Job Opening: Part-Time Program Assistant with the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative

The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) is a project within the Fish Family Foundation and empowers Japanese women to become leaders and to make positive social change and innovation in Japan. Founded in 2006, JWLI has provides Japanese women leaders with Boston-based four-week leadership development training for 10 years. In its eleventh year, JWLI-II is being launched this fall. We seek a selfstarting, passionate part-time Assistant who will play a crucial role in the launch of JWLI-II. This position is paid and reports to the Foundation’s Program Manager.

Communication and Website:

• Be a primary writer/editor for our website and program brochures in English and Japanese,

keeping it current, relevant and engaging to increase email subscribers, boost online engagement

and recruit potential applicants

 

Launch of New Fall and Spring Programs:

• Provide logistical and administrative support to the Fall and Spring programs, especially in the

aspects of the Host Organizations, and housing.

• Assist in maintaining a project timeline for 2017 and 2018

• Update program materials (activity calendar, booklets, etc.)

• Assist in identifying and selecting new Host Organizations

 

Social Network Engagement:

• Manage our social network outlets, and actively search for and draft contents from the alumnae

• Translate materials between Japanese and English

 

Qualifications:

•Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

•Knowledge in Japanese and the Japanese culture is a plus

•Passion for women’s empowerment and social change in Japan and the U.S.

•Knowledge and/or past experience with WordPress and Mailchimp is a plus</lp

•Bachelor’s degree

 

Other Details:

•Paid

• Part-time

•Office located downtown Boston

 

Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to kozue@fishfamilyfoundation.org

 

Career Opportunity: Political Advisor Position at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston

Calling all New England JET Alumni! There is an exciting new career opportunity open at the Consulate in Boston!

The Political Affairs Section at the consulate is currently accepting applications for the position of Political Advisor.

The job description is as follows:
“Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Advisor. This individual is primarily responsible for conducting research analysis on US Political affairs, and creating content to be disseminated to experts in the field of US-Japan relations. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in US-Japan relations and International Affairs. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.”

Follow this link to learn more about the job requirements and qualifications to see if it’s the right fit for you!

How to apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to: application@bz.mofa.go.jp by January 30 2017.

Good luck!!

-NEJETAA

Paid Volunteer Position @ Boston Career Forum

Shoko Daddario, a consultant of interest international inc. (DBA iiicareer) is looking for at least 2 Japanese Bilingual Temp staff for the Boston Career Forum.

Nov.18 (Fri) 8:30am-5:30pm (1 hour Unpaid Lunch break)
Nov.19 (Sat) 8:30am-5:30pm (1 hour Unpaid Lunch break)
Nov.20 (Sun) 8:30am-12pm

*Pay: $16/hour

【Location】JOHN B. HYNES VETERANS MEMORIAL CONVENTION CENTER

If you are interested or have any questions, contact daddario@iiicareer.com

Boston Career Forum

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In town for the Boston Career Forum? The New England JET Alumni Association has three great opportunities for visiting JET alums and Friends of JET:

1) We will hold a networking social on Saturday, November 19th at Cornwall’s Pub from 6:30. Great opportunity to have fun and exchange job-search tips.

2) We will have a Nihongo-dake dinner at Ittoku in Brighton from 5:30 on Sunday, November 20th

3) Don’t have a place to stay yet, or willing to host a visiting JET? Our association is working with its members to provide free tatami time share opportunities for visiting JETs.

To register for any of the above, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/TZW3eCjTLYiDJhkj2

Press Release from Catherine Rackley (Chiba-ken 2005-2006), DISCO International inc:

This is a reminder that JET alumni with at least conversational Japanese language ability are invited to the Boston Career Forum 2016 November 18-20.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about participating companies, submit resumes, interview, and even receive offers of employment during the three-day event.

You are free to attend one, two, or all three days.

– Boston Career Forum 2016 —–
November 18-20 (Fri.-Sun.)
http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?ref=2016JETAA&lang=E

Currently 210 companies participating including:
BLOOMBERG, FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, GOLDMAN SACHS, JAPAN AIRLINES, MICROSOFT, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, TWITTER JAPAN, and many more

Register and begin applying to companies here: http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/comlist.asp?ref=2016JETAA&lang=E
*There is no cost to register for or attend Career Forums.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact JET alum, Catherine Rackley, at c.rackley@discointer.com.

We hope to see you in Boston!

Showa Boston RA Opportunity

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Resident Assistant (RA)
Immediate Supervisor: Resident Services Manager

Position Summary
This is a live-in position in a women’s dorm mentoring and supporting predominately female,
Japanese study-abroad students at an academic-residential campus. Provide diverse, individual, and
group learning opportunities for predominately female students to communicate in English and
become more familiar with American culture. This position is a non-paid, residential, part-time
position, with most work hours occurring on evenings and/or weekends. Full room and board and
use of facilities are provided in exchange for services.

Responsibilities include:
Design and implement intercultural activities and programs on and off-campus, at least once
per month.

  • Perform weekday/weekend overnight RA duty approximately 2-3 times monthly and holiday
    duty as needed.
  • Be available every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for mandatory RA team
    meetings, Co-RA meetings, and student leader meetings.
  • Chaperone on and off-campus Student Services activities and trips as needed.
  • Help prepare for and facilitate student move-in and move-out, including attendance at
    orientation activities.
  • Help create a safe, welcoming residential environment for our students; offer advice and
    support when needed, for personal and/or academic questions or concerns.
  • Actively engage in informal, daily interaction with students on campus.
  • Report student welfare concerns to Student Services staff.
  • Submit monthly reports to Resident Services Manager.
  • Participate in all in-service training activities and meetings.

RAs work an average of 10-14 hours per week, predominantly evenings and weekends, in exchange
for private room with a private bath (located in a women’s dorm), full meal plan, use of campus
facilities (including pool, Jacuzzi, and computer lab), free parking, wireless internet, discounted
Japanese lessons on campus, and free shuttle bus (pick up and drop off at Reservoir T stop).

Skills

  • An appreciation of cultural differences and the ability to work closely and successfully with
    other cultures.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies calmly and effectively; displaying critical thinking skills.
  • Experience dealing with conflict and the ability to maintain a sense of humor.
  • Self-motivated; able to initiate interactions with individuals or groups.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations.
  • Maintain effective, positive working relationships other team members.
  • Previous RA experience, study abroad experience, or experience with/appreciation of
    Japanese culture preferred.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic resume and cover letter to: hr@showaboston.edu

U.S. Career Forum in NYC

JET alumni with at least conversational Japanese language ability are welcome to attend the U.S. Career Forum to explore career options and even land a job at the event.
32 companies have already signed up including ACTUS CONSULTING (Recruiting Agency), AMAZON WEB SERVICES, APPLE, IACE TRAVEL, MIZUHO BANK, NOMURA RESEARCH INSTITUTE AMERICA, SYSCOM, Y’S PUBLISHING, and many more.


All companies are hiring for domestic positions.

— U.S. CAREER FORUM —
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Javits Center, Hall 1E
655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
http://www.careerforum.net/event/us/?ref=2016JETAA&lang=E
* Participating is FREE, and attendance support of up to $350 is available. Apply by March 23.

The U.S. Career Forum is for anyone who:

  • possesses a minimum of conversational ability in both Japanese and English
  • possesses legal permission to work in the U.S.
    and
  • is looking for a full-time or internship position

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:
http://www.careerforum.net/event/us/?ref=201623&lang=E

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Catherine Rackley at c.rackley@discointer.com.

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Job: Program Coordinator at Consulate General of Japan in LA

Job: Program Coordinator (Cultural Diplomacy)
Japan Information and Culture Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles

About the Job

The Japan Information and Culture Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles seeks to fill a Program Coordinator position to advance its cultural diplomacy objectives. The ideal candidate should have a firm understanding of Japanese culture and society, as well as Japan’s foreign policies. The candidate should have strong communication skills, an event organizing background and outreach capabilities including the use of social media. The candidate must be able to function as a team player in a Japanese bureaucracy and understand the role of the Japanese Consulate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the planning and execution of Consulate-sponsored events
  • Responding to inquiries from the public pertaining to Japan
  • Effectively disseminating informational materials
  • Coordinating with public and non-profit institutions in our outreach efforts
  • Administrative duties and other requirements within the Consulate
  • Reports to the Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center
  • Additional tasks outside of the job description may be required.

Requirements

  • Work authorization in the U.S (no visa support)
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2-3 years in an office setting
  • Some working experience in either Japan or in a Japanese speaking environment
  • Good knowledge of interest in Japanese culture
  • Former JET Program participants welcomed
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy: knowledge of social media
  • Fluency in Japanese acquired through formal education preferred

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and a short essay submitted in an MS Word file format. The essay should be 12-point font, double-spaced and no more than 400 words on the following topic: name a strength you possess and how that can benefit the Consulate General of Japan. Please send via email to info [at] ls.mofa.go.jp with subject line “Program Coordinator Position” by Friday, Nov. 6.

Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. We cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

Discounted accommodations for female JET alums for Boston Career Forum!

The next Career Forum for individuals with Japanese language ability will be the annual Boston Career Forum coming up on Nov. 20-22.
This is the largest Career Forum with about 200 companies from various industries recruiting for business, creative, and technical positions around the world.

Registration and attendance is of course free. More information on this year’s Boston Career Forum is available at:
http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/index.asp?ref=2015JETAA&lang=E

Additionally, thanks to the support of the New England JETAA and Dan Lowe at the Showa Boston Institute, discounted accommodations and meals at the Showa Women’s Institute and shuttle bus services are available for female JET alumni.
Details and a reservation request form are available at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZBT5P3W

Don’t hesitate to contact Catherine Rackley (Chiba-ken, 2005-2006) at c.rackley [at] discointer [dot] com if you have any questions at all.

Job: Japanese transcriber at Amazon

Speak Japanese? Want to work for AMAZON in Cambridge? This job listing was brought to us by an alumni. Please contact Brandon at
brandon.humberstone at collabera dot com

Job Title: Japanese Transcriber
Company: Amazon

We are seeking an experienced full-time Japanese Data Analyst to transcribe and annotate Japanese speech. The candidate will work under the direction of the Language Data Program Manager, and must be capable of delivering high quality data under aggressive time constraints.

Specifically, the Analyst will:

  • Work with management on adapting transcription and annotation guidelines for the Japanese language.
  • Provide hands-on transcription and annotation services.
  • Translate established guidelines into daily work practices.
  • Work with management on workload scheduling and deliverables.

In this role, you will get to show your exceptional attention to detail and follow-through. You will also capitalize on your:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to quickly analyze data to draw and present conclusions with actionable steps.
  • Ability to multitask across several speech domains and work autonomously with minimum direction.

This job requires a commitment of a minimum of 30 hours per week. Candidates must be located in Cambridge, MA or the surrounding areas. Expectation is for initial in-office training and work, contingent upon project needs. Hours are flexible, and fast and stable internet connection is required.

3 month contract with definite possibility of contract extension or being flipped to a full time employee.

Basic Qualifications:
To be in consideration for this role the following aspects are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to languages or linguistics.
  • Excellent Japanese language skills. All candidates must be native-level Japanese speakers.
  • Excellent English language skills. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
  • Ability to type quickly and accurately in Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana, using a keyboard with an American layout.
  • Up-to-date knowledge or awareness of popular culture in Japan.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Comprehension of a variety of Japanese accents.
  • Communication skills and experience working with technical teams.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment.

Job: Assistant for Economic Affairs – Consulate General of Japan in Boston

Position Title: Assistant for Economic Affairs  –
Consulate General of Japan in Boston

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a person for the position of the Assistant for Economic Affairs / Science & Technology Section. The consulate offers group health insurance coverage, twenty days of paid vacation per year, a number of paid U.S./Japanese holidays, three paid summer holidays, and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with academic and professional experiences. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in international business, international affairs, or Japanese/American relations.

The position serves as a link between the consulate and local governments and businesses in New England. The ideal candidate will be someone flexible enough to work on multiple projects at the same time, have an understanding of the differences in Japanese and American business cultures, can communicate effectively in both English and Japanese, and have the ability to make connections with a wide variety of local businesses and organizations.

 

Basic Information

Work hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

Lunch break: 12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M. (with occasional front desk lunch duty) Occasional overtime is required

The consulate is located in the Federal Reserve Building in Boston. It is across the street from South Station, and is easily accessible by the Red Line, Silver Line, and Commuter Rail.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Consul for Economic Affairs and Science & Technology Officer in administrative duties. Examples are scheduling meetings, drafting letters and e-mails, writing speeches, making contacts with local government agencies, businesses, or other agencies, and assisting visiting delegations from Japan when they visit Boston.
  • Conduct basic research on regional economic development and international trade statistics
  • Disseminate information about Japanese economic policies and other related information to relevant local entities including responding to inquiries about Japan in economic areas.
  • Assist with planning and setting up events such as trade shows, business forums, seminars, networking sessions, and diplomatic receptions. – Monitor local news outlets for stories that are related to or could affect Japanese companies.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for specializations in international relations, international business, Japanese/East Asian studies, or related disciplines.
  • Fluent in English
  • Japanese language skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience living or working in Japan highly preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the economic and political situations in both Japan and New England, especially in the Greater Boston area
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. The consulate is unable to provide visa sponsorship.

How to apply:

  • Please email a cover letter and resume by October 5th, 2015 to:

d.fager at bz dot mofa dot go dot jp, or mail your cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Economic Affairs Section, Consulate-General of Japan in Boston

Federal Reserve Plaza, 22nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210 -No phone calls please

 

© Consulate-General of Japan in Boston

600 Atlantic Avenue, 22nd Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Tel: (617) 973-9772 Fax: (617) 542-1329