Feb 2

Job: Operations & Communications Manager – National Association of Japan-America Societies (Washington, D.C., USA)

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Position: Operations & Communications Manager
Posted by:
National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS)
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Jessyca Livingston on behalf of Andy Wylegala (Hokkaido-ken, 2003-2006) for passing along the following job opening.

Come join the largest, most diverse network of non-profits promoting relations between the United States and Japan at an exciting time for relations between the two peoples.

The NAJAS Operations & Communications Manager (“the Manager”) provides high levels of service to 38 members, each of them independent Japan and Japan-America Societies located across 26 states and one Canadian province. The position entails diverse work in grant administration, member and stakeholder communications, budgeting and book-keeping, and travel and event planning, and other fields.

Successful candidates will be self-starters capable of operating independently with strong judgment. Presence in the Washington DC area is required, and there will be allowance for an element of remote work. Pay is competitive, as indicated by the salary range below, and based on experience.

See below for more details on NAJAS and the job description with specific qualifications, and visit NAJAS – HOME for an overview of NAJAS activities. Applications from qualified individuals – consisting of a cover letter, resume, and two reference names — will be welcomed at HR@us-japan.org through February 16, 2024.

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Feb 1

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Mr. Big Farewell, ‘Paprika’ in 4K, ‘Stardew Valley’ in Concert

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.

Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from live showcases that will transport you to another time and place, some new film screenings, and a rock performance you won’t want to miss.

This month’s highlights include:

Shout! Factory in association with Resurgence Media Group

Feb. 2-3

Point Break

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street

$17, $10 members

From Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, Point Break stars Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an FBI agent who goes undercover among the beach bums in order to investigate a hunch about surfers who are possibly moonlighting as bank robbers, in the film that cemented Reeves as a new, very California cool kind of action star. With Patrick Swayze as the group’s guru and kingpin, Point Break is the kind of smart, fun, sexy, exciting action film desperately lacking in today’s Hollywood. This all-new 4K restoration is courtesy of Shout! Factory in association with Resurgence Media Group.

Stephen van Baalen

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Big: The Big Finish 2024

Sony Hall, 235 West 46th Street

$45 standing room only, $85 VIP reserved seating

One of the most successful American exports to rock Japan, Mr. Big is putting on their signature top hats and old shoes one last time for a worldwide tour, aptly titled “The Big Finish.” Since the band’s original drummer and co-founder, Pat Torpey, lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease in 2018, joining Mr. Big on drums for this special final world tour will be longtime friend of the band Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Big Big Train). Of note for this final run is the band’s decision to perform the entirety of their breakthrough platinum-selling 1991 album Lean Into It from start to finish as a featured highlight of the live setlist, along with other tunes from Mr. Big’s entire career. Lean Into It is the perfect litmus testament to the band’s inherent dexterity at blending a variety of styles together, whether it’s the heady rocking brew of “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind,” the power-drilled and power-chorded identity checklist “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy,” or the truly heartfelt sentiments found within “To Be With You,” Mr. Big’s chart-topping, worldwide #1 smash hit single.

© MadHouse Inc.

Feb. 7, 8, 11

Paprika — Satoshi Kon Fest

Various theaters

Various prices

Anime Expo Cinema Nights presents the final film ever made by visionary director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers) with his mind-bending thriller Paprika, which has been restored in 4K for the first time ever! When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. Dreams become reality and vice versa in this psychological fantasy you won’t want to miss! Featuring the voice talents of Megumi Hayashibara, Kōichi Yamadera, and Tôru Furuya.

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Jan 31

Job: Reference Librarian – Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)

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Position: Reference Librarian (Japanese)
Posted by:
Library of Congress
Location: Washington DC, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Adam Lisbon (Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken, 2004-2007) for passing along the following job opening.

The librarian is responsible for building the collections of the de facto national library; facilitating research and reference instruction and support onsite and virtually; and coordinating library engagement and interaction with a large and diverse array of users and communities.

The librarian helps balance new collections acquisitions with responsible stewardship of existing collections while building a more diverse and inclusive record for future generations. In the provision of reference and research services, the librarian utilizes traditional in-person methods in reading rooms and emerging technologies including social media and digital scholarship to assist researchers and other audiences in the use of library resources.

The librarian serves as the division’s primary liaison with researchers, visitors, and communities of practice, raising awareness of our collections and resources and making them accessible to all.

Salary/Hourly Rate: $68,405 – $88,926

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here –  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/773794700


Jan 30

Job: Part-Time Marketing Teacher – Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: Part-Time Marketing Teacher
Posted by:
Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Part Time

Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) has a long history and tradition as a language vocational school. Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) is our sister school located in Chiba. In addition to language skills, students aim to acquire specialized skills, qualification tests, and cross-cultural communication skills. After graduation, students further their education by transferring to a university, such KUIS, or studying abroad. Other students choose to pursue a career by seeking employment.

At KIFL, we are looking for teachers and professionals who can develop human resources with a wide range of education and perspectives, as well as specialized knowledge and skills.

About the Position:

Hiring date : 2024/04/01
Starting date : 2024/04/12

Subject name: Marketing 1 and Marketing 2

  • As a general rule, these classes are conducted in English.
  • The day and time of the class will be decided after consultation. Marketing 1 is once per week course (90-minute = 1 class). Marketing 2 is also a once per week course (90-minute = 1 class)

As a specialized subject of the Entrepreneurship Course in the Global Communication Program, we are looking for one part-time lecturer who can take charge of the Marketing Course in the first semester (from April) and the second semester (from September) for both first (Marketing 1) and second (Marketing2) year classes.

Introduce the fundamentals of marketing. and how customer value creates an effective marketing strategy. In addition, this course studies the interrelated business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute want-satisfying products and services to present and potential customers. The course incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing as well.

We are also looking for a teacher who has either a higher educational background in marketing and or years of experience working in the marketing field.

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Jan 30

Job: Producer – Pasona (Washington DC, USA)

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Position: Producer
Posted by:
Pasona
Location: Washington DC, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to JET Program alum Laura Tanaka (Osaka, 2017-2020) for sharing the following job opportunity.

A Japanese media company Washington DC office seeks a News Program Producer. Entry level candidates with a strong understanding of Japanese culture or language are welcome.

Job Summary:
The Producer will support director and editors at a Japanese media for news coverage in North and South America. Coverage include but are not limited to the Presidential Elections, the United Nations, etc. Stories will reach national audience in Japan. We are seeking committed candidates who thrive working in a fast-paced team environment.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Research, monitor and identify breaking news through US news sources
  • Identify newsworthy stories suitable for Japanese audience and properly communicate stories.
  • Perform fact-checking through original sources.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot technical and logistical aspects of onsite filming or interviewing
  • Pitch story ideas for same-day and long-term feature stories
  • Maintain calendars for various events
  • Gain knowledge about academic, cultural, political institutions, think tanks, and more.
  • Network and build positive relationships with sources
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Jan 30

Job: Part-time English Lecturer – Showa Women’s University (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: Part-time English Lecturer
Posted by:
Showa Women’s University
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Part Time

This position comes from one of our partner universities, Showa Women’s University.

Job Description
The first-year required courses focus on two integrated skills (Speaking and Listening) and use common textbooks; the second-year required course focuses on two integrated skills (Speaking and Listening) and uses authentic materials related to the academic topics; the third-year required courses focus on two integrated skills (Reading and Writing or Speaking and Listening) and use authentic materials. All of the required courses use common syllabuses.

Teaching Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Spring and Fall Semesters)
1st period: 9:00-10:30, 2nd period: 10:40-12:10, 3rd period 13:10-14:40, 
4th period 14:50-16:20, 5th period 16:30-18:00

Starting date: April 1st, 2024

Subjects: 

  • Communicative Speaking and Listening I
  • Communicative Speaking and Listening II
  • Academic Speaking and Listening I
  • Academic Oral Skills A
  • Academic Oral Skills B
  • Advanced Reading and Writing I
  • Advanced Reading and Writing II
  • Advanced Academic Oral Skills I
  • Advanced Academic Oral Skills II

Qualifications

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Jan 28

Job: Adjunct Lecturer – CIEE Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)

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Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Japanese Pre-Modern History Course
Posted by:
CIEE Kyoto
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contract: Full Time; Spring 2024

Thanks to Michele Fujii (Shiga-ken, 2010-2013) for passing along the following job opening.

Description: Adjunct Lecturer Position Announcement – Spring 2024 – Japanese Pre-Modern History Course

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a US-based non-profit organization, is seeking adjunct lecturing staff to deliver an academic course on Japanese Pre-Modern History, at its center in Kyoto.

The short-term, intensive course includes 45 contact hours during the period listed above. Two offsite, instructor-led co-curricular activities will be scheduled during class time.

Students will be undergraduates from universities in the United States. Courses will be taught in-person at our downtown center in Kyoto.

Please contact Michele Fujii via LinkedIn messages by Monday, February 5, 2024 17:00

(Syllabus, slides, and teaching materials are all prepared – just come ready to lecture!)

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Jan 27

Job: Multiple Job Openings – Various Industries (United States)

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Position: Multiple Job Openings
Posted by:
Various Industries
Location: United States
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Emi Tanaka with DSA International for passing along the following job listings curated for JET alumni.

Nationwide & International Japanese/American Corporations- New Multiple Job Listings! 2024

Japanese/American Companies seeking candidates nationwide & international. All of our positions are direct-hire with company benefits!  Please see the below partial listings, we also have many other positions available!

  • Accountant/Manager (Entry, Sr & Partner Level-Audit or Tax) (Los Angeles, New York & Chicago, IL) $90k to $200k/y
  • Account Representative / Customer Service Representative (Insurance Industry) – (Torrance, CA) $50k-$70k/y
  • Administrative/Sales Assistant (Schaumburg, IL / Farmington, UT / Los Angeles, CA) $50k-$70k/y
  • Administrative / HR Assistant (Costa Mesa / Irvine, CA area) $55k-$60k/yr
  • Administrative / Accounting Assistant (Stevenson Ranch, CA) $55-$60k/yr
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Jan 27

Job: Emergency Response Team Specialist – TikTok (San Francisco, CA, USA)

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Position: Emergency Response Team Specialist (Bilingual Japanese)
Posted by:
TikTok
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Britlynn Hastings (Osaka-fu, 2016-2018) for passing along the following job opening.

Description: TikTok has an opening for an Emergency Response Team Specialist (Bilingual Japanese) in their office in San Francisco, California.

About the Team: The Emergency Response Team takes on a two-pronged approach to ensure the platform is safe for consumption by not only reacting to emergent situations, but also taking a proactive stance on investigation related matters. The team acts as a vital bridge between teams, coordinating and managing unexpected risks and ensuring internal escalations are handled accordingly.

Responsibilities

  • -You will review and assess high volumes of inbound emergency escalations and make dynamic, fast paced decisions based on analysis of a variety of complex factors whilst adhering to applicable laws, terms of service and internal policies;
  • You will leverage your Japanese fluency to enhance emergency response mechanisms by monitoring and improving reactive speed and quality for effective implementation of action plans;
  • You will master various back-end data systems to ensure safety issues are handled effectively;
  • You will summarize and compile analytical, retrospective or data-type investigation related reports;
  • You will lead projects to proactively improve the quality of back-end systems and processes;
  • You will collaborate with global cross-functional teams to respond to issues, and communicate with relevant stakeholders to align on strategies;
  • You will participate in rotational weekend duty and demonstrate flexibility with regard to possible alternative schedules.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://careers.tiktok.com/position/7325800502871361830/detail


Jan 25

Job: Learning Success Manager – NEI (Remote, Asia or Europe)

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Position: Learning Success Manager
Posted by:
NEI
Location: Remote (Permanently based in Asia or equivalent time zone)
Contract: Full Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

About NEI
NEI’s technology uses AI to create individually-tailored learning pathways for professionals delivered through TESL-certified teachers.

NEI has our own proprietary learning management system, video conferencing platform, and personalizing AI assistant. Our recommender engine uses collaborative filters, student ratings, and a database with millions of potential matches across the spectrum of professions and interests to achieve optimum assignments and discussion topics for each learner. Most of our subscribers are highly motivated working professionals whose companies sponsor their language training. Our clients are concentrated in pharmaceuticals, IT, and finance, most of them in Japan.

NEI originated in Seattle and is now headquartered in Kobe, Japan. More at: NE.Institute and NEI-japan.com

About the Learning Success Manager Role:
At NEI, each Learning Success Manager (LSM) oversees a subset of 250-300 subscribers — a “Mini Institute.” The role provides each subscriber a consistent personal relationship at NEI. These subscribers meet with other NEI teachers weekly for 1:1s. As head of your own online Mini Institute, you build rapport with the subscribers in your charge and monitor each subscriber’s experience to ensure that it follows their learning plan. You are a cheerleader, coach, and ally helping them maintain progress toward their learning goals. This position involves 40% of time meeting with students to discuss their learning plan, ongoing progress assessments, and Target Score goals. The remaining time is divided approximately equally between these activities:

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Jan 25

Job: Japanese/Korean Lecturer – Auburn University (Auburn, AL)

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Position: Japanese/Korean Lecturer
Posted by:
Auburn University
Location: Auburn, AL
Contract: Full Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Auburn University invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Lecturer of Korean and Japanese to begin fall 2024. This is a full-time nine-month position with benefits and possibility of renewal and career advancement by mutual agreement annually, contingent upon availability of funds, enrollment, and satisfactory performance.

Teaching load is 4/4 per academic year of mostly language courses with the possibility of one or more classes per year in area of specialization. The candidate should be willing to take part in extra-curricular activities to help promote participation in the Japanese and Korean language programs.

Minimum Qualifications include: Masters degree in Japanese or Korean Language, Linguistics, Literature, or related field at the time appointment begins, native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and Korean, teaching experience, positive teaching evaluations, familiarity with current language pedagogy, and willingness to use Canvas course management software.

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Jan 24

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese – Kenyon College (Ohio, USA)

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Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
Posted by:
Kenyon College
Location: Gambier, Ohio
Contract: Full Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2024

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese beginning in Fall 2024.

The successful candidate will teach five courses, both within the Japanese language program and in the candidate’s area of expertise. Ph.D. in Japanese language and literature or related field is required. ABD candidates near completion of the dissertation will also be considered. Field of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. Experience in teaching Japanese to English-speaking students at the college level is preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Jan 23

Job: Regional Sales Representative – Quick USA (Georgia, USA)

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Position: Regional Sales Representative
Posted by:
Quick USA
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
Contract: Full Time; No visa sponsorship

Thanks to Quick USA for passing along the following job opening.

Description:
A Japanese Manufacturing company is currently looking for JET Alumni to join their ranks as a Regional Sales Representative for their Alpharetta location in Georgia. As this is quite a specific industry, no prior sales nor history in the manufacturing industry is required, but JET Alumni interested in the sales of automotive products, semi-conductor products or in the manufacturing industry in general are encouraged to apply.

JET Alumni are sought out due to their understanding of Japanese culture and the skills learned through their experience abroad enabling them to act as a bridge between the company and the customers.

Responsibilities for this position include coordinating with customer service, reporting daily activities and actively participating in corporate meetings among other things.

Salary: 50k-80k

Application Process: Please send your resume to yamagishi@919usa.com


Jan 23

Job: Public Affairs Specialist – Department of Health and Human Services (Washington D.C., USA)

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Position: Public Affairs Specialist
Posted by:
Department of Health and Human Services
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to JET Program alum Scott H. (Tochigi, 2015-2018) for sharing the following job opportunity.

This job is open to: Recent Graduates who have completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

Veterans precluded from applying within two years due to a military service obligation have up to 6 years from completing their degree to apply.

Applicants that are expected to graduate in the next 60 days from the closing date of this announcement may apply.

Duties:

  • The incumbent will serve as a Recent Graduate under the OPM Pathways Program and will perform various developmental duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Conducts a public affairs program for a HHS agency with responsibility for planning, and communicating the organization’s programs, policies, and activities. 
  • Transmits informational materials to a variety of publics to enhance the understanding of certain attitudes and practices advocated by the organization.
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Jan 22

Job: Intern – U.S.-Japan Council (Remote, USA)

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Position: Intern
Posted by:
U.S.-Japan Council
Location: Remote (USA)
Contract: Internship
; Unpaid

The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) is seeking an intern. This position will be remote and available for candidates residing in the United States. The intern will provide support for the U.S. team on a part-time or full-time basis.

This is an excellent internship for those hoping to gain experience working in the U.S.-Japan relations arena. The projects may include member relations, fundraising/donor relations, in-person / virtual program planning and delivery, and digital and strategic marketing initiatives in a non-profit setting. USJC’s internship program offers outstanding opportunities for college students, graduate students and graduates who are interested in broadening networks in U.S.-Japan relations.

We seek a candidate who is comfortable working with and analyzing data as well as writing/editing in English. Duties may be tailored to the intern’s interests. The interested applicant may choose the areas of interest from the following areas: Communications: Responsibilities include supporting the Communication Team by assisting with the team’s newsletters, event announcements, social media, and other promotional materials.

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