, search for keyword “Curator” : https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/OnlineJobs/Job/JobOpening.


Feb 11

Job: International Affairs Manager (Japan Relations) – Aflac (Washington, D.C., USA)

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


Position: International Affairs Manager (Japan Relations)
Posted by:
Aflac
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from Aflac:

Our DC office is now hiring. While this is a “manager” position, we would also consider interested candidates who are at a less senior level.

Located in Washington D.C., supports effective engagement for Aflac with respect to U.S. and global regulatory development, U.S.-Japan relations and developments in international trade, national security and relevant other geopolitical risks. Manages projects and production of analytical reports and analysis of public policy issues. Supports external engagement as a part of Aflac International’s public policy team.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://careers.aflac.com/job/Washington-International-Affairs-Manager-DC-20004/828415500/


Feb 11
JETAA Rocky Mountain Chapter

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From JETwit Media, it’s the 5th episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast!

Former JETAA Rocky Mountain chapter president Adam Lisbon (Kobe-shi, 2004-07) joins Zach Piper (Kochi-ken, 2001-04) and Steven Horowitz(Aichi-ken, 1992-94) to talk about JETAA Rocky Mountain, his work as Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado’s Japanese-American history, and JET days of yore.

Show Links:

About the JETAA-sphere Co-Hosts:

  • Steven Horowitz is the founder of JETwit.com, a member of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors, and a long-time active member of JETAA New York and now JETAA DC.
  • Joe Moore is a member of the Board of Directors for both JETAA Southern California and JETAA New York and a former Co-President of JETAA Southern California. 
  • Zach Piper is a member of the Board of Directors for JETAA New York and a long-time active member of JETAA New York.
  • Note: All three of them have full-time jobs outside of this. This isn’t how they make a living or put food on the table.

Credits

  • Intro/Ending narration by Rose Horowitz (COJ)*
  • Art/Design by Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06)
  • Podcast hosting on Transistor courtesy of Percival Constantine (Kagoshima-ken, 2008-13)

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

  • Email Steven Horowitz at jetwit@jetwit.com

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  • The JETAA-sphere Podcast is a production of JETwit.com, with special thanks to USJETAA and CLAIR for their support.
  • *COJ = Child of JET

Feb 8

Job: Marketing and Communications Associate – AIGA (Remote)

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


Position: Marketing and Communications Associate
Posted by:
AIGA
Location: Remote (as long as it’s in the U.S.)
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-2006) for passing along the following job at his organization:

We are hiring a marketing and communications associate at AIGA, where I have been working since 2018. We are a non-profit membership organization. The job is remote (anywhere in the US).

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://www.aiga.org/careers-at-aiga.


Feb 8

Job: Assistant, Economic Section – Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA)

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


Position: Assistant, Economic Section
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Please see below a job opening directly from the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.


Feb 4

The JETAA-sphere Podcast: Ep 3, Part 1 – Matt Gillam (CLAIR) and Bahia Simons-Lane (USJETAA)

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2019 Japan-Texas Leadership Symposium in San Antonio, TX ...
Matt Gillam, looking serious but probably cracking a self-deprecating joke

From JETwit Media, it’s the 3rd episode of the JETAA-sphere Podcast!

Matthew Gillam of CLAIR NY (aka the Japan Local Government Center) and Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken, 2005-07), Director of USJETAA join Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and Joe Moore (Saga-ken, 2010-13) about what CLAIR and USJETAA are, what they do, how they support JETAA USA, and how they each ended up in their current roles. (Don’t worry. It’s more fun than it sounds.)

Episode 12: Interview with Bahia Simons-Lane (Numata-shi ...
Bahia Simons-Lane in her JET days!

The JETAA-sphere Podcast is (finally) available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, and anywhere else you might download podcasts from.

To listen to other podcasts by JETs and JET alumni, check out the JETAA Podcast Roundup by  Scot Maupin (Hokkaido, 2005-09).

Show Links:

Credits

  • Intro/Ending narration by Rose Horowitz (COJ)*
  • Art/Design by Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06)
  • Podcast hosting on Transistor courtesy of Percival Constantine (Kagoshima-ken, 2008-13)

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

  • Email Steven Horowitz at jetwit@jetwit.com

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  • The JETAA-sphere Podcast is a production of JETwit.com, with special thanks to USJETAA and CLAIR for their support.
  • *COJ = Child of JET

Feb 3

Job: Program Specialist – IES Abroad (Chicago, IL, USA)

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


Position: Program Specialist
Posted by:
IES Abroad
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

The Program Specialist is primarily responsible for maintaining relationships with host institutions within an assigned portfolio, and for managing detailed program information for global use across the organization.

This role also responsible for coordinating student admissions processes with the Global Enrollment Management team, and for creating and delivering relevant pre-departure orientation content for programs taking place at those universities. Finally, the Program Specialist provides support and services to participating students while they are participating in the program. Japanese speakers (or speakers of Korean or Chinese) are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://iesabroad.applicantpro.com/jobs/2210050.html


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