Jun 16

Job: Part-Time Japanese Language Teacher – Globalize DC (Washington, DC)

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


Position: Part-Time Japanese Language Teacher
Posted by:
Globalize DC
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Part-time

Here’s another job passed along to us:

Globalize DC is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that works to expand access for DC public school students, particularly those in underserved schools and communities, to global education and language learning opportunities. We serve as a bridge helping to connect the wealth of globally focused resources of the nation’s capital to our local DC students, educators, and schools. Refer to www.globalizedc.org to learn more about us.

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


Jun 16

Job: Cultural Affairs Coordinator or Economic Section Researcher – Embassy of Japan (Washington, D.C., USA)

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


Position: Cultural Affairs Coordinator or Economic Section Researcher
Posted by:
Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

Here are a couple of jobs passed along to us directly from the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America: 

JICC – Cultural Affairs Coordinator and Economic Section Researcher


Jun 14

Job: Cultural Assistant – The Consulate General of Japan in Boston (Boston, MA)

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


Position: Cultural Assistant
Posted by:
he Consulate General of Japan in Boston
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for passing along the following opportunity:

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Cultural Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for coordinating cultural exchange programs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchange.

Application Process: For a detailed description of the position, please click here. The deadline to apply is July 5th, 2022 at 5 PM EDT.


Jun 9

AIGA and Phaidon Present: Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design

Join Lee-Sean Huang (co-founder of JETWit, board member of JETAANY, and former ALT in Oita) for a free livestream on Thursday, June 23 at 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific with Rossella Menegazzo, professor and author of Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design. The event is a collaboration between Phaidon, the book’s publisher and AIGA, the professional association for design, where Lee-Sean serves as the Director of Design Content and Learning.

RSVP to attend the livestream on Zoom. The session will also be recorded and posted online on AIGA.org. Use coupon code AIGA20 for 20% off when you order a copy of Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design from Phaidon.com.

Explore Japanese design through the lens of Japan’s traditional color spectrum – a fresh take on a fascinating topic.

The traditional colors of Japan have been in use since the seventh century, originally to indicate rank and social hierarchy but, over time, their significance has broadened to include all manner of designed objects. This landmark volume celebrates a curated selection of 200 colors (iro in Japanese), with each traditional shade illustrated by one or more items – ranging from 16th-century kimonos to contemporary chairs, humble kitchen utensils to precious ceramics – providing a unique route to a deeper appreciation of Japanese design. Expertly bound in a traditional Japanese style, this stunning book is a beautiful design object in its own right and is a must-have for all lovers of design.

Rossella Menegazzo is Associate Professor of the History of East Asian Art at the University of Milan, with a PhD in Oriental Studies from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. She is the author of numerous texts on Japanese photography, graphic design, and traditional ukiyo-e art, including Phaidon’s bestselling Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design, and curator of several exhibitions. Menegazzo is a regular contributor to national newspapers in Italy, writing articles on Japanese culture and art. In 2017 she was appointed with the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation.


Jun 6

Japan-Insights: The Cultural and Material Legacy of the Ryukyu

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

Unjami ritual in Dana village, Iheya island ©OKINAWA4`1

Dear Friends,

Have you been to Okinawa?

Let me introduce an essay from Japan-Insights archives.

The thirty-second one is Okinawa’s Hidden Treasure Dr. Caroli Rosa.

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_OkinawaHiddenTreasures.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 #japanesesword #okinawa


May 30

Japan-Insights: A witness site of the ancient Japan in Yamaguchi

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

Doigahama Beach (Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi)

Dear Friends,

Are you interested in Japanese archaeology?

Let me introduce an essay from Japan-Insights archives.

The thirty-first one is Culture, Tradition and Innovation along the Rice-Road by Dr. Chiori Kitagawa.

https://doc.japan-insights.jp/pdf/JIN_TOPIC_20200526175243.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 #japanesesword #yamaguchi


May 19

Japan-Insights: Rustic house and rice fields in Yamaguchi

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

Ranma (Yuta Onsen, Yamaguchi City)

Dear Friends,

Have you stayed in Japanese traditional houses?

Let me introduce an essay from Japan-Insights archives.

The thirtieth one is Rustic house and rice fields in Yamaguchi by Dr. Chiori Kitagawa.

https://doc.japan-insights.jp/pdf/JIN_REF_20200529132538.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 #japanesesword #yamaguchi


May 12

JETAA-sphere Ep 15: Takaaki Hiratsuka on his new book about ALTs in the JET Program

**In Episode 15 of the JETAA-sphere podcast, we interview Professor Takaaki Hiratsuka, author of the new book Narrative inquiry into language teacher identity: ALTs in the JET program.

Click this link http://bit.ly/VBL-Register to register for the May 28 book launch event!

**Co-hosts: Steven Horowitz (Aichi, 1992-94) & Mark Frey (Kumamoto, 2002-2006)

**About Prof. Takaaki Hiratsuka:

List of Prof. Hiratsuka’s writings and presentations

Bio: Takaaki Hiratsuka is an associate professor in the Department of Global Studies at Ryukoku University, in Kyoto where he teaches a range of applied linguistics courses and supervises master’s and PhD students in related fields of language teacher education and narrative inquiry. He has a PhD in Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. And an avid futsal player.

**Other JET Alumni or Friends of JET mentioned in this episode:

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Special thanks to USJETAA and CLAIR for their support for the JETAA-sphere!


May 12

Job: Part-time Assistant Correspondent – The Hokkaido Shimbun Press London Bureau (London, UK)

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


Position: Part-time Assistant Correspondent
Posted by:
The Hokkaido Shimbun Press London Bureau
Location: London, UK
Contract: Part-time

Below is a job passed along to us directly from the newspaper.

Salary: £1,500~ (monthly), transportation expenses

Start date: 1st August 2022 ※Available for consultation

The Hokkaido Shimbun Press is looking for an Assistant Correspondent for their London Bureau, which is located on Fleet Street, central London. The successful applicant will assist the Bureau Chief with the preparation of articles to be published in Japan, and handle Bureau administration. The Bureau covers political, economic, and cultural news from the UK and other European countries.

Although you will work mainly during office hours for 3-4 days a week at office or from home, you will occasionally be required to work overtime due to the nature of the job. You should also be willing to travel within the UK or Europe to cover stories.

Candidates should note that this is NOT a writing position. In addition, although the ability to work in Japanese is a requirement.

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May 11

Job: Political and Executive Assistant for the Consul General – Consulate General of Japan in Boston (Boston, MA, USA)

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


Position: Political/Executive Assistant for the Consul General
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan in Boston
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-time

Here are a couple of jobs received directly from the Consulate General of Japan in Boston:

Political Assistant Position: The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for conducting research analysis on U.S. political affairs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and International Affairs. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

Political Assistant Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here. The deadline is May 21, 2022.

Executive Assistant Position: The position serves as a link between the Consulate and local governments, universities, and other organizations in New England. The ideal candidate will be someone flexible enough to work on multiple projects at the same time, have an understanding of and interest in Japanese culture and US-Japan relations, and have the ability to make connections with a wide variety of local businesses, government agencies, universities, and other organizations.

Executive Assistant Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here. The deadline is May 13th, 2022.


May 10

Posted by Tom Baker

JET alum Tom Baker, a “Jeopardy!” champion and regular participant in the Tokyo pub quiz scene, gave a talk at the most recent Japan Writers Conference about “How to Write Pub Quiz.”
You can watch his presentation below, and find more JWC presentations — including several by former JETs — at the Japan Writers Conference YouTube Channel.
Also, if you would like to give your own presentation at the 2022 Japan Writers Conference this October, you can submit a proposal here. The deadline is June 1.


May 10

Japan Writers Conference: Karen Hill Anton on memoir

Posted by Tom Baker

Longtime Japan resident Karen Hill Anton talked about how to turn an interesting life into a readable book in ” It’s all in the writing – you get no credit for living,” a presentation that she gave at the most recent Japan Writers Conference.
If you have a Japan memoir inside you, watch her presentation below for inspiration and ideas. You can find more JWC presentations at the Japan Writers Conference YouTube Channel.
Also, if you would like to give your own presentation at the 2022 Japan Writers Conference this October, you can submit a proposal here. The deadline is June 1.


May 10

Japan Writers Conference: Melinda Taliancich Falgoust on self-publishing

Posted by Tom Baker

International award-winning author Melinda Taliancich Falgoust gave a presentation titled “Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Quality Independent Publishing on a Zero or Low Budget” at the most recent Japan Writers Conference.
You can watch her presentation below, and find more JWC presentations at the Japan Writers Conference YouTube Channel.
Also, if you would like to give your own presentation at the 2022 Japan Writers Conference this October, you can submit a proposal here. The deadline is June 1.


May 9

Job: Online Tutor – Two Birds One Stone Learning (Virtual)

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


Position: Online Tutor Needed for After School Tutoring and Business/Survival English for Adult Learners
Posted by:
Two Birds One Stone Learning
Location: San Francisco, California
Contract: Full-time

From JET alum Daniel Stone, founder and owner of Two Birds One Stone Learning:

Online Tutors needed for After School Tutoring and Business/Survival English for Adult Learners. If you have a passion for seeing people from different cultures learn and grow with English, there are tutoring opportunities at Two Birds One Stone Learning.

Proficient English speakers with teaching and tutoring experience are a plus. The use of laptop devices, reliable and robust internet connection, and experience teaching online synchronously is required.

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May 7

Japan Writers Conference: Iain Maloney on “autocomposting”

Posted by Tom Baker

Gifu-based Scottish author Iain Maloney says, “My latest book, a novella, was written in two days, but was the result of nearly ten years of thinking and planning.” He describes how he did it in a presentation titled “The Writing Process, Autocomposting and Writer’s Block,” which he gave at the Japan Writers Conference.
You can watch his presentation below, and find more JWC presentations — including several by former JETs — at the Japan Writers Conference YouTube Channel.
Also, if you would like to give your own presentation at the 2022 Japan Writers Conference this October, you can submit a proposal here. The deadline is June 1.


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