Oct 30

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

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


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 25

Justin’s Japan: A Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood

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

While visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka during its inaugural year in 2001, I was struck by the global appeal that the movies have on us all. A recent trip to Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) stirred the same feelings, but I was also reminded of the relationship between Japan and some of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises.

The park’s newest attraction is Jurassic World: The Ride, which opened earlier this summer and stars Chris Pratt and many of the dinosaurs from the previous two films. This USH exclusive is an update of the original “Jurassic Park” ride and 1993 film, which was so popular at the time of its release that “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded a Japanese version of his parody song that same year.

Then there’s the Transformers. First launched by toymakers Hasbro and Takara with Toei Animation producing the original 1984 animated series, the iconic Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bumblebee were reimagined for a new generation in the Michael Bay-directed live-action films, culminating in Transformers: The Ride 3D, a dynamic, motion-based indoor battle to save the world from the Decepticons with special effects by Industrial Light & Magic, putting you on the front line of the action.

Finally, there’s the world-famous Studio Tour, serving as the park’s namesake since 1964. Offering an instant course in 100 years of film history, this ride-within-a-ride’s centerpiece is King Kong 360 3D, a signature attraction created under the direction of Peter Jackson and Weta Digital that combines thrilling visceral effects with cutting edge rotational projection, climaxing with a titanic battle between a 25’ tall Kong and a 35’ tall voracious dinosaur (not Godzilla, but that movie drops next year).

For more information, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com.

Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment since 2005. For more of his stories, visit http://jetaany.org/magazine.


Oct 22

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

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


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/ 




Oct 8

Job: Assistant Language Teacher – Heart English School (Japan)

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Job Title: Assistant Language Teacher
Posted by:
Heart English School
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

We are seeking English Speakers who would like to experience the Japanese culture and to expand their knowledge and skills in Japan. This is a perfect opportunity for you to experience life in Japan.

Duties Include:

  • Working with Japanese teachers to create engaging English lessons
  • Motivating the students to speak English

Why us?

Our company values aspiring and experienced English teachers looking for a career as an ALT. We provide an orientation to get you prepared for public schools and regular training to further develop your skills. Our dedicated bi-lingual staff will support you from the application process to your daily life at school. We also have an online database with lesson plans and materials ready for you to use in the classroom.

The Position:

  • 9,000~13,000 yen per day (USD $85-$121)
  • Monday~ Friday, between the hour of 8:30 ~ 4:30
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Visa Sponsorship for qualified candidates

Requirements:

  • Native Level English (Japanese skill welcomed but not required)
  • At least 12 years of education conducted in English for Non-Native applicants
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

 Application Process:


Oct 7

Job: Associate Program Officer in Arts & Cultural Exchange – Japan Foundation (New York City, NY)

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Job Title: Program Officer in Arts & Cultural Exchange
Posted by:
Japan Foundation
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

There is an open position with the Japan Foundation, New York office for an Associate Program Officer in Arts & Cultural Exchange program.

We are seeking to hire a highly-skilled individual with a background in Japan.

Application Process: https://www.jfny.org/karashi/wp-content/uploads/Job-Announcement201909.pdf

The application deadline is October 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), and we are seeking a candidate who can join our team as early as November 25.

 




Oct 6

Job: Operations Associate – Armoury Group (New York City, NY)

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Job Title: Operations Associate
Posted by:
Armoury Group
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-Time

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

Job description

The Armoury Group is looking for a responsible, detail-oriented Operations Associate for its New York-based team. If you thrive working in a small, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment we are interested to hear from you!

The Operations Associate will report directly to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for handling daily office operations and procedures. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and clerical tasks. S/he is also an independent self-starter, well-organized & detail-oriented, flexible, and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist the Office Manager to ensure daily office operations run smoothly with no interruption
  • Serve as the point person for shipments, supplies, equipment, bills, and errands
  • Accounting
    • processing & organizing supplier and service invoices
    • all bills are paid on time
    • Manage time cards and process payroll
  • Calendar Management – Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Liaise with third-party service providers as needed 
  • Undertake additional duties or sharing responsibilities during busy times and/or as requested by the Manager

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Oct 5

Job: Sales Support Administrator – Inside Travel Group (Boulder, CO)

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Job Title: Sales Support Administrator
Posted by:
Inside Travel Group
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Inside Travel Group contains the award-winning travel brands InsideJapan and InsideAsia. They offer unique tailored itineraries, small group tours, and exclusive cultural experiences on travels in Japan and Southeast Asia. We are looking for a travel-minded individual with a strong attention to detail for a Sales Support Administrator position.

This is a full-time administrative position based in our US office in Boulder, CO. You will help facilitate the booking of our tailor-made holidays and create final travel documentation for our clients before departure. You will make bookings for a variety of services included in our trips over the phone, by email and using online booking systems. You may also be asked to do research on behalf of Travel Consultants and to check availability/pricing if required. As a key part of the customer experience we offer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the final documents for our clients are prepared in a timely fashion, accurately and using the most up-to-date information.

Our Boulder office is bright, vibrant and full individuals with a love for travel and a sincere desire to make our travelers’ trips the best they absolutely can be. With a comprehensive benefits package, 20 days of PTO, and employer matched 401(k), we support our team both in and outside the office. Join us today!

Application Process: For full details of the Sales Support Administrator role, please visit https://www.insideasiatours.com/jobs/  

If this role is of interest, please apply now by sending an up-to-date CV and comprehensive cover letter showing how your skills and experience match the job description to: jobs@insideasiatours.com  


Oct 4

Job: Library Specialist – University of Pennsylvania Libraries (Philadelphia, PA)

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Job Title: Library Specialist
Posted by:
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The Penn Libraries seeks a Library Specialist to handle acquisitions and cataloging functions for the Japanese and Korean collections. Reporting to the Area Studies Technical Services Coordinator, the Japanese/Korean Library Specialist, working at an advanced level and independently, will acquire and describe Japanese and Korean language materials for the Penn Libraries in accordance with established standards and institutional policy.

In both acquisitions and cataloging, the incumbent will perform complex problem-solving using advanced analytical skills. The incumbent will collaborate closely with the Japanese Studies Librarian to identify priorities for resource processing.

DUTIES

Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • In accordance with cataloging standards/rules and local practice, perform routine and complex copy cataloging of Japanese and Korean language materials. Create original bibliographic records for Japanese and Korean language materials as needed.
  • Perform routine and complex ordering, receipt, and invoicing of Japanese and Korean language materials, including frequent direct communication with vendors.
  • Perform routine and advanced searches of Penn Libraries catalogs (Franklin & Alma), external bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC Connexion, CiNii), and online marketplaces (e.g. Amazon Japan, Nihon no Furuhon’ya/JADOB) for bibliographic and acquisitions information.
  • Process physical inventory, including unboxing materials (with occasional lifting of boxes), barcoding of library items, and transporting book trucks through Penn Libraries spaces.
  • Solve routine and highly complex bibliographic and acquisitions problems involving Japanese and Korean materials, including providing language expertise to other Penn Libraries staff as needed.
  • Train and supervise student assistants, and review their work as assigned.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

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Oct 4

Job: International Affairs Analyst – Aflac (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: International Affairs Analyst
Posted by:
Aflac
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Aflac, a leading U.S. financial institution in Japan, is looking for an International Affairs Analyst to handle a wide range of duties as a member of a highly effective government relations team. Responsibilities include researching and writing advocacy materials and policy documents; close tracking of and frequent reporting on regulatory and legislative developments; providing staff support for senior executives; and project management, including event planning. Close attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple projects and work collaboratively with others under tight deadlines are key attributes for this position.

Compensation competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in international studies, finance, or a related discipline
  • At least three years of related work experience (preferably five)
  • Strong Japanese, JLPT N1 or equivalent
  • Strong Work and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Superior writing ability (translation experience preferred) and interest in public policy
  • A positive, constructive attitude and determination to follow through 

Application Process: For more information or to apply, please email Adam Richards: <arichards@aflac.com>  




Oct 3

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Pico Iyer, Hiromi, Lincoln Center Bunraku

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.

The Japan-centric events of the month ahead promise to be as rich and full as autumn itself—brisk and colorful, with a dash of unpredictability.

This month’s highlights include:

Courtesy of Zac Zinger

Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Zac Zinger Fulfillment Release Concert

Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue

$18 cover, call (212) 885-7119 for reservations

A four-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Zac Zinger is a composer and musician (whose credits includes Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival and Street Fighter V) ready to unleash his debut album. Fulfillment is a compilation of Zinger’s best compositions for small jazz ensemble over the last decade, performed on shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and saxophone with his progressive jazz quartet featuring Sharik Hasan on piano, Adam Neely on bass, and Luke Markham on drums.

Courtesy of MuSE

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:00 p.m.

Wind of Tsugaru in New York: Bunta Satoh, Tsugarubue

Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), 881 Seventh Avenue

$25-$45 (click here for 20% discount for orchestra seats)

Flautist Bunta Satoh introduces the history and culture of Tsugarubue, a Japanese bamboo flute from the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture. In addition to performing this one-of-a-kind music, he composes for the instrument and organizes workshops to inspire a new generation to uphold its tradition. He released his third album, The Wind of Tsugaru, in January 2017. Joining him for this performance are Hiro Hayashida and Sota Asano (taiko drums), Chihiro Shibayama (percussion), Stephanie Matthews (violin), Reenat Pinchas (cello), and Hsin-Ni Liu (piano).

Shochiku

Oct. 11-17, various times

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (It’s Tough Being a Man)

Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street

$15, $9 members

New 50th anniversary 4K restoration! The longest-running film series starring the same actor (48 features over 27 years), with all but two directed by Yoji Yamada and every one starring Kiyoshi Atsumi as the itinerant, rough around the edges peddler Torajiro Kuruma (nicknamed Tora-san, literally “Mr. Tiger”), a comic figure as iconic in Japan as Chaplin while capable of cutting through pretentious piffle and providing serene counsel to the troubled and the lovelorn—if not always to himself. In his debut appearance, Tora-san hilariously botches the arranged marriage of his kid sister Sakura (Chieko Baisho), but later reverse-psychologizes two timid lovers into a real romance.

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Oct 2

Job: Director of Study Abroad – George Washington University (Washington, DC)

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Job Title: Director of Study Abroad
Posted by:
George Washington University
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

The George Washington University Office for Study Abroad in Washington, D.C. is now searching for a full-time Supervisor, Study Abroad Advising.

Reporting to the Director of Study Abroad, the Supervisor of Study Abroad Advising oversees the administrative operations related to advising and assessment within OSA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direction and feedback to the advising staff to ensure efficiency, consistency, and ongoing improvement of the student experience.
  • Coordinating advising across Global Bachelors and GW Programs Abroad with other team members.
  • Resolving complex advising issues requiring research or potential escalation to the director.
  • Designing and implementing pre-departure orientation for students.
  • Managing study abroad program provider relations.
  • Organizing study abroad week and the study abroad fair.
  • Administering the program petition process.
  • Overseeing use of the databases and platforms that capture data for OSA transactions.
  • Assisting the Applications Administrator in reporting data to national organizations such as IIE Open Doors.
  • Providing regular data updates to the OSA director and university leadership for management decisions and forecasting.
  • Collecting data on regulations, news, reports related to international/global education and higher education in the US and abroad.
  • Supporting OAS teams to collect and analyze study abroad data, trends, competitive data and developments as requested/needed.
  • Hiring, training, coaching, and supervising three professionals and multiple student employees. To include, goal setting and conducting performance reviews.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Application Process: For more information, please see the link on our Jobs at GW website: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/71108

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Sep 25

Job: Assistant Language Teacher – Heart Corporation (Kanto Region, Japan)

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Job Title: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
Posted by: Heart Corporation

Location: Kanto Region (Various), Japan
Contract: Full-Time, 1 year-contracts

Here’s a job received directly from the corporation:

Job Description:

We are seeking Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) to work at Public Schools throughout the Kanto region for the coming year.

Our company seeks native-level English Speakers who would like to expand their knowledge and skills in teaching youth through our ALT program. This is a great opportunity for you to live within reach of Tokyo, without the Tokyo crowds or cost of living. You also have a great chance to work in Japan at the same time as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and attend during our summer break.

Duties include

  • Working with Japanese teachers to create engaging English lessons
  • Motivating the students to speak English

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Sep 24

 

 

Posted by Tom Baker

Novelist and former Aomori Prefecture JET Charles Kowalski, the author of the thrillers “Mind Virus” and “The Devil’s Son,” as well as the new middle-grade novel, “Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts,” will present a workshop on giving names to fictional characters at this year’s Japan Writers Conference, happening in Tokyo on Oct. 12-13. Here’s a description of his presentation:

What’s In A Name? Tips and traps in character naming
Craft workshop

Remember the journey into Mordor by the heroic Bingo Baggins? (Of course not, and aren’t you glad?) The naming of characters is a difficult matter, but we will discuss the three main considerations (sound, meaning, and associations) and their applications to genres ranging from contemporary fiction to SF and fantasy, along with pitfalls to avoid.

Charles Kowalski’s debut thriller, MIND VIRUS, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Award, and was a finalist for the Killer Nashville Claymore Award and the Adventure Writers’ Grandmaster Award. His first middle-grade novel, SIMON GREY AND THE MARCH OF A HUNDRED GHOSTS, was just released by Excalibur Books.

For more information, visit charleskowalski.com or japanwritersconference.org.


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