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“We Are Tomodachi” – Summer 2017 Edition

Greetings to all members of JET Alumni Association from the staff of the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan.

We are pleased to announce that we have published on the JapanGov official government website ( “We are Tomodachi,” Summer 2017, a digital publication that introduces initiatives by the Japanese Government and attractions of Japan.

The featured topic in the Summer 2017 issue is “Raising the Banner of Free Trade.” We focus on Japan’s international trade, with articles that highlight Toray Industries’ investments in the U.S. for its carbon fiber business, the market for foreign automobiles in Japan, and Japan’s efforts to boost exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and foods.
Other articles in this latest issue cover such topics as Rugby World Cup 2019 taking place in Japan, and the opening of “Japan House” as an overseas point for communicating Japanese culture.
We hope you will find the contents interesting and enjoyable to read.

Free Trade and Global Investments Create Win-Win Relationships Across Borders

Foreign Auto Manufacturers Making Rapid Advances in Japan

Japan Boosts Exports with “Aggressive Agriculture” Strategy

Hosting the First Rugby World Cup in Asia

Japanese Culture Comes Alive at Japan House in Sao Paulo

We strongly hope that as many people as possible find the time to read the newsletter and deepen their understanding of Japan. These materials are also being introduced digitally through the Government’s official Facebook page and Twitter account. We hope that you will share the content widely with your friends and acquaintances.
Twitter @JapanGov

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Calling all paddlers!

Are you interested in paddling in a group of 20, getting fit, having fun, and raising JETAA Toronto spirit? Our dragon boat team, the Fighting Carps, is looking for more paddlers for its 2017 season.
Join the team for six practices on Tuesday evenings from approx. 6-9 pm at 1 Humber Bay Rd. in Toronto and participate in the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday September 9 and Sunday September 10th at Marilyn Bell Park. Email if interested.

Job Opportunity: Nikkei Voice is hiring!

Nikkei Voice Business Manager (full-time)


Located within the vibrant Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Nikkei Voice is in the midst of an exciting period of transition, as we move our storied publication towards the digital space. We are looking to add a personable, enthusiastic, and business-savvy member to our team! The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as a key part of a small, dedicated team, building bridges across the Japanese Canadian community.

We want someone who can hit the ground running with new and innovative ideas to drive readership, grow advertising revenue online and in print, provide financial reports, manage payroll, operations, and fiscal year-end tax, and help grow our digital footprint.

Desired Skills & Experience

The successful applicant must have a sound understanding of bookkeeping practices, including familiarity with Intuit Quickbooks, Microsoft Access, Google for Business, the production of monthly financial reports (including spreadsheets, banking and payroll records), and reporting and accounting documents for fiscal year-end purposes. He or she must be highly organized and detail-oriented. An additional and essential task is the operation and management of subscriber information.

This role requires strong communication skills, both over the phone and in person, in support of our valued subscribers. Specifically, the focus would be on maintaining our existing print subscriber base while growing our online presence through cross-platform marketing strategies and advertising. Knowledge of Japanese Canadian history and culture are an asset.

The Business Manager has the opportunity to work with the Managing Editor in maintaining and contributing to the print publication, Nikkei Voice’s website ( and social media channels (, @TheNikkeiVoice).


Salary: $30,000


• Bachelor degree in business management

• Knowledge of fiscal-year end practices

• Experience driving advertising revenue for print and online

• Strong communication and customer-service skills

• Familiarity with databases, Intuit Quickbooks and Microsoft Access

• Highly organized and detail-oriented

• Solid work ethic

• Team player

• Interested in event planning

• Open to Japanese cuisine

• Sense of humour

Company Description

Founded in 1987, Nikkei Voice is a national Japanese Canadian newspaper and an important publication for Japanese Canadian expression and communication. It’s published 10 times a year in Toronto by the Nikkei Research and Education Project of Ontario, and operates as a non-profit organization. Issues are 16 pages and published monthly from February to June and September to November. Two 20-page double-issues are published in summer and winter.


Interested applicants are asked to send their resume and cover letter to: by July 14th, 2017. All applicants are welcome.


Job Opportunity: Bilingual Data Quality Analyst-Summer Internship

Position Overview:

We are looking for a resourceful, driven individual with an eye for detail and native proficiency in English and Japanese. Communication skills are paramount, as well as the ability to adapt to fluctuating requirements and priorities. You take responsibility for the quality of your work and get the job done in the required timeframe. Reporting to the Data Quality Manager, the Data Quality Analyst will directly contribute to the quality of our product: DDIQ. This position is full time for the summer term, with the potential for part time in September.


  • Assess output content and performance of the DDIQ System in one or more language and/or region, in addition to English.
  • Accurately identify events that may be reported in one or more language and/or region, in addition to language.
  • Report discrepancies in a concise and timely manner through the appropriate channels.
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy through active participation in individual tasks and team contribution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong command of the English language.
  • Superior reading skills in English.
  • Native level reading comprehension of Japanese language.
  • Proficient ability in Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a dynamic environment.
    • Proven attention to detail.
    • Ability to learn new concepts.

About the Company:

We’re a dynamic and rapidly growing software company with a high-performing team. OutsideIQ fosters an open, honest, and cooperative environment where delivery focused teams strive for excellence. The whole team is involved throughout the lifecycle of the project and team members maintain continuous customer collaboration. This is a unique opportunity to work in a rapidly-growing, fast-paced organization that is set to change the way our clients do business. We offer a casual work environment, competitive compensation, and flexible work hours.


Interested Candidates can send their resumes to

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