About the Job
The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles has an opening for a full-time advisor in its Economic Section. The responsibilities of this section vary widely, but include facilitating government, trade, and business relations between Japan and the United States.
Duties and Responsibilities
   Researching and informing Consuls on current issues and events
   Drafting and editing speeches, letters, and informative documents
   Coordinating and managing multiple projects concurrently
   Scheduling meetings and appointments
   Responding to public inquiries
   Handling various administrative and clerical tasks
   Occasionally translating documents between Japanese and English
   Handling other related tasks as needed

Current salary levels of our staff range from roughly $50,000 to $90,000 per year.
The salary of newly hired staff will be determined within this range based on their background of education, experience, skills, etc.

   Work authorization in the U.S (no visa support is available at this time)
   A Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2-3 years in an office setting
   Some work experience in either Japan or a Japanese speaking environment is preferred
   Good knowledge or interest in Japanese culture
   Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
   Computer and website literacy, knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
   Fluency in Japanese acquired through formal education preferred
   The ability to work as a cooperative member of the team

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and short essay submitted in an MS Word file format. The essay should be in 12-point font, double-spaced and no more than 400 words on one of the following topics:
  1. What areas and initiatives should the Japanese Government focus on to strengthen economic ties between the United States and Japan?
  2. Issues arising from investment in the United States by Japanese companies and the PMI (Post Merger Integration) process and what solutions you would propose.
  3. What kind of measures should the Japanese Government take to expand Japanese food products to the non-Japanese market in the United States?
Please send your response via email to keizai@ls.mofa.go.jp with the subject line “Economic Advisor Position". If we accept your application, we’ll be in touch to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.
Due to the high volume of responses we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted. Please, no phone calls. We cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.