Sep 9

Job: Program Coordinator – The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (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: Program Coordinator
Posted by: The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States is seeking a Program Coordinator to work in its Washington DC office. GMF’s Asia Program fosters coordinated US-European approaches to common challenges in the region while building closer US-European-Asian partnerships. The Asia Program’s fellows and staff manage an active set of policy programs, conduct in-depth research, publish regular newsletters and podcasts, and frequently contribute articles and commentary to a wide range of international publications and news outlets.

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Sep 5

Todd Jay Leonard to speak on textbook publishing at the Japan Writers Conference

Posted by Tom Baker

Textbook author Todd Jay is one of the JET alumni writers who will be giving presentations at the 2022 Japan Writers Conference, held on Oct. 15-16 at the Shonan Campus of Tokai University in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. For details, see http://japanwritersconference.org. Here’s the official description of his presentation:

Todd Jay Leonard
Publishing in the EFL Market in Japan: Four Perspectives on How to Make Your Proposal Count
Short Lecture with Q&A
Instructional


This presentation will outline the current publishing market in Japan for EFL/ESL textbooks by reviewing the various points of view of the publishing industry. The presenter, Todd Jay Leonard, has published extensively within the ESL/EFL market in Japan and will offer helpful advice to budding authors who wish to pursue projects geared to Japan’s domestic market.

Most likely, every language teacher in Japan has (at some point during his/her tenure) contemplated writing a textbook to fill a void in the market…in that constant search for the perfect, all-encompassing textbook.

In today’s competitive publishing world, getting the proverbial “foot in the door” can seem daunting and nearly impossible. What are publishers looking for in the current market? What appeals to editors who ultimately decide which titles go to production and which ones do not? What are the salespeople on the front lines hearing from their market base? What must an author do in order to get his/her book published?

This presentation focuses on these very questions, offering inside insights from all the various points of view that must be considered when writing a proposal to publish a textbook–the publisher, the editor, the salesperson, and the author. Professor Leonard explains the realities within the publishing industry and addresses some common myths associated with EFL publishing.

Todd Jay Leonard has been actively involved in book publishing for 30 years and has published 26 books. He has published books with a number of different Japanese publishing companies and this experience has given him a unique perspective in offering advice to potential authors on what the market is looking for currently and what the publishing industry is searching for in new titles.

He lives, writes, and teaches on the southern island of Kyushu, where he is a university professor at University of Teacher Education Fukuoka and is the department head for the English Department for the graduate faculty. He has published extensively in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers on cross-cultural, historical, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) themes.


Sep 3

Job: Reporter / Researcher – Yomiuri Shimbun (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: Reporter / Researcher
Posted by: Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest daily newspaper with a circulation of nearly 8 million copies. We are headquartered in Tokyo and have over 20 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles. 

Main duties include assisting our Washington-based Japanese correspondents by attending video-conference, telephonic and in-person briefings and press conferences; tracking relevant news stories; arranging and conducting interviews; composing clear and concise memos on issues of interest; and covering various events, including those held by area think tanks and Congress.

Additionally, because there are congressional midterm elections this year, coverage of various elections and campaign rallies and related events will also be an important part of the reporting duties. Rapid and precise transcription is also required. 

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://www.journalismjobs.com/1645658-japans-largest-newspaper-seeks-hardworking-reporterresearcher-yomiuri-shimbun.


Sep 2

Job: Deputy Director – The German Marshall Fund of the United States (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: Deputy Director
Posted by: The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kristi Govella (Niigata-ken, 2005-2006) for passing the following job opening at her organization:

The Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States is looking for a new Deputy Director. Candidates must have expertise in Japan or Korea.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, see https://gmfus.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2192918&&cust_sort1=-1&&nohd#job


Sep 1

Job: Administrative Assistant 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: Administrative Assistant to the Consul-General
Posted by: Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jocelyn Russell (Gunma-ken, 2015-2019) for passing along the following job opening as they are searching for her replacement:

The Consulate-General of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual  for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Consul-General. 

The Consulate offers group health insurance 80% coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:15 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime).

Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum monthly base salary for this position is between $ 3,600 and $3,800. Depending on your experiences, the salary may increase beyond this range. The Consulate does not withhold federal or other taxes from employee salaries.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.

Start Date: October 3, 2022

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Sep 1

Job: Accounts Payable Manager – Columbia Business School (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: Accounts Payable Manager
Posted by: Columbia Business School
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job working directly with Ryan Hata’s team at Columbia Business School:

Accounts Payable Manager in Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business/ Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship | Careers at Columbia


Sep 1

Job: Program Assistants – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (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: Program Assistants (two positions)
Posted by: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kelly Primrose (Nara-ken, 2015-2018) for passing along the following job openings at her organization:

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks two (2) full-time Program Assistants for its Washington, DC office.

The ideal candidates will be able to start work in October 2022 in a work-from-home capacity, with the expectation of resuming in-office operations in Washington, DC one to two days a week. The Program Assistants will have responsibilities in the following areas:

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Aug 31

Job: Program Coordinator – Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute (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: Program Coordinator
Posted by: Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Elizabeth Peiffer (Shizuoka-ken, 2014-2015) for sharing the following job opening, which she will be transitioning out of soon. If you have any questions feel free to contact her at <peiffere19@gmail.com>.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI), and working in support of the Directors of the Master of Arts in Regional Studies-East Asia (MARSEA) program, the incumbent serves as the primary contact for all student-facing issues and policies.

Responsibilities: In this role s/he will:

  • Manages administration of the MARSEA program including budgeting, advertising, application processing, admissions, student support, and alumni initiatives;
  • Oversees student fellowship programs supporting research, language acquisition, unpaid internships, and dissertation write-up during the summer and academic year;
  • Liaises with East Asia-related student groups on events and programming, supervising event planning and execution, program development, and budget management;
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Aug 30

Job: Administrative Assistant – Embassy of Japan in Washington DC (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: Administrative Assistant, Public Affairs Section
Posted by: Embassy of Japan in Washington DC
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

hanks to the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC for passing along the following job opening:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Public Affairs Section. This position is responsible for performing secretarial duties, coordinating public affairs events as well as performing various office support functions, including but not limited to, drafting and editing documents and correspondence for members of the Public Affairs Section, maintaining public office spaces, as well as other related office administrative tasks.

Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and occasional weeknight and/or weekend events (all qualify for paid overtime).

Salary is commensurate with the experience and skills of the candidate. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is $3500. Benefits include group health insurance coverage, paid time off, and sick leave.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.

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Aug 24

Job: Program Director – VIA (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: Program Director
Posted by: VIA
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna and JETAANC President, Melissa Golden (Hokkaido, 2007-2012) for passing along the following job opening at her company:

VIA is looking for the next great Program Director to join our team managing an exciting portfolio of programs, including short-term virtual and in-person experiential learning programs, project accelerators, and professional fellowships.

This Program Director’s portfolio will likely include programs with students and professionals from Japan, so Japanese language skills would be highly beneficial! This is a remote position, but will include some in-person meetings and on-site presence for in-person programs in San Francisco Bay Area and Asia. US work authorization and California residency are required.

Application Process: The priority application deadline is September 18, 2022 and preferred start date is October 24th, but we will continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled. View the full position description and start an application on Idealist ideali.st/KVm2fu or our website viaprograms.org/job/program-director


Aug 23

Posted by Tom Baker (Chiba, 1989-91)

U.S. President Joe Biden is set to visit Hiroshima next spring, when Japan hosts the Group of Seven summit. All of Biden’s recent predecessors have also visited Japan at some point.

Amazingly, the first presidential visit happened way back in 1879, when Ulysses Grant spent the summer in Japan shortly after leaving office. He met an array of Japanese historical figures, including Eiichi Shibusawa and Emperor Meiji.

I recently spent a day exploring Tokyo in Grant’s footsteps. Here’s what I found.



Aug 21

Gunma Prefecture Pub Quiz

Posted by Tom Baker (Chiba, 1989-91)

As many in the JET community know, there is a thriving English-language pub quiz scene in Tokyo. Now a couple of my friends are trying to spread the excitement to Gunma Prefecture, too.

The first of what will hopefully be series of Takasaki Pub Quizzes will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at a bar called Pitch, a five-minute walk from Takasaki Station.

If you’d like to know more, visit this Facebook page or contact pitchquiz@gmail.com.


Aug 20

Job: Assistant Correspondent – The Hokkaido Shimbun Press London Bureau (London, England, U.K.)

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


Position: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, London Bureau
Location: London, England, U.K.
Contract: Part-time

Below is a part-time job sent to us directly from the newspaper.


Aug 19

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — August Anime Roundup

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

In the dog days of summer, it’s best to escape the heat in a place that’s cozy and cool. For those into both cutting-edge and classic anime, this month offers a diverse trio of theatrical premieres—all in the comfort of indoor air conditioning.

This month’s highlights include:

©2021 “INU-OH” Film Partners

Opens Aug. 12

Inu-oh

For Village East by Angelika screenings, click here

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Ride Your Wave), hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm. Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts. Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, “Ping Pong the Animation”) and awe-inspiring vocals by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama, Inu-oh is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation’s singular talents. All screenings are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

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Aug 18

Job: Secretary – The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (New York, USA)

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


Position: Secretary
Posted by: The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Debbie Walter (Hokkaido-ken, 2014-2019) for passing along the following job opening where she works. Please kindly note, she is not personally involved with the hiring process for this position:

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York is currently seeking a new Secretary. Attached is the job description in both English and Japanese, which can also be found on our website at the following address: https://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/job_opportunities.html

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through email only. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to secretary@dn.mofa.go.jp by 29th August, 2022. Only those who will be retained for further selection processes will be notified accordingly, so we kindly request that applicants please refrain from calling us.


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