Job Opening: Coach Factory

The Coach Factory store in Dolphin Mall (Miami) is looking for seasonal workers who speak other languages, notably Japanese or Chinese.


For more information, contact:

Shanna Williams
Assistant Manager : Hiring / Operations
Coach Factory
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St
Space #370
Miami, FL 33172


Job Opening at the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville

There is a position for a Program Assistant at the Japanese consulate in Nashville. Among other duties, this person will also be in charge of coordinating and administrating the JET Program for the state of Tennessee and all other states under the Nashville consulate’s jurisdiction.


For more details, see job description:


Deadline to apply is August 6.

Job Opening at Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta

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



JQ Magazine Seeks Writers for Summer 2012!

As we slide into summer, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here).

We’re now looking for new writers, including recent returnees and JET vets, from all JETAA chapters worldwide for posting stories via our host at the global JET alumni resource site (Scribes are also encouraged to join the JET Alumni Writers group on LinkedIn.)

Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). And if you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world with a story idea of your own, let us know!

CLICK HERE for our summer 2012 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ editor Justin Tedaldi ( to sign up for stories.

Thanks and yoroshiku,

Justin Tedaldi

Editor – JQ Magazine

Job opportunities at Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco (2 of 2)


[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)

Job opportunities at Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco (1 of 2)


[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)

JOB: Interpreter for Origami Presentation

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami is bringing in an origami specialist who will be doing presentations at local schools. They need an interpreter available to help on the following days in the following locations:

  • January 30, 9:30-11:30 (Palmetto High School); 1:00-5:00*  (FIU)
  • January 31, 9:00-11:00 (Western High School); 1:00 – 3:00 (Nova University)

Interpreter must be fluent in both English and Japanese (at least roughly level JLPT N2). Please send email to if interested with your hourly rate.


Feel free to pass on to interested parties.

Job/Teacher Training: Urban Teacher Center (UTC)

The following is from Kerry Swarr, Director of Human Capital at Urban Teacher Center:

The Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in the Washington, DC region (and soon in additional cities).  Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school.  UTC residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in a Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher.  All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance:  only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program.  Over time, UTC teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation.   For more information, visit us on the web at
Our upcoming application deadlines for the 2012-13 school year are: October 15, 2011, December 15, 2011, February 15, 2012, April 15, 2012 and May 15, 2012.  The program for the 2012-2013 school year will begin in late June 2012.  The application is available via the UTC website at