Aug 9

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


Position: Film Coordinator
Posted by: Japan Information and Culture Center
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here’s another job opportunity sent to us directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Film Coordinator. The main responsibilities of this position include coordinating film screenings on behalf of the JICC and supporting Japanese cinema-related events such as film festivals, film series, lectures, and Q&As. Please see below for a more detailed list of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation, and sick leave. Working hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday with weeknight and/or weekend events several times a month (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is $3,500.

Please note: Candidate 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. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

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Aug 8

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


Position: Administrative Assistant, Ambassador’s Office
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here is a job opening sent to us directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for performing secretarial duties and drafting and editing correspondence for senior level officials. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience.

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 8

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


Position: Diplomatic Assistant, Economic Section
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here is a job opening sent to us directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a team-oriented individual for the position of Diplomatic Assistant. This individual will be primarily responsible for secretarial work: assisting and supporting a wide range of activities of diplomats in the Economic Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with a 1.5 hour lunch break from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. There is also a once a month lunch time receptionist duty, and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (all qualify for paid overtime).

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 3

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


Position: Senior Associate
Posted by: EY Japan
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Major accounting/consulting firm hiring full-time Japanese to English translators who are looking to join a growing in-house team with high standards for what counts as a polished, professional translation. We translate both in-house and client materials in a wide range of industries and specialties. Native English speakers only. Must be capable of producing accurate, idiomatic translations without the use of machine translation.

Ideal candidates have had 1-2 years of supervised in-house translation experience or equivalent formal training, are able to explain or reconstruct the rationale for all decisions they make in the translation process, strictly observe confidentiality and respond well to constructive criticism. Subject matter can be taught if necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications, abilities and working hours. Nearly 100% remote.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://job.axol.jp/vb/c/shinnihon/job/search?searchKey=nAK67TUjoExX2ZwSgJUwYo04d2sAFK6WZ9L6nxkL64rp-


Aug 3

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Position: Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming
Posted by: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Contract: Full-time

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) was created as the University of Pittsburgh’s encompassing framework for all its multidisciplinary international programs. The Asian Studies Center oversees all programming related to Asia and we are seeking a qualified Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming.

The Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming (ADPP) will participate in planning, development and administration of programming and engagement initiatives, major grants, and cultivation of internal and external partnerships. The Assistant Director will develop new partnerships and events with the public, private and NGO sectors in Pittsburgh and the region, new area-related high impact experiential learning opportunities, collaborate with other UCIS units to develop cross-regional initiatives, and develop other programming. The Assistant Director will manage Center communications and public relations with its constituents and potential partners. The Assistant Director will supervise the Engagement Coordinator, Screenshot: Asia Programming Coordinator, and Japan Studies Program Assistant. This position is full time, 100% effort (37.5 hours/week).

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Aug 2

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


Position: In-House Translator
Posted by: Sojitz Corporation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-time contract

Sojitz Corporation, Japan is now recruiting an In-House Translator to join our translation team based at our Tokyo HQ.

Sojitz Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate that is involved with both global trade as well as investment. Sojitz’s portfolio boasts a wide variety of businesses and a group network encompassing over 400 subsidiaries and affiliates in over 50 countries across the globe. As a translator, you will work as part of our in-house translation team to tackle Japanese to English translation across a broad range of business fields and disciplines, including public relations, investor relations, internal auditing, corporate communications, corporate management, finance, and investment.

Application Process: For an informal discussion regards the position and recruitment process please email: translation@sojitz.com (including your resume) and to learn more about us please visit: www.sojitz.com.


Jul 30
Courtesy of Michi Kurisaki

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 beverage that can be paired with foods as diverse as sushi, chocolate and even pizza, American sake lovers are eagerly awaiting the return of The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, which returns to New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea on August 4 with the biggest sake celebration in the city’s history.

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, this year’s event will feature a record 576 competition-level sakes (up from 513 in 2019) and top restaurants serving sake-inspired appetizers.

Now in its 21st year, The Joy of Sake celebrates the ancient art of sake-brewing. It features hundreds of premium daiginjo, ginjo and junmai labels from every sake-brewing region in Japan, including over 300 sakes not available in the U.S. “After such a challenging time for everyone,” said Joy of Sake founder Chris Pearce, “we wanted to bring this celebration back better than ever and support both the sake makers and New York’s resilient restaurant scene.”

Read more at JQ magazine.


Jul 27

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Professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) presents WIT Life, a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she offers some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

The New York Asian Film Festival taking place at Lincoln Center is one of my favorite annual events, and it’s coming to a close this weekend. This year the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary, and it was back in person for the first time in two years. Over the first week, I was lucky enough to interpret for several actors, producers and directors. Particularly thrilling was being able to work with the actor Hiroshi Abe, of whom I’ve been a longtime fan. He attended the festival to receive the 2022 Screen International Star Asia Award, and participate in the Q&A for his film Offbeat Cops that had its world premiere at the festival.

My sharp-eyed friend in Japan was up early watching Fuji’s Mezamashi TV, and she was able to capture this photo of me on stage with Abe and Offbeat Cops director Eiji Uchida (to my left/right respectively in the picture). Abe plays a hard-boiled detective named Naruse who gets shunted off to the police band, and ends up going on a journey of self-discovery as a result (and learns how to play the drums, as the actor had to in real life!). During the Q&A, Uchida expressed his desire to make a sequel where Naruse has a showdown with the NYPD Police band, and to the delight of the crowd Abe said that he’s be up for it.

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Jul 25

Job: Part-Time ESL Instructor – Sunnyside Community Services (New York, USA)

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Position: Part-Time ESL Instructor
Posted by: Sunnyside Community Services
Location: New York, USA
Contract: Part-time

Here’s a part-time position shared with us:

Reporting directly to Assistant Director, ESOL, the Instructor will implement the ESOL Program. The instructor is primarily responsible for delivering courses, tracking attendance, tailoring the curriculum for different levels of instruction, and developing lesson plans. The instructor also is responsible for tracking student achievement. The instructor will teach in-person from 9AM – 12PM OR 6PM – 9PM. Opportunity may be available to teach additional class.

The instructor must be an active member of the Adult and Immigrant Services team and demonstrate a strong commitment to the organization’s overall commitment to community building. All employees, volunteers and interns must have proof they are vaccinated for COVID-19.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://www.scsny.org/careers/5217/esol-instructor.


Jul 18

Job: Travel Consultant – Inside Japan Tours (Bristol, Colorado, or Brisbane Office)

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


Position: Travel Consultant
Posted by: Inside Japan Tours
Location: Bristol, UK; Broomfield, CO, USA; Brisbane, AU
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job opportunity sent directly to us from the company:

Inside Travel Group is currently accepting applications for Japan Specialist Travel Consultants for our Bristol, Colorado, and Brisbane offices, with a start date of August 2022. If you’ve got a passion for Japan, and the drive and determination to succeed in a sales role, we want to hear from you! 

As a Travel Consultant with Inside Japan Tours, you’ll put your excellent working knowledge of Japan to good use, coupling your unique, personal experience with our range of self-guided adventures and group tours to create unforgettable journeys that leave your clients in awe, from the minute they first get in touch to the moment they land back home. 

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Jul 8

Job: Administrative Assistant – Embassy of Japan (Washington DC)

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Position: Administrative Assistant, Ambassador’s Office
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JETAADC 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. This individual is primarily responsible for performing secretarial duties and drafting and editing correspondence for senior level officials. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click this link – https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/job-ambassadors-office-assistant.html

A couple of additional notes: they would love to hire a JET alumnus and would be willing to negotiate a later start date for a recent JET returnee.


Jul 2

Job: Various Positions -Various Companies

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


Position: Various Positions
Posted by: Various Companies (DSA International
)
Location: USA and Japan
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to DSA International for letting us know of the following openings in the United States and Japan:

Nationwide & International New Multiple Job Listings!

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!

  • Entry Level Management Trainee (Los Angeles, San Jose, Arizona, Tennessee, Alabama, Pasadena, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Torrance, Orange County/CA)
  • Translator/Interpreter (Bilingual Japanese/English Language) (remote)
  • Translator (Bilingual Japanese/English Language) (Portland, IN)-Electrical Engineer (Santa Clara, CA)-Product Marketing-Nutritional (New York City, NY)
  • Customer Service Representative (Atlanta/GA, McAllen/TX, Los Angeles/CA)
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Jul 1

Job: Strategic Relationships Director – VIA Programs (San Francisco/Palo Alto, CA, USA & Remote)

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Position: Strategic Relationships Director
Posted by:
VIA Programs
Location: San Francisco/Palo Alto, CA, USA & Remote
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna and current President of JETAANC, Melissa Golden (Hokkaido-ken, 2007-2012) for sharing the following job opening at VIA where she’s currently the Director of Operations:

VIA Programs is hiring for a new Strategic Relationships Director position! This role will support and expand engagement with partners, funders, and alumni. The position will be remote, but will include some in-person tasks in the San Francisco Bay Area, so being located in the area (or willing to relocate) is highly preferred.

The priority application deadline is July 10, 2022 and preferred start date is late August / September, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

VIA has collaborated with partners in Japan since 1977 and 44% of 10k+ alumni are from Japan, so Japanese language / cultural knowledge (or knowledge / experience with other regions of Asia) would be very useful in this position.

Application Process: View the full position description and start an application on Idealist ideali.st/Tn6V4v or VIA’s website viaprograms.org/job/strategic-relationships-director


Jun 30

WIT Life #364: What’s in a Name?

Professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03) presents WIT Life, a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language. Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she offers some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

It’s been a while since I’ve written here, and it’s nice to be back. I hope that everyone’s early summers are going well! An interesting announcement was made in Tokyo this week in regard to the terminology for “childcare leave.” Previously 育休 (ikukyu) was the term used , but it was officially changed to the phrase 育業 (ikugyo). You can see that the first character, referring to “raising children” has stayed the same, but the second character for “time off” or “rest” has been changed to the one for “work.”

According to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, this new terminology is more appropriate because “child-rearing is the important, valuable work of raising those who will carry our future.” Gyo indicates results achieved by putting in effort, whereas kyu is associated more with taking a break and doesn’t acknowledge the hard work involved. In a public appeal citizens were asked to come up with a new catchphrase for childcare leave, and this one was selected from almost 9000 submissions received in just a month.

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Jun 30

Job: TV News Producer -Tokyo Broadcasting System International (New York City, NY)

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Position: TV News Producer
Posted by:
Tokyo Broadcasting System International
Location: New York City, NY
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job passed along to us directly from Tokyo Broadcasting System International (TBS):

Tokyo Broadcasting System International (TBS) has an opening for a news producer in our New York bureau, covering a wide range of issues including US society, economics, and general-interest stories and issues in Latin America.

This full-time position involves working closely with correspondents from Japan to produce stories and assist in all aspects of the reporting process. The ideal applicant is a strong communicator with a positive attitude and flexible mentality. This position involves working some irregular hours, weekends, holidays, as well as occasional domestic and international travel, at times on short notice.

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