The Japanese Program
This is not an exhaustive list! Items are added as they are sent to us in the East Asian Studies Dept. Students are encouraged to look at other sources in addition to this page.
The Sasuga Japanese Bookstore carries a number of books on living and working in Japan. For additional information on the Web about living and working in Japan, check out the The Japan Web Guide. ISTC maintains a nice database on working and studying in Japan: ISTC Work and Study Abroad Page EAS Alumni in the NYC area recommend browsing the classifieds in the OCS News, a bi-weekly Japanese newspaper. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore (Rockefeller Center), Asahiya (corner of Vanderbilt and 43rd St.) or at OCS on 44th, just off 5th Ave.
SUNYA Alumni also recommend contacting the following placement agencies (note that there are other job-searching web sites listed at the bottom of this page):
Some other titles of interest:
- Japan: Exploring Your Options A Guide to Work, Study & Research in Japan isbn: 0-89068-131-7. Available from Gateway Japan, Phone (202)884-7646, fax (202)265-4673, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Directory of Japan Specialists and Japanese Studies Institutions in the United States and Canada isbn: 0-924304-25-1. Available from the Association of Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI. Phone (313-665-2490), fax: 313-665-3801, e-mail email@example.com
- Click here for the Stanford University page on internships in Japan.
- Click here for the Nichibei Pathfinding Opportunity Program
- Click here for the Forval Foundation Internship
JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program) Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Participants work as English teachers in the Japanese school system in a location of the Ministry's choosing. Tenure is one year, with a possible renewal. Program provides round-trip airfare and a stipend, and arranges housing. Deadline is early December. Requirements: BA from accredited university, under 35 yrs. of age. Check out the Informational Web Page
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies For college graduates who need additional Japanese language training for their careers/graduate studies. Financial aid is available. One of the best if not THE best language programs available. Sponsored by Stanford University; highly competitive. For information, check out their web page
or call (415)725-1490 or fax (415)723-9972 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan America Student Conference An educational and cultural exchange program for university students from the U.S. and Japan. Each year, 40 American students and 40 Japanese students (freshmen to PhD candidates) spend an intense month of living, studying and travelling together at various locales in the United States or Japan. Deadline is usually in February. Participation fee: $1900 (1995). Financial aid available. For information, contact the Japan-America Student Conference, Inc., 606 18th St. NW, 2nd floor, Washington, D.C. 20006. (202)289-4231, fax (202)789-8265, e-mail: email@example.com
. Web page address: www.jasc.org
Adminstered by the Japan Foundation
and the Japanese Government. There are four levels, costing between $30-$50. Application deadline in mid-October. Exam given once a year in December in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. For more information, see their web page
or send them an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Career Forum The Boston International Career Forum offers college seniors and recent graduates with Japanese/English and Korean/English speaking ability the opportunity to interview for employment at Japanese, American and Korean companies. Held in early November. For information, contact: DISCO International
Career Resources, Inc.
The following are Job-Hunting Home-Pages on the World-Wide-Web: