Job: RIKEN-MIT Program Operations Coordinator

This position was previously filled by a former New England JET. 

Job Description 

RIKEN-MIT PROGRAM OPERATIONS COORDINATOR (POC), Picower Institute for Learning and Memory,  to serve as the primary executive assistant to an MIT professor who has dual roles as the director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics (RM Center) at MIT and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN-BSI) outside of Tokyo, and provide oversight of laboratory operations.  Responsibilities include serving as liaison between laboratory personnel and the director; managing collaboration between MIT and RIKEN-BSI; overseeing lab and office expenditures; typing drafts of letters, scientific papers, and directories; arranging logistics of visitors; processing reimbursement and travel reports; maintaining the laboratory website; monitoring incoming and typing outgoing emails; managing complex calendar and online appointment schedule; arranging travel; and handling confidential issues and classified information.  RM Center duties include overseeing the activities, operations, and administrative needs of a highly international group and making independent judgments regarding management of the laboratory in the director’s absence.  RIKEN BSI duties include attending meetings and taking notes (in English), contributing to the preparation of meeting minutes, and assisting with the drafting of speeches and official announcements.

Job Requirements 

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ administrative experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; English and Japanese fluency; excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and reprioritize work in multiple environments and despite conflicting interests; strong SAP, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and web publishing skills; and ability to synthesize complex information, deal discretely with confidential information, communicate with a highly diverse group of people, and exhibit sensitivity to cultural differences.  Seek detail-oriented, proactive, and reliable individual who can work independently and as part of a team.  Experience working in a Japanese setting preferred.  Job #10993

Must be willing to make overseas business trips several times a year, accompanying director and serving as his primary support.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

For full details about the job visit: Jobs at MIT 

Short-term: Japanese Culture and Language Teacher

The Culture and Language Teacher is a paid contract position with YFU, and reports directly to the Site Director and indirectly to the Educational Coordinator. Youth For Understanding is committed to providing high school students with comprehensive educational programming, which helps to prepare them for their unique exchange experience. Culture and Language Teachers play a key role in achieving this goal. The quality of orientation teachers’ efforts has a significant and direct impact on the students’ experience. This orientation program is designed to prepare American high school students as they embark on a six-week home stay experience in Japan. Major areas of responsibility include the following: 
  • Work with the Alumni Assistants (teaching assistants) to keep students informed regarding schedules and session locations, and to emphasize the importance of timeliness.
  • Serve as a liaison between program staff and students by relaying important information regarding policies and procedures and administrative matters. Communicate and share students’ issues with program staff.
  • Assist in maintaining program integrity by working with students to uphold YFU’s policies and procedures.
  • Effectively teach YFU curriculum to groups of 10-15 students, and team-teach group sessions of up to 30 students.
  • Create and maintain a classroom atmosphere that encourages student participation, is well organized and is consistent with the program schedule.
  • Work to foster cohesion within your group (or Kumi). 
  • Assist students with any difficulties they may encounter, and communicate these issues to Site Directors.
  • Assist with non-classroom responsibilities such as registration, special sessions, and social activities.
  • Participate actively in all aspects of program implementation. 
  • Collaborate with teaching assistants (YFU alumni) and other teachers to plan and present sessions.
  • Work to create effective working relationships with all program staff members.
  • Arrive at training having thoroughly read the lesson plans and student workbook.
  • Attend and fully participate in all training sessions.
  • Strive to understand and achieve the established goals and objectives of the orientation program.
  • Adhere to program policies and to YFU’s policies and procedures.
  • Be prepared to work in a full-time, total involvement, residential program.
  • Be thoroughly familiar and comfortable with lesson plan concept, format, and content.
Culture and Language Teachers: 
  • must have a teaching background, preferably with high school students;
  • must have recent living experience in Japan 
  • must have a minimum of a basic level Japanese language proficiency;
  • must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to team teach and function with a large and diverse staff;
  • should possess the following characteristics: patience, sense of humor, understanding, adaptability, enthusiasm, awareness, sensitivity, creativity, responsibility, and commitment.
  • should be dedicated to creating and maintaining a team atmosphere; and
  • must have no criminal record. A background check will be conducted on all staff.
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2014. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so applicants are strongly
  • Site: University of California, Berkeley, California
  • Dates:
    • On site staff training: June 6-7 and June 12
    • Student Orientations: June 8-11 and June 13-16 
  • Compensation: $100/day; YFU USA will also cover all transportation, room and board expenses. Exception: Staff are required to cover meals on their day off (lunch June 11 through breakfast June 12).
  • TO APPLY: Please email your resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone and e-mail contact information to orientations at yfu dot org

Job: Translation Opportunity JA>EN On-going

Interested in some translation work for the rest of the month? TransPerfect will be receiving thousands of files covering a variety of general, legal, and technical material to be translated from Japanese into English for the next month. More information will be provided upon signing a non-disclosure agreement.


If interested, contact: Gustavo Acosta gacosta [at] transperfect [dot] com and cc: ja-en_linguists [at] transperfect [dot] com 

Job: Information Development IT position in Tokyo

Job opening type: TechnologyRelated overall occupation

              -systems engineer
              -network engineers
              -system operation management engineer

Job Location (City, State): Tokyo in Japan

Job Category: Information Technology

Majors: All Majors

Job Description: Information Development is a global information services company. ID Group offers a comprehensive IT outsourcing service, i-Bos24®, which covers consulting, software development, system operation management, cloud/security, and BPO.

Employment Start Date: October 2014 or April 2015

Application Instructions: Send you resume including Japanese language skill at ogawa-w at idnet-us dot com

Application Qualification: people whose first language is not Japanese are required to know communication level Japanese.  
Information Session
03/22/14 (Sat)
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Boston University
For Apply: Send an email at ogawa-w at idnet-us dot com


Opening Information:


【会社概要】 IDグループは、国内外に拠点を持ち、金融機関をはじめ、航空・エネルギー・メーカーなどの幅広い分野のお客様へシステム運営管理を主軸にソフトウェア開発・クラウド・セキュリティなど、トータルなITアウトソーシングサービスを提供しております。

【募集職種】 総合技術職    

【応募対象】201410月入社 20154月入社 

【応募資格】 日本語が会話レベルの方

【選考会日程】 第一回企業説明会・第一次面接3月22日
              第二回企業説明会・第一次面接4月5日       (※面接は希望者のみ)
当日の時間は直接メールでお伝えします。上記以外の日程を希望の方はogawa-w at idnet dot comまで連絡お願い致します。※  ボストン以外にお住まいの方は直接連絡ください

【会場】Boston University

【応募方法】ogawa-w at idnet-us dot comまで希望の日程を連絡お願い致します(当日の詳細をお送りします)

【お問い合わせ】 email ogawa-w at idnet-us dot com


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

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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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).

More Information after the jump:  

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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

Job: Japan Program Manager at the MIT Center for International Studies in the MISTI Program

The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), MIT’s primary international program, sends hundreds of students abroad annually for internships and research in companies and labs. One of MISTI’s country programs, the MIT Japan Program, seeks a full-time program manager to advertise the internship program, recruit and interview MIT students for the program, and match accepted students with internships in Japan. The program manager will oversee an annual intern program budget to assure intern funding; find, propose, and develop new sources of funding; and arrange events/activities to steward current program sponsors. He/she will develop curricula for, and train interns in, Japanese culture, history, and politics as preparation for placement in Japanese host institutions; and plan and facilitate an annual intern retreat. The program manager will maintain close contact with the host institutions, and will make two or three annual visits to Japan to ensure the quality of the internship arrangements and to expand the pool of partners. He/she will organize on-campus events related to Japan (invited speakers, workshops, and conferences), and organize cultural events for the MIT community. The program manager will develop information materials about the program; and handle communication with Japanese firms, educational institutions, and collaborators. Administrative tasks include updating intern databases, managing and reviewing program accounts, and directing occasional student employees. The Japan program manager receives program goals from the faculty program director and day-to-day supervision from the associate director of MISTI. The start date of this position is July 1, 2014.


Qualifications: M.A. or M.S degree. At least three years of professional experience with Japan is required. Good cross-cultural communication skills are necessary. This includes excellent command of written and spoken Japanese and English. Good knowledge of Japan’s corporate world, higher education, and research system is required. The ability to grasp and communicate broad picture of the program to students, potential sponsors, and Japanese partners is important. Should have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with college students and alumni. Ability to work as part of a larger team is essential, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks, schedule and account for complex intern travel arrangements, schedule meetings, and manage multiple tasks under pressure. Must be skilled using Microsoft Office applications, and open to learning database and web editing software. US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.


You may apply online at using “10828” in the Job ID field.

Please direct any inquiries about the position to Robert Murray (rmurray at mit dot edu or 617-253-8064). Information about the MISTI Program can be found at

Job: Resident Assistant (RA) at Showa Boston

***(2/12/14) Update from Showa Boston***:


We discovered that at the time these positions were posted on the NEJETAA site, Showa was having email problems.  The problem has since been fixed.  If you applied or referred a friend to apply to hr at showaboston dot edu between January 10 and 21, please re-submit the application to hr at showaboston dot edu.  The extended application deadline is February 18, 2014.


Job Title: Resident Assistant (RA)
Immediate Supervisor: Resident Services Coordinator
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 Coordinator.
• 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).
• 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 at showaboston dot edu