Job: Bilingual Program Coordinator (Japanese/English)


Bilingual Program Coordinator (Japanese/English)

Compensation: $18.00/Hour ~DOE

Since our incorporation, our mission has been to promote global education for young people through a wide variety of English courses, home stay programs, exchange programs, study-abroad programs, and sister-school relationships.


We are currently seeking Japanese bilingual Program Coordinator in our Boston office (1 Broadway, Cambridge MA).


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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


Urgent: Volunteers needed for Cranes on the Square @ Copley Square (3/9)

A message from Timothy Nagaoka, Japanese teacher in Boston Public Schools: 


On Sunday, March 9th from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Copley Square in Boston, I am organizing an event called, “Cranes on the Square @ Copley Square” to commemorate the third anniversary of the Great Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The event will get the public involved in folding paper cranes. I have posted a video on Youtube describing the event:

I have over 30 high school students volunteering in the morning. However, I do not have many volunteers in the afternoon. I am looking for volunteers who are willing to help people fold paper cranes. I am looking for volunteers to help in the following shifts:

Shift 1: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Shift 2: 3:00pm-5:00pm

If you are able to volunteer, please email cranesonthesquare at gmail dot com with your name and the shift that you are volunteering for. Or, if you know someone that may be interested in volunteering, please forward the message to them.

Thank you,

Timothy Nagaoka 

Urgent: non-overnight Homestay hosts needed for 3/15

Showa is looking for people who might be interested in hosting some Japanese students for the day on March 15. There are 9 college kids who will be in town for about 2 weeks but instead of doing a scheduled trip these 9 would rather do a one-day non-overnight homestay here in town.

The students must be in pairs or threes, no singles. Contact Erin Neumann at enaumann at showaboston dot edu or 617-522-0800 ext. 4008 if you are interested.



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

Translators and Liaisons needed for Anime Boston, 3/21-23

A message from Anime Boston: 
The Guest Relations division at Anime Boston is looking for Japanese-speaking staff to act as liaisons and translators for our special guests! If you or someone you know loves anime, speaks nihongo, and is available to help out, we’d really appreciate it!
This year’s convention will take place at Hynes Convention Center from March 21-23. The staff application can be found at
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at japaneseguests at animeboston dot com. Yoroshiku!

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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