Feb 4

Job: Trademark Attorney at Alprin Law Offices (DC)

[Steve’s Note:  My good friend and JET alum Scott Alprin (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-95) has his own trademark law practice in DC (including a number of Japanese clients) and is looking to hire another attorney. See below for details. If you apply, please indicate that you learned of the listing via JETwit.]

Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionTrademark Attorney
Location:  Washington, DC
Type: Full-time


Expanding DC-based trademark practice, established in 2005, seeks experienced trademark attorney well versed in all aspects of trademark prosecution, clearance searches, and TTAB litigation and related negotiation.  The firm works with an array of international law firms, with a concentration of Japanese clients. Knowledge of Japanese culture and/or language would be valued.  The firm is open to telecommuting and flexible work schedules and will consider candidates based outside of the DC area. Read More

Nov 19

Job: Defense News Assistant/Staff Reporter at Asahi Shimbun (DC)

Just saw this posted to the JETAA DC google group. LAST DATE TO APPLY NOV. 30. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionDefense News Assistant / Staff Reporter
Type: Full-Time
Location:  Washington, DC
Salary: 32,000 – 36,000 


Primary duties include assisting our Washington-based defense correspondent by attending daily press briefings, conducting thorough background research, gathering news and views, arranging and conducting interviews, and closely following developments in U.S. defense policy and international security affairs.  However, candidates must be flexible and willing to work with other correspondents on non-defense issues when necessary.  Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.  Some domestic travel may be required. Read More

Nov 6

Job: Admin Assistant at Embassy of Japan (DC)

Here’s a position at the Embassy of Japan in DC that just opened up.  Via JETAA DC Google Group. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionAdministrative Assistant, Public Affairs Section
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington DC


The Embassy of Japan is seeking an individual for the position of Administrative Assistant at the Public Affairs Section. The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation, a number of paid U.S./Japanese holidays, and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience. Read More

Oct 28

Job: Associate TV News Producer/Researcher at Nippon Television Washington DC News Bureau

Great listing received directly from the company. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionAssociate TV News Producer/Researcher
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington DC


As a producer, you would be responsible for monitoring and summarizing  political news and information from around Washington. This would include attending press briefing, monitoring daily news sources, researching  throughout various news media outlets for interesting stories, setting up interviews, and in-house recording. You would assist the reporters in creating daily news stories sent to Tokyo for national broadcast, as well as longer term feature stories. Read More

Sep 11

Job: Group Guides for Kakehashi Project (DC, Nashville, Chicago, Denver)

Thanks to JET alum Ashley Greenidge who works for The Laurasian Institution for sharing this great JET-relevant listing! Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Group Guide
Location: (Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. or Nashville)
Type: Temp

  • $2,250 for 10 days as group guide
  • Transportation to/from major cities (either Chicago & Denver or Washington D.C. & Nashville) during the trip
  • Transportation to/from the homestay location
  • Meals and lodging during trip


The Laurasian Institution of Seattle, WA is seeking guides for groups of 25 participants visiting the United States from Japan in October and November 2013. Groups will be comprised of 24 high school or university students and 1~2 adult chaperones. Groups will visit the United States for a period of 10 days, including sightseeing in major cities and a homestay in locations throughout the country.


  • Native English speakers with highly functional Japanese abilities (minimum JLPT Level 2/N2 or equivalent)
  • Background in education, youth exchange, and/or Japan-related work experience
  • All-day time commitment for 10 days, including being on-call at night
  • Experience with Japanese students and/or the Japanese school system
  • Familiarity with Japanese health insurance procedures
  • Residence in and knowledge of the geography, history and culture of at least one of the major cities (Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. or Nashville)
  • Ability to handle emergencies and work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass a criminal background check Read More

Jul 26

Job: USJI Internship (DC)

Via JETAA DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Internship
Posted by: U.S.-Japan Research Institute
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington D.C.
Start Date: N/A


USJI’s Washington D.C. Headquarters is currently accepting applications for the fall 2012 internship position. Read More

Jul 22

Job: Embassy of Japan Science Section

Via JETAA DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Science Researcher
Posted by: The Embassy of Japan
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Start date: NA


The Embassy of Japan is seeking an individual for the position of Science Researcher. The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Read More

Jun 28

Job: Assistant Correspondent Position at Jiji Press (DC)

Via JETAA-DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Assistant correspondent
Posted by: Jiji Press
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Start date: Beginning of August

Duties include:
– Covering early morning releases of major economic indicators
– Reporting on news events in the Washington, DC area
– Transcription (English)
– Other duties as assigned

– Bachelor’s degree required (journalism/ mass communications preferred)
– Punctuality: must be able to reliably attend economic release “lock up” periods in the DC area as early as 7:30am
– Japanese language ability: able to read and type Japanese required (JLPT level 2 or higher preferred)
– English language fluency required
– Strong knowledge in current events and international affairs, especially Asia, required
– Background in economics or interest in economic news preferred
– Basic computer proficiency required

Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to applications@ jijidc.com<mail to:applications@ jijidc.com> and include your full name in the subject field. Applications will be accepted until Monday, July 9. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified by mid-July.

Jiji Press is a leading Japanese wire service and has a reputation for its reliable, fair, and objective reporting. We deliver information to approximately 140 newspapers, broadcasters, and publishers throughout Japan and have 28 international branch offices. Jiji Press also provides English-language political, economic and financial news to foreign media and financial institutions.

May 9

Job: Program Associate Position, Woodrow Wilson International Center (DC) 05.09.12

Thanks to JET Alum Daniel Lee for sharing this posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Program Associate
Posted by: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A


The Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. is seeking a new associate, who will work primarily on North East Asia. The program associate will be responsible for planning and developing conferences and seminars primarily related to Northeast Asia, including Japan, China, Taiwan, and the Korean peninsula, but secondary responsibilities will also include Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand.

Primary responsibilities include identifying and selecting appropriate speakers for public events, designing formats, publicizing events, and producing meeting reports. The associate will also: edit and oversee production of Asia Program publications and manage content on the program web site; write articles to be published on the Internet and for Wilson Center publications; conduct research on Asia Pacific affairs required for the planning and coordination of Asia Program activities; stay current on developments in East Asia, and U.S. policies in the Asia Pacific region; assist with preparation of proposals for funding; and prepare narrative reports at the conclusion of the grant period(s). The associate will also be called upon to assist in the administration of the various fellowship and visiting scholar competitions by reading and evaluating proposals and identifying peer reviewers and performs other related duties as may be assigned.

Applications close May 14.

Extensive knowledge of contemporary Japanese politics, economics, history, culture and public policy, as well as experience in Japan, are considered requirements for the position.

Mar 21

Job: Trader/ Business Development (ITOCHU International) (DC) 03.21.12

Via JETAA DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Trader/ Business Development

Posted by: ITOCHU International
Type: N/A
Location: Washington, DC
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A
http://www.itochu. com/general/ careers.


Develop and implement a trading, marketing and business development program for ITOCHU’s Uranium business. Assist the
planning and strategy for uranium trading,
marketing, and executes transactions for sales, purchases and swaps.

Key Responsibility areas:

Communicate daily with uranium business partners
(utilities, miners, traders and brokers, etc) in North/South America and
Europe (mainly North America) and collaborate to create trading and
marketing opportunities for the Nuclear Fuel Group. Executes uranium transactions for sales,
purchases and swaps. Read More

Apr 14

Job:Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at U.S.-Japan Council – Washington, DC

USJC Office Manager/Administrative Assistant – Washington, DC


The Office Manager/Administrative Assistant will be an integral part of a small staff team in a new nonprofit membership organization focused on U.S.-Japan relations. The position will have primary responsibility for Council office administrative operations including bookkeeping, office management, organizational support for the President and Board members and some program support. The position requires an individual who is flexible, able to multi-task and prioritize, proactive, well-organized, able to plan and meet deadlines and comfortable working independently and as part of a team. The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Administrative: approximately 80%
  • Office Management & Administrative Support:
  • Maintain office calendar, schedule conference calls and Board and Committee meetings, provide scheduling and logistical support as needed for Council events.
  • Screen calls and email inquiries, including fielding and responding to general information requests.
  • Order supplies, and manage IT and other office equipment. Liaison with office vendors.
  • Filing: Establish and maintain filing system for vendor billing accounts, funder reports and records and office administration. Organize and maintain office filing system (electronic and hard copy).
  • Assist in ensuring Council’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Help maintain relevant permits, licenses and certifications.
  • Assist with travel arrangements and handle other logistical matters as requested.
  • As needed, draft correspondence and other documents.
  • Help recruit and supervise interns.
  • Provide some Board and Member-related support
  • Accounting:
  • Accounting: Enter vender billing and prepare checks; enter bank deposit information using QuickBooks system. Track spending, pay bills.
  • Payroll: Maintain filing system of records of employee time sheets.
  • Database:
  • Responsible for maintaining funder database, providing support for fundraising (data entry and assisting with bulk mailing) and grant preparation activities, as required. Coordinate with LA-based Program Director on data entry and maintenance of membership lists.
  • Programs: approximately 20%
  • Assist with programs and events.


  • Applicants with an interest in U.S.-Japan and Asia relations and Japanese language ability (written, oral) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations is helpful
  • familiarity with QuickBooks (non-profit edition preferred), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Salesforce.com and other databases, payroll (Paychex), budget, filing and office organizing systems.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hr@usjapancouncil.org

This job posting came from Idealist.

Mar 16

Jobs: Executive Director & Senior Advisor of International Student Conferences (DC)

The International Student Conference, an annual summer conference for young people from Japan, the United States and Korea is looking for an executive director and part-time senior advisor.  The Japan-America Student Conference, the oldest student-run exchange between the two countries, boasts an extensive collection of alumni participants Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Prime Minister of Japan Kiichi Miyazawa, and countless notable names in government, corporate positions and the media.  Students tour both countries and engage with leaders, while discussing pertinent global issues.  They’ve also expanded and started a Korean-American Student Conference as well.

From ISC:


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and operations of ISC and its programs. ISC is an expanding organization with a long-term history of success. The operation is well organized with a growing financial base and a skilled staff team. For a full description of the position and its responsibilities, please visit: www.iscdc.org.

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to promote peace by furthering mutual understanding, friendship and trust through cross-cultural interchange through student-run international conferences focusing on US-Japan and US-Korea. She/he will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to ISC, including:


• In-depth understanding of and appreciation for Japanese and Korean cultures;
• Demonstrated effective leadership, planning and non-profit management skills;
• Proven experience interacting with senior government, business and/or academic leaders;
• Minimum 5 years experience as senior staff person or chief executive officer of a non-profit organization preferred;
• Public relations and fund raising experience preferred;
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field; advanced degree preferred;
• Valid passport and availability to travel to Northeast Asia as well as throughout the U.S. as necessary.


The Position – Part-time

The Senior Advisor represents ISC and its two conferences through strong ties with leaders in government, business, and academia.  Her/his goal is to strengthen and expand support for ISC programs.  S/he works with the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors to reach out to individuals in universities, corporations, think tanks, government, foundations, and alumni to increase support for the programs in multiple ways:  universities may host a week of the conference, corporations and foundations can sponsor  specific conference events, experts are invited to be speakers and presenters at seminars and roundtables, and corporate, foundation and alumni donors are needed to contribute the bulk of Conference costs, which are not covered by the delegates themselves. This position is part-time, approximately a 0.30 FTE.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Senior Advisor will serve as the key representative of ISC to build ISC’s network of relationships with government, business, and academic leaders who interact in the Japan-America and/or Korea-America international environment.  Her/his duties will include:

  • Coordinating with the Executive Director to ensure effective management of relationships between ISC and its external stakeholders/supporters.
  • Identifying and pursuing a calendar of activities (events, networking conferences, speaking engagements, etc.) to promote ISC’s visibility and presence in the Japan-US and Korea-US arena.
  • Establishing successful and sustained fundraising procedures throughout the organization.
  • Securing specific commitments of support from stakeholders (hosts, speakers, funders, etc.).
  • Establishing and managing a budget to support representational activities.
  • Interacting with Board committees on general promotion and marketing of ISC programs and activities

Experience and Attributes

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to promote peace by furthering mutual understanding, friendship and trust through cross-cultural interchange.  S/he will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to ISC, including:

  • In-depth understanding of and appreciation for Japanese and Korean society, politics, economics and cultures;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in eliciting cooperation and support from leaders in those societies and in the U.S.;
  • Minimum 10 years experience interacting with senior government, business and/or academic leaders in the US-Japan/US-Korea arenas;
  • Public speaking experience;
  • Direct experience identifying, establishing, strengthening and consolidating professional relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Availability to attend key events (i.e., opening ceremonies, board meetings, etc.) at the JASC and KASC.
  • Fundraising experience and willingness to catalyze the entire organization toward fundraising by coaching the staff and Board in skills.

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