It’s time for the new JET Q&As and JETAA meetups afterwards!  Please come out to show your support and share your wisdom with your new kouhai!

  • Gainesville-
       Date: June 1
       Location: (currently no post-Q&A JETAA meetup planned)
  • Miami –
    Date: June 15
    Time: from 7:30 PM
         Location: Mi-kan Japanese Restaurant, 80 SW 8th St. 1st Floor, Miami, FL 33130 (same building as the consulate)
  • Tampa –
    Date: June 16
         Time: from 6:30 PM
         Location: Chili’s on Dale Mabry Ave one block south of Columbus Dr. 2903 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607;
    followed by Tampa Karaoke, 1220 S Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33629

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  • uploaded new logo
  • changed favicon

May 2:

  • updated email addresses for officers and regional representatives
  • fixed glitch where post titles did not appear in certain browsers
  • fixed and tested contact forms
  • reactivated sidebar login

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[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


(Please refrain from contacting us by telephone)


[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



(Please include: “Coordinator for Public Relations Position” in the subject line)