Job Opening: Consulate General of Japan in Seattle

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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Job Opening: Consulate General of Japan in Seattle

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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Job Opening at Consulate General of Japan in New York: Employee for the Economic Division Staff


Seeking an Employee for the Economic Division Staff

Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking an employee for the Economic Division Staff. If interested, please send us your resume (English or Japanese) via e-mail.

1. Starting date: Mid April – Early May 2013

2. Work consists of assisting with consular duties including but not limited to:

  • Communicating and supporting relationships with government and corporate contacts
  • Economic and business research
  • Answering public inquiries
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties

3. Work hours: Monday through Friday 9:15 am-5:45 pm

Pay: Will be determined under Consulate regulations

4. Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder
  • Bilingual in Japanese and English
  • Must be proficient with Word, Excel and other PC-related work

5. Only short-listed candidates who pass the first screening will be notified of the date for the interview.

6. Please send your resume by e-mail:


Job Opening in the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit

Job Posting for Position in the Political/Economic Affairs Section

1.  Background on the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit:

In 1993, as a result of the growing number of Japanese residents and businesses in Michigan and Ohio, the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit was established. Consulate surveys indicate that there is now a combined total of 900 Japanese owned facilities in Michigan and Ohio.  The current two-state population of Japanese nationals exceeds 18,000.

Important consulate missions include:  providing support and service to local Japanese nationals, promoting trade and business development between Japan and the U.S., and strengthening U.S.-Japan relations and mutual understanding through various local economic, educational and cultural activities and exchanges.

2.  Available Position (Full-time):

  • Research Analyst in the Political/Economic Affairs Section

3.  Main Responsibilities:

  • Assistance in consulate efforts to strengthen U.S-Japan trade and investment within the states of Ohio and Michigan; duties include:
    • gathering, organizing and analyzing information on relevant economic and political issues in the states;
    • administering the consulate’s annual Japanese Direct Investment Survey.
    • drafting speeches and official correspondence for the Consul General and Deputy Consul General.

4.  Requirements:

  • Four-year university degree;
  • Ability to research, analyze and communicate political and economic topics;
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access; Photoshop and mapping software experience preferred;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

5.  Required materials for application:

  • Resume, cover letter, and list of references.

6.  Application procedures:

  • Electronic submission of the above-mentioned materials to:
  • Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt; select applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.

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.


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