Jul 28

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. 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!)

Hellotalk「ハロートーク」with Shota!

Emmalee and Shota talk about the language-learning app “Hellotalk” and how they use it. Shota shares the topics he usually posts about, including memes, American sports, and music.

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa

Shotaのブログ: https://www.samuraitanuki.com/

是非、インスタでメッセージをください〜

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.

Attracting Talent in a Competitive Market

I spoke with Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher Investigative Intelligence, a firm that develops actionable intelligence to guide law firms in developing successful lateral hiring programs and strategies. We discussed the current market in law firm hiring, how law firms are searching for fully or partially remote positions, best practices for law firm leaders to attract talent, and how hiring is evolving.

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 Case of the Missing Tuna

The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News series with a case about …. tuna! Or allegedly missing tuna. Daniel Edelson introduces a recent news story about plaintiffs who sued a restaurant franchise for mislabeling its tuna sandwich. And Stephen Horowitz tells us about his favorite hoagie restaurant.

If you’re hungry for legal English, or just hungry to know more about hoagies, subs, class action lawsuits, and detecting tuna DNA, you’ll enjoy this episode.

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.

Sweltering Heat

This balmy episode features special guest Elijah Sobel, discussing swimming holes. Alexis and Kit chill out by finding ways to stay cool during record-breaking hot temperatures, focusing on “cooling things” such as iced tea, goldfish, and “uchimizu.” In Hiro’s Corner, a refreshing look at the coolness of far-away twinkling lights.

Design Future Now

How is design changing as a discipline and profession? How do we face these opportunities as a community? AIGA’s Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and leaders.

Navigating the disruptions in design education with Lefteris Heretakis

This episode is adapted from a livestreamed conversation between Lee-Sean Huang and Lefteris Heretakis on the challenges and opportunities in design education.

Lefteris Heretakis is a designer and lecturer. Since 1996, Lefteris has worked as a visual communicator with a wide range of clients ranging from startups to multinationals.

He’s currently teaching design at IE University in Madrid Spain. His reflexive research is focused on the real-world challenges in education and the unprecedented shifts that have taken place over the past 20 years.

Lefteris is also the host of two podcasts: the Design Education Talks podcast by the New Art School and the Designer Talks Podcast by the Chartered Society of Designers.

And also since 2019, Lefteris has been organizing the Design Education Forum, a two-day international event that brings practitioners from all over the world to share their experiences teaching art and design.

Watch the video recording of the original, unedited livestream interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFuk_GIyLA


Jul 23

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


Position: Research Associate
Posted by:
Itochu International Inc.
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us by a friend of JET who wishes to remain anonymous:

Itochu, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Japan’s largest trading firms, is hiring a Washington, DC-based research associate for government affairs (US politics, economy, trade, sanctions). Strong analytical, writing, and presentation skills are the top priority; however, experience working in federal/state government or with Japan is welcome.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Jul 22

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


Position: PR and Communications Coordinator
Posted by:
The Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago for sharing the following job opening:

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of the Japan Information Center –

  • Promote Japan-related topics and events by using the Consulate’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Manage all contents on the Consulate’s English website
  • Draft and publish a monthly e-mail newsletter featuring Japan related topics and events in the Consulate’s 10-state jurisdiction
  • Draft speeches/remarks for the Consulate’s representative at events
  • Assist and join programs which introduce Japan and Japanese culture (origami, tea ceremony, kendo, kimono, calligraphy etc.) to local schools and community groups
  • General office responsibilities including attending and organizing events as well as helping other staff members’ tasks as needed.
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Jul 22

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


Position: Communications & Administration Manager
Posted by:
New York, NY, USA
Location: The U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Alexis Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-2011) for sharing the following job opening, which she will soon be leaving.

USALI is seeking a Communications & Administration Manager for an amazing opportunity to partner with the Executive Director in developing a comprehensive communications strategy. The Manager will maintain USALI social media accounts, expand USALI’s presence on social media platforms, enhance its website and external communications, coordinate online programs, promote activities across multiple platforms, and provide other critical administrative support to a small institute in a large university that is on the frontlines of US-Asia relations.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has gained solid experience in a larger organization and wants to try out their own ideas as a one-person communications department. It is also an opportunity to work with internationally renowned legal scholars and lawyers at the most international law school in the United States. Candidates must have excellent writing and editing skills, be social-media savvy and proficient in web analytics, and have an understanding of and sensitivity to US-Asia relations.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


Jul 21

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. If you have the chance, please enjoy listening to one of these recent episodes this week!

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.

The Future of Litigation Workflow

I spoke with Erez Bustan, the CEO of American LegalNet, a leading cloud and mobile litigation platform. We discussed the launch of ALN Cloud, the company’s new report (on which I was privileged to collaborate) – The Future of Litigation Workflow: Reimagining Technology and Process in the Next Decade, how litigation will change in a post-pandemic environment.

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: Joshua Alter

USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers. In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Joshua Alter. Joshua discusses his specialized courses for international students enrolling in LLM programs in the United States and also provides invaluable suggestions on how international students can improve their chances of success in US law schools. This is a “must-hear” episode for students and attorneys from countries other than the United States interested in selecting a US legal program that meets their educational and professional goals.


Jul 21

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


Position: Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Ashinaga Uganda
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken, 2001-2004) for passing along the below opportunity with her organization, Ashinaga. Please note that the deadline to apply is July 30th (Uganda time).

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please view the document below.


Jul 20

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


Position: Proofreader
Posted by:
Disney (Marvel)
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Monica Yuki (Saitama-ken, 2002-2004) for passing along this job opening:
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/proofreader/391/19586397

Application Process: A cover letter and resume can be submitted toJ acqui Porte <jporte@marvel.com> and be sure to mention you’re a JET alumnus or work on JET.


Jul 20

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


Position: Philanthropy Engagement Administrator, Employee Volunteerism
Posted by:
Salesforce
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us by a JET alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous:

Philanthropy is a key component of the Salesforce culture. From its inception, Salesforce has been committed to serving the community. Our community-focused model was founded the same year as the company—speaking volumes to the company’s dedication in this area. For many employees, the sense of community responsibility and involvement at Salesforce is a key reason they choose to work for the company. Japan Salesforce.org team is seeking a philanthropy engagement administrator for Japan & Korea overseeing our employee hubs (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Shirahama, Fukuoka, Korea).

Salesforce is a fast paced, growing company. This position will support and maintain existing philanthropic programs, along with helping to build sustainability and scalability to keep pace with the company expansion.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for driving giving back programming for all Salesforce employees in Japan & Korea ~3,000+ employees
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Jul 19

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


Position: Paid Fellowship
Posted by:
The Carter Center
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Contract: Full-Time; Must be a Japanese National

Here’s a paid fellowship passed along to us by a JET alumna who wishes to remain anonymous. Please note that this is for a Japanese national. The alumna’s hoping the greater JET alumni community might know quality Japanese nationals to apply for this fellowship:

YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking a Japanese national to participate in a 9-12 month paid fellowship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health. 

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Jul 19

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:
CLAIR Tokyo
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received from CLAIR Tokyo:

〇ネイティブ英語教員採用選考について

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at 6 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)


Jul 19

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


Position: News Producer
Posted by:
Tokyo Broadcasting System International (TBS)
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

Tokyo Broadcasting System International (TBS) has an immediate opening for a news producer in our Washington DC bureau, covering a wide range of issues including US politics, foreign policy, economics, and general-interest stories. This full-time position involves working closely with correspondents from Japan to 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.

You should have:

  • A degree in journalism, communications, international relations, East Asian studies, political science, or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity and interest in topics related to US foreign policy and domestic politics, East Asian regional affairs, and current events.
  • Strong English communication skills and the ability to quickly digest a lot of information.
  • Conversational level Japanese language ability.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.
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Jul 14

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 first-ever JETAA Podcast Beat post! 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. 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!)

BONUS: POWER HOUR II with Joe, James, and Caralynn

このエピソードでは、EmmaleeとJoeとJamesとCaralynnは、一時間で60杯のショットを飲みます。その時間で色々のトピック話して、段々酔っ払いになっています。

Instagram: @yoppareikaiwa

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.

20. Season 1 Recap

Just like that, Season 1 comes to a close! Nigel, Jenn, & Doug peel back the curtain and reflect on all the behind-the-scenes effort & challenges that went into launching, continuing, and finishing the inaugural season of Krewe of Japan!

They discuss their favorite episodes, re-visit bloopers (#DougThings), read out some listener feedback, & tease what’s to come! Don’t miss out on this fun stroll down memory lane and help re-live the first season (of hopefully many) of the Krewe of Japan Podcast. See you in August for Season 2!

Mata kondo ne!

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.

10. The Multilingual Professional: Rebecca Chen

This episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues our series of interviews with multilingual lawyers — but this time with multilingual paralegal Rebecca Chen (Akita-ken, 2014-17). Stephen Horowitz is our interviewer and he talks to Rebecca about the important roles paralegals play in law firms. Rebecca offers a great inside perspective on her work with a prominent immigration law firm and how a team of legal professionals helps diverse clients from around the world achieve their immigration goals. And you probably have goals, too – such as learning legal English!


Jul 12

USJETAA The Same Moon: Reading and Q&A with Author Sarah Coomber

JET alumna Sarah Coomber (Yamaguchi, 1994-1996) wrote The Same Moon about her adventures after moving to Japan! Sarah will read a short passage from her book and then we will take questions from the audience. You do not need to have read the book to enjoy this event. We hope you’ll join us. Two copies of Sarah’s book will be given away via random draw to those attending live.

Date: July 22, 2021

Time: 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Join: REGISTER

About The Same Moon

Recently wed—and quickly divorced—twenty-four-year-old Sarah Coomber escapes the disappointments of her Minnesota life for a job teaching English in Japan. Her plan is to use the year to reflect, heal and figure out what to do with her wrecked life while enjoying the culture of the country where she had previously spent a life-changing summer that included a romance with a young baseball player.

About the Author

Ever since she turned seventeen, Sarah Coomber has held two homes in her heart: Minnesota, where she grew up, and Yamaguchi, where she spent a summer with the Maeda family, who welcomed her like a third daughter and introduced her to what became an on-again, off-again Japanese life.

That life has included teaching English in Yamaguchi on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (1994-96); teaching Japanese language and dance to children at an immersion camp in Minnesota; and studying the koto—Japanese zither—in Yamaguchi and Portland, Oregon, where she achieved her level four Seiha School certification.

Sarah has worked as a public relations professional, reporter, science writer and college English teacher, and her stories and essays on Japan have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Japan Times, the Star Tribune, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Memoir Journal, the Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers and elsewhere.

She now works as a communications/writing consultant and coach, and teaches Holy Yoga, exploring the nexus of yoga and the Christian faith. She lives … and tries to remember to breathe deeply … with her family in Minnesota. More about here at https://sarahcoomber.com/.


Jul 9

Japan-Insights: Experiencing the diversity of food in Japan’s other great city

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

Attention-grabbing restaurants and outdoor food stalls are everywhere, Shinsekai quarter, Osaka ©Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau

Dear Friends,

Have you experienced the diversity of Japanese food?

Let me introduce an essay from Japan-Insights archives.

The seventeenth one is on Eating and Slurping in Osaka by Dr. Barak Kushner.

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_EatingInOsaka.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 #osaka




Jul 3

Job: IT Specialist – Relo Japan (Nagoya, Japan)

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


Position: IT Specialist
Posted by:
Relo Japan
Location: Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us by a JET alumna who wishes to remain anonymous:

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.


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