Jul 3

Job:US/Japan Alliance Subject Matter Expert with Booz Allen (Honolulu, HI)

Thanks to former JETAA Northern California President Cerell Terese (now living in Honolulu) for sending this unique JET-relevant posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: US/Japan Alliance Subject Matter Expert
Posted by: Booz Allen
Type: Full-time
Location: Honolulu, HI
Salary: N/A
Start date: N/A

Key Role:
Provide US/Japan Alliance subject matter expertise for an in-depth study of the historical, cultural, diplomatic, economic, military security, and legal issues pertaining to US bilateral relations with Japan and Japan’s relations with other key countries in the region. Assist the client team with mastering all aspects of that issue through qualitative and comparative research and analysis. Develop, author, and present professional level analysis of the policies that compete with US positions and display a thorough understanding of areas of convergence, divergence, and friction in US/Japan relations, including, the US and Japan’s respective policy positions toward China, Russia, and North and South Korea. Test assumptions via outreach to best available sources of governmental, non-governmental, and academic expertise in the region. Work to enhance the client’s situational awareness, planning, and programs in accordance with the mission assurance operations research, analysis, and development directives for this contract. Develop and present analysis and policy recommendations to the client and support client efforts to effectively implement agreed-upon recommendations.

Basic Qualifications:
-6+ years of experience with research or analysis
-3+ years of experience with working in the military, civilian affairs, diplomatic corps, or other international expertise focused on US/Japan alliance affairs-Ability to obtain a security clearance-BA or BS degree required Read More

May 27

Job: Advertising Sales Representative Needed For Asian Fusion Magazine (NY) 05.27.12

Thanks to Rick Lin for sharing this job. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Advertising Sales Representative
Posted by: Asian Fusion Magazine
Type: N/A 
Location: Midtown, NY
Salary: N/A
Start date: NA

If you are an aggressive and independent self-starter whose unlimited potential has yet to be realized, this could be the opportunity of your lifetime. Asian Fusion Magazine has an opening for an experienced sales account representative to sell advertising for its magazine publications.

The successful candidate will be a poised, stimulating and articulate communicator who is capable of expanding our advertising customer base and who will enjoy the challenges associated with delivering the value of target-marketed advertising to hundreds of local businesses. Our outside sales representatives are responsible for researching assigned territories, qualifying prospects over the phone, cold calling potential customers and closing sales via telephone or in person. Our advertising sales representative’s compensation is strictly commission based. Income potential is $50 – $70k on outstanding achievement.

This position is for you if:
You have 2 to 3 years sales experience, with polished skills
You like to work hard, work smart, and have fun
You’d like the freedom of an independent contractor
You’d like to increase your income every year

Please send your resume to advertise@asianfusion-mag.com
For more information please visit our website at www.asianfusion-mag.com

May 27

Job: Web developer – Dept of Envir and Occup Health Sciences (WA) 05.27.12

Thanks to writer and former Pacific Northwest JETAA Newsletter Editor Liz Sharpe, who works for the U of W, for sharing this job listing.  Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position:  Web Developer
Posted by: University of Washington School of Public Health
Location:  Seattle, WA
Salary: N/A
Start date: N/A

Web Developer needed in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Req. 82723. Interested candidates can apply online here: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

May 22

Job: CRASH HQ Seeking Accounting Staff (Tokyo) 05.22.12

 Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Accounting Staff
Posted by: CRASH Japan
Type: Full-time
Higashikurume, Tokyo)  
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A


CRASH Japan is a non-profit Christian disaster relief organization based in Tokyo that is officially recognized by the Japanese government. CRASH has a paid job opportunity at headquarters in Tokyo for accounting staff.

Work Times:
5 days a week, from 9:00 to 18:00

Required Skills / Materials:
At least one year of accounting experience; a recommendation from your pastor or leader, Japanese reading ability (reports and receipts are in Japanese)

Additional Info:
Transportation fees will be covered. Stipend is available. CRASH does not sponsor work visas.

If you are interested, please go to www.crashjapan.com and register as a “volunteer.” After registration, contact Yoneyama at admin.chief@crashjapan.com for more details about the position.

May 22

Job: Japanese Speaking Sports Journalist – West London (UK) 05.22.12

Via JETAA UK. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Japanese Speaking Sports Journalist
Posted by: Tay 2 Productions
Type: N/A
Location: West London, UK
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A

Japanese speaking sports journalist – Tay 2 Productions – West London
To view details about this job vacancy visit: http://www.jetaa.org.uk/jobs/japanese-speaking-sports-journalist/

May 14

Job: Three job listings at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (IL)

Thanks to Jet alum Steve Sundstrom for sharing these postings at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in Chicago, IL where he also happens to work. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Senior Specialist / Analyst in Foreign Exchange Group

Position Summary:
Communicate and negotiate with Japanese Corporate Banking Department (JCBD) customers as well as coordinate with JCBD in (i) executing daily transactional activities including loans and investments, and (ii) developing and maintaining good customer relationships via responding to customer inquiries and solving customer problems.

35% Support other traders or RMs to promote Foreign Exchange relevant products to the Division’s Japanese customers, to execute Foreign Exchange transactions with customers (communicating both in English and Japanese) and GMDA or relevant product offices, and to prepare dealing records or other administrations associated with trade transactions.

20% Assist other traders or RMs in enhancing the overall marketing capabilities of the Division by creating FX newsletter and other promotional materials, and sending market related information to both customers and RMs.

20%Performs as a liaison between the Division and GMDA or relevant product offices, and assists other groups of the Division for the marketing and administrations of Market Products.

20% Maintains and enhances the Division’s infrastructure (including system) for market products activities, cooperating with other groups.

5% Other duties as assigned. Read More

May 14

Job: Paid Translation Opportunity with Japanese Professor 05.14.12

Via JETAA DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Paid Translation Opportunity with Japanese Professor
Posted by: Professor Yasuaki Onuma of Meiji University

Professor Yasuaki Onuma of Meiji University (he retired to there after 35+ years at Todai) is working on translating into English for publication a short primer on international law he wrote, and he is looking for individuals fluent in Japanese to help him with one or more chapters. Chapter topics include territory, nationality and citizenship, global environment, and dispute settlement. Chapters are 35-55 small-sized pages in Japanese (the book is much smaller than 8 1/2 x 11 size).

If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Professor Onuma at onuma@j.u-tokyo. ac.jp. He will be in the DC area until the end of the month, and is of course happy to work long-distance once he is back in Japan. I’ve gotten to know Professor Onuma as a visiting scholar at my school, he’s a wonderful guy, and he would greatly appreciate any help he can get. (Doug MacLean, 2002-04 ALT, Akita-Ken)

May 11

Job: Actus Posting: Dormitory Supervisors for Japan-related Educational Institution (NY) 05.11.12

Via Actus. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from JETwit. Thanks.***

Job Position: Dormitory Supervisors
Location: Westchester, NY
Position: Full-Time (Direct-hire)
Salary:  Around 30K

Job Description:
Educational Institution is seeking Dormitory Supervisors for immediate hire.
This will be a great opportunity for those who want to seek a career in educational field. Entry level is welcome.

Must have bachelor’s degree. Must reside on campus. Several years of experience at educational institutions preferred. Education, Counseling or Psychology background is a plus. Understanding of Japanese culture is a big plus.

Job Preference:
English: Business Level

To apply to this position, email your resume and a cover letter as an MS Word attachment to mokumura@actus-usa.com. Thank you!

May 10

Job: Actus Posting: Export & OEM Sales Coordinator (PA) 05.10.12

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

***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from JETwit. Thanks.***

Job Position: Export & OEM Sales Coordinator
Location: Laureldale , PA

1. Coordinate the movement of products in and out of the country in accordance with company procedures while complying with relevant country and international laws.
2. Effectively communicate with import and export authorities, customers, and suppliers.
3. Manage sales inquiries, price quotes and other sales activities.
4. Maintain excellent business relationships.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
1. 4-year college degree.
2. Customer-focused, individual seeking career opportunity.
3. Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Suite with advanced Excel skills.
4. Motorcycle or powersports enthusiast not a requirement but a plus.
5. Japanese skill is NOT required, but a big plus.
6. Must be THOROUGH and DETAIL-ORIENTED. Read More

May 5

Job: Secretary to Senior Diplomats, The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (NY) 05.05.12

Via Permanent Mission of Japan. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).


Position:  Secretary to Senior Diplomats
Posted by: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 国際連合日本政府代表部
Type: Full-time
Location: New York, NY
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Manage appointment schedules and prepare daily and weekly schedule for senior diplomats
2. Respond to telephone calls, both incoming and outgoing, with efficiency and professional etiquette
3. Coordinate logistics/protocol for conferences, meetings, briefings, receptions, and other official functions
4. Draft and prepare letters and diplomatic correspondence
5. Prepare and mail invitation cards for official functions
6. Prepare and mail greeting cards for senior diplomats
7. Prepare table cards and tray cards for luncheons and dinners
8. Research topics related to the United Nations and Japan as required by the Mission staff members
9. Update and develop contact information including the bio of VIPs as well as invitation list databases
10. Receive and sort incoming mail
11. Assist as a receptionist at official functions
12. Receive guests and serve tea
13. Respond to inquiries
14. Receive dictation from senior diplomats, take accurate and quick notes, and keep records or write up summaries as required Read More

May 3

Job: Tomodachi Summer 2012 SoftBank Leadership Program 05.03.12

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

***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from JETwit. Thanks.***

Job Position: Teaching/Mentoring

Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Part-time  (July 23 – August 11, 2012)
Salary:  $2,500
Hour: 8:30 AM – 12 PM

Program Description:

The Tomodachi Initiative is a public-private partnership supported by the US and Japanese governments to support Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. The goal of the program is to foster the next generation, a “Tomodachi generation” of doers, thinkers and creators who are invested in the future of U.S.-Japan relations. The program will support the students to appreciate our two cultures, and to cultivate globally oriented skills and mindsets needed to thrive and make a difference. Led by Ayusa International in partnership with the University of California – Berkeley’s Center for Cities & Schools, students will partake in a unique civic engagement and leadership initiative called Y-PLAN (Youth – Plan, Learn, Act, Now) aimed at preparing a group of 300 Japanese youth to be leaders of change and revitalization.

Selected teacher/mentors will each lead a team of 20 -25 Japanese high school students through the unique 5-step Y-PLAN course in community development and leadership. The Center for Cities & Schools will provide teachers with training and a step-by-step manual to guide the students through the Y-PLAN process.

The overall Tomodachi Program design incorporates community service projects, cultural enrichment activities, global skills training, and experiential learning. It promotes civic responsibility and commitment to communities and inspires future leaders to be agents of positive change. Additionally, the program equips participants to take local action on issues of international importance, to empower, inspire and prepare them to work to create a peaceful international community. Read More

May 1

Job: Logistic Coordinator (Anshin Technology, Inc.) (MN) 05.01.12

Via JETAA Minnesota. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Logistics Coordinator / Assistant Logistics Manager

Posted by:  Anshin Technology, Inc.
Type: Full-time
Location: Bloomington, MN
 USD 34,000 – USD 45,000
Start Date: N/A

– Handle full set import/export documents, L/C, shipping documents and customs declaration independently.
– Issue Purchase Order, Sales Order, Invoice, Packaging details, Item registration.
– Contact and coordinate with external (customers, vendors, 3PL warehouse, freight forwarder) and internal
parties, and negotiate if necessary.
– Visit 3PL warehouse (Will call / Drop Off / Damage shipment inspection or for anything if necessary.)
Business trip may be required (probably within US domestic trip)
– Update and monitor delivery, adjust if necessary, and keep tracking.
– Handle customer inquiries, complaints, orders follow-up and coordination.
– Prepare summary reports & perform general clerical duties.
– Maintain filling system to ensure easy retrieval of information.
– Check bills from vendors, sales expense sheet & enter them in the system.
– Manage Account Payable & monitor Account Receivable & inquire overdue payment to customers.
– Customer/ Vendor registration. Read More

May 1

Job: Contract Administrator (ITOCHU International Inc.) (DC) 05.01.12

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

Posted by: ITOCHU International
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A

Provide administrative and business support for our trading group based in
Washington, DC.

Key Responsibility areas:
1. Responsible for the scheduling, operations, and follow-up on deliveries per customer contracts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing notices to suppliers and facilities, customer service, confirming/updating clients on shipping schedule and delivery status, and ensuring payments are made/received in a timely manner.
2. Responsible for the maintenance, filing and retrieval of contracts and correspondence on a daily basis.
Including inventory data, cash flow data, credit line control data, and commodity balance control data.
3. Support monthly, quarterly and yearly budgeting process by preparing expense summaries, forecasting, and consolidating data.
4. Works with the following departments to draft, prepare and submit internal applications: Risk Management, Accounting, Corporate Planning, Legal. Responsible for ensuring the application request is completed accurately and follows up on their approval.
5. Report on customers or vendors volume, price, sales and payments. Read More

Apr 28

Job: Coordinator for Public Relations, The Consulate General of Japan (SF) 04.28.12

Thanks to JET Alum Peter Weber for sharing this. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Coordinator for Public Relations

Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Type: Temporary
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A


The Coordinator for Public Relations works closely with consulate officers and other local staff to promote greater interest in and understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Northern California and Nevada. S/he also works with the JIC Director to handle Japan-related press and public affairs issues that arise within areas served by this office. In addition, as a staff member of the Consulate, applicants must be willing to work as a part of a team, respecting other team members and sharing responsibilities in the team and office in general.

Please note that the Consulate is unable to provide visa support for prospective employees, and as such all applicants are required to have the appropriate legal permission to work in the United States.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring media organizations and keeping Consulate staff informed on a daily basis of press coverage on Japan-related issues in local newspapers
  • Contacting both Japanese and American media to attend Consulate events
  • Writing and editing press releases in both English and Japanese
  • Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of press conferences, seminars, and special programs designed for media contacts Read More

Apr 17

Job: Part-time ESL Teacher position available (Seattle) 04.17.12

Via Pacific Northwest JETAA. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: ESL Instructors

Posted by: Azumano International
Type: Part-time
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary See below

Start Date: N/A

Megan Woodward (CIR 2008-10, Sapporo, Japan) currently works for Azumano International, a small travel company in downtown Seattle that works with Japanese clients, including school groups. They have several programs coming this summer, more than in years past, and are sending out the call for part-time ESL instructors; JETAA members are encouraged to apply. Teachers are needed for 1 or 2 week periods from the beginning of August to mid-September.

Pay Rate: $25/classroom hour, $7/class day for materials reimbursement
Locations: UW campus or SPU campus
How to Apply: Send a resume to seattle.edu@azumano.com and they will schedule an interview.


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