Part-Time: Future Global Leaders Program, Trip Leaders needed for November Programs

ADZ Group is looking for Trip Leaders for their Future Global Leaders Programs this November. They have hired many JET Alumni in the past, and it is a great opportunity to interact with Japanese students again.


November 7-15, 2014: Looking to hire 1 Trip Leader for this program. Person must already be located in the Boston area.


November 30-December 4: Looking to hire 6 Trip Leaders for this program in Boston. Will welcome a few candidates from other cities for this program as they can stay in the hotel during the program; however, will not provide compensation for candidates to get to Boston for the program. 


Full details:

Future Global Leaders Program – Trip Leader

Multiple positions available for Fall 2014

If you are highly self-motivated, passionate about intercultural experiences and an independent worker this position is for you. Individuals who are attracted to making a notable difference in people’s lives around the world would really enjoy this role.

The FGLP Trip Leader is responsible for the overall quality and execution of the Program. You will be a teacher, mentor and friend to the students while coordinating with other Trip Leaders as appropriate. This role is similar to, though broader than, a camp counselor. The Trip Leader plays a major role in student life. Following the detailed and pre-arranged Program itinerary provided, Trip Leaders lead students on excursions. You will have responsibility for the overall Program execution, the quality of the Program and students’ satisfaction.

This role is for the Program duration and usually requires the candidate to live in the hotel or dormitory with the students and to have most or all meals with the participants. Prior to a Program there will be approximately 5 hours of preparatory work which can mostly be done on your own schedule and there will be approximately 2-3 hours of administrative work after completion of each Program.


·         Teach about American culture and help to make every moment a learning moment

·         Lead discussions in a relaxed setting daily for approximately 2 hours

·         Supervise activities and chaperone

·         Ensure that every student is safe, both physically and emotionally

·         Suggest Program improvements wherever possible

·         Any other tasks necessary for the successful operation of the Program


·         High level of energy

·         Excellent interpersonal and good organizational skills

·         Highly reliable and able to work independently after initial training

·         Interest in education and international culture are important

·         Speak, read and write fluent English

·         Must be over 18 and able to legally work in the United States without work visa assistance

·         First aid certification, teaching experience and the ability to speak an Asian language are bonuses, but not requirements

·         University degree in any subject is strongly preferred

Compensation for this position depends upon the specific details of each Programs and your skills and experience.

We fill positions as we identify qualified candidates and so encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for this position to staff[at] You may also submit questions to that email address. No phone calls please.

Only individuals should apply. Recruiters please do not contact us and please do not contact us about other services or products. Submissions received from search firms and recruitment agencies are considered unsolicited and will be kept as Adz Group’s property or deleted as appropriate unless a contractual obligation exists between Adz Group and an agency prior to submission.

Movie Role: Bi-lingual Japanese adults needed for Feature Film!

CP Casting is setting up meetings with bi-lingual Japanese adults between the ages of 25 and 60 years old, who live in New England, and who would be interested in playing a role in a feature film.  This is paid work for a speaking role in a movie.  The commitment would entail 1 or 2 days work between July 28 and September 12 in central Massachusetts.

Movie Title: “THE SEA OF TREES”
Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, and Ken Watanabe

The story follows a suicidal American (McConaughey) who befriends a man (Watanabe) lost in Japan’s Aokigahara forest.  He sets out to help save the Japanese man and changes his own life in the process.

C.P. Casting, Inc.
537 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02116

Meetings are no longer than 10 minutes.  You will meet with Carolyn Pickman, the local casting director.
Any interested bi-lingual Japanese adults who live in the area may sign up for one of the remaining available meeting times by visiting the website below and following the instructions.  Thank you.

International School in NYC looking for native Japanese speakers

If you are a native Japanese speaker or know one, the following could be an interesting opportunity:



Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, German and Spanish native speakers!

Are you passionate about working with children?

An international New York-based company is currently seeking candidates to work with an extraordinary project aimed at developing multilingual, multicultural children.

The company’s mission is to provide children a unique education so, as adults, they can uphold and promote a more joyful, humane world.

Candidates will work closely with children ages 0-10 to teach them their unique culture and language. The company is specifically looking for people who:

  • Grew up in one of the following cultures: Chinese (Mandarin), Indian (Hindi), Russian, Arab, Japanese or German.

  • Are passionate about working with children and understand the importance of education in shaping the life of individuals and communities.

  • Speak, write and read their native language fluently and without a foreign accent.

  • Speak English (in order to receive the necessary training).

  • Compensation based on level of commitment. We have both part time and full time positions.

For more information or to apply for one of these prestigious positions, please contact:

Elizabeth Gomez

+1 551-655-9193

elizabethg3 [at] hotmail [dot] com


Short-term job: Japanese speaking consultant in Cambridge, $500/program

IOR Global Services is seeking a Japanese speaking consultant for a 2 day program starting June 20. This is 2 days (16 hrs) which may be spread out throughout the week. The client is based in Cambridge.




IOR Destination Services Consultants (DSCs) are contract employees, retained by IOR to assist families who are relocating globally with the myriad of details involved in settling into their new lives.  The goal is to ease the transition for each client family within the allotted program time prescribed by our client’s policy.  Typically, our corporate clients provide 2 – 6 days (16 – 48 hours) of assistance for their relocating employees.  Program time is spread out over several weeks to a few months and includes both full and partial days.  While each family’s needs are different, it is our responsibility to complete our programs within these time constraints.” 


Official Website:  

Compensation: US$500/program.


All candidates must submit a CV for consideration.


Contact: Anne Pereira 

Email: apereira [at] iorworld [dot] com

Phone: (248) 515-0942 

Job: Office Assistant / Receptionist at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA), seeks a friendly and cooperative Office Assistant/Receptionist to support everyday office work. 
<JOB TITLE> Office Assistant/Receptionist (3 month contract basis)
<HOURS> 35 hours per week
Monday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
1. Courteously greet visitors and direct visitors when necessary
2. Answer calls in both Japanese and English
3. Edit English documents written by non-native English speakers
4. Translate documents from Japanese to English
5. Collect sort and distribute daily mail, and deliver outbound mail to post-box. Assist with shipping packages via UPS, FedEx and OCS
6. File and copy documents as needed
7. Maintain supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating requirements; placing and expediting orders
8. Become an advocate for JFLA on Facebook, update event information, engage in dialogue and answer questions
9. Under Librarian’s supervision, performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in/out materials, register members and collect fines
10. Maintain volunteer database and personnel files. Coordinate volunteer activities
11. Assist with needs of the Director
12. Assist with various administrative tasks or projects as needed
4 years college degree (minimum)
Appropriate visa status to be able to legally work in the United States
1. Native level English
2. Business level Japanese, Japanese Proficiency Test above N2 (preferred), High Listening, Speaking and Reading skills required
3. Able to proofread and edit English documents written by non-native English speakers
4. 2 years office assistant or equivalent experience
5. Word, Excel and SNS (Social Network Service) knowledge
6. Friendly and cooperative attitude with willingness to work and share in a team environment
7. Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
<To Apply>
Please send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to office at jflalc dot org with “Office Assistant/Receptionist” in the subject line by Friday, June 30, 2014. This position is open until filled. Finalists for this position will be interviewed in person or by video conference.

Paid Fellowship: 2014-2015 Harvard Fellowship in Japanese Digital Humanities and Social Science

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University announces a special fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year (with the potential to be renewed for one additional year), for a person in any field of East Asian studies, with extensive expertise in the digital humanities or qualitative digital data management in the social sciences. The fellow will be expected to assist faculty, students, and research affiliates, as described below, and assist specific digital projects such as the Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project and especially the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters (  
Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree, in East Asian (preferably Japanese) studies, in any area of the humanities or social sciences. This will be a 12-month fellowship, commencing on August 1, 2014, and the annual fellowship stipend will be $50,000. The application deadline is June 15, 2014. 
Responsibilities specific to the Digital Archive of the 2011 disasters will include working with programmers to refine and maintain the archive’s user interface, working with existing and potential new content partners to connect their resources to the archive, and helping to build a global user community. In addition, the fellow will provide assistance to affiliates of the Reischauer Institute in the following sorts of activities: 
• Defining appropriate research questions and terminology, where relevant 
• Selecting appropriate print and electronic information sources and tools 
• Designing search strategies to ensure retrieval of potentially relevant information 
• Developing rigorous methods of information extraction and analysis 
• Identifying background information to place the findings in context 
A strong working knowledge of Japanese and English languages is required. While the position will not require any direct coding, candidates for the position must be able to work closely with programmers and designers employing a variety of web technologies and programming languages, be able to understand and evaluate their work, and have the ability to effectively communicate between technical and non-technical project collaborators. An ideal candidate will have had experience designing and hosting websites (including a familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Javascript), maintaining online databases (MySQL or PostgreSQL), coding for the web (PHP or other web coding language), writing simple scripts for data scraping and management (Python or other scripting language), and working with Git code repositories or other version control systems, as well as an understanding of the principles behind the functioning of web APIs.  
 Application Process: 
Applicants should send their applications (via email as a PDF document) to tgilman at fas dot harvard dot edu. Each application should consist of the following items in the order listed below:  
• Cover sheet: Please provide the following information, in numbered order, starting each item on a new line. 
1. Name (first, LAST & email address) 
2. University & dept. (of highest degree) 
3. Field of Study 
4. Date degree received (or, if pending, give specific timeline) 
5. Summary of experience relevant to working with digital media, up to 500 words. 
• Curriculum vitae: please include citizenship, Social Security number, current and permanent addresses, telephone number(s), email address; academic degrees with dates of conferral, discipline and institution. 
• Official transcript of grades 
• Two letters of recommendation (One letter must be from someone who can comment on your experience relevant to working with digital media. These letters may be submitted separately (via email) by the recommender  
Please direct all inquiries to: 
Dr. Theodore J. Gilman 
Executive Director 
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies 
1730 Cambridge Street, Room S234 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
Email: tgilman at fas dot harvard dot edu 
Telephone: (617) 495-3220 

Job: Cultural Affairs Coordinator (Consulate Gen. of Japan, San. Fran.)

The Japan Information & Cultural Center (JICC) of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is now accepting applications for the below position.


Position Available: Cultural Affairs Coordinator


Duties include:


– Plan, coordinate, and implement cultural events and programs at the JICC and at partnering venues

– Manage the JICC’s gallery space

– Provide translation and interpretation as necessary

– Research culture-related topics, organizations, etc.




– Be able to make a long-term commitment (Japanese citizens must possess a green card)

– Strong interest in Japanese arts and culture, as well as US-Japan relations

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Japanese

– Strong computer skills including familiarity with Japanese operating system


This is a full-time position. Qualified applicants are invited to apply by sending a cover letter and resume by e-mail or post. The application deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014. No phone inquiries please.


Please send applications to:

Japan Information and Cultural Center

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

275 Battery Street, Suite 2100

San Francisco, CA 94111

ryan dot okada at sr dot mofa dot go dot jp

Job: J->E Translator for games, Voltage, Inc.

Video game translation position available. Forwarded to us by a former JET! 


Voltage, Inc. is looking to expand its lineup of translated games and is in need of Japanese to English translators who have experience translating scripts for video games. Voltage is a pioneer in the field of romance simulation apps for a female audience in Japan and continues to lead the industry.






Translators will be provided with scripts from Voltage’s “Koi-game” series and will translate these into English. Emphasis will be on creating a script that will appeal to English-speaking users rather than creating a direct translation of the original script. Scripts should be translated into American English rather than British English.



– Must have strong understanding of both Japanese and English grammar.

– Experience translating scripts for video games or apps.

– Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 level or equivalent reading comprehension in Japanese.

– Bonus points for experience in script writing.


Responsibilities/Possible Assignments:

1. Main Story: 17 chapters per character.

2. Epilogue: 3 chapters per character.

3. Sequel: 10 chapters per character.

4. Spin off: Varies between games.


There are about 5000 characters per script and there will be about 200,000 to 250,000 characters to translate each month.



3 Cents per character.


All references to “characters” refer to the Japanese characters in the original text.


If you are interested, please submit your resume and a translation sample to: l10n (at) voltage-ent (dot) com

Job: Visitor Experience Associate at Boston’s Children Museum

Recently received this position from the Boston Children’s Museum. This is a position that has been filled by JETs in the past.

Visitor Experience Associate

Position Description: 

The Visitor Experience Associate (VEA) is responsible for promoting a fun learning experience for all visitors by interacting with children and families during their visit and providing excellent customer service to visitors at critical places throughout the Museum. The VEA models positive, educational, creative and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play. The VEA works with Senior Educators to implement programs that promote the Museum’s mission to develop children who are curious, creative, healthy, globally aware and green, through daily programming and special events. 

VEAs participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing trainings. 

Also, VEAs perform daily opening/closing duties throughout the Museum, including routine cleaning and restocki ng of teaching/activity kits, and preparation of program materials. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; some college experience preferred
  • Advanced course work or experience in customer service, education and/or family learning, or retail operations preferred
  • Experience working with young children (ages 0-10) and their families in recreational settings, afterschool programs or classrooms
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups
  • Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors
  • Theatrical or other performance experience a plus
  • Fluency in multiple languages a plus

Various shifts available.


For additional info, visit their website:

Job: Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs (Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco)

Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs (Full-Time)

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

Established in 1870, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is Japan’s chief diplomatic mission covering Northern California and Nevada. The Consulate works in various areas including intergovernmental relations, economic affairs, education, cultural exchange and providing consular services.

The Consulate seeks a staff member to assist the Intergovernmental Affairs Section.  This section is responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities within the states of California and Nevada.

  • Conducting political and governmental research to identify emerging developments in Japan-U.S. relations

  • Assisting consular staff with learning about comparative governmental processes and developing connections with their domestic government counterparts

  • Implementing creative projects to advance Japan-U.S. relations, including sister city relations and intergovernmental exchanges

  • Drafting speeches and informational materials

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in American government and international relations with a Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to conduct governmental research

  • High professional skills and the ability to work cooperatively with consular staff and federal, state and local government officials

  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining how their skills and interests would help advance Japan-U.S. relations, a resume with references and a writing or research sample.  Application postmark deadline is May 19, 2014 with a preferred employment date starting in mid June.  This is a full-time position.

Please mail these materials to:

Mr. Kei Hagiwara
Consul for Intergovernmental Affairs
Consulate General of Japan
275 Battery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA  94111