Job at Atlanta Japan Consulate

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta Employment Opportunity
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is seeking an individual for the position of either the consular section or the cultural section.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder, must be fluent in Japanese and English, and possess computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel etc. preferred).
To apply for this position, please send your resume to katsumi dot isoda at mofa dot go dot jp
Please send any inquiries directly to the Atlanta Consulate. Original post featured here. 

Immediate need for translator in CT

NEJETAA received the following immediate translator request from NEJETAA member, Holly. Please contact Lesley directly for any questions:
Hello Everyone,
My company has an urgent need for someone who can translate between English and Japanese at our plant in East Haven, CT from today through Wednesday. Is there anyone in the North East available who knows Japanese? We can pay travel and put you up in a local hotel, plus of course we will pay you the going rate for on-site interpretation (I think this is in the range of $70/hr). Please let me know if you are interested, or if you know of someone who you could pass this along to.
lesleydf at alum dot mit dot edu

MEXT Scholarship applications now available: Due June 8

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to return to Japan as a graduate student.

Applications are now available for the 2013 Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Scholarship.  The MEXT Research Student award allows those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree to study as research or graduate students at Japanese universities. MEXT Scholarship recipients will study in Japan for a period of one and a half to two years, beginning in April or October 2013.

Applicants should have Japanese language ability strong enough to successfully carry out their research.
Our office can accept applications only from US citizens who are residents of or studying in the six New England states.

Completed applications must be received at the Consulate of Japan in Boston by June 8, 2012.  Language testing and interviews will take place at our office in late June.

Guidelines and applications can be found here.

Questions to: s.gill at cgjbos dot org


Resident Assistant job at Showa Boston

Resident Assistant (RA) Position at Showa Boston Institute
Immediate Supervisor:  Resident Services Coordinator
Position Summary:
Live-in position mentoring and supporting predominately female, Japanese study-abroad students at an academic-residential campus.
Provide diverse, individual, and group learning opportunities for students to communicate in English and become more familiar with American culture.
Position is non-paid, residential, part-time position.  Full room and board and use of facilities are provided in exchange for services.
RA’s work an average of 10-12 hours a week, predominately evenings and weekends, in exchange for private room with a private bath, 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 (Showa to/from Reservoir T stop)
General responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Be available and accessible to students and regularly interact with both wing residents and the Showa Boston community.
Create a welcoming, safe residential environment.
Care for students when they need help, including assisting with medical issues as directed by Student Services staff.
Perform overnight duty as the RA on-call as assigned, approximately 3 times per month.
Plan, facilitate, and chaperone events for students both on and off campus.
Facilitate one program/activity per month minimum.
Participate in Showa Boston community events, held both on and off campus.
Prepare for, help coordinate, and participate in group arrivals and departures.
Lead and actively participate in all orientation activities for each incoming group, including but not limited to: Group Arrival, Campus Tour, Welcome Party, City Tour, and Coolidge Corner Tour (all activities typically happen within the first 5 days of arrival).
Change and update wing bulletin board at least once per semester.
Hold regular, posted office hours for students.
Share information with Student Services staff regarding students’ welfare on a regular basis.
Submit detailed monthly reports to the Resident Services Coordinator.
Participate in all Resident Assistant staff meetings, including Monday evenings from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Participate in Resident Assistant in-service learning workshops.
Meet weekly with wing co-RA to collaborate on wing activities and budget. 
Meet weekly with wing leaders.
Meet with co-RA and Resident Services Coordinator as needed.
Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the Student Services Department at Showa Boston.
Native English speaker
BA/BS degree preferred
Previous Residence Life and/or Student Life experience preferred
Interest in and/or experience with international or intercultural education preferred
Interest in and/or experience with Japanese culture a plus 
Send resumes to:
Judy Walter, SPHR
Showa Institute for Language and Culture
420 Pond Street
Boston MA 02130
jwalter at showaboston dot edu

Japanese interpreter for 1.5 months on a ship

We received the following job posting from a contact in Houston. It’s not the job for everyone, but it could also be an incredible experience for the right person. I’m not aware of the organization so please make any queries directly to them:

We are looking for a male English-Japanese interpreter to work on a ship for about 1.5 month of the coast of Japan transporting a drilling rig from Korea to Russia. The interpretation will be for Japanese-speaking deep water divers, who do not speak English well.
We are looking for a younger guy, possible here in the US who can work during summer time, possibly student. The pay is in the range of low to mid 3-digit number in $US per day for 7-day week. Transportation, meal, accommodations, etc. is paid by the Company.

If you have any qualified candidates please let me know.

Best regards
Mark Krasnov
Universe Technical Translation, Inc.

SF Japan Consulate jobs: PT PR Coordinator, FT Education Coordinator

There are two openings at the SF Japan Consulate: 
[TEMP] Coordinator for Public Relations
DATE: Temporary position available immediately until October 2
The Coordinator for Public Relations works closely with consulate officers and other local staff to promote greater interest in and understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Northern California and Nevada. S/he also works with the JIC Director to handle Japan-related press and public affairs issues that arise within areas served by this office. In addition, as a staff member of the Consulate, applicants must be willing to work as a part of a team, respecting other team members and sharing responsibilities in the team and office in general.
Please note that the Consulate is unable to provide visa support for prospective employees, and as such all applicants are required to have the appropriate legal permission to work in the United States. 
Duties include:
    Monitoring media organizations and keeping Consulate staff informed on a daily basis of press coverage on Japan-related issues in local newspapers
    Contacting both Japanese and American media to attend Consulate events
    Writing and editing press releases in both English and Japanese
    Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of press conferences, seminars, and special programs designed for media contacts
    Maintaining and updating the Consulate Facebook page with postings of events
    Translating Japanese to English for the Consulate’s English version of the website
    Website maintenance in the capacity of Assistant Webmaster
    Writing and editing speeches, remarks and letters for consular officials
    Distributing publications, maintaining inventories and mailing lists
    Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of meetings for Consulate staff and visiting Japanese officials, media executives and other guests
    Creating and distributing promotional materials for events
    Planning public and cultural programs and coordinating project activities with co-sponsoring community organizations
    Responding to inquiries from the general public in both English and Japanese
    Assisting with various JIC programs and projects as needed 
    B.A. or B.S. degree
    Strong skills and interest in media relations
    Excellent written and spoken English; strong knowledge of Japanese preferred
    Strong organizational skills and familiarity with MS Office (including MS Access)
    Knowledge of and interest in U.S.-Japan economic, political, and cultural relations
    Strong HTML and especially strong knowledge of Photoshop and Dreamweaver
    Familiarity with Japanese work environment and operational styles preferred
    Knowledge of additional foreign languages considered favorably
    Ability to work some evenings and weekends
This is a temporary position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants are requested to email a cover letter and resume listing academic background and professional experiences by May 11 to:
Ayumi Sohn
Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: prinfo at cgjsf dot org 
(Please include: “Coordinator for Public Relations Position” in the subject line)
[FULL TIME] Coordinator for Education
The Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan seeks to fill a position for the Coordinator for Education. Applicants who meet the following requirements and who are interested in the position will submit a resume to our office.
Duties include:
(1)    Handling education -related issues: Promotion and support of Japanese language. education, the Japanese Government Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Education, studying in Japan, introducing Japan to local schools etc…
(2)    Assisting with various Japan Information Center programs and projects as needed.
(1)    Person who is able to make a long-term commitment (Japanese citizens must hold a green card).
(2)    Work experience (especially in the education field) and a strong interest in Japanese language education in the United States and Japan-US educational exchange.
(3)    Person who has strong communication skills in Japanese and English.
(4)    Computer literate.
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter as an attachment to:
Hisako Takahashi
Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: education at cgjsf dot org 
(Please refrain from contacting us by telephone)


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5.履歴書等送付先: Japan Information Center

                  Consulate General of Japan

                  Attention :Ms. Takahashi

                  50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200

                  San Francisco, CA 94105

                  または、E-mail :   education at cgjsf dot org まで