CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.

I received the following message about a career forum being held in NYC on June 14th.

Details below:

My name is Catherine Rackley of DISCO International
(aka  I hope you don’t mind my
contacting you out of the blue, but as a fellow JET alumnus
(Shibayama, Chiba 2005-2006) I wanted to make some information
available to you and your JETAA Florida members about a job
fair for Japanese-English speakers that we will be holding
next month.

If you haven’t heard of our Career Forums before,
allow me to offer a brief explanation.  We hold
them a few times a year in Japan and the U.S. and
on a smaller scale in Sydney and London. However,
our Boston Career Forum is our biggest event, spanning
three days and featuring over 200 companies.

These events are not just an excellent chance to
see what kind of job market is out there for Japanese
speakers, but above all a real opportunity to land
a job that makes use of both Japanese language and
a sincere interest in Japan.  They are, of course,
completely free for job seekers to attend.

As I mentioned, our next event is coming up next
month and is already featuring some great companies
like Disney, Fujisankei Communcations, JTB (Travel)
and others with even more expected to sign up.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.
Saturday, June 14, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 2F (New York, NY)

If you would be so kind as to forward this
information on to your members, it would be
greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to include
the information on your site’s job posting section
or Facebook page as well with my contact info included.
I truly hope that some members will be able to take
this opportunity to use their experience in Japan
and Japanese skills in their careers.

Please feel free to contact me if you
or any of your JETAA Florida members have
any questions at all.

Kind regards,


Tampa Natsumatsuri 2014

We invite you all to attend our biggest annual event, the Tampa Natsumatsuri! Come for Japanese games, food, auction, and sales of arts & crafts, books, and more! The festival will be held on 6/14/2014 from 9 AM to 12 PM at 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, Florida. Free!

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11th Annual Florida-Japan Summit

Presented by SEUS/Japan Assoc. in partnership and hosted by The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens



MAY 19, 2014

FLORIDA DELEGATION, SOUTHEAST U.S./JAPAN ASSOCIATION (‘SEUS/JAPAN’) is pleased to announce that Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner has confirmed his plans to participate, along with Japanese Consul General Shinji Nagashima, in the 11th Annual Florida-Japan Summit this year hosted by and presented in partnership with The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, FL, on the afternoon of Monday, May 19, 2014 from 1:45 – 4:45 pm. The half day program will feature keynote remarks by Consul General Nagashima of the Consulate General in Miami.

In addition to the half-day summit program on the afternoon of May 19, a networking reception will be held immediately following on the evening of Monday May 19, from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens as well for all registered participants. The reception will include special remarks by a Wakayama, Japan government official regarding the upcoming 20th anniversary of the State of Florida’s official sister state relationship with Wakayama. Registration and admission to this year’s Summit is $25, which includes a Japanese ‘Bento’ box lunch available prior to the summit program and participants will have the option for a self-tour of the Morikami Japanese Gardens. Online registration is now available; please click here to register. You may also contact SEUS/Japan for more information by phone: (786) 235-8289; by e-mail:; or online at:

Enterprise Florida and Team Volusia EDC are co-sponsoring this year’s summit. Additional and/or promotional support is being provided by the following supporting organizations: The Florida Atlantic University School of Urban and Regional Planning; The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance; The Palm Beach Business Development Board; The Japan Foundation for Global Partnership; The Beacon Council; The World Trade Center Miami; The Doral Chamber of Commerce; and The Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

Founded in 1975, the mission of Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan is to promote ties of trade, investment, tourism, education and friendship between Florida, Japan, and six other southeast U.S. states through an annual joint meeting program hosted in regular rotation by SEUS/Japan member states and Japan. Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan has individual, non-profit and corporate membership programs open to all individuals, businesses and organizations interested in supporting Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan’s mission. The next 37th Annual SEUS/Japan joint meeting will be held in Tokyo this coming September 18-20, visit us online for more details. SEUS/Japan holds the annual summit meeting programs around the State. This will be the second time the Morikami has hosted the event, as it hosted the 1st summit in 2003.

More details here:

Orlando Opening at Golf Channel: Translation and Voiceover


Overview:  English > Japanese translation and voice-over of Golf Channel’s nightly news, instructional and entertainment programming from Orlando, Florida studios

Job Responsibilities:

• Perform E > J translation of golf programming and generate a typewritten script to be used for voice-over sessions
• Proofread E > J translations of golf programming performed by other translators
• Conduct live and post-production voice over of golf programming
• Occasional simultaneous interpretation and live voicing of (E > J) golf highlights, news stories, features, etc.


• Native Japanese ability (Tokyo Standard, reading, writing, speaking)

• Near-native English (reading, writing, speaking)

• Excellent knowledge of the game of golf and its vernacular

• English to Japanese translation experience; broadcast setting preferred

• Japanese voice-over experience • English to Japanese simultaneous interpretation a plus

• Experience with Japanese OS and word processing (Microsoft)

• Ability to work with tight deadlines • Flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays

• Ability to work in Orlando, Florida office

• Must provide proper documentation from the Department of Immigration and Naturalization confirming ability to legally work in the United States

Apply at:

Office of International Services (OIS) Student Programs Coordinator Position Opening

University of South Florida


The Office of International Services (OIS) Student Programs Coordinator is responsible for developing and facilitating programs to help international students integrate into campus and community life, and to promote interaction between international and domestic students. The Coordinator increases the visibility of OIS through marketing efforts and increasing the involvement of domestic students and community members in the mission of OIS.


This position reports to the Office of International Services Director. The Coordinator is charged with providing opportunities for international students, scholars, and staff to share their culture on camps and in the community and promote the increase of intercultural and global awareness. The Coordinator coordinates with university units to prioritize and allocates tasks to meet the needs of international students; organize administrative and academic areas to resources; and complies with university, campus, and departmental policies and procedures. The position supervises student workers, interns, and volunteers in support of program and activities.


  • Plan and organize traditional campus programming events for international students including New Student Information Sessions, Document Check, Welcome Party, Week of Welcome, Orientation, Homecoming Parade, International Festival, International Education Week, iBuddy and Graduating Sash Ceremonies. Establish the annual master calendar of OIS and produce monthly calendar of programs, activities, and workshops. Coordinate workshops and training programs for international students and scholars on topics such as US taxes, Navigating Life in the US, Using University Resources, Wellness, Getting Around Tampa Bay, Special Immigration Topics, and Life after Graduation. Arrange speakers, book rooms and serve as leader of sessions/workshops. Use social media to inform and market to students and scholars.
  • Collaborate with community organizations and seek new opportunities for OIS to be actively involved in community events and provide effective programs of volunteer service for international students. Manage partnerships to deliver basic services such as airport pick-ups, shopping trips, obtaining furniture, and holiday celebrations. Work with Fulbright local groups on programming for past and current Fulbright students and scholars.
  • Build new programs to meet the needs of new and continuing students, scholars, and their families. Establish programs such as International Coffee Hour, International Friends (Mentor) Program, English Conversation Class, International Speaker Series, Global Cafe, Women’s Group, and Spouse Programs. Work with other offices on short term and summer programs.
  • Plan events to develop ties with future alumni, build up alumni database, and work with university partners outside the US. Assist with fundraising efforts.
  • Maintains wide knowledge of university and community resources available to students and scholars. Conduct research and assist director with developing policies and procedures to guide the delivery of international student services.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with at least one year of experience coordinating programs for students or scholars. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other appropriate area of specialization preferred.
  • Experience planning activities and events, promoting interaction between international and domestic students, and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with students in a college or university setting.
  • Exposure to international education as demonstrated by living in a different country, working or studying in a different country, or working with an international student population.
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies.
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills as well as desktop publishing and computer skill.
  • Ability to recruit, supervise and develop student workers/interns and volunteers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 3788

Posting Date: 02/28/2014

Posting End Date: 03/12/2014


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