May 3

Job: Education Recruitment Consultant (Tokyo)

This is a repost, as the deadline for applications have been extended, with some modifications of conditions.
Posted by Eden Law, President of JETAA NSW (who doesn’t work at the company, but posts on their behalf). Note that a knowledge of the Australian education system is preferred, as is a Japanese PR or an unrestricted working visa. However, sponsorship may be considered for the right candidate.

Position: Education Recruitment Consultant
Posted by: Staff Solutions Career
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Status: Full-Time

As a highly reputable Educational Agency that caters for international students, our client currently seeks a highly motivated individual to perform the role of Education Recruitment Consultant.

For more details, please check out the job ad @

Jan 24

Job: TOMODACHI Alumni Coordinator (Tokyo)

Qualified candidates should submit their applications (cover letter and resume) by Saturday, February 15, 2014. A great JET alum-relevant job listing, received directly from JET alum Mya Fisher and Tim White of the US-Japan Council. 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: Alumni Coordinator
Posted By: US-Japan Council
Type: Full-time


The TOMODACHI Initiative is seeking a talented, dynamic, bilingual individual for the position of TOMODACHI Alumni Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for the development and oversight of TOMODACHI alumni programming throughout Japan and, in coordination with U.S.-based staff, on programs in the United States, with the goal of building upon short-term exchange experiences to promote continued alumni engagement with the United States (or Japan, in the case of American alumni). The Coordinator will report to the Executive Director of the TOMODACHI Initiative in Tokyo, and be co-located with the TOMODACHI team in offices both in the U.S. Embassy and pro bono space provided by GE in Akasaka, Tokyo. Read More

Jan 7

Job: Travel Help Desk at Art of Travel (Tokyo)

Another JET-relevant job opening received directly from the Art of Travel, different from the one sent out a couple weeks ago 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.


PositionProgram Manager, Operations
Location: Azabudai, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Type: Part-time
Salary: ¥1,800/hr


This job entails working part time at the travel help desk at Tokyo American Club. This includes a variety of responsibilities, but most importantly the position will focus on making domestic and international arrangements for the members (accommodation, transportation, guides, etc.) Read More

Jan 2

Job: 2 Program Manager Openings at GHIT Fund (Tokyo)

Two JET-relevant openings, received directly from Claire Topal, a consultant who works for the GHIT Fund.

She adds: “Both job openings are program manager positions – one for strategy and the other for operations. Ideal applicants would have at least couple years of experience. Both require competency in both Japanese and English. The organization has an amazing core team and is growing fast.”

If you apply, make sure to indicate you learned of the listing via JETwit. Akemashite omedetou!

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.


PositionProgram Manager, Operations
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Application deadline: Immediate. Seeking to fill position in February 2014. Three-month trial period.
Company Welfare: Full transportation expenses; social insurance covered; other welfare as per GHIT Fund rules. Fund will consider covering relocation costs for applicants not already based in Tokyo.


The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) is an international non-profit grantmaking foundation that aims to advance the development of new health technologies such as drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, for the developing world. Primary grantees include product development partnerships (PDPs). A new Japanese-led initiative, the GHIT Fund drives global health research & development to create new, innovative tools for improving health and saving lives. Read More

Nov 24

Senso-ji in Tokyo

Posted by Benjamin Martin, a JET from 2008-2013 in Okinawa, publisher of the blog and author of Revenge of the Akuma Clan

SensoTemple-12After visiting Tokyo Skytree during my two-day trip to Tokyo I worked my way down to the new train station to work my way back into town. Many people had suggested the Asakusa area so I got off at the Asakusa station, just a few stops from the tower. I didn’t have any specific plans or maps but I quickly found my way to a highly populated area before the Senso Temple grounds.

SensoTemple-2Between the Kaminari (lightning) Gate and the Hozo Gate is a long street sided by stalls of small shops offering a wide variety of gifts and souvenirs. From the small train station I arrived at I ended up in the middle of the street. Despite the lack of special events there were tons of tourists and other visitors packing the small way. The reason for this oldest temple in Tokyo’s popularity was clear when the Hozo Gate and the main hall came into view just beyond.

SensoTemple-11The temple’s grounds are large and expansive, offering the traditional views most Buddhist temples offer, but with a variety of interesting things that make a visit there unique. Unfortunately, while I was visiting the skies were overcast, but I managed to snap a few photos while wandering the grounds. Before going I did no research or planning which made the exploration a bit more fun, even though I was quite tired after an entire day walking Tokyo.

One of the most interesting views was from just beyond Hozo Gate.  There, you can glimpse Tokyo Skytree paired with the giant fiber sandals attached to the back of the gate. I found it an interesting mix of new and old. I definitely think a trip to Senso-ji is worth the time if you’re visiting Tokyo.

For more pictures from the trip visit

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 and register as a “volunteer.” After registration, contact Yoneyama at for more details about the position.

Apr 19

Job: Senior Program Assistant – Abe Fellowship Program, Japan Program (Tokyo Office) 04.19.12

Thanks to JETAA NY member (JETAA NJ subchapter rep) Fernando Rojas for sharing the below job listing.  Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
***Previously posted on JETwit but the search continues…

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


Job Position: Senior Program Assistant – Abe Fellowship Program, Japan Program (Tokyo Office)


The SSRC seeks a Senior Program Assistant for its Tokyo office. This hire would be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Abe Fellowship Program under the supervision of the Program Manager in the Tokyo Office. The Abe Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. In partnership with the SSRC, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) established the Abe Fellowship Program as its flagship program in 1991. Read More

Mar 23

Job: Kindergarten Teacher (Tokyo) 03.23.12

Thanks to JET alum Jennifer Swanson for passing on the posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: English Teacher

Posted by:  Kids Fore
Type:  Full-time
Location: Tokyo
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A


  • Native speaker of English
  • Good at playing with kids and enjoy kids
  • Able to create lesson plans and English program itself in future
  • Teaching experience, especially related to kids
  • Curriculum development experience, a plus
  • Be able to cooperate with other teachers even though he/she doesn’t speak
  • Be able to work over the weekends or on holidays when they have any school
    events Read More

May 28

Video: Anti-nuclear protest march in Tokyo – by JET alum Tom Baker

The meltdown crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture has inspired a number of antinuclear protests in Japan.  Journalist and JET alum Tom Baker (Chiba, 1989-1991), who blogs at Tokyo Tom Baker made this video of one that took place in Ginza, Tokyo, last night (May 27):


Apr 28

SCBWI Tokyo Translation Day 2010: Bringing Japanese Children’s Books to the World

Author Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima-ken, 1988-90) who also serves as the Publicity Assistant for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, shared the following:

“A day of presentations, critiques, and conversation for published and pre-published translators of Japanese children’s literature (picture books through young adult) into English.”

Date: June 12, 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Place: Yokohama International School, 2F Pauli Bldg
Fee: Advance Registration 3,000 yen SCBWI and SWET members; 4,000 yen non-members. At the door 4,000 yen SCBWI and SWET members; 5,000 yen non-members. 
For details, see:

– “Once upon a Picture Book Translation,” with Arthur Binard, translator and author
– “The Making of the Moribito Books, Young Adult Fantasy Novels in Translation,” with Cathy Hirano, translator, and Cheryl Klein, senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books 
– “Paths to Publication of Japanese Children’s Books in English Translation,” with Binard, Hirano, Klein, and expert representatives from Japanese publishing: Akiko Beppu, Editorial Director, Kaisei-sha Publishing Company; Rei Uemura, Chief Editor of Children’s Books, Tokuma Shoten; and Yurika Yoshida, President and CEO of Japan Foreign Rights Centre.

Plus a workshop led by Cathy Hirano:
“Translation of Japanese Children’s Books in Three Age Categories” 

Advance registrations and translations of short texts for the workshop must be received by Saturday, May 15, 2010. To register and request workshop texts, send an email to

This event will be in English. Complete event announcement online:

Apr 19

Jobs: Recruitment & Candidate Coordinators at Wall Street Associates (Tokyo)

Wall Street Associates an executive recruitment company, specializing in the IT, Finance, Accountancy, Human Resources, SCM, Engineering and Sales & Marketing markets, is looking for bilingual recruitment consultant and a candidate coordinator at their headquarters in Tokyo.  Their homepage also has a very detailed timeline of the hiring process here.

Recruitment Consultant

Comprehensive initial, and on going training (both on the job with experienced Consultants, and in training Consultants sessions with our Training Manager) is provided, along with an attractive salary of between 4 – 6 Million yen per year.


  • Previous recruiting or sales experience
  • Strong communication skills: business level English and Japanese
  • A record of high achievement in your current career

Candidate Coordinator


  • Has a positive outgoing and genuine personality. You MUST enjoy working with people and helping them
  • working
  • Has experienced both living and working in Japan for at least two years, and who currently resides in Japan
  • Has business level English and business level Japanese
  • Has a knowledge of, or experience in the industries in which WSA specialises
  • Is proactive and good at multi tasking


  • The provision of coordination and support to the Consulting Team in the following ways:
  • Sourcing, searching, screening and scouting potential candidates, from internet, web-based job sites, and
  • web networking events.
  • Touching base with candidates and clients by telephone and email
  • Managing and administering candidate and client information in order to keep records up to date and record accurate
  • Researching, searching and contacting potential clients from the internet, and job sites

To apply, simply send us a Word version of your English resume with your contact number, and we will be in touch with you —

Apr 10

Job: Tokyo City Editor (Contract based) (Tokyo)

How well do you know and love your city? We are seeking an enthusiastic City Editor tapped in the life and soul of Tokyo to join the fast growing travel/lifestyle portal.

The ideal candidate has a network of contacts, can manage a stable of contributors and draws inspiration from the city around them. Savvy, sophisticated, fun and insightful, this person is also preferably bilingual (written and oral) in English (primary language) and Japanese.

He or she will be a creative, have a strong writing/reporting/journalism background, is able to work independently and have demonstrated knowledge and action with CMS interfaces and social media technologies.

Crucially, he or she must be extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo, able to source and deliver content for a local audience on a global platform. seeks to deliver content for a local audience, so it is imperative content ideas have the right insider knowledge and delivery that appeals to the Tokyo market.

• Manage day to day content, layout and site production
• Source and manage contributors and content flow in coordination with Hong Kong-based editorial lead
• Multiple daily content updates
• Develop ideas, themes, content projects utilizing all delivery methods possible (blogs, video and other AV means etc)
• Photo editing/manipulation
• Editing and writing

Read More

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.

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.

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