Aug 17

Job: Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs – San Jose State University (San Jose, CA, USA)

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


Position: Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs
Posted by: San Jose State University
Location: San Jose, CA, USA)
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Jennifer Hwang (Shizuoka-ken, 2008-2012) for sharing the following opening at her alma mater. Please note that even though the listing says to apply by June 22, 2022, Jennifer has confirmed that the position is still vacant, but is not affiliated with the hiring team. 

Additionally, as a former colleague and student of the Lucas Graduate School of Business, Jennifer can only sing praises about the team that runs the business programs at San Jose State University. If you’re looking for a supportive manager, a collaborative team to work with, and meaningful programs to support, she highly recommends applying for the Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs position.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of LGSB, the Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs is responsible for the development and implementation of student outreach and recruitment, and oversees the admissions for all LGSB programs. Completes all administrative tasks related to the enrollment and graduation of the MS Transportation Management (MSTM) program, including admission, enrollment and graduation for the advanced certificates in Transportation Management. Other tasks include the scheduling process for all MTM courses, hiring and appointing of faculty.

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Aug 17

Job: Teacher, English Department – Chicago Futabakai Japanese Day School (Illinois, USA)

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


Position: Film Coordinator
Posted by: Japan Information and Culture Center
Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kim Hubbard (Chiba-ken, 1998-2001) for passing along the attached job opening at her school. She also mentioned that most English department teachers are former JETs.

Chicago Futabakai Japanese School is looking for a full-time teacher to join our English Department. Main Duties Include:

  • Design and implement lessons based on school and departmental standards.
  • Teach ESL classes for preschool, elementary, and middle school students.
  • Participate in department and school events, exchange programs, and internal/external meetings.
  • Conduct student placement and level checks, informal and formal assessments, and submit grades for each
    academic term.
  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Work in a team setting to help achieve professional goals.
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Aug 17

Job: Public Relations Associate – Consulate General of Japan in New York (New York, USA)

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


Position: Public Relations Associate
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan in New York
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: New York, NY, USA

Attached is a job received directly from the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking to hire a locally employed staff for the Japan Information Center, the cultural and public affairs section of the Consulate. The deadline for all job applications is 09/02/2022.

Work Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:15am – 6:00pm (lunch break will be from 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  • (Note: This is not a remote position. The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently working on a hybrid schedule and attendance in the office is mandatory on scheduled days.)

Responsibilities

  • Alongside diplomatic staff, lead and shape the Consulate’s public-facing voice on social media
  • Draft engaging, shareable posts featuring Japanese culture and diplomatic activities
  • Monitor social media analytics and create content that respond to developing trends
  • Oversee a social media content calendar focused on events, holidays and developing trends
  • Plan campaigns to promote events organized and sponsored by the consulate
  • Draft the consulate newsletter as well as the occasional press release or social media public statement for the Consul General of Japan in New York
  • Coordinate the MEXT scholarship program, from inquires to interviews and departure
  • Various administrative tasks regarding public relations and cultural events
  • Respond to and follow-up with public inquires by phone and email
  • Other responsibilities as needed
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Aug 16

Job: Travel Experience Specialist – InsideJapan Tours (Nagoya, Japan)

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


Position: Travel Experience Specialist
Posted by: InsideJapan Tours
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Lauren Handlon (Hokkiado, 2016-2018) for passing along the following job opening:

Inside Travel Group is currently accepting applications for Travel Experience Specialists to join our Customer Experience team at our office in Nagoya, Japan.

Our Travel Experience Specialists own the in-destination customer experience, delivering peace of mind and a service that exceeds expectations to ensure happy customers that recommend and travel with us time and time again. In peak season, you’ll be proactively seeking opportunities to improve the clients’ experience, as well as reactively helping to resolve any inbound issues, problems or requests. Off-peak, you’ll be actively involved with various projects within the Customer Experience function aimed at implementing systems, service and performance improvements to increase the overall productivity, efficacy and performance of the function, in line with the company vision and goals.

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Aug 15

Job: Fall Interns – Japan Society (New York, NY, USA)

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


Position: Fall Interns
Posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-time

Below are a couple of Fall internships at Japan Society passed along directly from them. This could be a great segue opportunity for recent JET returnees.


Aug 15

Job: JET Program Coordinator – Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)

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


Position: JET Program Coordinator
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The JET Program Office at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of JET Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the screening process for applications for all U.S. candidates, recruitment and interviewing of applicants in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, and preparing successful candidates for departure.

This position will also involve liaising with the JET Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. and assisting with other projects within the Public Affairs diplomats’ portfolio as necessary.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/JET-PC-Job-Announcement.pdf. Apply by Thursday, August 18th.


Aug 15

Job: Associate Fellow – Kyushu National Museum (Fukuoka, Japan)

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


Position: Associate Fellow (Japanese to English Translator)
Posted by: Kyushu National Museum
Location: Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Rachel Lam (Okinawa-ken, 2017-2018) for passing along the job opening seeking to find her replacement:

Kyushu National Museum is hiring an Associate Fellow for multilingual support in English. Interested parties should download resume template from their website and submit a duly completed version together with required supporting documents by mail.

Application Process: More information and to apply, please click here: https://www.kyuhaku.jp/news/news-220714-3.html.

Questions? Please contact Rachel at <lamzhuodan@kyuhaku.jp>


Aug 9

Job: Film Coordinator – Japan Information and Culture Center (Washington, DC)

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


Position: Film Coordinator
Posted by: Japan Information and Culture Center
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here’s another job opportunity sent to us directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Film Coordinator. The main responsibilities of this position include coordinating film screenings on behalf of the JICC and supporting Japanese cinema-related events such as film festivals, film series, lectures, and Q&As. Please see below for a more detailed list of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation, and sick leave. Working hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday with weeknight and/or weekend events several times a month (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is $3,500.

Please note: Candidate 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. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

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Aug 8

Job: Administrative Assistant with the Ambassador’s Office – Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)

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


Position: Administrative Assistant, Ambassador’s Office
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here is a job opening sent to us directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for performing secretarial duties and drafting and editing correspondence for senior level officials. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (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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Aug 8

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

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


Position: Diplomatic Assistant, Economic Section
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-time

Here is a job opening sent to us directly from the Embassy of Japan:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a team-oriented individual for the position of Diplomatic Assistant. This individual will be primarily responsible for secretarial work: assisting and supporting a wide range of activities of diplomats in the Economic Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

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

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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Aug 3

Job: Senior Associate – EY Japan (Japan)

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


Position: Senior Associate
Posted by: EY Japan
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Major accounting/consulting firm hiring full-time Japanese to English translators who are looking to join a growing in-house team with high standards for what counts as a polished, professional translation. We translate both in-house and client materials in a wide range of industries and specialties. Native English speakers only. Must be capable of producing accurate, idiomatic translations without the use of machine translation.

Ideal candidates have had 1-2 years of supervised in-house translation experience or equivalent formal training, are able to explain or reconstruct the rationale for all decisions they make in the translation process, strictly observe confidentiality and respond well to constructive criticism. Subject matter can be taught if necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications, abilities and working hours. Nearly 100% remote.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here – https://job.axol.jp/vb/c/shinnihon/job/search?searchKey=nAK67TUjoExX2ZwSgJUwYo04d2sAFK6WZ9L6nxkL64rp-


Aug 3

Job: Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming – University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

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


Position: Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming
Posted by: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Contract: Full-time

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) was created as the University of Pittsburgh’s encompassing framework for all its multidisciplinary international programs. The Asian Studies Center oversees all programming related to Asia and we are seeking a qualified Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming.

The Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming (ADPP) will participate in planning, development and administration of programming and engagement initiatives, major grants, and cultivation of internal and external partnerships. The Assistant Director will develop new partnerships and events with the public, private and NGO sectors in Pittsburgh and the region, new area-related high impact experiential learning opportunities, collaborate with other UCIS units to develop cross-regional initiatives, and develop other programming. The Assistant Director will manage Center communications and public relations with its constituents and potential partners. The Assistant Director will supervise the Engagement Coordinator, Screenshot: Asia Programming Coordinator, and Japan Studies Program Assistant. This position is full time, 100% effort (37.5 hours/week).

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Aug 2

Job: In-House Translator – Sojitz Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: In-House Translator
Posted by: Sojitz Corporation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-time contract

Sojitz Corporation, Japan is now recruiting an In-House Translator to join our translation team based at our Tokyo HQ.

Sojitz Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate that is involved with both global trade as well as investment. Sojitz’s portfolio boasts a wide variety of businesses and a group network encompassing over 400 subsidiaries and affiliates in over 50 countries across the globe. As a translator, you will work as part of our in-house translation team to tackle Japanese to English translation across a broad range of business fields and disciplines, including public relations, investor relations, internal auditing, corporate communications, corporate management, finance, and investment.

Application Process: For an informal discussion regards the position and recruitment process please email: translation@sojitz.com (including your resume) and to learn more about us please visit: www.sojitz.com.


Jul 30

JQ Magazine: The Joy of Sake Returns to NYC

Courtesy of Michi Kurisaki

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

A beverage that can be paired with foods as diverse as sushi, chocolate and even pizza, American sake lovers are eagerly awaiting the return of The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, which returns to New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea on August 4 with the biggest sake celebration in the city’s history.

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, this year’s event will feature a record 576 competition-level sakes (up from 513 in 2019) and top restaurants serving sake-inspired appetizers.

Now in its 21st year, The Joy of Sake celebrates the ancient art of sake-brewing. It features hundreds of premium daiginjo, ginjo and junmai labels from every sake-brewing region in Japan, including over 300 sakes not available in the U.S. “After such a challenging time for everyone,” said Joy of Sake founder Chris Pearce, “we wanted to bring this celebration back better than ever and support both the sake makers and New York’s resilient restaurant scene.”

Read more at JQ magazine.


Jul 27

WIT Life #365: New York Asian Film Festival

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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.

The New York Asian Film Festival taking place at Lincoln Center is one of my favorite annual events, and it’s coming to a close this weekend. This year the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary, and it was back in person for the first time in two years. Over the first week, I was lucky enough to interpret for several actors, producers and directors. Particularly thrilling was being able to work with the actor Hiroshi Abe, of whom I’ve been a longtime fan. He attended the festival to receive the 2022 Screen International Star Asia Award and participate in the Q&A for his film Offbeat Cops, which had its world premiere at the festival.

My sharp-eyed friend in Japan was up early watching Fuji’s Mezamashi TV, and she was able to capture this photo of me on stage with Abe and Offbeat Cops director Eiji Uchida (to my left/right respectively in the picture). Abe plays a hard-boiled detective named Naruse who gets shunted off to the police band, and ends up going on a journey of self-discovery as a result (and learns how to play the drums, as the actor had to in real life!). During the Q&A, Uchida expressed his desire to make a sequel where Naruse has a showdown with the NYPD Police band, and to the delight of the crowd Abe said that he’s be up for it.

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