Aug 22

Job: Female Boarding Assistant – Keio Academy of New York (Purchase, NY, USA)

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


Position: Female Boarding Assistant
Posted by:
Keio Academy of New York
Location: Purchase, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us from a JET alumna:

Immediate Appointment
Minimum compensation: $25000 plus free private accommodation 

Keio Academy of New York invites applications from university graduates or students soon to graduate with an interest in limited teaching training in their major discipline (Art, English, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, Science or Social Science) in this co-educational boarding school directly linked to Keio University in Tokyo. These are training posts tenable for up to three years.

An interest in Japanese culture is expected: a knowledge of the Japanese language, though not required, will be an advantage. Readiness to participate in the Academy’s co-curricular program is essential.

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Aug 22

Job: Program Specialist – Study Abroad Foundation (Chicago, IL, USA)

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


Position: Program Specialist
Posted by:
Study Abroad Foundation
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization that works with visiting, non-degree students attending Japanese university to study abroad for a semester, academic year, or summer.

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


Aug 22

Job: Assistant to the Consul-General and Consular Assistant Positions – Japanese Consulate in Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA)

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


Position: Assistant to the Consul-General & Consular Assistant
Posted by:
Japanese Consulate in Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Victoria Nugent (Shizuoka-ken, 2009-2011) for passing along the following two positions at the Japanese Consulate in Chicago:

Assistant to the Consul-General (Applications due 8/26): https://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100222596.pdf

And Consular Assistant (Applications due 9/3): https://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100210020.pdf


Aug 21

Job: Digital Marketing Manager – Ashinaga (Tokyo, Japan)

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


Position: Digital Marketing Manager
Posted by:
Ashinaga
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken, 2001-2004) for passing along the following information with her organization, Ashinaga:

We have another exciting opening at Ashinaga – this time for a Digital Marketing Manager. 

*Also, there are very specific language requirements indicated in the job description. However, I have been asked to encourage applicants who have the required Marketing skills to make sure they still apply even if they aren’t 100% matching the language requirements as exceptional candidates will still be considered! 

(Again, I was specifically requested by our HR to share this position with the JET community!🙂 )

Application Process: The deadline to apply is Friday, August 27 (Japan Time)! Please see the below job description or the Japanese job ad.


Aug 21

Job: Toddler/Preschool Teacher – Circle of Boston Nursery School (Watertown, MA, USA)

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


Position: Toddler/Preschool Teacher
Posted by:
Circle of Boston Nursery School
Location: Watertown, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Attached is a listing passed along to us by a JET alumna.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply via email. Please send a cover letter and resume to <HR@circleofboston.org>.


Aug 20

Job: Manufacturing Automation Engineer – American MSC (Troy, Michigan, USA)

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


Position: Manufacturing Automation Engineer (Japanese Automotive Supplier)
Posted by:
American MSC
Location: Troy, Michigan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumnus, Brian Peters (Shiga-ken, 2000-2003) for passing along another job opening with his company: 

Introduction:

We are a Japanese company that supplies parts to the automotive sector. Our parent company is in Utsunomiya, Tochigi and we have facilities in Troy, Michigan, Aguascalientes, Mexico and Wuxi, China. JET alumni, MEXT alumni, and college graduates are welcome to apply.

We are a small company with familiar atmosphere.  Accessible and Open-door policy with Top Management. No micro-mangers here. Looking for self-motivated, self-learning, honest, and results-oriented individuals. Excellent opportunities for growth in the company.

Job Description:

We are searching for candidates who can help us reach our goals of improving productivity and throughput through the use of automation.

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Aug 20

Job: Programs Coordinator – Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA)

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


Position: Programs Coordinator
Posted by:
Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from The Council on East Asian Studies:

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Programs Coordinator: https://bit.ly/67061BR


Aug 20

Job: Fellowship Opportunities – Pickering and Rangel Fellowships (U.S.-based Graduate Institution)

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


Position: Fellowship Opportunities
Posted by:
Pickering and Rangel Fellowships
Location: Redmond, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to Manuel Peralta (who works at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka) for passing along the below Fellowship opportunities for U.S. citizens. 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program


Aug 18

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!)

Anime「アニメ」with Kazuki!

Emmalee and Kazuki (from KK Talking) talk about the anime they’ve watched recently, how they came to like anime, and differences in anime culture in Japan, the US, and Canada. 

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa

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.

Dynamic Law Firm Leadership With Client-Centric Insight

I spoke with Raymond Millien, the new CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, an intellectual property boutique with four offices and headquarters in suburban Detroit. We discussed how in-house experience can help law firm leaders, techniques for understanding and connecting with clients in a remote environment, changing client expectations, and how law firms with a specific focus can maintain their competitive advantage in a shifting legal landscape.

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.

ReStart: Taking Collective Action with Educators Alex Robins & Annie Larson

In this special ReStart episode of Design Future Live, Alex Robins and Annie Larson, part-time design educators at The New School and union representatives from the ACT-UAW Local 7902, speak to host Lee-Sean Huang about the challenges and opportunities faced by part time design educators and the power of collective action.

The ReStart from AIGA is a new content series that helps the design community move forward from COVID by posing salient questions and providing practical strategies

Watch the video version of this interview: https://www.aiga.org/inspiration/talks/alex-robins-annie-larson-challenges-and-opportunities-faced-by-part-time-design

ACT-UAW Local 7902, the union for NYU adjuncts and New School part-time faculty, student workers, and health service employees: https://actuaw.org/index.html


Aug 11

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!)

Music in New Orleans & Nashville「ニューオリンズとナッシュビルの音楽」with Willie!

Emmalee and Willie (Miyagi-ken, 2017-18) talk about what makes New Orleans special, Willie’s experiences with music in Japan, and compare the music cultures and New Orleans and Nashville.

インスタ: @yoppareikaiwa

Willie: Japan Times, Antigravity, Japan in Nashville Instagram Story

是非、インスタでメッセージをください〜

聞いてくれてありがとうございます!

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.

Educating the Public About the Law And Earning More Than Five Million Followers in the Process

I spoke with Mike Mandell, a lawyer with Mandell Law in California, who educates the public about the law through social media. We discussed how he produces content for YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, his process for selecting topics for his videos, the message he conveys to consumers, and how he sees the use of content-driven social media tools for lawyers 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.

Interview with Clara Solomon

Welcome to another episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast as we continue our series of interviews with multilingual attorneys and other professionals related to the legal field. In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Clara Solomon.  Clara is the Director of Counseling & Career Development at the renowned New York University School of Law.

Clara shares her experiences living abroad – – including her experience studying abroad in Japan when she was just 15 years old – – and how this led to her current position counseling attorneys as they embark on new careers after law school. Clara’s international experiences enable her to provide a unique and sensitive perspective on the challenges for international students interested in legal work in the United States.

Now and Zen Japan

Insightful conversations with Japan experts focused on business and culture, with stories of success & failure and lessons learned. Entertaining and educational, discover first-hand what it’s like to live, work, and experience the most fascinating country in the world. Direct from Tokyo, this is the Now and Zen Podcast!

Robert Whiting Part 2: “Tokyo Junkie” Baseball Stories and more

Part 2 of my interview with author Robert Whiting about his recent best selling memoir “Tokyo Junkie” 60 years of bright lights, back alleys, and baseball. In this episode, Bob tells great stories about colorful foreign players and well-known Japanese baseball stars. Part 2, we talk mostly about the baseball stories from his memoir, but also get into the important story of how writing his first book “The Chrysanthemum and the Bat” completely changed his life. Together with episode #1 this is another important and rare opportunity to hear the history and evolution of Tokyo, from one Olympics in 1964 to the the current Tokyo 2020 games as lived and experienced by a true story teller, Robert Whiting.


Aug 10

The Japan Foundation, New York presents [EP10] Godzilla: A Pioneer of Global Pop Culture

Date and time
Tue, August 31, 2021
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

About this event 

For the tenth episode of our JFNY pop culture series, we will take a closer look at Godzilla, the worldwide pop culture icon, and the longest-running film franchise in world history! 

Starting in 1954 with the Japanese release of Ishiro Honda’s Gojira, the franchise has since released 36 films made in Japan and in Hollywood, with new titles still being made today. Godzilla sparked the Kaiju (monster) genre, and its fandom has reached all generations and has spread all over the world.  

What were some of the cultural contexts in which Godzilla was created? What does Godzilla mean to Japanese people? How was it exported to the world, and what led Godzilla to become the “King of Monsters?”  

Come join our panel discussion with five Godzilla experts from both the U.S. and Japan: Bill TsutsuiTakayuki TatsumiNorman EnglandMeghan Mettler and Steve Ryfle as they explore the history of Godzilla and discuss its universal appeal.  

Poll: 

★ What is your favorite title from Godzilla series? ★  

Please let us know what your favorite title is on the Eventbrite page when you register! We will announce the results of the poll during the event, and discuss it with the panelists. 

Q&A: 

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. Along with answering the poll, now is your chance to ask the experts your questions about Godzilla! Please ask your question when you register. Live commentary will also be enabled on the YouTube stream, so you can participate in the Q&A session live as well. 

This is a FREE event. Registrants will receive the link to the stream via email. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ep10-godzilla-a-pioneer-of-global-pop-culture-tickets-163917051313 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JF_NewYork/status/1420398650702843904?s=20 


Aug 10

Japan-Insights: A visit to three family-run businesses in Toyama prefecture

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

A part of the crafted textile displayed caught my eyes at Iizawa Shoyu Miso Ten, the artisan food producer outside of Kurobe, Toyama Prefecture

Dear Friends,

Have you experienced Japanese cuisine in Toyama?

Let me introduce an essay from the Japan-Insights archives.

The eighteenth one is on Japanese Food Artisans by Ms. Susan Ellicott.

https://topics.japan-insights.jp/Public/pdf/japan-insights_jp/topics/JIN_TraditionalFoodArtisans.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 #toyama


Aug 9

Job: Bilingual Communications Coordinator & Bilingual Product Development Operations Coordinator Positions – Nintendo of America (Redmond, WA, USA)

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


Position: Bilingual Communications Coordinator & Bilingual Product Development Operations Coordinator Positions
Posted by:
Nintendo of America
Location: Redmond, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here are a couple of full-time opportunities within Nintendo Treehouse passed along to us directly from Nintendo of America:

The Communications Coordinator works with the first party marketing team, and the Dev Ops Coordinator is working with localization project lifecycle as well as the team supports bringing some games to Nintendo Switch.

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

Bilingual Communications Coordinator

Bilingual Product Development Operations Coordinator


Aug 5

Job: Educational Affairs Specialist – Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle (Seattle, WA)

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


Position: Educational Affairs Specialist
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Lynn Mayuchi (Fukui-ken, 1990-1993) for passing along the following job opening:

The Consulate is seeking a well-qualified individual with excellent communication skills to serve as an educational affairs specialist. This position will be responsible for mainly supporting the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, in addition to Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships and other tasks related to public outreach and social media. 

Core responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact and answer general inquiries related to the JET Program and MEXT Scholarships in the Consulate’s area of responsibility including Washington, Montana, and Northern Idaho.
  • Support the JET Program by coordinating candidate recruiting (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) and selection activities (interviews), and preparing successful candidates for departure
  • Support MEXT Scholarships by coordinating candidate recruiting (information sessions, etc.) and selection activities (document screening and interviews) and prepare selected candidates for departure
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Aug 4

Job: Paid Internship Position (Fall 2021) – Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, DC)

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


Position: Paid Internship Position
Posted by:
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kelly Primrose (Nara-ken, 2015-2018) for passing along the attached paid internship with her organization.

The Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, is proud to support the professional development of young Asia policy professionals through its paid Internship Program.

This program is open to undergraduate students, recent grads, and graduate students who are interested in gaining first-hand experience working in a Washington, DC-based Asia policy non-profit. It will be held primarily in-person, with occasional virtual meetings.

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