Sep 24

Job in Tokyo–Government Affairs Specialist

Interesting job listing from the JETAA DC email list submitted by a JET alum who works for Aflac (the supplemental insurance company with the duck in its commercials). Business level Japanese required.

Job opening Government Affairs Specialist (Tokyo)
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:05 am (PDT)

Nate Graddy
Mie-ken, 1998-2000
Position: Government Affairs Specialist
Company: Leading U.S. financial institution
Location: Tokyo

A leading U.S. financial institution is looking for a Government
Affairs Specialist to handle a wide range of duties as a member of a
highly-effective government relations team in Tokyo. This Fortune 500
company has more than $10 billion in annual revenue in Japan.

Responsibilities include researching and writing advocacy materials;
close tracking of and frequent reporting on regulatory and legislative
developments; providing staff support for senior executives; and
project management, including event planning. A close attention to
detail, multi-tasking, and the ability to work under tight deadlines
are all key skills for this position.

Compensation competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.


Graduate degree, preferably in international affairs or related field
3+ years of experience
Native English
Superior English writing ability
Business-level Japanese
Strong Word and PowerPoint skills
Excellent organizational, communications, and teamwork skills
A sense of humor
Nathaniel Graddy
graddy_n at aflac.

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