IUC Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program (2015-2016)


Interuniversity Center for Japanese Language Studies  Kids


The IUC (Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies) is one of the leading Japanese language institute for highest level of Japanese.  Since 2013, the Nippon Foundation has offered fellowships to 10 promising graduate students of Japan Studies doctorate courses in the US, who participated 10 months Japanese language training course in Yokohama.  

The Nippon Foundation has decided to expand the number of grantees from 10 to 20, and also to extend the scope of the program from Japanese Studies to Professional Schools such as law, MBA, governmental officials, journalists and so on.  This is a new initiative that will start from 2016, and IUC has recently made announcement for the application from potential candidates. This program is a great opportunity for former JETs seeking to continue their professional career paths in fields that are related to Japan. 

For more details about the program and instructions to apply, visit:

Additional Questions? Please contact IUC secretariat; IUCJAPAN [at] STANFORD [dot] EDU.

Urgent: Bilingual Interpreter needed for Sat. 10/25 job

Excel Linguistics, LLC 
It is a one time deal with a possibility to lead to more in the future.
An Interpreting/Translating Company in Boston needs a Japanese-English Interpreter Japanese-English for 3 hours this Saturday (10/25). PAID

  • Simultaneous interpreter on Saturday Oct 25th from 10 am to 1 pm in Dorchester MA
  • Interpretation equipment and student hand outs will be provided for preparation. 
  • No technical expertise needed, this Orientation class for PCAs (Personal care Assistant) is a guided explanation of the basic job and logistical topics on the Job of being a PCA.
  • The pay rate is between $50-60 per hour.
  • If participant being trained stays in the industry, they have another 7 different classes available to them free of charge to improve their job skills and will need future interpretation.
Robinson Mosquera
Lead Interpreter/ Translator/ Account Manager
Phone: (352) 639-0731 

Job: Mitsubishi is looking for former JETs (Boston Career Forum)

Hello former JETs!


Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will be joining the Boston Career Forum next month, and plans to hold info sessions specifically for former JET participants on 8-9 November.


Here at Mitsubishi Corporation, we have many former JET participants currently working in a variety of fields (see below) at our Tokyo head office, as well as our offices and group companies both in and outside Japan. Please see the video at the following link to learn more about what we do at Mitsubishi Corporation: http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/global/


We will contact former JET participants who register with us at the career forum about any suitable job positions that become available in future, so we encourage those interested in Mitsubishi Corporation to come along and meet us at our booth.


*In order to enter the Boston Career Forum, pre-registration is required as below.


  1. First, sign up at Career Forum Net (operator of the Boston Career Forum): http://www.careerforum.net/regi_agree.asp?lang=E
  2. Next, register for the Boston Career Forum: http://www.careerforum.net/event/register.asp?evid=141001&lang=E



*Please note that although the Boston Career Forum runs from 7-9 November, our info sessions for former JET participants will only be held on 8-9 November. Please come to our booth on the 8th or 9th and make a reservation to join an info session.


Former JET participants are currently involved in the following areas at Mitsubishi Corporation:


  • Human Resources (general)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Human Resources support for MC Group companies and overseas offices
  • Public Relations
  • Security Trade Control
  • Global Strategy
  • Chemicals Trading


Possible work locations:


  • MC Tokyo Head Office, overseas offices or MC Group Companies
  • Japan or overseas


Employee status:


  • Fixed-term contract (with the possibility of changing to permanent employee in future)




  • Business level Japanese



Job Fair: Boston Career Forum 11/7-11/9

Boston Career Forum is the world’s largest Japanese-English bilingual job fair. At the Boston Career Forum, students and working professionals have launched their careers. Entering its 28th year, it is now YOUR turn to advance your career at the Boston Career Forum.
Japanese-English bilinguals (at minimum conversational level in English and Japanese), who are graduating, seeking internships, graduated and on their OPTs, or working professionals, all are welcome to participate.
Nov. 7th~9th(Fri.~Sun.), 2014
415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
TEL. (617) 954-2000
More details below:

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Welcome Back Potluck! 10/19


Welcome back the recently returned JETs to New England!


Whether you are a recent returnee or a long-since-returned alumnus, you are welcome to join us for a potluck in Somerville on October 19th from 3pm. Enjoy conversation about the olden days in Nippon and meet the recently returned JETs!

We will share directions / the address with all who RSVP at a time closer to the event.

Bring your favorite Japanese or American dish to share or grill (weather permitting)! Bring photos or any bits of Japan from your experience to share with other returnees and alumni!

RSVP to Bill (membership [at] nejetaa [dot] com) or on our Facebook event.


Who: You!
What: Welcome back Potluck
Where: Somerville, MA (details upon RSVP)
When: Sunday, October 19th, 3pm
What to bring: Food or drink to share!

Job: Japanese Speaking Program Coordinator (Full-time)

Opening for a Japanese Speaking Program Coordinator – Adz Group

Are you a take-charge professional who has a love for special event/program coordination and likes to have fun? Are you a multi-tasker extraordinaire? Are you interested in education and having an impact on students? Are you interested in learning about new cultures? Are you looking to work for a growing business with exciting potential? Are you looking for a flexible work environment where you can work from home? Then Adz Group wants you!

Position Responsibilities:

With oversight and direction from the Program Manager and Adz Group Founder, the full-time Program Coordinator is responsible for program itinerary planning; logistics coordination, selection of activities (restaurants, community service, company visits and cultural activities etc.); lodging selection and pricing negotiation; transportation arrangements; program material preparation.

In addition, you will support our Trip Leader(s) to guide a group of Japanese high school or university-aged students around Boston (and sometimes Orlando and Washington D.C.) during our Future Global Leaders (FGLP) programs. Occasionally, you will be asked to stay onsite with the group (hotel, university dorm, hostel) but you will always be expected to join the groups at breakfast each day and spend the day with them through dinner/evening activities. We typically run approximately 10-12, one-week programs in a given year.

This position will require you to help ensure that the participants have a fun, safe and rewarding time. As part of that, you will follow the Program itinerary; lead student discussions; be a mentor to students; and coordinate with the other adult Trip Leader(s) as appropriate. You will have some responsibility for the overall Program execution, the quality of the Program and students’ satisfaction.


  • Located in metro-Boston area (i.e. able to commute into Boston for programs on your own)
  • Willing to work from home (when programs are not in session)
  • Availability for full-time and ability to occasionally work nights and weekends during programs
  • Conversational level skills in Japanese and English, with ability to provide translation; Good understanding of Japanese and American culture
  • High level of energy
  • Must be proactive and able to work independently – able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including writing, proof-reading, and speaking
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google applications and web searches
  • Bachelor’s degree – any concentration; though Japanese/Asian studies or International Education Studies are a bonus
  • Previous work experience in a professional environment is preferred
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


Compensation for this position ranges depending upon your skills and experience.

Application Deadline:

This position would begin ASAP full time and we will review applications in the order they are received. Please submit cover letter and resume to staff [at] adzgroup [dot] net.

About Adz Group:

Based in greater Boston, Massachusetts Adz Group is a pioneer in the area of international educational travel. The company provides participants with unique opportunities to not just learn about, but to truly experience other cultures so as to enrich them for life. We offer cultural immersion experiences to help develop participants into more globally conscious individuals by showing them how others think, live and act. Our Programs are full immersion experiences, well beyond a tour or typical educational trip. We push participants to explore their boundaries and challenge them to open their minds to entirely different approaches. Please see http://www.adzgroup.net for more.

Future Global Leaders Program (FGLP):

With the rapid progress of globalization, high-school students need to train for the future when they will have to compete internationally. To be successful, students will have to understand how other cultures think and act. Adz Group has created the Future Global Leaders Program to guide high-school and university students from Japan (and possibly other cultures in the future) to be tomorrow’s leaders in the global community. Students come to the US to experience life at world-class American universities from classrooms to sports to student activities. They learn from instructors and meet and share meals with current university students who represent a diversity of views. In addition, students experience American culture including volunteering in local neighborhoods, attending community events and visiting museums. Please see http://www.adzgroup.net for more.