Dec 28

Job: Business Development Associate – Round One Entertainment, Inc. (Orange County, CA, USA)

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


Position: Business Development Associate
Posted by:
Round One Entertainment, Inc.
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Chuck Del Rosario (Yamagata-ken, 2005-2009) for passing along the following job opening within his team. There are also two other JET alumni in his department. 

Overview

This position will require working in a fast-paced environment that touches upon multiple disciplines of business development. The associate will be coordinating with their manager to filter the information that is provided by our real estate partners and brokers. They will also be required to prepare reports, schedule meetings, plan business trips, communicate and negotiate with related jurisdictions and vendors to conduct all necessary duties and tasks associated with developing and constructing new stores.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare documents and research for internal presentation for future locations
  • Archive and maintain Leases and legal documents pertaining to real estate
  • Schedules meetings, appointments, business trips
  • Work cross functionally with inter-departments (Construction, Compliance, Mechanics, Accounting, etc.) during the store development process
  • Acts as liaison between vendors, executive management and other managing partners to facilitate information flow and drive increased efficiencies
  • Assist in all activities related to real estate/development, change orders, procurement, project updates, and scheduling
  • Takes notes, creates minutes.
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Dec 24

Japan-Insights: Glimpses of Lafcadio Hearn’s Japan

************By Makoto Shirai, secretary, Japan-Insights Research Institute (Non-profit organization in Tokyo)

Garden view at Hearn’s former residence at Kitahori, Matsue ©Furukawa Makoto

Dear Friends,

Have you known Lafcadio Hearn?

Let me introduce an essay from the Japan-Insights archives.

The twenty-fifth one is on Finding Homes in the Unfamiliar by Clara Kumagai.

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_GlimpsesLafcadioHearn.pdf

Please share this expert’s experience!

Japan-Insights is a nonprofit open database compiled by leading experts in Japanese studies. The posts present a broad range of historical and contemporary topics that encourage visitors to engage with the real Japan through immersive experiences. Follow the Facebook page and website to learn about and share these insights from around the country!”

#japan #japaneseculture #lafcadio


Dec 21

Job: Part-time English Teacher – Toho Gakuen (Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: English Teacher
Posted by:
Toho Gakuen
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Part-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Matt Klampert (Tokyo, 2015-2020) for sharing the following opening at his old JET school in Tokyo.


Dec 20

Job: Sake Production – North American Sake Brewery (Charlottesville, VA)

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


Position: Sake Production
Posted by:
North American Sake Brewery
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Are you interested in the art of SAKE BREWING?

North American Sake Brewery, Virginia’s first and only sake brewery located in Charlottesville has sake production job openings. If you are a hard worker (must be able to lift 50lbs of rice over your head) and want to be a part of something special, join our passionate sake crew and help us grow the #sakerevolution. Experience in a brewery or production environment is ideal, sake brewing experience not necessary.

Interested in learning more? Contact info@pourmeone.com


Dec 16

The Japan Foundation, New York Literary Series presents: Kyoko Nakajima x Ian MacDonald & Ginny Takemori

About 

JFNY Literary Series invites notable writers in Japanese literature and their translators to discuss their work, speak on the art of translation, and touch upon the current literary scene in Japan. 

This session of JFNY Literary Series features renowned Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima and her translator Ian MacDonald and Ginny Takekomori, moderated by David PeaceAllison Markin Powell from the collective Strong Women, Soft Power and interpreter Bethan Jones also join the session. The English translation of Nakajima’s book Things Remembered and Things Forgotten was published in May, 2021.   

This event is now available to watch on our YouTube channel! 

Watch the event here: https://www.jfny.org/event/jfny-literary-series-kyoko-nakajima-x-ian-macdonald-ginny-takemori/ 


Dec 15

Job: News Producer/Researcher – Nippon Television (Washington, DC)

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


Position: News Producer/Researcher
Posted by:
Nippon Television
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from Nippon Television:

Nippon Television is one of the largest commercial broadcasters in Japan. The Washington DC News Bureau is responsible for covering political affairs in the United States for our Japanese audience.

As a producer and researcher, you will be responsible for monitoring and summarizing political news and information from Washington and beyond. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • attend press briefings and write up summarized memos
  • monitor daily news sources
  • research various news media for interesting stories
  • set up interviews
  • in-house editing/recording video feeds
  • assist reporters in creating daily news stories and long term feature stories which are sent to Tokyo for national broadcast.

The ideal candidate would be conversational in Japanese, have good writing and typing skills, and have strong interest and knowledge of journalism, political and international affairs. They would also be open to travel and available to work extra hours as the situation dictates.  

Application Process: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to nippontvdc@gmail.com   No telephone calls, please.


Dec 8

Job: Japan Resident Director – CET Academic Programs (Osaka, Japan)

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


Position: Japan Resident Director
Posted by:
CET Academic Programs
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kate Maruyama (Osaka, 2005-2008) for passing along the following job openings with CET:

CET has another job opening in Osaka—this time, on the student life side: Japan Resident Director. We also have a number of US-based positions too, including Student Services Coordinate and Director of Talent and Culture.


Dec 8

JETAA Podcast Beat

JETAA‎‎‎‏‏‎​ Podcast Beat is a weekly round-up of current JET and JET alumni podcasts and podcast appearances compiled by Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19)

Do you have a podcast or did you recently appear in a podcast? Help us share it with the community by filling out this form.

Welcome to the JETAA Podcast Beat! I hope the beat will be a great way for everyone to stay updated on JET alumni as well as current JET involvement in podcasts. This is my final week hosting the roundup, but I hope everyone will continue to listen to and support JET podcasts!

Krewe of Japan

Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Doug Tassin (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.

Japanese TRAINS!

In this episode, Doug and Jenn take a deep dive adventure into the world of Japanese trains! From what to expect when coming to Japan and taking a train, to tips, tricks, and taboos.

USLawEssentials Law & Language

The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast, co-hosted by Stephen Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) helps non-native English speaking lawyers and law students improve their English and better understand US law and American legal culture. Many of these short episodes are tied to a legal news event or case in the United States. Others include interviews with multilingual lawyers (including a number of JET alumni.) The shows are hosted by attorneys experienced teaching US law and legal English to students and lawyers from around the world.

The Multilingual Lawyer: Quentin Alexandre

The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers! In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Quentin A. Alexandre, a newly admitted New York attorney from France.

Currently a litigation associate at Kennedy’s, Quentin not only speaks French and English, but also speaks German. He shares excellent insights on learning legal English, succeeding at a US law school, and building a professional career in the United States as a multilingual lawyer. For more insights, be sure to visit his blog at https://www.theinternationallawyer.org/

You can visit Quentin’s attorney profile here: https://kennedyslaw.com/our-people/profiles/new-york/quentin-a-alexandre/

Oh… and perhaps you should grab a pastry while listening to the podcast. Quentin suggests Levain bakery or Épicerie Boulud  Now we certainly do not want to cause any controversy, but if you know any Belgian attorneys who would like to counter Quentin’s suggestion that French baking might just be a bit better than Belgium’s, we will welcome counterarguments (and samples).


Dec 6

Job: Part-time JET Program Interview Assistants – Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA or Remote)

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


Position:  Part-time JET Program Interview Assistants
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA or Remote
Contract: Part-Time

Thanks to the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago for passing along the following part-time openings for this year’s JET Program Interview Cycle:

The Japan Information Center in Chicago is hiring three (3) part-time JET Program Interview Assistants for the upcoming JET Program interviews.

One assistant will work from mid-February through mid-March. Please note the working period may change based on the timing of the interviews. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist with JET Interviews (tentatively, February 8 – 12), but other responsibilities pertaining to the JET Program and JIC activities will also be assigned.

The pay is $17 an hour. The work schedule is somewhat flexible; however, during the JET Interview Week, you must work full days. This position will be primarily in-person at the Japan Information Center, however some remote work days may occur, as well. Applicants must live in the Chicagoland area and be able to commute to the Consulate in downtown Chicago.

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Dec 5

Job: CLS Summer Japanese-Speaking Resident Director – American Councils for International Education (Okayama, Japan)

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


Position:  Summer Japanese-Speaking Resident Director
Posted by:
American Councils for International Education
Location: Okayama, Japan
Contract: Full-Time; Seasonal

Here’s a summer 2022 job received directly from the American Councils for International Education:

American Councils for International Education is currently hiring 2022 summer Resident Director for Japanese immersion program of the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS Program, see www.clscholarship.org  for more information about the program).

Resident Directors are the first-level of support for CLS students for the duration of the program. The Resident Director supports student success by ensuring the health and safety of the participants, helping them to maintain a Japanese-only language policy, and helping to acclimate them to life in Japan.

The Resident Director position is a non-teaching position but requires a high level of Japanese language. The approximate dates of the program are June to August; Resident Directors also attend a three-day training in May.

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Dec 4

Job: Part-Time Tour Coordinator – Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (Delary Beach, FL, USA)

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


Position: Tour Coordinator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Location: Delary Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Thanks to JET alumna Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken, 2002-2005) for passing along the part-time job opening at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens where she works:

Application Process: Job description and details on how to apply can be found here: https://morikami.org/job-opportunities/


Dec 1

Volunteer Opportunity: New JETwit Podcast Seeks Producers/Designers

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


Hi everyone! JETwit is planning to launch a podcast, and we need some people who either have experience creating/producing/editing/designing podcasts or don’t have experience but want to learn or figure it out. 

Our goal is to create a platform where multiple JET alums can produce JET-relevant (broadly defined) podcast content and have a way to get it produced, edited, distributed, etc. with editing being probably the most important need at this point. 

Note: To find current JET-relevant podcasts, follow the JETAA Podcast Beat on JETwit curated by Emalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19) who also has her own delightful podcast, よっぱれい英会話 English Nomikai Podcast

Unfortunately, we can’t pay anything at this point, though we recognize this is a skill that is in demand. It’s conceivable that we get a little funding down the road, but go on the assumption that we won’t and then you’ll be pleasantly surprised if we do.

Application Process: If you’re interested, just add your name and contact info to this JETwit Podcast Google Form and we’ll be in touch soon.

Questions? Feel free to ask in the Google Form in the comments section at the end. Yoroshiku and gambarimashou!


Dec 1

JETAA Podcast Beat

JETAA‎‎‎‏‏‎​ Podcast Beat is a weekly round-up of current JET and JET alumni podcasts and podcast appearances compiled by Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19)

Do you have a podcast or did you recently appear in a podcast? Help us share it with the community by filling out this form.

Welcome to the JETAA Podcast Beat! We’re excited to share the newest podcast episodes from JET alumni and current JETs. This week, get into the festive post-Thanksgiving cheer with some holiday episodes. If you have the chance, please enjoy listening to one of these recent episodes this week!

よっぱれい英会話 English Nomikai Podcast

In this eikaiwa podcast targeted to Japanese English-learners, Emmalee Manes (Toyama-ken, 2016-19) talks to fellow JET alumni, current JETs, and Japanese English teachers and friends about cultural differences between Japan and their home countries (all while sharing some drinks!)

POWER HOUR III: HOLIDAY PARTY with Hannah, James, Caralynn, Joe, Michelle, and Domhnall

Emmalee, Hannah, James, Caralynn, Joe, Michelle, and Domhnall meet for a special Holiday Party!!! Together they do a “Power Hour” (drink 60 beer shots in 60 minutes) and enjoy talking about the Holiday Season. 🦃 ‍🎄

今週のエピソードは特別な「HOLIDAY PARTY POWER HOUR」エピソードです!私達7人は一時間で60杯のショットを飲みます🍻

サンクスギビングとクリスマスについて話します!

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa

メール: yoppareikaiwa@gmail.com

Reinventing Professionals

This podcast hosted by Ari Kaplan (Hyogo-ken, 1993-94) is designed to offer ideas, guidance, and perspectives on how to effectively navigate a perpetually shifting professional landscape, with a unique focus on the legal industry and the technology that is driving its evolution.

Implementing Financial Intelligence to Give Law Firms a Competitive Advantage

I spoke with Rob Stote, the managing director of profitability products at BigHand, a provider of financial and operational productivity software, Michael Grupp, the CEO of BRYTER, a no-code software platform, and Tom Obermaier, the CEO of SurePoint Technologies, a provider of financial and practice management software about the report – Implementing Financial Intelligence to Give Law Firms a Competitive Advantage in 2022 and Beyond – that the three companies commissioned to identify key trends among law firm financial leaders.

Krewe of Japan

Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Doug Tassin (Fukushima-ken, 2007-10) that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.

How to Watch Anime: Subbed vs. Dubbed ft. Dan Woren

In this Week’s episode, the Krewe take on the age old subbed vs dubbed anime debate. In addition to sharing their perspectives on the debate, they sit down with voice acting veteran, Dan Woren (Bleach, Naruto, Fate/Zero and so much more), who shares his journey into voice acting, the process of voice acting in anime and video games, and his take on the subbed versus dubbed debate. Along the way, Dan and the Krewe talk breaking toes, anime conventions, and even Star Trek?!? This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

AIGA Design Podcasts

How is design changing as a discipline and profession? What are the current landscapes and future horizons of innovation? ​What are the opportunities for the design community? AIGA’s Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and​ business​ leaders​ to deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Design Adjacent: Isaiah Steinfeld on entrepreneurship, mentorship, and the future of design

Isaiah Steinfeld is Entrepreneur and Founder Fellow, On Deck. He is a proven startup veteran and innovation leader with the unique ability to deeply empathize with the user/customer while creating a big product vision. In the entrepreneurial space, he focuses on innovation capability that helps identify, develop, and invest in new future-focused opportunities. In this episode of AIGA Design Adjacent, Bennie Johnson talks with Isaiah about entrepreneurship, mentorship, and the future of design.

Season by Season

Join Alexis (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons.

Light Snow

This reflective episode features an interview with special guest Lev Parikian, author of the book “Light Rains Sometimes Fall.” Alexis and Kit share Thanksgiving memories and mouthwatering recipes as they welcome in a flamboyantly festive time of year. Hiro’s Corner takes a look at the coats that warm us in winter.


Nov 30

Job: CEO – Japan-America Society of Tennessee (Nashville, TN, USA)

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


Position:  CEO
Posted by:
Japan-America Society of Tennessee
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Peyton Goodman (Oita-ken, 2017-2019) for sharing the below job opening with the Japan-America Society of Tennessee.


Nov 30

JQ Magazine: Fathom Events Bring Totoro, Macross to the Big Screen

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.

A longtime partner of classic and current theatrical anime releases, Fathom Events is showcasing two enormously influential films in theaters nationwide this month that were first screened in the U.S. a generation ago.

© 1988 Studio Ghibli

Kicking things off as a capper to this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest 2021, My Neighbor Totoro returns to the big screen Dec. 5, 6 and 9. Directed by Academy Award-winning legend Hayao Miyazaki, the titular Totoro is a gigantic but gentle forest spirit who can only be seen by children. When the young Satuski and her sister Mei move to a new home in the countryside with their father, Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride in the extraordinary Cat Bus!

Originally released in U.S. theaters in 1993, this edition features exclusive bonus content. The 2005 English-language dub screenings on Dec. 5 and 9 feature the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning. With over $1 billion from licensed merchandise sales worldwide and a top spot on many “best animated film ever” lists, don’t miss your chance to catch this unforgettable tale of magic an adventure for the whole family!

© 1995 BIGWEST/MACROSS PLUS PROJECT #MacrossPlus_US

From the past to the not-too-distant future comes Macross Plus Movie Edition, a theatrical sequel to the groundbreaking Macross (Robotech in the U.S.) 1980s TV staple. Originially released a four-part video series in the mid-’90s, Macross Plus features a Who’s Who of anime talent: Directed by series creator Shoji Kawamori and Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), music by the legendary Yoko Kanno (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), and the vocal talent of Megumi Hayashibara (too many to mention), among others.

In this one-night-only (Dec. 14, subtitled) theatrical event, viewers will be transported to the year 2040 on the distant planet Eden, where former childhood friends Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman face off in both love and war as mecha fighters and potential suitors for Myung Fang Lone, who has returned as the manager of Sharon Apple, an artificial intelligence pop star and the galaxy’s biggest singing sensation—which becomes self-aware and takes control of the Macross battle fortress itself!

For all upcoming Fathom Events anime screenings and tickets, visit www.fathomevents.com/categories/anime.


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