It’s JET Recruiting season! Opportunities to get involved

A message from Susan Gill at the Consulate General of Japan, Boston:

JET recruiting is starting and I will be headed to some career fairs at area universities. It can be very helpful to have a fairly recent JET come along with me to talk to students, so I am asking for volunteers. We can pay a small honorarium of $50/session and often snacks are provided by the school. Volunteers can meet me at the consulate and ride to the venue or else meet me there.  

Below are some upcoming events—if anyone is interested, please email me. S [dot] gill [at] bz [dot] mofa [dot] go [dot] jp


Job: Operations Manager, Japan, Boston Technologies (Japanese Speaker)

Operations Manager, Japan
Boston Technologies
The Operations Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating business and office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. This position reports to the Managing Director, located at Boston Technologies’ headquarter in Boston, MA, USA. 
1. General
  • Maintain office services and efficiency
  • Design and implement office policies
  • Establish standards and procedures
  • Organize office operations and procedures
  • Supervise office staff
  • Review and approve supply requisitions
  • Liaise with other agencies, organizations and groups with regards to operations and other business matters
  • Maintain office equipment
  • Perform clerical and secretarial functions
  • Orient and train employees
2. Administration & Accounting
  • Maintain office records 
  • Ensure files are maintained and up to date
  • Define and implement procedures for record retention
  • Ensure protection and security of files and electronic records
  • Administer payroll and other accounting functions 
3. Office Efficiency 
  • Plan and implement office systems, layout and equipment procurement
  • Maintain and replenish inventory, determine, administer, and enforce budgets
  • Check stock to determine inventory levels
  • Anticipate needed supplies
  • Verify receipt of supply
4. Corporate & Client Communications
  • Set up legal/compliance framework for Japan business operations
  • Communication with corporate headquarters
  • Provide period update on Japan operations to corporate management team
  • Communication with customers
  • Japanese/English Translation of documents and contracts 
  • On an as-needed basis, provide support to all pre and post-sales activities
5. Perform other related duties as required


Please send resume/CV to Linda Melchione’s attention: lmelchione [at] bostontechnologies [dot] com


Job: Account Manager in Japan, Boston Technologies (Japanese Speaker)


Account Manager – Japan

Boston Technologies


The Account Manager will be responsible for interfacing between each new Client, the Deployment & Configuration Team, and the Business Intelligence Team to improve communications and to assure that specific customer needs are being met. He/she will be the key point of contact during the transition from the day client funds are deposited and actually going “Live”. The account manager looks for ways to improve the client’s satisfaction during this process, helps to solve the client’s business problems and ultimately represents the client internally. While not directly solving product defects or technical support issues, the manager insures that client issues and needs are being handled adequately within Boston Technologies.


  • Manage and maintain client relationships from the point of sale onward to ensure specific customer needs are being met.
  • Represent client interests in weekly update meetings regarding the status of each account.
  • Boost overall efficiency by obtaining customer feedback, identifying process needs and establishing necessary policies and procedures.
  • Maintain an open communication with all clients to help recognize needs, determine usage trends, and explore new opportunities in order to propose solutions for their growing business needs.
  • Identify business objectives and provide other departments with direction and insight into each client’s specific needs. 

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to manage priorities judiciously and independently
  • Native Japanese speaker or high level of Japanese fluency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Exceptional service orientation
  • Ability to excel in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Proven detail-orientation
  • Customer Service experience
  • Proficient with MS Office


  • Bachelors degree (or in progress) in Finance, Management, Communications, Marketing or related fields. 

Ideal Candidate Has:

  • A basic understanding of the Foreign Exchange market
  • A familiarity with financial trading
  • MT4 experience
  • Experience working with intricate technology
  • Used Salesforce
Please send resume/CV to Linda Melchione’s attention: lmelchione [at] bostontechnologies [dot] com

Job: FX Sales, Boston Technologies (Japanese Speaker)


Boston Technologies provides technology and liquidity solutions for banks and brokerages in the foreign exchange, commodities, and futures industries. Our Business Intelligence Specialists are key to cultivating new relationships and maintaining the highest degree of satisfaction for our existing client base.   

Day-to-day responsibilities involve:


  • Prospecting new clients — Calling on different financial institutions like banks and established brokerages to discuss their current business model and speak with them about needs they have for technology and liquidity.
  • After initial consultation, discussing how Boston Technologies could be a fit in their business model to help increase profits and expand growth.  
  • Upon closing a client: creation of contracts and in-depth negotiations on terms and pricing with C-level executives.
  • Calling on live and existing clients to discuss current products and needs for new technology such as liquidity and plug-ins.
  • Periodically working with clients to determine their individual needs for product customization and liaising with the engineering team to implement custom solutions.
  • Relationship management for live clients — Consulting with them on a wide range of topics such as customer retention, prospecting new clients, and implementing new technology innovations.
  • Assisting Boston Technologies with various tasks such as marketing, website development, new lead generation, blog articles for website, product branding, and newsletter creation.


Personal attributes:


  • Seeking a self-starter, able to work well in a team environment and help develop a team structure for incoming sales reps.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly grasp information about the foreign exchange market, new technology products and target customers.
  • Experience in the FX market.
  • Based in Boston – but will consider a great candidate working from another location.
  • Total compensation plan $200,000 to $300,000

 Please send resume/CV to Linda Melchione’s attention: lmelchione [at] bostontechnologies [dot] com

Job: Coordinator of Student Engagement, Showa Boston

Coordinator of Student Engagement 

Showa Boston is the study-abroad campus of Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan.  Our mission is to increase students’ English proficiency, to develop their cross-cultural awareness and to foster their personal growth. 

The Coordinator of Student Engagement will be responsible for the development and management of on- and off-campus connections and activities with Boston-area colleges and universities to increase opportunities for Showa Women’s University to engage with American students.  The Coordinator will manage on-campus Wellness programming, collaborate with the Student Services team to improve services and programs offered to students, and produce on-campus programs for middle school-aged students.



  • Identify key personnel at Boston-area colleges and universities and through one’s existing connections and manage and create partnerships with institutions and opportunities for student engagement.
  • Create and manage a series of on and off-campus activities for Showa Boston students to interact with American college students. 
  • Coordinate and expand existing on-campus clubs and Wellness programs.
  • Produce a series of discussions, presentations, and classes.
  • Coordinate safety initiatives on campus.
  • Chaperone student trips, including overnight/weekends such as the Niagara Falls weekend.
  • Assist with other areas of departmental responsibilities as requested.


Position Work Schedule:  The usual work schedule is 9 am-5 pm (3 days/week) and, on average, 2 shifts/week from 1 pm to 9 pm.  This schedule may change depending on the needs of the students/activities.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree
  • 2-4 years’ work experience in engagement or activities coordination on a college/university campus
  • Familiarity with Boston-area college and university programming
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and social media platforms.  The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of desktop publishing and blog programs.


Send cover letter and resume to HR [at] showaboston [dot] edu

Internship: Native Japanese speaking intern at Boston Technologies

Job posting from Boston Technologies 
Japanese Speaking Intern: 
We are a high-tech, inter-exchange connectivity firm providing complete brokerage solutions for the Foreign Exchange trading industry. We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and highly capable Japanese-speaking intern to integrate into our dynamic organization. This is the perfect opportunity for an individual looking for a challenging position with constantly increasing responsibilities and autonomy. We offer a very fast-paced work environment, the support of management, and the opportunity for career growth. 
This is a great opportunity for a Japanese-speaking intern (native Japanese) to work at one of Boston’s best and brightest companies. Finance or computer science background is a great plus, but the main requirements are great energy, a strong willingness to learn and a desire to expand your horizons. A bright, inquiring mind is your most important tool in this organization. 
Compensation may be offered – along with MBTA/parking reimbursement – with the possibility of the internship evolving into a permanent full-time position. Please e-mail your availability and background to lmelchione [at] bostontechnologies [dot] com.

Bilingual Fenway Park Tour Guide

The Red Sox are looking to grow their staff of Japanese-speaking tour guides given the demand for their business in the market. They are seeking candidates who are bilingual in Japanese and English and who have a penchant for public speaking in front of large groups. This is a part time role with an hourly pay rate of $10/hr. There are no benefits associated with this position.


JOB TITLE: Fenway Park Tour Guide  


REPORTS TO: Director, Fenway Park Tours and Event Operations





Fenway Park Tour Guides are responsible for leading tours of historic Fenway Park. Tours operate seven days a week, 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. with extended hours during the holiday season. 



• Responsible for providing approximately one-hour long tours of Fenway Park. 

• Work various tour customer information locations within and around the ballpark. 

• Answer inbound calls to Tour department.

• Respond to e-mail and voicemail inquiries about the Tour department. 

• Assist in booking Group Tour reservations.

• Assist with other administrative duties as they arise.



• Must have experience in speaking to large groups.

• Must exhibit an enthusiastic and engaging demeanor.

• Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently.

• Professional in appearance and conduct.

• Expected to multi-task and retain information quickly.

• Weekend, evening and holiday availability is required.


If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to hr [at] redsox [dot] com.