Job Opening for the Economics/Science & Technology Section

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of the Assistant for Economics / Science & Technology Section. This individual is primarily responsible for conducting research analysis on U.S. economic affairs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and International Affairs. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.
Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Consul for Economic Affairs and Science & Technology Officer in administrative duties. Examples are scheduling meetings, drafting letters and e-mails, writing speeches, making contacts with local government agencies, businesses, or other agencies, and assisting visiting delegations from Japan when they visit the New England area.
  • Conduct basic research on regional economic development and international trade statistics.
  • Disseminate information about Japanese economic and science policies and other related information to relevant local entities and respond to inquiries about Japan in economic and scientific areas.
  • Assist with planning and setting up events such as trade shows, business forums, seminars, networking sessions, and diplomatic receptions.
  • Monitor local news outlets for stories that are related to or could affect Japanese companies.
  • Conduct surveys such as an annual survey of Japanese companies.
  • Assist with translation of official documents.
  • Manage the website effectively. 
  • Other duties as required, including jobs related to front office reception and consular services.
Essential qualifications and expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree or aboveStrong analytical and written communication skills are imperative
  • Basic knowledge of the economic and political situations in both Japan and New England, especially in the Greater Boston area.
  • Strong computer skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel, and ability to create website articles
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and ingenuity
    Desirable qualifications and experience
  • Degree in one of the following areas: Economics, International Relations, International Business, Japanese/East Asian studies, or a related field
  • Specialist knowledge or working experience regarding research analysis, public relations, or communication strategy
  • Japanese language ability (language proficiency may be tested)
    Working Hours and Benefits
    Working hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday (Partially remote during the COVID-19 pandemic)
Occasional paid overtime is required as needed. The Consulate General of Japan in Boston offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with work and academic experience.
How to apply:
E-mail your resume and cover letter to: by December 4th, 2020.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.