Feb 7

Job: Executive Assistant to the Chief Creative Officer at UNIQLO (New York)

A great JET-relevant listing received directly from Uniqlo (aka Fast Retail):  “The position is Executive Assistant to the Chief Creative Officer of UNIQLO, and requires English/Japanese fluency.” Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Executive Assistant to the Chief Creative Officer
Location: New York
Type: Full-time


The Executive Assistant will provide support and assistance to his/her assigned executives. The EA will create, build and manage the day to day responsibilities. They will assist with managing daily appointments and schedule/calendar, correspondence, note taking, and communication with both overseas and domestic partners. They will help coordinate all travel arrangements and expenses (T&E, samples and courier) and budget management. They will also support multiple, ongoing projects that impact the people side of our business. Read More

Jan 16

JET Alumnus to Give Encore Lecture on Student Loan Debt in NYC


Writer, researcher, and JET alumnus Matt Leichter (Saitama-ken ’03-’05) will give an encore performance of his lecture, “College Education: Certain Debt, Uncertain Income.” It will again be hosted by the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City. The event date is Wednesday, January 29, at 6:30 PM. The location is not the school’s normal address; instead it will be at:

NYC Seminar and Conference Center

71 West 23rd Street (corner of 6th Ave.)

New York, NY 10010

Here is the lecture’s abstract:

Soaring costs for education, together with limited job opportunities and stagnant wage growth, place substantial financial and psychological burdens on students.

Noted columnist and researcher Matt Leichter reviews tuition inflation, cuts in public funding and the business of lending to students. Mr. Leichter will also propose reforms to the system of financing college education.

Space is limited; please register to attend by emailing hgs.billy@gmail.com.

Jan 16

Job: Visitor’s Associate at Japan Society (NY)

Thanks to JET alum Christy Jones of Japan Society (NY) for passing this on. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionVisitor’s Associate
Type: Part-time


The Visitor Services Associate maintains the Japan Society’s visitor service’s desk as an ambassador interacting with the general public. This includes greeting and welcoming visitors, answering questions, providing information about exhibits and programs, selling tickets, memberships, and catalogues.

Duties include: processing ticket orders and gallery admissions; selling memberships; light clerical duties; accepting packages; assisting visitors, trustees, donors, and vendors on the phone and in person, and assisting with related activities and projects. Read More

Dec 28

Job: [JET] NY Times Travel Show Volunteer Opprtunity

Thanks to Noriko Furuhata, JET coordinator at the NY consulate. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

Position: Volunteers
Posted by: The Consulate General of Japan in New York
Type: N/A
Location: N/A
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A

This year, the Consulate is doing a “Yoroi (traditional samurai armor) try-on.” We will encourage visitors to try on a set of samurai armor and take photos. We would like to have some “genki” JET alumni to help out at our booth. Please see below for the details:

Saturday, January 19 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, January 20 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
(11th avenue between 34th and 38th streets)

3 volunteers are needed each day. If interested, please e-mail the Consulate with the following information by Thursday, January 10.

Your Name:
Email address:
Cell phone number:
JET placement location:
JET years:
JET position (ALT or CIR):

Date you can volunteer (1/19 or 1/20):

Please respond by Thursday, January 10! (Please note that the Consulate will be closed from Monday, December 31 to Thursday, January 3.)

Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171
Tel: 212-418-4461
Fax: 212-371-1294
Email: jet@ny.mofa.go.jp

Dec 28

Job: Japanese Preschool Seeks Native Speaking Teachers (Brooklyn, NY)

Thanks to LetWit Founder, Steven Horowitz. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

Position: Preschool Teachers
Posted by: Aozora Gakuen
Type: Part-time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A

Aozora Gakuen is Japanese-English bilingual preschool in Fort Green, Brooklyn and looking for teachers for the following positions that start in September.

Part time native English speaking preschool teacher

Tuesdays 2pm-6:30pm, Wednesdays 9am-2pm.

Experience of working with children 2 years old and above is essential. The school is attended by children from the ages of 2 – 4 years old with a maximum 12 children.

You should be:
-positive, creative, and self motivated individual
-full of energy, hard working, patient, and enjoys working with children
-able to maintain a safe environment for the children
-responsible and able to work well with other staff
-able to be physically active with kids
-professional, helpful, and able to communicate well with parents

Responsibilities also include:
-developing and implementing an effective and fun curriculum
-Clean up duties

-Three references
-Meet state licensing requirements for education level, previous experience and be over 18 years old
-a degree in early childhood development or related field equivalency degree is preferred

If you are interested please send your cover letter and resume to kaoru@aozoragakuen.com with the subject line “Preschool Teacher Candidate”.

Aug 24

Job: Communications Interns at The White House Project (NYC)

Thanks to JET alum and communications expert Kirsten Henning for sharing this interesting opportunity. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Communications Intern
Posted by: The White House Project
Type: N/A
Location: New York
Salary: N/A
Start date: N/A

The White House Project ignites the leadership of women in business and politics. We connect, coach and educate an ever-expanding alumnae network of 14,000 nationwide. With a focus on women age 21-35, we activate the ambition, creativity, and skills necessary for innovative and effective leadership.

The White House Project seeks enthusiastic, committed individuals for exciting and challenging internships in NYC. Internships are available in Development, Communications, Programs, and Executive. We are currently accepting applications for Fall interns. Internships are unpaid, but we frequently work with colleges, universities and organizations that sponsor students or offer credit. Ideal candidates will have a background in political science, women’s studies, communications or business. Strong written and oral communication skills are a must. We are looking for individuals with an interest in igniting women’s leadership and learning more about the non-profit sector. Read More

Jul 9

Job: Consulate General of Japan – General Affairs Staff (NYC)

Thanks to Jack Chan for sharing this opening at the Consulate created by his upcoming departure. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: General Affairs Staff Employee
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan 
Type: Full-time
Location:  New York
Salary: Will be determined under Consulate regulations
Start date: Mid August 2012

Work consists of assisting with consular duties including but not limited to reception duties and corresponding/negotiation work with vendors. Read More

Jul 5

Job: Asahi Shimbun – Full-time receptionist/assistant reporter (NYC)

Thanks to JETAA NY President Monica Yuki for forwarding on the below JET-relevant job listing. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Speechwriter/Public Affairs Specialist
Posted by: The Consulate General of Japan in New York
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Start date: N/A

The New York Bureau of The Asahi Shimbun, a premier Japanese newspaper, seeks a full-time receptionist/assistant reporter. Main duties include office maintenance (distributing newspapers/mail to staff; answering phone calls; restocking supplies; handling correspondents’ credentials; making coffee, etc.) Secondary and occasional duties concern helping the correspondents cover a variety of news areas, particularly sports (researching; making appointments; phone-interviewing; transcribing voice files, etc.). Read More

Jul 5

Job: Japan Information Center Seeking a Speechwriter/Public Affairs Specialist (NY)

Thanks to JETAA NY Board Member Kat Barnas for passing along this job posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Speechwriter/Public Affairs Specialist
Posted by: The Consulate General of Japan in New York
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Start date: NA

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking a speechwriter/public affairs specialist. The incumbent will produce and edit English language public remarks, speeches and official correspondence for the Ambassador and other diplomats, and, working in close cooperation with Japanese officials and staff, will carry out a variety of communications duties within the Japan Information Center, the Consulate’s press and public affairs arm. To apply please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Yoshito Yamashita (yoshito.yamashita@mofa.go.jp). Read More

Jul 5

Job: Reservations and Sales Associate, Asia Division – Amnet (NYC)

Thanks to JET alum Kathryn Oi (Miyagi-ken, Minamisanriku-shi) who works at Amnet. Kathryn also wrote an essay about her experience in Minamisanriku following the 3/11 earthquake – read here:  http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2011/03/30/minamisanriku-jet-kathryn-oi-shares-her-experience-of-the-earthquake-and-tsunami/Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Reservations and Sales Associate, Asia Division
Posted by: Amnet Travel Agency
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Start date: NA

If you are interested in travel, have excellent people skills, and like working in a Japanese company environment, definitely consider Amnet New York as a great job opportunity. With an already strong Japanese clientele base, Amnet is looking to expand their name, brand and services to the American market as well as other Asian markets including the Philippines , Singapore and Malaysia . Read More

Jun 30

Job: Shukan NY Seikatsu Newspaper Seeks Volunteer Translators and Writers

Thanks to JET alum Paul Benson (Fukui-ken, 2006-08), who serves as the associate editor of the English page and translates for The Shukan NY Seikatsu Newspaper, for sharing this opportunity with the JET alum community. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97)

Position:  Translators and Writers
Posted by: Shukan NY Seikatsu Newspaper
Type:  Volunteer
Location: New York, NY
Salary: N/A
Start date: N/A


Are you interested in writing about Japanese culture in New York? Do you have a lot to say and burn with zeal to express it? Are you interested in starting a career in Japanese-English translation? The Shukan NY Seikatsu newspaper (週刊NY生活) looking for you! The paper is looking to expand its volunteer base of translators and writers. Read More

Jun 25

Job: Associate Editor – ESL Oxford University Press (NYC)

Via Indeed.com. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Associate Editor – ESL
Posted by: Oxford University Press
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A


Oxford University Press is dedicated to producing English language teaching materials that allow students to realize their potential. Join the American English Language Teaching team in our mission to bring the very best ELT materials to classrooms across the world.

Position Summary:
Are you interested in joining a creative and collaborative editorial team? Do you enjoy editing, managing projects, and solving problems? Are you detail-oriented? Can you work collaboratively to high standards? Oxford University Press is looking for an Associate Editor to join its prestigious English Language Teaching division. The Associate Editor will edit and proof print, audio, and digital products and work with project teams on market research and outside reviewing while maintaining schedules and budgets.

Successful candidates will possess strong organizational and communication skills; they will also show themselves to have effective time management skills, as well as able multi-taskers. Two plus years publishing experience preferred. ESL/ELT teaching experience a plus.

Submissions for advertised and posted positions should be sent to the address below. Electronic mail responses to positions are also accepted.

Human Resources Representative
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212-726-6458
Email: hrny.us@oup.com

When applying for any position, please state the position you are interested in, salary requirements and the source of the advertisement. Please, no phone inquiries.


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

May 15

Job: Actus Posting: Japanese-English Bilingual Business Assistant (TEMP) (NY) 05.12.12

Via Actus Consulting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from JETwit. Thanks.***

Job Position: Import-Export Assistant/Business Assistant
Location: Manhattan, NY
Position: Temporary (position starting from June until Feb, 2013 with possibility of extension.)
Salary: $18.50/hr. (DOE)
Hour: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm with 1hr unpaid lunch break.

Job Description:
1. Customer Service Contact
2. Vendor contact
3. Data entry tasks.
4. Certificate of analysis verification
5. Excel reporting
6. Document maintenance
7. Provide backup assistance to colleagues when needed.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
・Good communication skill in English required. Japanese is not required, but a big plus.
・Proficient in MS Office with experience using a business system like SAP or other accounting software
・Import/Export related experience preferred.

Company Information:
• Japanese chemical company.
• Customer Service Team: 4 employees in total.
• Friendly working environment. No overtime work. Convenient location.

To apply to this position, email me your resume and a cover letter as an MS Word attachment to mokumura@actus-usa.com.

Thank you!

May 11

Job: Actus Posting: Dormitory Supervisors for Japan-related Educational Institution (NY) 05.11.12

Via Actus. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from JETwit. Thanks.***

Job Position: Dormitory Supervisors
Location: Westchester, NY
Position: Full-Time (Direct-hire)
Salary:  Around 30K

Job Description:
Educational Institution is seeking Dormitory Supervisors for immediate hire.
This will be a great opportunity for those who want to seek a career in educational field. Entry level is welcome.

Must have bachelor’s degree. Must reside on campus. Several years of experience at educational institutions preferred. Education, Counseling or Psychology background is a plus. Understanding of Japanese culture is a big plus.

Job Preference:
English: Business Level

To apply to this position, email your resume and a cover letter as an MS Word attachment to mokumura@actus-usa.com. Thank you!

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