Jun 19

Job: Japanese/English Bilingual Associate Producer – NHK (New York, NY, USA)

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

Position: Japanese/English Bilingual Associate Producer
Posted by: NHK
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:


NHK General Bureau for America is seeking a full-time Associate Producer who covers news in North America. The Associate Producer will be working with correspondents from Japan with duties including but not limited to:

  • Conducting research, reporting, and fact-gathering regarding social and cultural issues, and breaking news
  • Pitching story ideas for longer-term reports
  • Arranging on-location filming, interviews, and travel logistics
  • Domestic and international business trips, including sudden and extended trips to cover breaking news; occasionally required to drive on location
  • Appear on TV for “NHK World” (NHK’s international TV service in English)

This position will start as soon as possible. You must be able to come for an in-person interview

NHK is Japan’s largest and the sole public broadcasting network nationwide and worldwide. NHK General Bureau for America (based in Manhattan, New York) covers all the news in North and South American Continents for NHK’s various news and documentary programs.

You can see NHK’s info from these URLs:




  • Show a strong interest in broadcast journalism, especially regarding social and cultural issues, and breaking news
  • Be a resourceful self-starter who works well under pressure
  • Be outgoing and have good communication skills
  • Be willing to travel and drive
  • Language: Fluent English required, Japanese and Spanish preferred.
  • Have a driver’s license
  • Microsoft OFFICE skills

How to Apply:

  • Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to jobs@nhkny.com
  • Clips are welcome; kindly refrain from phone inquiries.


Jun 14

Job: Individual Giving Associate – Japan Society (New York, NY

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Position: AIndividual Giving Associate
Posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company, which had very positive experiences hiring former JETs and would like to do the same for future job openings like this one:


Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Associate provides the administrative backbone for the Individual Giving Department, ensuring the smooth operation of all aspects of Japan Society’s membership and gift programs, including renewals; gift processing and acknowledgement; database management, data entry and recordkeeping; handling of member queries; special events assistance; and research.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Manage daily individual membership operations and other types of individual contributions, including the processing of solicitations, renewals, upgrades, and gift acknowledgments, with follow-up when necessary. Update individual records in Raiser’s Edge and SRO databases, as needed;

  2. Field inquiries via the individual membership phone line and email inbox; providing member service/troubleshooting, referring more complex inquiries to appropriate Japan Society staff;

  3. Manage and fulfill individual member benefit obligations and requests, including complimentary catalogs, gallery passes, and special offers;

  4. Manage and implement plans for department campaign mailings, providing administrative assistance as needed, while managing all department electronic and paper filing systems;

  5. Log department expenses for budget tracking, submit check requests to Finance Department;

  6. Help recruit, train and supervise interns.

Membership Benefits/Special Events

  1. Organize logistics for member events, some in conjunction with Special Events or other departments;

  2. Maintain and expand the Restaurant and Merchant Partners Program;

  3. Negotiate and publicize special offers, incentives, and discounts for members;

  4. Support the Annual Dinner, Gallery Benefit Auction/Arts & Culture Celebration, and other select special events.


  1. Coordinate all membership/individual giving electronic and online communications, including scheduling the e-blast calendar with Japan Society’s Web Producer, drafting electronic messages and the monthly e-newsletter; and drafting/coordinating website updates;

  2. Assist in drafting campaign communications for membership and annual appeal pitches in consultation with the Director of Individual Giving;

  3. Assist with select Board-related duties including the Annual Board Appeal, Board welcome packages, complimentary membership packages, and Board Alumni Network.

Cultivation & Stewardship

  1. Assist with donor cultivation and represent Individual Giving at Japan Society programs and events;

  2. Assist with research and identifying new membership and donor prospects in consultation with the Director of Individual Giving.

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Jun 14

Job: Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange – The Japan Foundation (New York, NY, USA)

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Position: Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange
Posted by: The Japan Foundation
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Established by the Japanese government in 1972, the Japan Foundation’s mission is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.

The Japan Foundation’s activities consist of three major programs: 1) Arts & Cultural Exchange; 2) Japanese-Language Education Overseas; and 3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.

For more information, please visit our websites at www.jfny.org and www.jpf.go.jp.

Description: The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program. This program promotes the introduction of Japanese arts and culture as well as exchanges between Japan and the United States through various fields of arts and culture. This position will report to the Program Director of Arts and Cultural Exchange.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the Japan Foundation’s programs, with a particular focus on, but not limited to, Performing Arts, Film, and Literature.
  • Manage the grant programs in Arts and Cultural Exchange by processing applications, maintaining program files and documents, and communicating with prospective applicants and grantees.
  • Administer the Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program by maintaining the application website, overseeing the application and screening process, responding to inquiries, and coordinating awards.
  • Liaise with the Japan Foundation’s PAJ Advisory Committee, which consists of distinguished arts professionals from various institutions in the United States.
  • Coordinate logistics for in-house meetings as well as public events by planning venues, catering, transportation, audio/visual equipment, materials, etc.
  • Create program materials and publications (e.g. newsletters, fliers, and web pages) and assist in the proofreading of English documents.
  • Conduct outreach activities and site visits throughout the U.S. as a representative of the Japan Foundation.
  • Collaborate and correspond with program staff at the Japan Foundation Tokyo Headquarters.
  • Perform other duties and additional responsibilities as directed.

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Jun 14

Job: International Program Coordinator – NorthWest Student Exchange (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: International Program Coordinator – Japan and International Programs
Posted by: NorthWest Student Exchange
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna Leah Zoller (Ishikawa-ken) for the following job listing:


Join the NorthWest Student Exchange team in Seattle as International Program Coordinator. As a vital part of the NorthWest Student Exchange team, the International Program Coordinator will coordinate exchange programs of high school exchange students as well as other related duties.Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate programs of Japanese students and students of other countries.
  • Work with international partners, U.S. local coordinators, host families and students
  • Coordinate program in compliance with CSIET and Department of State regulations
  • Maintain excellent communication with local coordinators, students, host families, and partners
  • Accurately collect, track, and record required programmatic documents and reports
  • Prepare extensive student documentation for annual audit
  • Screen students and host families and their applications
  • Coordinate “inbound programs” of students to the U.S. as well as “outbound” American students abroad.
  • Work with aspects of invoicing procedures for participants and partner organizations
  • Work with aspects of the J-1 visa as well as student health insurance
  • Collaborate with NWSE team members on team projects, e.g. orientations, presentations, events, outreach, etc.

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Jun 13

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit’

“This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, so it’s a wonderful time for families to explore the wonders of the country. You just need the right information to do so, and 25 Places serves as a worthy reference guide.” (TouchWood Editions)

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagataken, 2008-10) for JQ magazine. A former head of the JETAA Philadelphia SubChapter, Rashaad is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a masters degree in responsible tourism management. For more on his life abroad and enthusiasm for taiko drumming, visit his blog at www.gettingpounded.wordpress.com.

Summer is almost here. With the kids out of school, it’s the perfect time to explore new places and travel as a family. But where should you go?

Those thinking about Canada should seek out Jody Robbins25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit for ideas. Robbins, a JET alum (Tottori-ken, 1994-97) and arguably one of Canada’s most prominent travel writers, profiles locations going counterclockwise from Victoria to Yukon, from the famous (Toronto, Vancouver) to the relatively unknown (Parksville-Qualicum Beach, Avalon Peninsula).

As the book is geared towards parents, Robbins devotes plenty of space to sharing advice about how they can entertain their young ones. In addition to expounding on the requisite what to do and see activities for each destination, Robbins just as importantly lists family-friendly options for dining (“Kids will love the wood-fired bambino pizza” at Pizzeria Prima Strada in Victoria) and lodging (a highlight of the Fairmount Chateau Laurier in Ottawa is the Art Deco-style pool, which “children love parading down to in their child-size bathrobes”).

25 Places features a diverse mix of urban and nature-filled destinations (like Outaouauis), so readers will get a great sense of Canada’s varied landscapes, as well as some surprises (beaches on the Prairies? Yes, they exist) and more importantly, how to arrive prepared for them. While it’s obvious that Robbins would include information about how to get around certain places, she excels when extensively detailing how to make your camping trip a safe and wonderful experience: An entire chapter is devoted to providing readers advice about tackling and overcoming the challenges that awaits (as well as tips about what to pack and eat). Camping novices would do well to heed this helpful advice.

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Jun 13

JQ Magazine: Philadelphia LOVEs Japan

Stone lantern amidst peonies and azaleas in Shofuso’s roji tea garden. (Therese Stephen)

By Therese Stephen (Iwate-ken, 1996-99) for JQ magazine.

What many people don’t know is that the City of Brotherly Love is in love with Japan, and has been since the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, when the Japanese Pavilion became one of the most popular exhibits of that historic World’s Fair.

When you think of Philadelphia, you probably think of cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall or the Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. What you might not realize is that Philly has many ways for Japanese, and the Japanese-at-heart, to get their Japan fix for a lot less than a roundtrip ticket to Tokyo. So, whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or day trip this summer, or if you’re a returning Philly JET looking at your hometown with a new post-JET perspective, read on for Philly’s best Japan picks.

Let’s start with those famous Rocky steps. It’s cheesy and we know it, but everyone who visits Philly has to replay that famous Rocky Balboa moment. So once you’ve run to the top of the steps and done your obligatory fists-in-the-air-pose, head on into the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and find your way to the East Asian Galleries.

One of the most endearing and exciting things about the PMA are its period rooms. While there are plenty of rooms displaying objects on pedestals or paintings on walls, a few steps through a doorway connecting two galleries will suddenly put you in the middle of an Indian temple or the hall of a Chinese palace. Wander a little further and you’ll find Sunkaraku Tea House, the highlight of the Japanese collection in the East Asian Galleries.

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Jun 12

Job: Public Relations Coordinator – The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (New York, NY, USA)

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

Position: Public Relations Coordinator
Posted by: The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via JETAANY Board Member Mark Flanagan:

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations is seeking a Public Relations Coordinator.

Public Relations Coordinator will be in charge of supporting and engaging in duties pertaining to the Coordination Section (including coordination on press relations and cultural events of Coordination and Planning Division, as well as other activities).


1) U.S. citizenship or green card – required
2)Excellent English speech writing and verbal communication skills, computer skills, touch typing skills (60 wpm minimum) – required
3) College degree – required
4) Japanese language skills and cultural familiarity – preferred
5) Basic Knowledge of the United Nations and diplomacy – preferred
6) Prior experience in the JET Programme – preferred

If interested, please send a cover letter and your resume by June 15th, 2017to the following E-mail address: kokurendai1@dn.mofa.go.jp

More information here: http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/aboutus/job_opportunities.html

Jun 12

Job: Staff Reporter (Defense) – The Asahi Shimbun (Washington D.C., USA)

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Position: Staff Reporter (Defense)
Posted by: The Asahi Shimbun
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Salary: $34,800 to $37,200

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of nearly seven million. Its North American bureaus are located in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred). Background in foreign affairs and American politics is highly desirable.  Interest in East Asia preferred.  Japanese language is preferred.


Duties include assisting our Washington-based correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings at the Pentagon and other government agencies, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of foreign affairs and politics. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.

Some domestic travel may be required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Competitive benefit package includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, commuting expenses, and 401(k).  Position will be available immediately.

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Jun 12

Job: Program Manager – Columbia University (New York, NY, USA)

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Position: Program Manager, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Posted by: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the institution:

Position Information
Job Title Program Manager, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Job Code Title  
Job Requisition Number 088246
Department 5160- BUS Centers and Institutes
Location Morningside
Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular
Bargaining Unit  
If temporary, indicate duration  
Hours Per Week 35
Job Family General Administration
Salary Grade 11
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Advertised Summary Job Description Working with the co-directors of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Study Center at Columbia, and reporting to the Director for Administration of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), the Program Manager is responsible for being independently managing programs and activities of the APEC Study Center, and lead CJEB’s public events and various paper series.


1. In collaboration with the Director for Administration of CJEB, the Program Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing and implementing APEC Study Center’s (ASC) international conferences, workshops, and lectures. This includes the development of program agendas and budget (including formation, negotiation, tracking, and reconciliation), correspondence with participants and attendees, and coordination with co-sponsoring departments and groups within Columbia.
2. Executes the full publication process of all ASC publications, including the Annual Report, conference reports, the APEC Discussion Paper Series and executes the publication process of CJEB event reports, and all CJEB Paper Series such as Working and Occasional Paper Series. This includes designing and creating the papers and posting them on the website. This also includes overseeing work by the Graduate Student Fellows, including approving timesheets.
3. Manages and improves the development of ASC database by assessing database needs and identifying ways to continually increase APEC’s exposure to a wider-range of audiences and followers; perform as a liaison and maintain vendor relationship between APEC Study Center and the database consultant to improve ASC database systems, as needed.
4. Manages and implements ASC’s annual report and various content and publishing material, including promotional e-mails, newsletters, and website materials to promote APEC’s mission to furthering Asia policy research. Develop and identify effective communication methods to further promote and expose APEC’s programming and content to wider-range of audience and constituents.
5. Manages APEC’s event and contact management system, ensuring all users are trained appropriately and the system is being used to its best functional ability. Will also initiate and oversee the completion, projects as needed, in coordination with APEC’s contracted consultant.
6. Act as a liaison between ASC, Columbia Business School, and Columbia Business School students with interest in Asian research and studies to further enrich the Business School community and student life by promoting APEC-sponsored events and providing educational resources.
7. Leads the coordination and handling of various lunch time seminars and large-scale conferences for CJEB. Oversees pre-event and post-event production tasks, making sure that quality and brand standards are being met, historical data is preserved and maintained, and mailing list constituents’ contact information is current.
8. Manages written communication to students, faculty, and CJEB core faculty to facilitate requests for information and promoting CJEB and APEC events and news.
9. Oversees the daily operation of APEC in coordination with CJEB’s Director for Administration. Ensures that materials are updated and maintained, report publications and subscriptions are renewed and circulated, and reviews current processes for improvement and efficiencies for CJEB and APEC.
10. Performs related work and special projects for CJEB’s Director for Administration, as needed.

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Jun 12

Job: Intelligence Analyst – Point72 Asset Management (Stamford, CT and New York, NY, USA)

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

Position: Intelligence Analyst
Posted by: Point72 Asset Management
Location: Stamford, CT and New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumni Robert Moeller (Miyagi-ken) for the following opening:


Intelligence Analyst – Japanese Language Skills – Stamford, CT and New York, NY

About Point72 Asset Management:

Point72 Asset Management (“Point72”) is a global private asset management firm managing the assets of its founder, Steven A. Cohen, and employees. Point72 focuses primarily on discretionary long/short equity investing and makes significant quantitative and macro investments. The firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and maintains offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.

Job Description

About the Function/Department:

The Intelligence Team monitors employee activity for evidence of violations of applicable federal securities laws, internal compliance policies and procedures, and relevant rules and regulations enforced by the SEC, FINRA, and other organizations. The Intelligence Analyst Associate will work closely with a senior Intelligence Officers to use unique datasets, specialized tools, and network analysis techniques to identify and analyze risks to the firm. The Intelligence Team is expected to produce a range of sophisticated short and long term analytic products with an emphasis on using in-depth research and assimilation of data from many disparate sources, usually under tight time constraints, to craft a tightly-integrated written product.  This position is based in New York, but focuses on our offices in Asia.

The Intelligence Analyst will be expected to:

  • Identify and compile/organize relevant information from a variety of sources including; proprietary research, trading data, communications, market information and open sources to inform analysis
  • Conduct routine reviews of employee communications for potential violations of relevant laws, rules, regulations and policies when warranted
  • Populate, update, and maintain multiple databases

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Jun 7

Job: Multiple Positions – Globalme (Vancouver, BC, CAN or Beaverton OR, USA)

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Position: Multiple Positions
Posted by: Globalme
Location: Vancouver, BC, CAN or Beaverton OR, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Are you interested in working with an amazing team in a fast-paced tech start-up? Globalme, a language and tech company based in Vancouver has many positions for both Oregon and BC!

Job details below:


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at jen.yj.kim@gmail.com

Jun 7

Job: Staff Member – Wakayama Prefecture Tourism Federation (Wakayama, Japan)

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Position: Staff Member
Posted by: Wakayama Prefecture Tourism Federation
Location: Wakayama, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to current JET Alberto Servín (Wakayama-ken) for passing along this job opportunity. Unfortunately, it’s only in Japanese:


For quick responses go here: https://www.wakayama-kanko.or.jp/form/inquiry/index.html

For more detailed questions, please contact Ms. Arisa Maruno at < maruno_a0001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp>


Jun 6

Job: Program Coordinator – International Education Programs (Washington D.C., USA)

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Position: Program Coordinator
Posted by: International Education Programs
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job from JETAADC:

OPC Position with International Education Partners (DC)

International Education Programs (www.iepabroad.org) is looking to hire someone in DC for the fall semester, to coordinate a program for visiting students. IEP also plans study abroad trips for university classes, which JET alumni have led previously led, but this is for a U.S. post-secondary institution that will be sending 10 university students and a faculty member to DC for the fall term.

The students will be doing internships in the DMV area and so the company is assisting with funding a Program Coordinator to do the following:

  • Conduct a welcome orientation
  • Assist in planning bi-weekly events (we have them pretty much decided already actually)
  • Plan a welcome, thanksgiving and farewell dinner)
  • Be available via cell for any student concerns, program changes, etc.

The OPC will ideally be someone that lives in the DMV (DC city proper area), who has a full-time position but does not travel for work and knows DC well.

Interested candidates can send their information to Scott Tayloe at scott@iepabroad.org.

Jun 6

Job: Customer Success Manager – Glint (Redwood City, CA, USA or London, UK)

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Position: Customer Success Manager – Enterprise (Japanese Speaking)
Posted by: Glint
Location: Redwood City, CA, USA or London, UK
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

We are hiring a Japanese speaking customer success manager at our company in Redwood City or London. Please take a look at the job description if you are interested in this role at a growing startup. If any JET alumni is qualified for and interested in the role, please contact Shirley (head recruiter) directly at <sdeoliviera@glintinc.com>.



Jun 2

Job: Japanese Teacher – Woodlands High School (Woodlands, Texas)

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Position: Japanese Teacher
Posted by: Woodlands High School
Location: Woodlands, Texas
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job as a Japanese teacher directly looking for her successor as she is relocating to Japan:

Greetings from The Woodlands, Texas.

The Woodlands High School is searching for a full-time Japanese teacher who can start teaching in the academic year of 2017-18. Please contact masumi.reade@gmail.com if you are interested. The Woodlands, TX, is in the northern suburb of Houston. It is a safe but rapidly growing community with

The Woodlands, TX, is in the northern suburb of Houston. It is a safe but rapidly growing community with great environment. It is also known for schools with high academic standards, and attracts many families with young children.


The Woodlands High School website: http://twhs.conroeisd.net/

Details of the Position:

  1. A full time position with 6 classes of 4 levels (level 1 through AP), teaching three 90 minute classes per day on AP block schedule.
  2. 9th through 12th graders
  3. We are looking for a candidate who could start in August (2017-18 school year), however, will consider beginning in October, 2017 or January 2018.
  4. Texas teaching certification is required. If you have a teaching certification from another state, please see this website as a reference:


  1. Japanese Club and Yosakoi Soran dance group
  2. Exchange program with the Japanese sister school

Look forward to hearing from you.

Masumi Reade, The Woodlands High School
ウッドランズ高校 リード真澄


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