Aug 29

Posted by Tom Baker.

JET alum Todd Jay Leonard will be among nearly 50 published writers making presentations at this year’s Japan Writers Conference (Oct. 12-13 in Tokyo). Here’s the official description of his talk:

“Publishing in the EFL Market in Japan: Four Perspectives on How to Make your Proposal Count”

Short lecture with Q & A
This presentation will outline the current publishing market in Japan for EFL/ESL textbooks by reviewing the various points of views of the publishing industry. The presenter has published extensively within the ESL/EFL field in Japan and will offer helpful advice to budding authors who wish to pursue projects geared to Japan’s domestic market. What are publishers looking for in the current market? What appeals to editors who ultimately decide? What are the salespeople on the front lines hearing from their market? What must an author do in order to get his/her book published? This presentation focuses on these very questions.

Todd Jay Leonard has been actively involved in book publishing for thirty years and has published twenty books. He lives, writes, and teaches on the southern island of Kyushu, where he is a university professor at University of Teacher Education Fukuoka. He has published extensively in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers on cross-cultural, historical, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) themes.

For more details, visit http://www.japanwritersconference.org/


Aug 29

Job: Program Coordinator – Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles (San Francisco, CA, USA)

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


Job Title: Program Coordinator – Cultural Diplomacy
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

https://www.la.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/program_coordinator.html

The deadline is Wednesday, September 4th. Additionally, they don’t cover any travel costs to come interview. Best of luck!


Aug 29

Job: Bookkeeper/Office Manager – Nichi Bei Foundation (San Francisco, CA, USA)

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


Job Title: Bookkeeper/Office Manager
Posted by: Nichi Bei Foundation

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

The Nichi Bei Foundation, a nonprofit educational and charitable foundation serving the Japanese American community, is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper/Office Manager, between 15-20 hours a week. The Nichi Bei Foundation publishes the Nichi Bei Weekly, a nonprofit Japanese American community newspaper, and presents educational programs.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who seeks part-time work, flexible hours and meets the following requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Past Bookkeeping/Accounting experience 3+ years
  • Person must be proficient in Quickbooks and Excel and CRM (customer relations management) software (DonorView preferred)
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, efficient and shows initiative
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a small office environment
  • Produce accurate work
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Knowledge/familiarity of Japanese American community preferred

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Aug 28

Job: Full-stack Developer – Tofugu (Remote)

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


Job Title: Full-stack Developer
Posted by: Tofugu

Location: Remote
Contract: Full-time

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

Tofugu is looking for a full-time full-stack developer to help maintain and build features for WaniKani (our kanji learning application) and Tofugu (our blog). “Full Stack” can mean a lot of things, but we are looking to hire someone who leans slightly towards the “front-end” spectrum of “full-stack,” has a high level of proficiency in Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and loves working in a team environment.

As a generalist, you have deep-but-not-as-deep experience with various front-end technologies and languages, and a working knowledge of how to make it appear as a working website on the internet. Your experience and abilities should be at a level where you can immediately make contributions and take ownership of projects.

Application Process: https://www.tofugu.com/jobs/full-stack-developer/

Application Deadline: September 8, 2019

Aug 28

Job: Customer Support Specialist – Tofugu (Remote)

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


Job Title: Customer Support Specialist
Posted by: Tofugu

Location: Remote
Contract: Part-time

Thanks to JET alum, Jennifer Kim (Nara-ken) for passing along this job opportunity:

Tofugu is seeking a remote part-time Customer Support Specialist to provide customer support for its Japanese language learning properties – Tofugu and Wanikani. In this role, you will be responsible for helping people to learn how to learn Japanese, whether that’s helping them learn how to use WaniKani, suggesting a Tofugu article that solves their problem, or even just giving some of your own advice.

The role will be 20-25 hrs a week, and there may be a weekend shift. The customer support team is very small and works in different timezones. During onboarding, the specialist will be working closely with the lead on the west coast. The role is remote, but you must be based in a North American timezone. Nice-to-have: WaniKani user experience and higher than JLPT N5

Application Process: https://www.tofugu.com/jobs/customer-support-specialist/


Aug 27

Job: Report Editor – J-Screen K.K. (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: Report Editor
Posted by: J-Screen K.K.

Location: Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

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

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

Responsibilities

  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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Aug 27

Job: Webpage Management and Public Relations Position – Consulate General of Japan (Boston, Massachusetts)

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


Job Title: Webpage Management and Public Relations Position
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan in Boston

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to Adrian Hatton, the current JET Program Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for passing along another job opportunity:

https://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/Employment_Webpage_Management.html


Aug 26

Job: Education Administrator Intern – Nitto (Teaneck, NJ, USA)

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


Job Title: Education Administrator Intern
Posted by: Nitto

Location: Teaneck, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Below is an internship opportunity forwarded to us directly from the company.

Office of the CEO Education Administrator

Application Process: For more information or to apply, please reach out to Krystale Kirkland <Krystale.Kirkland@nitto.com>

Aug 26

Job: In-House Translator – Sojitz (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 Translator
Posted by: Sojitz

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Sojitz is still looking for an in-house translator. Please see the below document for more information and how to apply.

2019 In-House Translator Flyer


Aug 25

JQ Magazine: Book Review — ‘Gentle Black Giants’

Gentle Black Giants proves that the Royal Giants’ legacy has lived on in the countless tours taken by American teams to Japan since they first graced Asian shores nearly a century ago.” (NBRP Press)

By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagataken, 2008-10; Kochi-ken, 2018-present) for JQ magazine. A former head of JETAA Philadelphia’s 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.

In the 1930s, major leaguers including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tours of Japan, dazzling throngs of new fans while dropping nary a match (Gehrig’s group visited the country in 1931 while the Bambino arrived three years later). Those visits by all-star teams were widely credited for generating Japanese enthusiasm for baseball, which in turn helped launch professional baseball in Japan. But many (if not most) baseball fans are unaware the first American professional baseball players to tour Japan were not major leaguers.

A recently expanded book from the Nisei Baseball Research Project delves into a group of Negro Leaguers who sparked the growth of Japanese professional baseball. Gentle Black Giants: A History of Negro Leaguers in Japan explores the tours taken by the Philadelphia Royal Giants that contributed to the development of baseball in the country. Co-authored by Kazuo Sayama and Bill Staples, Jr. (the former is a Japanese baseball historian, the latter is a baseball researcher), Gentle Black Giants was first published in 1986, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the birth of Japanese pro baseball.

At first glance, it’s apparent that Gentle Black Giants resembles a victorious baseball squad as numerous contributors pitched in to create an extensive resource about the link between the Negro Leagues and Japan. While the cover suggests a collaboration between Sayama and Staples (Sayama penned the original version of the book in Japanese while Staples took charge of the English translation), several editors and authors collaborated to create this new edition.

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Aug 25

Job: Political Assistant – Consulate General of Japan in Boston (Boston, MA, USA)

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


Job Title: Political Assistant
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan in Boston

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to Adrian Hatton, the current JET Program Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for passing along the following opportunity:

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for conducting research analysis on U.S. political affairs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and International Affairs. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

Please noteCandidates must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research analysis about U.S. Political Affairs and U.S.-Japan relations (including attending events, seminars, and meetings and generating written content)
  • Effective management of our website
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate

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Aug 23

Job: JET-Relevant Job Listings – Japan Society (New York City, NY)

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


Job Title: JET-Relevant Job Listings
Posted by: Japan Society

Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-time

Attached are three JET-relevant jobs passed along to us from Japan Society in New York City.

PT Development Assistant, Individual Giving

Public Relations and Communications Manager

School Programs Educator


Aug 23

Job: Finance Specialist – North Pacific Fisheries Commission (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: Finance Specialist
Posted by: North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC)

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Temporary

Thanks to JET alum, Mervin Salazar (Nagano-ken) for the following job opening:

The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) invites applications for a temporary consulting position of Finance Specialist. The appointment will be for an eleven (11)-month period, with a possibility of extension.

NPFC is an international organization established on 19 July 2015 in Tokyo, Japan with the objective of ensuring the sustainability of fisheries resources and the marine ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean.

Under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the NPFC, the Finance Specialist assists the Executive Secretary regarding finance matters of the Commission.

Finance Specialist’s primary functions and duties:

  • Assist the Executive Secretary in implementing all finance matters of the Commission
  • Assist Executive Secretary in payment, disbursement procedures and travel arrangements of the Secretariat staff and invited experts
  • Liaise with service providers for all infrastructure, equipment, and making a contract
  • Annually arrange and support independent auditors for the Commission
  • Assists the Executive Secretary in the preparation of budgets for the regular functioning of the Secretariat and associated special projects
  • Others required by the Executive Secretary

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Aug 22

Job: ESL/English Teacher – Japanese Children’s Society (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA)

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


Job Title: ESL/English Teacher
Posted by: Japanese Children’s Society

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job listing received directly from the school:

We are urgently seeking a teacher who can teach English to Japanese students (PreS, K-6) from Monday through Friday at our Japanese day school in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

The applicant must be a native English speaker with a B.A. degree. Applicants with TESOL or K-12 certificates and teaching experience in Japan or to Japanese people are highly preferred.

Jobs at Japanese Children’s Society (September, 2019)

Employment Opportunities for English Language Teachers

*Urgently Seeking, Possible opening position in the near future

<Positions and Locations>

New Jersey Campus8 W Bayview Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Day School (Mon-Fri) Weekday Program  English teachers

  • Elementary School English Teachers  (Mon-Thu) 9:30-1:00 & (Friday) 8:20-3:00
    • Preschool & Elementary School English Teachers (Mon-Thu) 9:10-12:40 & (Friday) 8:20-3:00  *Starting from Monday, September 2nd
    • Friday Elementary School English Teachers for Friday All-day English Program only  8:20-3:00
    • Preschool Friday Bilingual program :Bilingual & Art teacher 9:00-1:00 [+1:10-2:40 @R/Lingo]
  • After School  (Mon-Wed) 2:30-4:30
    • Preschool ESL 2:30-3:30
    • Elementary School ESL 3:40-4:30

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Aug 22

Job: JET-Relevant Job Listings – DSA International (Various)

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


Job Title: JET-Relevant Job Listings
Posted by: DSA International

Location: Various
Contract: Full-time

Here are some JET-relevant job listings courtesy of DSA International:

New Job Listings!
Japanese/American Companies seeking candidates nationwide. Japanese language or cultural background is a big plus! All of our positions are direct-hire with company benefits! Please see below a small listing of some of our urgent job openings!
ARIZONA
Sales/Sales Engineer (Chandler, AZ) $70-80K/yr
CALIFORNIA
Accountant/Manager (Audit or Tax) (Torrance, CA) DOE
Accounting Clerk (Orange County, CA) $43-45K/yr
Client Relationship Manager (San Rafael, CA) $60-75K/yr
Full Charge Bookkeeper (Los Angeles, CA) DOE
General Accounting Manager (San Diego, CA) DOE
Insurance Account Executive (Torrance, CA) $50-100K/yr
IT Support Administrator (Orange County, CA) $42K/yr
Outside Sales Representative (Home-based in Los Angeles, CA) $45-55K/yr
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (Torrance, CA) $55-60K/yr
Sales Representative (Orange County, CA) $40-50K/yr
Sales Representative (San Rafael, CA) DOE
Senior Accountant/Assistant Manager/Manager (Los Angeles, CA) $75K/yr (DOE)
Senior Sales & Business Development (San Rafael, CA) $100-120K/yr (DOE)
ILLINOIS
Accountant/Manager (Audit or Tax) (Chicago, IL) DOE
Administrative/Sales Assistant (Schaumburg, IL) $40-50K/yr
INDIANA
Sales Representative (Indianapolis, IN) $50-60K/yr
KENTUCKY
Sales Manager (Danville, KY) $65-85K/yr
MICHIGAN
Customer Service Representative (Farmington Hills, MI) $45-55K/yr
NORTH CAROLINA
IT Network Administrator (Charlotte, NC) DOE
OHIO
Sales Representative (Troy, OH) $50-60K/yr

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