Jul 1

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


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

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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Jun 29

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Position: Librarian, Asian and Middle Eastern Division
Posted by:
US Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA)
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

The US Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is now accepting applications for its new Executive Director:

USJETAA seeks a full-time leader to manage all aspects of the organization’s operations and to work with its board of directors to strengthen the institutional base of the organization, guide it towards long-term financial sustainability, and contribute to American and Japanese society.

USJETAA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the community of nearly 40,000 JET Program alumni in the United States and strengthens US-Japan relations at the grassroots and national levels. Based in Washington DC, it serves as a resource for the JET Program alumni network, including the 19 local JET alumni chapters in the United States, and it connects alumni with the US-Japan business community, educational and nonprofit initiatives, and the American and Japanese governments. 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualities:

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Jun 28

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Position: Librarian, Asian and Middle Eastern Division
Posted by:
Library of Congress
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a JET-relevant job passed along to us:

The Asian and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress is currently seeking a librarian to catalog materials in Japanese.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to communicate in Japanese, English, and preferably another Asian language.**
  • Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**
  • Ability to acquire and process library materials.**
  • Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.**
  • Knowledge of the history, politics, literature, and culture of one or more Asian countries, including Japan and East Asia preferred.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/661389900. Applications will only be accepted through the link above, and the job announcement closes on July 13, 2022.


Jun 27

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Position: Events and Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Japan American Society of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to PNW JETAA for passing along the following opportunity:

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves businesses, organizations and individuals across Washington State. The Society’s mission is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of Japan and Washington State by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Today, the Society maintains a diverse membership of Japanese and American corporations and individuals from throughout the state, and provides varied programs that build positive U.S.-Japan relations. The Society is one of 38 independent members of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. In 2023 the Society will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary.

JASSW maintains a small professional staff.  Responsibilities sometimes change depending on workload.  Each member of the team contributes to the work of the others as needed. 

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click this link – https://jassw.org/job-board/.


Jun 24

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Position: Secretary
Posted by:
Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Debbie Walter (Hokkaido-ken, 2014-2019) for passing along the following job opening where she works. Please kindly note, she is not personally involved with the hiring process for this position:

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations is currently seeking a new Secretary.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: General Secretarial Work, such as making appointments and managing schedules for senior officers, drafting correspondences (including Japanese- English translation), coordinating logistics/protocol for official functions, preparing official mailings, etc.

Requirements:
(1) Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder.
(2) Japanese reading and writing skills, Excellent English written and verbal communications skills required.
(3) Applicant must be familiar with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

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Jun 22

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

Bunraku Performance at National Theatre, Tokyo, 2017 ©National Theatre (Japan Arts Council)

Dear Friends,

Have you listened to Japan’s musical story-telling?

Let me introduce an essay from Japan-Insights archives.

The thirty-third one is Music in Bunraku and Kabuki by Dr. Alison Tokita

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_BunrakuAndKabuki.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!”

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Jun 21

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


Position: Staff
Posted by:
Kobe City Government
Location: Kobe, Japan
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JETAA Western Japan for passing along the following opening:

We just received notice of a job opening, but the application deadline is this Friday, June 24 at 5PM.

Kobe City Government is searching a staff who (1) can work part-time at Planning and Coordination Bureau as a coordinator of a foreign student project (2) have an at least one-year experience of studying Japan as an exchange student.

Application Process: Please send any questions (Japanese preferred) to Ms. Sumie Takehara 竹原課長 sumie_takehara(at)office(dot)city.kobe.lg.jp.


Jun 18

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Position: English Language Teacher
Posted by:
Community Charter School of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Yoshika Wason (Aomori-ken, 2018-2020) for passing along the following job opening at her school:

English Language Teacher – Community Charter School of Cambridge (2022-2023 School Year) Description: Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a public charter school that serves students in grades 6-12.

Focusing on post-secondary success for all students, CCSC combines high academic and behavioral expectations with an environment of unconditional affection, acceptance, and belonging in which all students can grow and achieve. The English Language Teacher position entails teaching ESL classes to a variety of grades and language levels.

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Jun 18

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Position: Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken, 2002-2005) for passing along the following opportunity at the Morikami Museum where she currently works:

The Youth and Outreach Program Coordinator will be responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming for children (K-12) activities and off-site outreach programs (children and adults). This includes children’s activities at our annual festivals, special events, teacher development workshops, Family Fun Days, and our MORY and Summer Tour Plus programs.  The position requires a creative, dynamic and hands-on individual.  The person must be able to work weekends and evening events.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://morikami.org/job-opportunities/


Jun 17

Job: Various Positions -Various Organizations (Portland, OR or Seattle, WA, USA)

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Position: Various Positions
Posted by:
Various Organizations
Location: Portland, OR or Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Varies

Thanks to the PNW JET Alumni Association for passing along the various job openings in their region:

  1. The Portland Japanese Garden is actively recruiting for staff with full time & part-time positions including: IT Support Specialist, Facilities Technician, Institutional Giving Manager, Visitor Relations Associate & more! https://www.japanesegarden.com/careers/
  2. Assistant Director, International Student Center, Seattle University, Full time. https://seattleu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1927&site=2
  3. DENSHO, Seattle –  (Full-time)   Executive Director & Office Manager/Bookkeeper, (Internship) Archives, (Volunteer) Special Projects & Event Support. https://densho.org/get-involved/volunteer-jobs/
  4. Event & Programs Coordinator, Japan America Society of the State of Washington, Full-time  https://jassw.org/job-board/

Jun 17

Job: Sales Engineer – Figaro (Osaka, Japan)

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Position: Sales Engineer
Posted by:
Figaro
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to recruiter, Mr. Nobuo Yoneyama for passing along the attached job opening. The person will be based at Figaro’s Osaka headquarters and may need to travel to Germany to set up an office there.

Application Process: For more information, please click on the document below.


Jun 17

Job: Student Relations Coordinator – Ashinaga Foundation (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: Student Relations Coordinator
Posted by:
Ashinaga Foundation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken, 2001-2004) for passing along the following job opening with her organization that will work exclusively on her team:

The Ashinaga Foundation is an NGO based in Tokyo that strives to provide educational access to young people who have experienced the loss of one or both parents.

The Student Relations Team (SRT) provides a link between the Ashinaga Foundation and the AAI Scholars. Student Relations Coordinators (SRC) provide support for Scholars’ leadership self-development, social/cultural adjustment support and academic performance while they are studying in Japanese universities. The SRC plays an important role in the implementation of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative and the position encompasses a wide variety of duties and responsibilities.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://www.ashinaga.org/intl/documents/Japan-SRT-SRC-Job-Description-June-2022.pdf


Jun 17

Job: Diplomatic Assistant – the Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)

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Position: Diplomatic Assistant
Posted by:
Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Diplomatic Assistant. This individual will be primarily responsible for managing the schedules and assisting the activities of Political Section diplomats, as well as undertaking some research on policy issues related to Japan-US relations and US politics. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

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