Dec 30

Job: Membership Development Coordinator at Japan Amer. Society (CA)

Please note the application deadline is Dec 31!  Apologies for the last minute posting. Thanks to JET alum LeJarie Noguchi for sharing this great JET-relevant opportunity.   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.


PositionMembership Development Coordinator
Location:  Gardena, Los Angeles County, CA
Type: Part-time


In early 2013, JASSC began a three-year membership campaign thanks to a generous grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which promotes collaboration between the people of Japan and the US. Year One of the grant funded an online membership survey, a board and membership committee retreat and the expert assistance from senior executives from the Center for Nonprofit Management. The result is a detailed, “Priorities and Strategic Campaign Action Plan”, with the goal of increasing total membership by 50% over the next two years. The Membership Development Coordinator will play a critical role in implementing this plan (The plan will be made available to candidates invited for an in-person interview for the position). More details available here. Read More

Jul 19

Japanese-English Bilingual Career Forum

Thanks to JETAA USA Country Rep Melissa Chan and JETAA NY President Monica Yuki for passing this on.
Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Los Angeles Career Forum 2012

Date: Sept. 14 & 15, 2012
Place: Loews Hollywood Hotel (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Career Forum is for anyone who is:
– Japanese-English bilingual (at minimum conversation level in both languages)


– looking for a full-time or internship position

Companies will be holding interviews at their booth during the event and some may give out offers by the end of the 3 day event.
Registration and attending the event are free.

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:

If you have any questions, please send your inquires to

Apr 18

TOKYOPOP, the first manga publishing arm in the United States and major manga exporting firm, is looking for a Marketing Manager at their offices in Los Angeles.  The position is particularly focused on online brand development and social media marketing.

  • Lead the development and expansion of strategies and objectives for building and executing year-round brand engagement via social media. Manager will be responsible for integrating social and emerging forms of media into all campaigns.
  • Create and maintain monthly communication calendar and coordinate with Producers and Brand Managers the day-to-day community management/maintenance on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others).
  • Develop, implement, launch, and track the TOKYOPOP Tour grassroots marketing initiative to drive product sales and awareness; engage consumers and acquire signups to and its other social media profiles; promote brand awareness; and support other Tour goals.
  • Coordinate and execute all social media initiatives, serving as the intermediary between internal, external, and third party partners.
  • Plan, implement, and execute successful consumer and trade marketing programs (including brand strategic planning, market positioning, pricing, promotion, advertising) each season, in conjunction with Producers and Brand Managers.
  • Work with Associate Publisher and Director of Sales to support distribution sales reps with account-specific COOP strategies for major national retail accounts.
  • Direct and supervise staff to meet deadlines for sales-support materials such as seasonal catalogs, monthly sell sheets, add-on sell sheets, and other material as needed.
  • Provide reporting to allow proper measurement and evaluation of marketing activities. Develop sound strategic recommendations based on analysis of ongoing trade and consumer promotion programs, assessing the implications these have on marketing strategy and achievement of objectives.
  • Identify competitors and implement action plans to increase market share.
  • Other duties as necessary to support the objectives of division and company.
  • Limited travel as required.


  • Skilled and successful in online brand management
  • Well versed in digital, web, and mobile consumer marketing
  • Experience organizing and executing consumer and tradeshow events a must
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Ability to solve problems independently.
  • Energetic, creative, and passionate; a true go-getter
  • Experienced in supervising outsourced resources
  • Supervisory experience. Solid leadership skills. Ability to train and motivate others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • Creative vision
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and innovative sales support materials


This job opening comes from Mediabistro, a site for media-related job listings.  Click here to apply.

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.

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