Mar 9

Job: Part-time Lecturer in Japanese Language at Grinnell College (Iowa)

Grinnell College, a small liberal arts college in Iowa, is hiring a part-time lecturer in Japanese language, culture and literature for two courses during the summer.


In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in teaching in an undergraduate liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity.

Review will start immediately until position is filled.

Send cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Professor Jin Feng, Japanese Search, Department of Chinese and Japanese, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112-169 [; (641) 269-4803; Fax (641) 269-4953].

This job listing came from the Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Mar 9

Jobs: Part-time Lecturer in Japanese Language at Tufts University (Boston)

The Department of German, Russian, & Asian Languages & Literatures at Tufts University, a medium-sized private college in Boston, is looking for a part-time lecturer in the Japanese language for Fall 2010.


  • native or near native fluency in Japanese
  • good command of English
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching Japanese, preferably at the college level in the U.S.
  • commitment to language teaching and curriculum innovation
  • college degree required, MA desirable


  • Japanese language instruction at the 1st-year level
  • curriculum-related activities

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To facilitate the application process, applications can be submitted by e-mail to

Letter of Application, CV, and two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to:

Kiyomi Kagawa, Language Coordinator, Program in Japanese

Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures

Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This job opening came from The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles website and the Association of Teachers of Japanese website.

Mar 9

Online Communications Associate in East Asia/Pacific division of The World Bank (Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is looking for a communications associate for its East Asia/Pacific region of its Web site at its headquarters in Washington D.C.  The Online Communications Producer will support the day-to-day operation of the region’s sites to better serve audiences and increase web content.


• Helping maintain the region’s web editorial calendar.
• Preparing, packaging and adapting content for the web.
• Ensuring that web content is optimized for search engines.
• Creating and publishing graphics, multimedia, video, and audio content.
• Coordinating and contributing to blogs and other social media.
• Ensuring that content complies with the Bank’s web standards.
• Publishing content to the region’s sites, using the Bank’s content management system.
• Compiling and publishing reports on metrics.
• Composing newsletters and managing distribution of e-mail alerts
• Helping implement adoption and maintenance of online tools (contacts management, others)
• Liaising with technical web teams: Running performance tests on websites, reporting on bugs, following up on fixes
• Archiving content.


• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in interactive communications, journalism, marketing or other related field; two years’ experience working on the web.
• Excellent written and spoken command of English.
• Experience working with content management systems, html, and Photoshop.
• Strong writing skills; able to produce clear, concise, and web-friendly content.
• Familiarity with search engine optimization and web marketing and metrics.
• Experience creating multimedia and interactive content (such as slideshows, videos, and timelines).
• Demonstrated understanding of social media communications principles and other web 2.0 technologies.
• Good time-management skills and eye for detail.
• High level of initiative, judgment, and decisiveness in accomplishing tasks. Proven ability to work independently.
• Ability to work capably under stress and to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
• Experience working on cross-functional teams.
• Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sensitivity to working in a multicultural environment.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online here.  Must be resident in a member state country.

Mar 2

Job: Development Associate at the Japan Society (NYC)

The Japan Society is looking for a development associate for their headquarters in New York City to coordinate their giving and donors program.


  • Manage daily membership operations, including the timely processing of Individual and Corporate renewals, upgrades, gift acknowledgements and solicitation materials, with follow-up by phone when necessary.
  • Field inquiries via Individual and Corporate membership phone lines, email inboxes, providing member service/troubleshooting as necessary, while referring more complex inquiries to appropriate Japan Society staff.
  • Fulfill Individual and Corporate member benefit obligations and requests, including complimentary catalogues, gallery passes and Executive Courtesy Cards.
  • Track cultivation and stewardship of Individual and Corporate prospects in Raiser’s Edge; update Individual and Corporate member records on Raiser’s Edge as needed.
  • Help research and identify new membership and donor prospects in consultation with Managers of Individual and Corporate Giving.
  • Perform daily website uploads and Convio updates.
  • Follow up on returned mail and file all copies of correspondence as needed.
  • Support Special Events and Annual Dinner as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years related development administration experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be a flexible and detail-oriented team player with ability to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and strong written, oral and intercultural communication skills are essential.
  • Experience with database processing (preferably Raiser’s Edge—including the building of queries and custom reports, and prospect tracking utilities) required.
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture a plus.

Mar 1

Fellowship: Japan Liason for Polaris Project (DC)

This posting comes from Idealist, a job listing site for those interested in non-profit, educational or activism work around the world.

The Polaris Project, an international non-profit organization aimed at stopping human trafficking, is looking for a bilingual fellow to work at their office in Washington, D.C. for 4-6 months.  The fellow will facilitate communication between the D.C. and Japan offices and play a large role in global initiatives.


* Assisting the executive management team and PPJ staff in developing and implementing:
+ Programmatic activities, both PPJ-centered, and joint office initiatives
+ Operations/Financial policy and mechanisms
* Fundraising initiatives, including identifying funding sources in both the US and Japan
* Translating financial, press, and other materials for internal use and public distribution
* Working with the PPJ office and individual departments on other activities as assigned
* Assistance in Performance Measurement management for PPJ
* Assistance with annual Questionnaire from the Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons.


* Strong commitment to human trafficking and human rights generally.
* Business-level English and Japanese language skills – both writing and speaking. (Non-native Japanese speakers: JLPT level 1 or 2 certification preferred)
* Interested in working with a dynamic team and resiliently positive attitude
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
* Strong writing and analytical skills
* Ability to multi-task and effectively operate in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work in a diverse office environment with people of different backgrounds
* Legal, Operations, Development, Financial background a plus
* Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred; Current enrollment in a baccalaureate program also considered.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply directly online here.

Mar 1

Paid Internship: News Writers at Bloomberg (Tokyo)

This listing came from Journalism Jobs.

Bloomberg News, one of the world’s leading financial news wire services and media organizations, is looking for interns at their Tokyo bureau for the summer.  Interns work for 10 weeks and are paid.


  • Reporting and writing
  • Contributing to coverage of financial markets, companies and economies.
  • Producing breaking news stories under deadline pressure.
  • Responsibilities may also include monitoring other media and writing spot features.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies/Mass Comms or any equivalent experience is required
  • Interest in financial markets, companies and economies
  • Prior reporting experience is essential
  • Prior experience working in a real-time news environment is desirable
  • Ability to work within a team under deadline pressure
  • Fluency in English and Japanese is preferred
  • Applicants must be available to work for 10 weeks program in Jul/Aug 2010

HOW TO APPLY: Apply directly on their website here.

Other openings include a bilingual receptionist at the Tokyo bureau, customer service representatives and technical service representatives.

Mar 1

Job: Web Account Manager for Coach Japan (NYC)

This job listing came from Media Bistro, a career blog and listing site for media jobs.

The luxury brand COACH is looking for a bilingual web producer to manage and maintain their online presence, especially the Japanese language copy on their site, at their offices in New York City.


  • Work closely with the Interactive Creative Director, NY Creative and Production Teams, and Coach Japan business partners to identify, develop and define creative business solutions.
  • Act as primary liaison between Creative Services & the Coach Japan business team.
  • Implement and improve the maintenance, traffic, communications, translation, and approvals system for Japan and International.
  • Manage the day to day/monthly maintenance and updates of the Coach Japan website and assist with US projects.
  • Project manage and drive strategic initiatives (US, Japan and select International).
  • Communicate project status and schedules to all key stakeholders.
  • Update Project Lists with key dates, progress & team leaders weekly.
  • Request and distribute creative brief for all site enhancements and emails from business team.
  • Analyze project requirements, develop iteration plan, and assess opportunities for future growth and maintenance.
  • Partner with merchants on monthly page updates and with vendors for implementation on the website.
  • Manage the creative production of emails.
  • Work closely with art director to provide all creative information.
  • Distribute priority list and confirm feasibility of schedules with art director.
  • Ensure projects and project milestones are delivered to agreed timelines, budgets and quality levels.
  • Order all art and catalog PDFs through production and confirm that art director has all recent/accurate art.
  • Partner with copywriter to obtain and review copy.
  • Prepare all website/email copy for translator.
  • Partner with merchants on monthly page updates and with vendors for implementation on the website.
  • Route layouts through Creative Services and business team for final approval and ensure deadlines are met. Schedule approval meetings as necessary.
  • Attend strategy/brainstorm meetings and contribute ideas for site enhancements.
  • Manage budget where appropriate.


  • Bachelors degree with a minimum of 5 years related project management experience in Web/Interactive experience
  • Knowledge of Japanese language (ability to read and write) and culture required
  • HOW TO APPLY? Apply directly online at Media Bistro.

    Feb 19

    Job: Full-Time Teacher at Tsukuba International School (JAPAN)

    The Tsukuba International School in Ibaraki, Japan is looking for a full-time elementary school teacher.  The candidate must be a native English speaker with a degree in education (or related field) and teacher qualifications.   The school is not a conversation school, but rather a full-time elementary school where children learn all of their subjects in the English language.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Note – these are non-negotiable requirements.

    • Native English proficiency.
    • University degree in education (preferably with elementary specialization, i.e. ages 6 to 12) from a country with an English language-based curriculum. (A degree in “Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language” is not sufficient.)
    • Qualifications to teach in a jurisdiction with primarily English-based education. (This means that the candidate must be a qualified teacher in a country such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States.)


    • Experience teaching in an elementary school.
    • Experience teaching at an international school, or in a multicultural environment.
    • Experience teaching non-native speakers of English.
    • Experience teaching the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.
    • Familiarity with inquiry-based learning.
    • Experience living in Japan, or living abroad.


    • Teach all core subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
    • Share responsibilities in other subjects: Art, Physical Education, Music, and Media Studies
    • Able to manage a dynamic classroom setting.
    • Possess the flexiblity to deal with new students and new teaching paradigms gracefully.
    • Have a clear understanding of the importance of professional development, through workshops/seminars and independent learning.


    Submit a resume outlining your education and employment history (including your current position), and give three references who can be contacted. Attach a one-page cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and what you could contribute to our school. Applicants chosen for interviews will be required to submit copies of relevant degrees and certificates. Applications can be sent by postal mail or email. Interviews may take place in person or by web conference. If you have a web camera and a Skype account, please mention that in your cover letter.

    Tsukuba International School
    Attn: Mr. Masayasu Kano
    Kamigo 7846-1
    Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN

    Please write: “Teacher Application” on the envelope.

    jobs at tsukuba international school dot org
    Please submit your documents as PDF files or in plain text. Use the subject “Elementary Teacher: September 2010″.

    Applications are due by March 15, 2010, but we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found. We hope to fill the position by March 31, 2010.

    Feb 16

    Job: Administrative Assistant at the U.S.-Japan Foundation (NY)

    The United States-Japan Foundation, a non-profit grantmaking organization, is seeking to employ a full-time Administrative Assistant for their New York City offices.

    The position provides administrative and clerical support to the Asst. Secretary & Treasurer and administrative area.


    .    Processing of payments and disbursements, and accounts receivables;
    .    Record-keeping and maintenance of accounting, investment, and administrative files;
    .    Reception, and processing/distribution of mail and correspondence;
    .    Word-processing, writing, editing of correspondence and worksheets;
    .    Special projects.


    .    Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills (Lotus, Excel, Word, Quickbooks)
    .    Understanding of basic accounting helpful
    .    Financial or investment background a plus
    .    Japanese language is a definite plus.


    Interested parties should email, fax or mail resume to (no calls please):

    Asst. Secretary/Treasurer
    United States-Japan Foundation
    145 East 32nd St., 12th Floor
    New York, NY  10016
    Fax: (212) 481-8762

    Feb 15

    Job: NGO Outreach Officer in Tokyo (JAPAN)

    This job listing comes from Idealist, an online home for NGOs, government groups, educational institutions and other non-profits internationally looking for volunteers and job candidates in that field.

    Polaris Project Japan, a human rights non-profit organization, is looking for a full-time, bilingual Public Outreach Officer in Tokyo.  Polaris Project, an international anti-slavery group based in the United States, has worked in Japan since 2004 and need someone to coordinate their public affairs strategies, fundraising and grant efforts, and advocacy locally in Tokyo.


    • Take the leading role on public communications, including fashioning a public affairs strategy, managing communications materials, social networking efforts, awareness newsletters, and the PPJ website; and importantly helping to produce a quarterly analysis of trafficking trends in Japan.
    • Play a leading role in fundraising, including donor development and relationship management; fundraising events and campaign management; pursuit, and management of grants.
    • Support the general administration of the PPJ Office, including a primary role in the training and coordination of volunteers and training materials development, office management, maintenance of timesheets, Salesforce data management, and response to general office inquiries.
    • Play a leading role in legislative advocacy and PPJ’s role in the anti-human trafficking coalition, including interaction with the legislative and executive branch of the Japanese government and the dissemination of trafficking trends analysis to all relevant stakeholders.


    • At least three to five years of experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
    • Minimum three years of professional experience in PR or Marketing sector in Japan
    • Knowledge of government agencies in Japan
    • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills in Japanese
    • Strong command of both Japanese and English languages
    • Experience, competence, and confidence in supervising volunteers
    • Experience working in multicultural environments
    • Ability to set and balance multiple priorities, plan ahead, and anticipate programmatic needs
    • Solutions-oriented, collaborative, self-directed, and self-disciplined
    • Resiliently positive and energetic attitude
    • Focus on and commitment to human and women’s rights and interest in fighting human trafficking


    Go directly to the job listing on Idealist for contact information.

    Feb 13

    Job: Japanese-English Editor/Translator (Los Angeles)

    This posting comes from Craigslist L.A.

    We are looking for a full-time employee who can do editing, writing and Japanese-English translation in print/web publishing field.


    • Strong writing and communication skills in BOTH Japanese & English
    • Japanese and English at native or near-native fluency. (Chinese and Korean languages are also a plus)
    • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
    • Strong organizational skills


    • Job entails working with the Japanese and Japanese-American community of Southern California in print and online via the Rafu Telephone Guide, and
    • Other projects include working with Japanese art from
    • Tasks include writing/editing/proof reading advertisment contents, colums & articles, press releases and office documents, copywriting, public relations and customer support. More detail will be discussed at the interview.


    Click here to access the Cragislist posting.  Please forward a copy of your resume with any response to this posting.
    Qualified applicants will be invited to our office for an interview.

    Feb 13

    Job: Executive Assistant to CEO – Bilingual (Mass.)

    RISO Inc., an international printing and publishing company is looking for a bilingual executive assistant to the CEO. This position provides support for the CEO by performing various high level administrative functions including all high level confidential and proprietary information for executives of the Company. This includes, but is not limited to, complex calendar scheduling, coordination and preparation of presentations, budgets, contract and policy review/edit, certain legal matters, customer and employee relations, translation of Japanese to English/English to Japanese and support and special projects assigned by senior executives.


    ・Ensure the timely processing, prioritization and follow-up on executive reports and projects coupled with maintaining all aspects of the position.
    ・Create and maintain all high level confidential files for the CEO and others as required.
    ・Ensure CEO’s time is used optimally and schedule his time and appointments accordingly. This includes maintaining his personal and professional calendar, business appointments, and travel management.
    ・Schedule and coordinate meetings led by the CEO. This may include coordination of management meetings.
    ・Handle, resolve and direct all incoming correspondence for CEO (and other executives, as required).
    ・Prepare written correspondence on behalf of the CEO.
    ・Provide support in areas related to the expatriate assignment to the USA. This involves assistance in personal areas including, but not limited to, such things as managing bank accounts and managing housing utilities. The incumbent will also be available to the CEO and accessible by phone on weekends and holidays to assist in case of emergencies.


    1.Eight to ten years of high level administrative experience. Must be confident with current office tools.
    2.Excellent verbal and written communication skills; appropriate for the business environment, both English & Japanese.
    3.Strong financial and analytical aptitude.
    4.Ability to deal with diverse projects and deadlines.
    5.Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

    Apply online at Career Forum, here.

    Feb 3

    Job: Teach English in Taiwan

    The International Institute, Graduate School is currently accepting applications from certified teachers who are interested in teaching English in Taiwan from August 2010 to July 2011. This program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.

    Taiwan Teacher Exchange Program Benefits:
    – monthly salary, health, dental, and labor insurance
    – round trip airfare to Taiwan
    – dormitory accommodations or a housing allowance
    – Chinese language learning opportunities

    Deadline for application: March 15, 2010.

    For more information on the program, please follow this link to our website: here.

    Colin Fink
    Program Technician
    International Institute
    Graduate School

    600 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 320
    Washington, DC 20024-2520

    Phone: 202-314-3455
    Fax: 202-479-6806

    E-mail: Colin.Fink@graduate

    Feb 3

    Urgent short-term gig: Japanese Speakers Wanted For Translation Work (Los Angeles)

    Language Weaver is seeking Japanese-English bilinguals to work on a short job this Wednesday or Thursday. They must be able to read both Japanese and English, and be fluent native or near-native English speakers. The job will take about 4 hours, working through an online portal on a flexible schedule, with training by phone. They will work as independent consultants, not employees. Since the total pay is under the federal limit, it will not be reported to the IRS.

    The task is to skim 200 sentences that were translated from Japanese into English by a computer, and rate the quality of the translation on a 5-point scale. The sentences are on general news topics that don’t require any special vocabulary. The consultant can be an undergraduate, graduate, senior citizen, someone’s spouse, or whatever — so long as they can read both Japanese and English fluently, and aren’t tied up with midterms this week.

    The pay for the job will be $90 a person. People who are interested in the job should contact Michael Potts at 310-437-7300 extension 244, or He is available both days and evenings.

    Jan 28

    Job: Bilingual Japanese Marketing Assistant (New York)

    Lloyd Staffing is looking for a full-time bilingual marketing assistant for a New York City firm.


    • Provide administrative support to Marketing Department of Downtown NYC firm, reporting to VP of Marketing.
    • Candidate will get involved in client relations having direct contact with clients.
    • Will assist with prospect lists, database work, marketing reports, planning events, purchasing supplies, and more.


    • Ideal candidate will have proficiency in Word and Excel.
    • Must be proficient in communicating in both English and Japanese languages.
    • Must be able to speak, read and write in both languages.
    • 1-3 years administrative experience.

    For immediate consideration, please call Barbara Cohen Farber, Executive Director at 631-777-7600 ext 778. Or email your resume to bcohenfarber@ lloydstaffing. com

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