Jul 19

L.M. Zoller (CIR Ishikawa-ken, Anamizu, 2009-11) is the editor of The Ishikawa JET Kitchen: Cooking in Japan Without a Fight. Ze also writes I’ll Make It Myself!, a blog about food culture in Japan and the US; curates The Rice Cooker Chronicles, a series of essays by JETs and JET alumni on the theme of cooking/eating and being alone in Japan; and admins The JET Alumni Culinary Group on LinkedIn.

New Rice Cooker Chronicles submissions always welcome. Just e-mail it to jetwit [at] jetwit.com.

One of the aspects I hadn’t anticipated as much regarding my culture shock expectations was adjusting to Americanized- and fusion Japanese food, especially for foods that I encountered for the first time in Japan. This isn’t to say that American-Japanese food isn’t delicious–quite the contrary–but it can be a bit alarming at times to see sushi rolls cooked tempura-style (why?) or cilantro in your temaki (YES). If nothing else, it serves as a reminder of my relative inexperience with the Japanese home cooking when I left to study abroad in university and the problematic nature of the idea of a food’s authenticity.

Dragon Fest is an annual celebration of pan-Asian cultures held in Seattle’s International District.

Click HERE to read more.

May 27

Job: Advertising Sales Representative Needed For Asian Fusion Magazine (NY) 05.27.12

Thanks to Rick Lin for sharing this job. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Advertising Sales Representative
Posted by: Asian Fusion Magazine
Type: N/A 
Location: Midtown, NY
Salary: N/A
Start date: NA

If you are an aggressive and independent self-starter whose unlimited potential has yet to be realized, this could be the opportunity of your lifetime. Asian Fusion Magazine has an opening for an experienced sales account representative to sell advertising for its magazine publications.

The successful candidate will be a poised, stimulating and articulate communicator who is capable of expanding our advertising customer base and who will enjoy the challenges associated with delivering the value of target-marketed advertising to hundreds of local businesses. Our outside sales representatives are responsible for researching assigned territories, qualifying prospects over the phone, cold calling potential customers and closing sales via telephone or in person. Our advertising sales representative’s compensation is strictly commission based. Income potential is $50 – $70k on outstanding achievement.

This position is for you if:
You have 2 to 3 years sales experience, with polished skills
You like to work hard, work smart, and have fun
You’d like the freedom of an independent contractor
You’d like to increase your income every year

Please send your resume to advertise@asianfusion-mag.com
For more information please visit our website at www.asianfusion-mag.com

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