Job Opportunity: Professional Driver/Administrative Support Specialist

Currently Seeking a Professional Driver/Administrative Support Specialist

The Consulate-General of Japan is seeking a professional driver who will also provide logistical, administrative and clerical support. The ideal candidate is both an excellent driver and a good communicator.

The Requirements for this position are:

1. Clean Driving Record (No serious Offenses)
2. Fluency in English (Japanese language ability preferred)
3. Experience driving in the Northwest region
4. Must be eligible for employment in the US

Benefits Include:

1. Health Insurance Plan
2. Paid Vacation
Work Hours:

1. M-F 09:00 to 17:00
2. Overtime may be required
To apply, please submit the following by 06/14/13:

1. Typed Resume
a. educational background
b. past employment history
c. references
2. 5-year certified driving record from DMV
3. Verification of US employment eligibility
Mail or Email the documents to:

Consulate-General of Japan
601 Union St. #500, Seattle, WA 98101
Attn. Mr. Yukio Motoe
Please send your Resume by mail or Email ONLY. No drop Off, Fax and/or Phone Call is allowed. Selected applicants will be NOTIFIED by Phone.

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All, please see below for an opportunity to host Japanese exchange students. Contact me ( or Chiara for student profiles and more info.


Dear Friend of YFU,

My name is Chiara Goetzke and I am an International Student Placement Intern with Youth For Understanding USA. We are a non-profit, volunteer-based international exchange organization which has been placing exchange students for 62 years. We have an excellent reputation for preparation and support of families and students.

Each year, we welcome over 1900 international students that spend one school year in the US and experience the daily life of an American teenager. The exchange students live in a host family and go to a local high school.
We are currently seeking host families in the State of Florida who are interested in hosting a Japanese boy or girl, arriving in August for the coming school year or maybe just one school semester. Families provide a place to live and three daily meals, plus encouragement, guidance, love and limits. The students pay for their other personal expenses and become a true family member sharing in the real life, fun and responsibilities of the family.

We were hoping that you would be able to help us to reach out to interested families.

I’m from Germany staying in the US for three month doing an internship with YFU. I’ve also been an exchange student with YFU two years ago. I know what a great opportunity it is to study abroad, learn a new language and experience a completely different lifestyle.

Attached to this email you will find flyers about hosting, volunteering and going abroad. I have also included several profiles of Japanese students below that will be arriving in August and we are seeking host families for in Florida.  I would be grateful if you could share these with anyone that you feel might be interested in hosting one of our Japanese exchange students.

I greatly appreciate your time and consideration.  Please feel free to contact me, Chiara Goetzke at or call at 904-401-9966 or the Florida Field Director, Marsha Hurst at  or call 904-881-0068, for more information about our program or to schedule a presentation. You may also visit our website at  to learn more about YFU.

With warm regards,


Japanese students that will arrive in August:

Yoichiro, a 16 year old male from Japan

Yuki, a 16 year old female from Japan

Kojin, a 16 year old male from Japan

Tomoka, a 16 year old female from Japan

Yukari, a 17 year old female from Japan

Job opportunity in Orlando. Please contact Paola directly if interested.

Message from Languages Unlimited:

We are looking two Japanese interpreters to cover a series of meetings. This can be a good income for one of the members of your Association. Please see below the required schedule:

1st interpreter:  May 20 to May 24 (8 hr days)

1st interpreter: May 28 to May 31 (8 hr days)

9 days total


2nd interpreter:  May 23 to May 24 (5 hr days)

2nd interpreter: May 30 (8 hr day)

2nd  interpreter: May 31 (4 hr day)

4 days total


If you know someone that might be interested , please feel free to forward this message, we need quotes and updated resume.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Paola Morera

Language Coordinator
Languages Unlimited
4630 S. Kirkman Rd #337
Orlando FL 32811
Direct Line: 407-574-4730

PH: 1-800-864-0372 x 104
Fax: 1-800-530-9532


Visa Clerk/Consular Assistant


The Consular Section at the Consulate General of Japan in Miami has an opening for a Visa Clerk/Consular Assistant. This is a full-time contract position.
Tentative Start Date: Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Lunch Hour: 12:30P.M.-1:30 P.M.

You will not be required to work weekends unless a special event is taking place. In such cases, you will be given advance notice.

Benefits: This is a full-time salary position. Over-time is available when approved. Health benefits are included.

-Answer phone calls and e-mails regarding Japanese visas, re-entry permits, Japanese textbooks, and request for investigation of lost articles.
-Collect and revise all visa application packages at the Consulate.
-When necessary, interview the applicants to verify information they have provided for their visa application.
-Process all Japanese textbook orders from Japan for the two Japanese schools in Florida, and for all individual home schooled children.
– Assist the Consul with Japanese nationals in the State of Florida who are in need of Consular services.

-Assist in Consular events in the community

Minimum Qualifications
-High School Degree or equivalent
-Fluent English and Japanese (reading and writing)
-Moderate computer skills (excel, word)

Preferred Qualifications
-Conversational Spanish
-Experience working with Adobe Dreamweaver

Application Procedure:
Please submit a cover letter(400 character max), and resume by no later than May 27th, 2013. Please send all information to:
If you are chosen for an interview, you will be notified by June 3rd, 2013. We will call and schedule an interview sometime in early June. The person who is chosen for this position will be notified by telephone.

The latest issue of the newsletter is now available – read about the new incoming JETAA Florida officers and the new incoming JET Coordinator!

Currently Seeking an Executive Assistant

Perform a variety of secretarial projects and duties including speech and correspondence writing, scheduling, research, event planning, etc. Excellent command of written and spoken English, computer skills, flexibility and diligence required. Japanese language ability preferred.
Key responsibilities:

-assist with the writing and proofreading of communication materials such as speeches, correspondence and website content.
-event planning for large and small official events.
-provide general administration and office support.

We need someone who:

-has an excellent command of the English language. Japanese language ability preferred.
-has strong communication skills both written and verbal.
-has fantastic planning skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing demands.
-is able to focus in a fast-paced and changeable environment.
-can demonstrate a high level of computer literacy (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
-will make visitors feel welcome in the office.
-is hard-working, diligent, dedicated, focused, friendly and cooperative.
Submit resume and cover letter by May 17, 2013, to:

Consulate-General of Japan
601 Union St. #500, Seattle, WA 98101
Attn. Mr. Yukio Motoe


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