May 7

Job: Associate Director of Programs – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, DC, USA; hybrid)

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


Position: Associate Director of Programs
Posted by:
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, DC, USA; hybrid
Contract: Full Time

Position Announcement:

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks a full-time Associate Director of Programs for its Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will be able to start work within two weeks of the job offer, in a hybrid capacity working in-office in Washington, DC at least three days a week.

Job Summary and Requirements

The Associate Director of Programs will have responsibilities in the following areas:

Program Leadership
Lead planning and implementation of Japan and Asia-wide programming, which may include:

  • U.S.-Japan Network for the Future
  • U.S.-Japan Space Forum
  • and/or other programs as assigned

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative/organizational duties as required for effective operation of programs
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals, reports, concept papers: seek new grant possibilities
  • Provide task and management support to the organization’s fundraisers
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date information in database on prospective and awarded grants
  • Travel in support of programs
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Apr 26

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Miike’s Latest, Miku Expo, ‘Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo’

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here.

As spring continues and the weather continues to warm, New Yorkers can enjoy activities all over the city both indoors and out. 

This month’s highlights include:

Courtesy of Sideshow/Janus Films

April 26-30 and May 3-16

Hamaguchi I & II and Evil Does Not Exist

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

Elinor Bunim Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street

$12-$17 

Evil Does Not Exist: Deep in the forest of the small rural village Harasawa, single parent Takumi lives with his young daughter, Hana, and takes care of odd jobs for locals, chopping wood and hauling pristine well water. The overpowering serenity of this untouched land of mountains and lakes, where deer peacefully roam free, is about to be disrupted by the imminent arrival of the Tokyo company Playmode, which is ready to start construction on a glamping site for city tourists—a plan, which Takumi and his neighbors discover, that will have dire consequences for the ecological health and cleanliness of their community. The potent and foreboding new film from Oscar-winning director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, both NYFF59) is a haunting, entirely unexpected cinematic experience that reconstitutes the boundaries of the ecopolitical thriller. Intensified by a rapturous, ominous score by Eiko Ishibashi, this mesmeric journey diverges from country-vs-city themes to straddle the line between the earthy and the metaphysical. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Q&A with Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Eiko Ishibashi on May 3 at 6 p.m. screening. Don’t miss Hamaguchi I & II, a selected retrospective of Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s films to be presented at FLC from April 26–30.

© 1983 Argos Films

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

The Film Desk Presents: Sans Soleil

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

$8-$16

Imported 35mm print! Driven by a desire to “capture life in the process of becoming history,” the enigmatic and influential French filmmaker Chris Marker travelled the globe and made a sprawling body of hybrid work that ruminates on the nature of memory and time. Of the several films he made in Japan (where, among the crowded drinking holes of Shinjuku’s “Golden Gai” district, there is a bar named after one of his early masterpieces), this singular essay film remains the late director’s greatest achievement. An unnamed woman narrates the poetic letters and philosophical reflections of an invisible world traveler accompanied by footage of Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Iceland, Paris, San Francisco and, most significantly, Tokyo—a city whose people, streets, malls and temples inspire the traveler’s richest observations.

Courtesy of Eventbrite

Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Marimba Extraordinaire Makoto Nakura at 60 – A Retrospective

The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue (Queens)

$10 students, $20 general admission/adult

Makoto Nakura started building his distinctive career as a marimbist as soon as he arrived in NYC from Japan 30 years ago. This concert shows his journey through the works which he has commissioned along the way. Featuring Barbara Podgurski on piano, these works from today’s leading composers showcase the expressive possibilities of the marimba…expressive possibilities that keep expanding under Makoto’s ever-growing collection of mallets! You are sure to have a great time not only hearing extraordinary music, but also meeting this extraordinary artist and human being who always gives his audience an incredible show. Don’t forget to wish him a happy 60th birthday if you attend!

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Apr 26

Job: News Reporter/Research Assistant – The Yomiuri Shimbun (Los Angeles, CA)

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


Position: News Reporter/Research Assistant
Posted by:
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Deisy Moreno (Akita-ken, 2019-2021) for passing along the following job opening.

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun seeks a reporter/research assistant to help cover news—including in the western and midwestern states, western Canada, and Mexico.

This job primarily involves assisting the Japanese Bureau Chief by monitoring the news and suggesting stories to cover, arranging and conducting interviews, preparing research on a wide range of topics, transcribing interviews, and covering breaking news events.

The work can be fast-paced and there are daily deadlines. The position will require occasional travel to cover major news events and to report feature stories.

Research and interviews are conducted in English, but all writing of Yomiuri articles is done by the Bureau Chief in Japanese; there are no byline opportunities for this position.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://www.journalismjobs.com/1686085-reporter-the-yomiuri-shimbun


Apr 15

Job: Assistant News Producer – TV TOKYO (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: Assistant News Producer
Posted by:
TV TOKYO
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to TV TOKYO for passing along the following job opening.

Description:

TV TOKYO America has an immediate opening for a new assistant 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. Join us to cover press conferences of U.S. government agencies, international conferences abroad, and this year’s presidential election.

You should have:

  • Familiarity and interest in topics related to US domestic politics and foreign policy, East Asian regional affairs, and current events.
  • Strong English communication skills and the ability to quickly digest a lot of information.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.
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Apr 12

Job: Director of Operations – CIEE Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: Director of Operations
Posted by:
CIEE Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken, 2001-2004) for passing along the following job opening.

The Director of Operations plays an essential role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the CIEE Tokyo Study Center. They will be responsible for supporting the Center Director in managing and expanding the study abroad program portfolio offered by the Center.

As a key member of the Center’s leadership team, the Director of Operations oversees various aspects of program and financial management, student support and administrative functions.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://www.linkedin.com/company/ciee-tokyo/


Apr 12

Job: Adjunct Programming/Coding Instructor – CIEE Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)

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


Position: Adjunct Programming/Coding Instructor
Posted by:
CIEE Kyoto
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Michele Fujii (Shiga-ken, 2010-2013) for passing along the following job opening.

Adjunct Programming Instructor for High School Summer Abroad Game Design HSSA GD Course

(June 16 – July 27, 2024)

  • 45 Contact Hours
  • Remuneration 400,000 JPY
  • Teaching location: Shijo Karasuma (1-minute from station)
  • 15-30 students
  • 9:00am -12:00pm Mondays – Fridays*

*The short-term, intensive course includes 45 contact hours during the period listed above. Contact hours will comprise both classroom lectures and hands-on programming time as well as offsite, instructor-led co-curricular activities. Students will be high school students from the United States. Courses will be taught in English and will be held in rental rooms at Kyoto Keizai Center in downtown Kyoto.

For more information about the program:
https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad/summer/programs/japan/kyoto/video-game-design

Application deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 17:00 


Apr 11

Job: Data Consultant – The Data School New York (New York, New York)

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


Position: Data Consultant
Posted by:
The Data School New York
Location: New York, New York
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Stanley Chen (Hyogo-ken, 2016-2021) for passing along the following pivoting opportunity.

About the job

Our application process is aptitude-based. This is only the first step – we’ll be in touch soon after reviewing your information with details about how to submit your dashboard!

The Information Lab has a simple mission: to help people make sense of data. We believe that companies that use data well will have better futures than those that don’t. We have helped clients such as The Vanguard Group, JPMorgan Chase, PwC, JLL, and Paramount Global do just that through specializing in and consulting on the leading products for data visualization and data integration – Tableau and Alteryx – since 2011.

As a consultant of The Data School, you will experience on-the-job training that is far more immersive and rewarding than traditional roles. The Data School offers a 28-month contract where we will pay you $62,400 in 2024 and then $64,340 in 2025 to learn about data and technology from some of the greatest data experts across the world (including six Tableau Visionaries and two Alteryx ACEs).

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Apr 10

Job: Program Coordinator – Kizuna Across Cultures (Remote)

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Position: Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Kizuna Across Cultures
Location: Remote
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Kizuna Across Cultures for passing along the following job opening.

KAC seeks an entry-level part-time Program Coordinator to join our bilingual team to support the administration of our programs and grants. This position is fully remote with flexible hours.

The Program Coordinator will provide programmatic and administrative support in all program functions including, but not limited to: preparation of grant proposals and reports; event planning, execution and follow-up; internal and external coordination and communication. Primary duties will involve supporting the administration and facilitation of the virtual Global Classmates Summit, taking place in July and August 2024.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://kacultures.org/en/join-team/


Apr 10

JET alum Bridget Ryan on working at a Lawson convenience store in Tokyo

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Post by Bridget Ryan (ALT Shimane-ken, 2021-23)

Up until now, have never had any experience with cosplay or dressing up, but now twice a week I undergo a type of transformation. Since coming to Japan, I’ve thought how nice it would be to work at a convenience store. The employees always treat you so politely and with a smile, so I’ve come to love convenience stores. Last November, this dream became a reality. Twice a week I put on a uniform and work part-time at a convenience store called Lawson. Putting on my uniform, I transition from being a regular international student to a member of Japanese society.

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“Irrashaimasei!” JET alum Bridget Ryan (Shimane-ken, 2021-23) in uniform working her shift at a Lawson conbeni in Tokyo.

Although I’ve done various part-time jobs and work since middle school, but I’ve never worn a uniform before. When I first put on the Lawson uniform, I understood why uniforms are necessary. Even though I’ve been in Japan for over two years, I still lack confidence speaking Japanese. However, when I wear the uniform, I feel more confident, like I’m part of the team, not just an individual. I confidently operate the cash register and assist customers in Japanese without worry. Additionally, I work with my colleagues to solve problems and keep the store clean and running smoothly.

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As a result, whether I’m working or not, I feel like I’m participating in Tokyo’s society. Japanese society can be quite uniform, so sometimes, outside of school life, I feel distant from the people in Tokyo. However, thanks to my transformation at the convenience store twice a week, I feel like I’m gradually becoming a part of Tokyo’s society. As long as I continue to live here as a student, I want to continue working part-time.

今までで、コスプレなどの経験がなかったが、週2回、私は変身にしている。日本に来てから、コンビニで働きたいないなと思っていた。いつも笑顔で丁寧に接するので、コンビニのことが大 好きになった。去年11月にこの夢が現実になった。1週間に2回制服を着て、ローソンというコン ビニでアルバイトをやっている。制服を着て、普通の留学生から日本の社会人になる。

中学生の時から色々なアルバイトや仕事をしてきたが、今まで制服を着たことがなかった。初め てローソンの制服を着たところ、ユニフォームを着なければならない理由が分かった。2年間以上 日本にいるのに、まだ日本語で話すことにまだ自信がなかなか持てない。しかし、制服を着ると 自信が出る。個人から、お店のチームに入っていると感じる。気にせずに日本語でレジをした り、お客さんをに手伝ったりする。そして、同僚と問題を解決したり、お店をきれいにしたりす
ることもする。

その結果、アルバイトをする時もしない時も、東京の社会に参加しているという感じを持って る。日本の社会はとても画一的なので、留学生にとって学校以外で東京の人々と距離を感じる時 もある。だが、週2回コンビニでの変身のおかげで、少しずつ東京の社会と距離が縮まるように なった。ここに住み続ける限り、アルバイトを続けたいと思う。

Evangelion-themed Convenience Store "Lawson Tokyo-3 Shop" Opened in Hakone  - GIGAZINE

Apr 9

Job: JET Program/MEXT Scholarship Coordinator – Consulate General of Japan (Miami, Florida)

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


Position: JET Program/MEXT Scholarship Coordinator
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan
Location: Miami, Florida
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Christopher Brickey (Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, 2016-2020) for passing along the following job opening.

Description:

  • Coordinating all aspects of the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program, including recruitment, candidate processing, JET Alumni volunteer management, travel planning, networking, orientation planning and presenting, and any other JETrelated activities
  • Coordinating all aspects of the MEXT Scholarships
  • Maintaining an updated record of educational institutions in Florida offering Japanese language
  • Research and report on a number of Japan related educational and cultural items in Florida.
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Apr 6

Job: Social Media Manager – Fujifilm Sonosite I (Bothell, WA, USA)

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


Position: Social Media Manager
Posted by:
Fujifilm Sonosite I
Location: Bothell, WA, USA
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Janice Laureano (Niigata-ken, 2013-2017) for passing along the following job opening.

Lead the development and management of FFSS’s social media strategy as it relates to engagement, content performance, demand generation, brand awareness, and messaging for LinkedIn, Facebook,Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and beyond.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://uscareers-fujifilm.icims.com/jobs/26869/social-media-manager/job


Apr 5

Job: Domestic Admissions Counselor – Temple University (Kyoto, Japan)

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


Position: Domestic Admissions Counselor (Student Recruiter)
Posted by:
Temple University, Japan Campus
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contract: Full Time; Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) for passing along the following job opening.

Salary & benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience.
  • Eleven (11) days paid vacation in the first fiscal year (July-June) increasing to 20 days after 6 years of employment, plus 5 paid “personal and sick days” each year.
  • In addition, approximately two weeks company-wide break over Christmas/New Year.
  • Japanese social insurance and pension, commuting/telework allowance, a welfare-discount program membership, retirement payment system and tuition benefits for Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) programs.

Overview of position:

Starting in January 2025, Temple University will broaden its presence in Japan through the establishment of a new satellite campus in Kyoto. Over the past three years, TUJ has experienced unprecedented growth, including an 80% increase in its undergraduate student population. In connection with our new satellite campus in Kyoto and to support further growth in the Kansai region, TUJ is seeking a motivated and outgoing Admissions Counselor for the domestic Japanese market to support university recruiting and advise prospective students. The admissions counselor will be responsible for all aspects of student recruitment by visiting high schools and other educational institutions, attending university admission events, arranging information sessions and campus tours, and initiating campaigns to induce students to attend TUJ. Candidates should be either residing in or able to relocate to the Kansai region and be able to occasionally travel to Tokyo for training purposes. The role requires some travel within Japan.

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Apr 5

Job: Analyst in Foreign Affairs – U.S. Congressional Research Service (Washington, D.C., USA/Hybrid)

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


Position: Analyst in Foreign Affairs
Posted by:
U.S. Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress)
Location: Washington, D.C., USA/Hybrid
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Jim Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-1994) for passing along the following job opening.

The Asia Section covers Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific, including U.S. bilateral political and security relations in the region and multilateral affairs. The ideal candidate will have formal education, training, and/or experience conducting research on Asia, particularly Indo-Pacific security affairs OR South Asian, Southeast Asian, or Pacific affairs and U.S. political and security relations with the region. The ideal candidate is expected to possess and enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research undertaken throughout CRS.

Application Process – For more information and to apply, please click here – https://www.loc.gov/item/careers/analyst-in-foreign-affairs-vacancyvar002724/


Apr 3

Job: Senior Fellow – German Marshall Fund (Washington, D.C., USA)

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Position: Senior Fellow
Posted by:
German Marshall Fund
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Jim Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-1994) for passing along the following job opening.

Portions of the job posting are below, and the position seems focused on Japan and its multilateral connections to the U.S., Europe, Korea, and other Indo-Pacific partners.

Job Summary:

The Senior Fellow has primary responsibility for the Japan Trilateral Forum, managing the annual Track 1.5 dialogue with stakeholders in Asia, Europe, and the United States, as well as the annual Young Strategists Forum, and other projects related to Japan and Korea. The Senior Fellow conducts original research that links the emerging debates on Asia in Europe with the policy debates in Washington DC and supports the Indo Pacific Program’s efforts in building a strong network in the United States and Europe, as well as with Indo-Pacific partners. The Senior Fellow will also engage in fundraising and donor relations in support of the Indo Pacific Program’s work.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (in order of importance):

  • Design and plan the annual Japan Trilateral Forum in close coordination with the Brussels-based Indo Pacific Senior Program Officer.
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Apr 1

Job: Management and Program Analyst – Japan-United States Friendship Commission (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: Management and Program Analyst
Posted by:
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Jessyca Livingston (Hokkaido-ken, 2003-2006) for passing along the following job opening.

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the seamless functioning of the United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange panel (CULCON) and other associated binational activities.

Duties performed:

  • Developing and relaying information on CULCON programs of interest to cultural and educational organizations in the United States and Japan.
  • Preparing background reports on specific U.S.-Japan topics for CULCON panel attendees.
  • Developing strategic partnerships and preparing budgets and grant proposals for CULCON activities in the United States and Japan.
  • Coordinating U.S-Japan task forces and CULCON secretariat-initiated activities to meet goals and set priorities.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here –  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/783681400


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