United Nations U: Media & Engagement (Japan)

“JobMedia and Engagement Specialist, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: Open until position is filled.

 

For the past four decades, United Nations University (UNU) has been an important think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. Based at UNU’s Headquarters in Tokyo, the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is charged with the mission of serving the international community through policy-relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

The Media & Engagement Specialist will promote UNU-IAS and its activities to raise visibility and impact. She/he will play a key role in implementing the communications strategy of UNU-IAS, with the overall goal of shaping, packaging, and delivering the institute’s products and expertise to maximize impact, effect positive change, and drive further demand for UNU-IAS work. Required qualifications and experience include, but are not limited to: a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in communications, journalism, sustainable development, environment, social sciences, international relations, or a related field; equivalent experience in combination with a bachelor’s degree will be considered a minimum of 5 years of working experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public relations or related area is required, preferably in an international setting.

International Christian U: Communication, Media, Language & Society (Japan)

“Job Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Communication, Media, Language & Society. Department of Society, Culture and Media, International Christian University, Japan. Deadline: 15 September 2021.

International Christian University (ICU) announces an open search for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Society, Culture and Media. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses in the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School. A private, bilingual university located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo, ICU provides a first-class liberal arts education in a culturally and religiously diverse international community of students, faculty and staff. The Department seeks applicants with expertise and cutting edge research that includes one or more of the following areas: PR/corporate communication, risk & crisis communication, organizational communication, advertising & marketing communications, public diplomacy, digital/social media for strategic communication. Candidates with previous industry experience in public relations and marketing communications are strongly encouraged to apply. While the language of instruction is English, a knowledge of Japanese or willingness to learn Japanese is desirable. The position begins on September 1, 2022.

Bridging Cultural Gap Between Morocco, Japan

Applied ICD

Kawano, G. (2021, April 25). Morocconia, Nipponia: Bridging cultural gap between Morocco, Japan. Morocco World News.

“The greatest strength I gained through this project is cultural awareness. I’m better equipped with skills to work in [a] multicultural environment.”

This article documents the ways in which Hafsa Rifki, of Morocco, who first became interested in Japanese anime, then began studying the Japanese language, and later Japanese culture, became part of a cultural circle of like-minded peers, which turned into the group Nipponia. Later she moved to Japan for a PhD in Media and Governance at Keio University. While in Japan, she developed a similar group of people interested in Morocco, named Morocconia. She now manages both groups.

Case Studies Japan (Travel Grants to Japan)

Study AbroadCase Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip.

Eligibility: U.S. universities, colleges, or institutions with 501(c)3 status. A “Project Director,” who is a faculty member and Japan specialist from the applying institution, should have a PhD or terminal degree in their field and teach Japan-related courses, and must accompany the group on the trip. The group must include at least 5 faculty members and/or students not including the project director. More than half of the participants must not be specialized in Japanese Studies. Participants should primarily be from the applying institution, but those invited from relevant nearby institutions may also be considered.

Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Researchers

Fellowships
Visiting Research Scholars, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan, for 2022-23. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

The International Research Center for Japanese Studies seeks to promote comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studies worldwide. In order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the Center regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars. The Center invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research while in residence. Visiting Research Scholars are expected to engage in collaborative activity with the Center’s permanent faculty by, for example, participating in at least one of the team research projects.

Comparison of cultural values between Japan and the US (Webinar)

EventsComparison of cultural values between Japan and the US to understand the implications for building relationships and doing business, Offered by Tri-State SIETAR (NY-NJ-CT), Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT, Online Event.

The webinar will be a comparison of cultural value differences and similarities with Japan and the United States to understand the implications for building relationships and doing business. Leaders will focus on: consideration of others, tradition, work, home life and society. The comparison will be from the point of view of Tamami, a Japanese native who studied in the United States for over two years, from Rob, an American who worked in Japan for three years, and Miriam, an American who has never visited Japan but has been acquainted with many Japanese natives throughout her life.

Follow the link at the top of the page for details about the presenters.

Tsuda U: Communication Studies (Japan)

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Communication Studies (with tenure) at Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: March 17, 2020.

The Department of English at Tsuda University is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Studies (with tenure), starting on April 1, 2021. Thew new faculty member will teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including but not limited to communication theory and research, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and rhetorical criticism. The successful candidate is also expected to teach English language courses such as Academic Writing, Public Speaking, and Debate.

The language of instruction will primarily be English. However, the successful candidate should also have sufficient Japanese proficiency to handle daily academic and administrative work.

 

UNU Tokyo Head Communications (Japan)

“Job

Head of Communications, Office of Communications, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: January 31, 2020.

UNU is searching for a Head of Communications at its Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan to lead the OC team and channel the communications resources of UNU’s broader global network towards the achievement of one overarching goal: to shape, package, and deliver UNU’s products and expertise to maximise impact, effect positive change, and drive further demand for UNU’s work.

The OC, supported by stakeholders from across the UNU system, is also currently leading a project to collaboratively redevelop UNU’s brand and online presence. Underpinned by a recent rebranding exercise, the UNU Web Platform Development Project aims to combine all UNU institutes’ primary websites (30+) together onto the same platform, redevelop shared databases, and create a cohesive UNU web experience through similar design and user experience. The Head of Communications is responsible for guiding this large project to a successful conclusion.

 

Temple U: Dean, Japan Campus (Japan)

“JobDean, Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: February 13, 2020.

As the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) seeks a dean who will enhance the university’s ability to create a unique intellectual environment that transcends borders.  Launched as a branch campus of Temple University in 1982, TUJ is a gateway and global presence for the university, running its own degree and research programs and supporting Main Campus research, collaborations and connections throughout Japan and beyond. Serving nearly 4,000 students including an undergraduate population that now exceeds 1,300 students from approximately 60 countries, the diverse student body helps make TUJ a rich, dynamic and stimulating campus. In addition to its core undergraduate program, TUJ offers graduate programs in law, business, and education; an English-language preparation program; continuing education courses; and corporate education classes. TUJ recently moved into a new six-story building on the campus of Showa Women’s University in Setagaya, Tokyo. This building, specifically designed for TUJ, provides more than 93,000 square feet and is already enhancing campus offerings and shaping student life.

Atsushi Katayama Profile

Profiles

Atsushi Katayama is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at Tokyo Keizai University in Japan.

Atsushi Katayama

He earned his MA in Media Studies from New York University. He has been working in the advertising industry as a creative director and copywriter for about thirty years. Throughout his experience in both  the professional and academic fields, he has been fascinated by the concept of “narrative” and the ways in which it works as a communication system in advertising.


Work for CID:

Atsushi Katayama translated KC35: Media Ecology into Japanese. He has also reviewed translations into Japanese.