Position Available (Assistant for Economic Affairs)

Assistant for Economic Affairs (Agriculture, Transportation, Tourism and Maritime)
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

*Application now closed
The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco has an opening for a full-time assistant in its Economic Affairs Section, with an expected start date in early 2017. The responsibilities of this section are broad, but include facilitating government, trade and business relations between Japan and the United States.


The Economic Affairs Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to three Consuls, collectively in charge of agriculture, food, health, labor, transportation including high-speed rail, infrastructure, tourism, and maritime affairs.

Duties include

・Researching and informing the Consuls on current issues and events
・Drafting and editing speeches, letters and informative documents
・Coordinating and managing several annual projects
・Scheduling meetings and appointments
・Responding to public inquiries
・Handling various administrative and clerical tasks
・Occasionally translating documents between Japanese and English


A candidate should possess the following qualifications:
・B.A. or B.S. degree
・Professional manner
・Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
・Excellent organizational skills
・Strong internet based research abilities
・Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks
・Ability to work independently
・Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
・Familiarity with Japanese culture and values
・(Recommended) Ability to understand written and spoken Japanese and translate it into English


Applicants are requested to e-mail resumes and cover letters to Vice Consul Shinsuke Mochizuki at shinsuke.mochizuki@mofa.go.jp. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, December 8, 2016. We hope to begin scheduling interviews from the beginning of January 2017. Please do not call regarding this position.

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