Job at Chicago Japan Consulate

Position: Technology and Information Coordinator, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

For anyone in Chicago or looking to make the move… 

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Japan Information Center 
1) Edit and manage all content on the Consulate’s English website 
2) Write, edit, and publish a monthly e-mail newsletter detailing Japan-related events in the Consulate’s 10-state jurisdiction 
3) Coordinate the Consulate’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter 
4) Assist organizing cultural events and Japan-related presentations to local schools 
5) Draft speeches/remarks for Consul General and other staff 
6) General office responsibilities, including assisting for conferences/receptions and supporting other staff members as need arises 

1) US citizen or permanent residency holder (working permit holder) 
2) Majoring in information processing or related area will be highly desirable. 
3) Excellent communications and writing skills 
4) Strong computer skills (database knowledge is preferred) 

English and Japanese is the working language in Japan Information Center. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Good working knowledge of Japanese is preferable. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume by January 18, 2013 to: 

Consulate General of Japan 
Japan Information Center 
Attn: Mr. Yasuhiko Kamada 
737 N. Michigan Avenue 
Suite 1000 
Chicago, IL 60611 

If necessary, in-person interviews would be held for the shortlisted applicants in late January at the Consulate. If you have any questions please send an e-mail to jicsaiyo at gmail dot com. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

News on Taylor Anderson film screening

The “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story” documentary by Reggie Life screened in Richmond, Virginia on Nov. 19, 2012 with great success. Taylor Anderson was one of two JETs, the other Monty Dickson, who tragically perished in the 311 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami. Reggie Life attended NEJETAA’s Career Workshop and networking event in 2011 and members were very fortunate to meet with him and hear about the project in its very early stages. JETAA USA donated $1,750 to the film thanks to two fundraisers held by JETAANY
Andy Anderson, Taylor’s father, shared a few links with JETAA USA on the news coverage of the film screening:

Tohoku Holiday Greeting Card Project

JETAA USA Board of Advisor member Jessyca Wilcox sent this along to us. Steven Horowtiz, also on the Board of Advisors, posted it on JETwit here. We received a lot of participation last year with this card sharing project so we hope you will send some cards this year too!
American students can send holiday greetings to students in the Tohoku area of Japan devastated by the 3/11/2011 disaster. Cards, which can be written in English, will be distributed beginning December 17. Postage for a regular-size envelope is $1.05.
Send cards to:
Boys and Girls
c/o Mr. Choji Sugihara
Shoshi High School
14-18 Nakamachi, Koriyama-shi
Fukushima-ken, 963-8004
NEJETAA members will write some cards at the Nihongo Dake Dinner tonight. If you are interested in sending cards along with NEJETAA, please email Trish, our NEJETAA Treasurer: treasurer at nejetaa dot com

Residential Supervisor in NY state

A friend-of-JET notified NEJETAA members about this position. Please note that the employer is an all-boys school and is seeking a male candidate.
Please direct any questions to harimoto at 919usa dot com 
A Residential Supervisor at Japanese high school located in the Greater New York area (Not Manhattan)
1) must live in the school campus
2) At least Bachelor’s degree
3) Preferably, someone who has experience in educational field 
4) fluent in Japanese (does not have to be perfect.)
**Other factors
1) this is urgent, so we need someone who can start as soon as possible
2) Someone who can relocate to NY state
3) Salary depends on experiences, but benefits such as health insurance is included

Nov. 2012 Elections results

Congratulations to Katie Mulroy as our new Social Chair, Stephanie Simpson-White re-elected as President, and Brian Peckrill re-elected as Membership Coordinator, and Christina Omori re-elected as Communications Coordinator/Webmaster!
Also thank you to Kasey Doran for her service as Social Chair! 
Thank you all for voting and welcome to the new board members!

DISCO Job Fairs – Tokyo 12/19-20, NYC 2/22-23

Looking for a job to utilize your Japanese language skills but not in the NYC area? You’re in luck because travel scholarships are available for going to the NYC fair! $75 from MA/CT, $100 from NH/ME/VT! More information on the scholarships here. See below for more details about the fairs.
Career opportunities for Japanese-English bilinguals!
DISCO International, Inc. presents:
Date: December 19 & 20, 2012 (Wed. & Thurs.)
Place: Sunshine City World Import Mart 4F (A Hall) (Tokyo, Japan)
Some of the companies participating are:
Date: February 22 & 23, 2013 (Fri. & Sat.)
Place: The Altman Building (New York, New York)
The Career Forums are for anyone who is:
– Japanese-English bilingual (must posses at minimum a conversational level or higher in both Japanese and English)
– looking for a full-time or internship position
Unlike other job fairs, companies will be holding interviews at their booths and in private interview rooms during the
two day event. Some companies will also be holding seminars. Registration and attending the event is free.
Travel scholarship is available for the New York Career Forum. Currently accepting applications online here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cfn at careerforum dot net
We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo and/or New York!
DISCO International, Inc.
cfn at careerforum dot net

Job at Detroit Japan Consulate

1. Background on the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit:
In 1993, as a result of the growing number of Japanese residents and businesses in Michigan and Ohio, the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit was established. Consulate surveys indicate that there is now a combined total of 900 Japanese owned facilities in Michigan and Ohio. The current two-state population of Japanese nationals exceeds 18,000.
Important consulate missions include: providing support and service to local Japanese nationals, promoting trade and business development between Japan and the U.S., and strengthening U.S.-Japan relations and mutual understanding through various local economic, educational and cultural activities and exchanges.
2. Available Position (Full-time): Research Analyst in the Political/Economic Affairs Section
3. Main Responsibilities: Assistance in consulate efforts to strengthen U.S-Japan trade and investment within the states of Ohio and Michigan; duties include:
• gathering, organizing and analyzing information on relevant economic and political issues in the states;
• administering the consulate’s annual Japanese Direct Investment Survey.
• drafting speeches and official correspondence for the Consul General and Deputy Consul General.
4. Requirements:
• Four-year university degree;
• Ability to research, analyze and communicate political and economic topics;
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access; Photoshop and mapping software experience preferred;
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
5. Required materials for application: Resume, cover letter, and list of references.
6. Application procedures:
• Electronic submission of the above-mentioned materials to: info at dt dot mofa dot go dot jp
• Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt; select applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.