Scrap Management System Trainer

We recently received this from recruiter, and it could be a good fit for some former JETs as it involves quite a bit of travel. Contact information below.


“Scrap Management System Trainer”

The person will sit in Boston, however travel is 60% to other facilities within the U.S and Canada. Position reports to a Process Improvement Manager. They are responsible for providing references for users by writing documentation.

Must learn the operations side of the business to be able to optimize the capabilities of the SMS system. The person needs advanced excel skills, highly technical but also great presentation skills!

This is perfect for someone with approximately 2-3 years exp. to learn and there is a lot of room to advance in this company! Even someone right out of college who maybe did an intern training. 60-70k plus bonus-great relocation package as well!

Betsy McCormack
Executive Recruiter
betsy at sourcehorserecruiting dot com

Translators and Liaisons needed for Anime Boston, 3/21-23

A message from Anime Boston: 
The Guest Relations division at Anime Boston is looking for Japanese-speaking staff to act as liaisons and translators for our special guests! If you or someone you know loves anime, speaks nihongo, and is available to help out, we’d really appreciate it!
This year’s convention will take place at Hynes Convention Center from March 21-23. The staff application can be found at
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at japaneseguests at animeboston dot com. Yoroshiku!

Japan Summer Camp Administrator 2014

Japan Summer Camp Administrator

Position open for Summer 2014

If you are highly self-motivated and an independent worker looking for a short-term experience in Japan working and possibly teaching for this summer, this is the program for you! Individuals who are attracted to making a notable difference in people’s lives around the world would really enjoy this role.

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Help wanted during JET interviews

JET Interviews for 2014 are to be held next week on February 19, 20 and 21 at the Consulate in Boston. The Consulate is looking for some people who would be willing to help with the reception area during these days. Duties include:

  • Check-in candidates
  • Ensure all have brought an interview voucher
  • Answer candidate questions about the JET experience
  • Show videos about JET
  • Calm nerves of applicants

Ideally, one would be able to work a full day (9-5ish), but half-day help will be considered. An honorarium of $100 will be given for each full-day of service.

If interested, please contact Susan Gill with the date(s) which would work for you at  (s DOT gill AT bz DOT mofa DOT go DOT jp)  or at 617.973.9772

MIT/Harvard Cool Japan Present: Music, Culture, and Transformation (2/26-27)

Music, Culture and Transformation:
A two-day series of events including  live music (2/26 W) and panel discussions (2/26-27 W/Th) 
organized by MIT/Harvard Cool Japan
All events are FREE and open to the public. 
2/26 (Wed)

3-5pm  MIT, Room E25-111 (map) Panel Discussion moderated by Ian Condry
Artist Talk + Panel on  Fukushima Activism, Postwar Pop, Intermedia Art and Global Hip-Hop    
  •  Artist Talk with Zeebra (Japanese hip-hop emcee) and Ian Condry, followed by presentations:
  •  Marie Abe (BU) “Sounding Against Nuclear Power in Post-Fukushima Japan”
  •  Miki Kaneda (Harvard) “Sonic Encounters Between Art and the Everyday in 1960s Japan”
  •  Hiromu Nagahara (MIT) “The Politics of Pop Music Before J-Pop”
  •  Murray Forman (NEU) “Move the Planet: Post-National Hip-Hop Diaspora” 
8pm LIVE HIP-HOP from Tokyo, Japan @ Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA (no cover charge)
  • 8pm WTF (Wallys Tuesday Funk, local funk jazz band)  
  • 9pm  Miss Monday (hip-hop emcee and reggae legend from Tokyo) 
  • 10pm  Guest DJ set by Zeebra (Tokyo-based emcee and international recording artist) 
  • 11p – 1a  international dance party with DJ Ian C. and more . . . 
Please note:  Free and open to public (18+ event), 18-20 year-olds – please RSVP to Kevin McLellan (poet at mit dot edu
2/27 (Thurs)

5-7pm MIT, Room E14-633 (map)  MIT Cool Japan / CMS Colloquium:  “Music, Culture and Transformation” (Part 2)
  • Meredith Schweig (MIT) “Gender in Taiwanese Rap Music: Hope for the Future?” 
  • Rebecca Dirksen (MIT) “A Musical Model for Development? Haiti’s Mizik Angaje Re-Imagined”
  • Moderated by Ian Condry (MIT)
7-8pm CMS headquarters, Public reception with the panelists, light food and drink 
MIT Foreign Languages & Literatures
For more information or press inquires: fll-events at mit dot edu 

March 6 Fundraiser to Benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation

Passed to us by Julie Feeney (Saga, ’05-’06). Support a fellow JET Alumna and a great cause! 

March 6 Fundraiser to Benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation 

Thursday, March 6 at Doyle’s Cafe 3484 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain starting at 6:30pm there is a fundraiser to benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation.  
Spaulding is where many Marathon survivors receive ongoing care.  Julie Feeney is a Jet Programme alumna (Saga Shi, 05-06).  The $20 entrance fee gets you two raffle tickets (additional to purchase) and free appetizers and pizza (as they last).  
Some prizes are a one-year membership to Boston Sports Club, a $100 gift basket from the Polkadog Bakery, $25 gift certificate from the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain and many others.  Please come and support a great cause, enjoy great company and compete for great prizes.  
Any questions call Julie 573-355-0891 or julie_feeney at yahoo dot com 

Bilingual Job fair: New York Career Forum 2/21-22

Coming soon to New York City:  Job Fair for Japanese-English bilinguals!

For the past 27 years, DISCO International, Inc., has held the world’s largest bilingual job fairs in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and London, as well as provided career information to more than 85,000 registrants via, CareerForum.Net <>.

Unlike other job fairs, companies will be holding one-on-one interviews with candidates at their booths. Not just HR representatives, but managers and directors will also be conducting interviews. Some of the companies participating are Nitori, Yahoo, Softbank, Rakuten, Microsoft, and more. Companies will be aggressively recruiting candidates for full time and summer internship. Some companies have given on-site offers by the end of the event. The Career Forum is open to anyone with Japanese-English bilingual skills (at minimum conversation level in both languages).

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Part-time position (URGENT): Assistants for Boston Globe Travel Show, Japan Booth needed

Assistants for the Japan Booth at the Boston Globe Travel Show URGENTLY Needed!

Two assistants are needed to help out at the Japan Booth at the Boston Globe Travel Show which begins later this week. Assistants will help booth visitors by pouring tea, handing out brochures, responding to inquiries, etc.

We need 2 persons for each day belowOne person can apply for multiple days


7th FebFri 17:3020:00   Payment: $100

8th Feb(Sat) 10:0018:00  Payment: $150

9th FebSun10:0017:00  Payment: $150


Payment will be given at the end of each day in cash
Application deadline:  4th Feb (Tue)
Method of application :e-mail
Addressee of application e-mail Mr. Kiyoshi Yamada/JTB USA
E-mail addresskyamada at jtbusa dot com