SF Japan Consulate jobs: PT PR Coordinator, FT Education Coordinator

There are two openings at the SF Japan Consulate: 
[TEMP] Coordinator for Public Relations
DATE: Temporary position available immediately until October 2
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
    Maintaining and updating the Consulate Facebook page with postings of events
    Translating Japanese to English for the Consulate’s English version of the website
    Website maintenance in the capacity of Assistant Webmaster
    Writing and editing speeches, remarks and letters for consular officials
    Distributing publications, maintaining inventories and mailing lists
    Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of meetings for Consulate staff and visiting Japanese officials, media executives and other guests
    Creating and distributing promotional materials for events
    Planning public and cultural programs and coordinating project activities with co-sponsoring community organizations
    Responding to inquiries from the general public in both English and Japanese
    Assisting with various JIC programs and projects as needed 
    B.A. or B.S. degree
    Strong skills and interest in media relations
    Excellent written and spoken English; strong knowledge of Japanese preferred
    Strong organizational skills and familiarity with MS Office (including MS Access)
    Knowledge of and interest in U.S.-Japan economic, political, and cultural relations
    Strong HTML and especially strong knowledge of Photoshop and Dreamweaver
    Familiarity with Japanese work environment and operational styles preferred
    Knowledge of additional foreign languages considered favorably
    Ability to work some evenings and weekends
This is a temporary position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants are requested to email a cover letter and resume listing academic background and professional experiences by May 11 to:
Ayumi Sohn
Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: prinfo at cgjsf dot org 
(Please include: “Coordinator for Public Relations Position” in the subject line)
[FULL TIME] Coordinator for Education
The Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan seeks to fill a position for the Coordinator for Education. Applicants who meet the following requirements and who are interested in the position will submit a resume to our office.
Duties include:
(1)    Handling education -related issues: Promotion and support of Japanese language. education, the Japanese Government Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Education, studying in Japan, introducing Japan to local schools etc…
(2)    Assisting with various Japan Information Center programs and projects as needed.
(1)    Person who is able to make a long-term commitment (Japanese citizens must hold a green card).
(2)    Work experience (especially in the education field) and a strong interest in Japanese language education in the United States and Japan-US educational exchange.
(3)    Person who has strong communication skills in Japanese and English.
(4)    Computer literate.
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter as an attachment to:
Hisako Takahashi
Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: education at cgjsf dot org 
(Please refrain from contacting us by telephone)


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5.履歴書等送付先: Japan Information Center

                  Consulate General of Japan

                  Attention :Ms. Takahashi

                  50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200

                  San Francisco, CA 94105

                  または、E-mail :   education at cgjsf dot org まで



LEX Cultural Fair

For those of you who didn’t get enough Japanese Culture at Boston’s Haru Matsuri:
Culture Fair and Martial Arts!
Friday May 4, 5-7pm at MIT
Exact location will be sent to people who pre-register
Sponsored by LEX America, a 501c3 non profit organization devoted to multilingual and multicultural activities
The May 4th Culture Fair features language activities and martial arts. A LEX member with a black belt will teach a karate mini-session for children — and for all those young at heart! We will also present capoeira and kendo, arts activities and international foods. The Culture Fair is free and open to the public, with preregistration required. To register for the Culture Fair, go to our website, or register directly here. 
This event is organized together with families visiting from Japan and is co-sponsored by MIT Linguistics Professor Suzanne Flynn. 
NEJETAA VP 2004-2008

Join NEJETAA at the Boston Haru Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

As Kasey, our Social Chair, mentioned earlier this week, the Boston Haru Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is happening this Sunday the 29th from 11am-4pm in Copley Square. A few days ago the weather showed rain but now it’s expected to be sunny, high in the mid 50’s! 
Everyone is welcome to attend the free festival and there will be over 80 booths with food, arts/crafts, games, and musical performances. Bring some cash if you’d like to purchase food or other items at the festival! This is a great event for people of all ages and friends of JET and those involved in the Japan-US community! We’re expecting a huge turnout for this event!
A group of NEJETAA members are planning to go together, so if you would like to join us, we’ll meet at 11am around the area between the stage and the information table. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page and let us know if you plan to be there so we can look out for you! 
Also please note that if you are coming to the festival by public transit (recommended as parking can be hard to find) and taking the Red Line, there will be shuttle bus service between Kendall and Broadway stations due to maintenance scheduled at Park Street station. Please factor in some extra time when planning your commute.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

MIT Cool Japan talk on media and public action

Dear friends of MIT Cool Japan,
Our next event continues our series on activism and media beyond Japan.  Hope to see you there. Please share this announcement with friends, colleagues and lists.  
You are invited to a unique presentation on the leading edge of mobile sound/video projection activism and the future of the Occupy Movement.  Please join us for a talk and discussion sponsored by MIT Cool Japan and Comparative Media Studies.  Combining theory and practice, a public action will be taking place in the evening (come to learn more).  Free and open to the public.  
Developing Best Practices for Public Projection Interventions
New York University
May 3, 2012 (Thursday)
Room 14E-310, MIT
free and open to the public, light dinner to follow
The Illuminator is a white cargo van equipped with video and audio projection, as well as a fully stocked infoshop and mini-library. It is a tactical media tool available to the Occupy Movement, both useful and beautiful. It is a shapeshifter,  a transformer of public space which disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the Occupy Movement continues to fight. 
Mark Read is an artist, activist, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He is perhaps best known as the creator of the “99% Bat Signal” that was projected onto the Verizon Building in New York City on November 17th, 2012. His films have been shown internationally in a variety of venues, from the Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa Italy, to the Halls of the Whitney Museum.  He is an adjunct professor of Media Studies at New York University.
Sponsors: MIT Cool Japan research project and Comparative Media Studies.  
Contact: Prof. Ian Condry, condry at mit dot edu
Hope to see you there!