UNU Tokyo Head Communications (Japan)

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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 Researcher Profile

Researcher 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.

US-Japan Leadership Program 2020/21 (US/Japan)

FellowshipsCall for applications: US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP), participants expected to be in Seattle, WA July 11-18, 2020 and Japan, July 25-Aug 1, 2021. Deadline: December 9, 2019.

USJLP is the flagship program of the United States-Japan Foundation. USJLP is now accepting applications to the Seattle 2020 and Japan 2021 conferences through Monday, December 9, 2019. The upcoming Seattle 2020 is set to take place from Saturday, July 11 – Saturday, July 18, 2020. Delegates who start the Program in 2020 will return for their second year at the 2021 conference, currently scheduled to be held in Japan from Sunday, July 25 – Sunday, August 1, 2021.

The US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP) launched in 2000 with the purpose of developing a network of communication, friendship and understanding among the next generation of leaders in each country.  With the goal of bridging the gap between East and West, the Program fosters a continuing dialogue among future leaders in a broad variety of professions. It starts this process by bringing some young leaders together from each country for two intensive weeklong conferences over two years, with discussions revolving around historical and current issues in bilateral relations, as well as issues reaching beyond our two countries. Through serious conversation as well as recreation and shared cultural activities it seeks to nurture lifelong friendships. The Program is designed to keep the leaders in touch with each other throughout their careers through a dedicated website and member directory, frequent reunions and newsletters, and online social networks.

All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-42 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in Seattle), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

USJLP seeks to create a network of talented and diverse young American and Japanese leaders brought together to foster dialogue, friendship and understanding between the two countries. All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-42 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in Seattle), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

Ramen Shop

Intercultural Pedagogy
Ramen Shop could not be more appropriate as a tool for starting discussions about intercultural dialogue.

The protagonist, the son of a Singaporean mother and Japanese father,  searches for family history and recipes simultaneously. By the end, he combines his father’s ramen noodles with his mother’s bak kut teh, or pork rib soup.

United Nations U: Communications Specialist (Japan)

“JobPrincipal Communications Specialist, Office of Communications, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: July 22, 2019.

Working under the supervision of the Head of Communications, and in close cooperation with other Office of Communications staff, the Principal Communications Specialist will:

  • co-create and support the implementation of UNU’s Global Communications Strategy

  • act as senior editor, writer, and content manager for UNU’s most-visited web properties — the flagship website and the primary research blog, Our World

  • write and edit op-eds, blogs, press releases, annual reports, newsletters, speeches, and other thought-leadership materials to promote the work of UNU

  • oversee and advise on the quality and tone of public facing content

  • source, produce, edit, and curate photography for UNU websites, print projects, events, and high-level UN Secretariat visits

  • collaborate with global development experts to transform complex academic outputs into compelling narratives, presentations, and communications products

  • curate content and develop messaging for UNU’s monthly e-newsletter INSIGHTs

  • coordinate/moderate content elements of UNU’s web/rebranding process and act as focal point/liaison between UNU communicators and content strategy vendor(s)

  • develop and lead trainings for UNU staff and students on topics including science writing and website content development

  • conduct other duties as assigned

 

Study Abroad: Food Media, Communication & Trends (Italy)

Study AbroadStudy abroad summer 2019: Food Media, Communication and Trends Course, Rome, Italy, May 20-June 22, 2019.

Students have the possibility to earn three credits for this course from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There are no prerequisites. The course is offered within the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2019 program which assists students in understanding the role of food in human cultures as well as the range of choices and values implicit in the foods eaten in Italy and elsewhere.  Students can also select from the other courses provided in the program: Critical Studies on Food; Food, Nutrition, and Culture in Italy; Food Waste in Italy;  Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian) (all 3 credits).  Some scholarships are available.

Gustolab International also offers courses in Vietnam (June 30-July 27) and Japan (May 26-June 23).

Japan Studies Institute Faculty Fellowship (USA)

“Fellowships“Japan Studies Institute, San Diego State University, CA, June 3-16, 2019. Deadline: February 28, 2019.

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. JSI encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials.  Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.

Tsuda U Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (Japan)

Job adsLecturer/Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication, Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: June 11, 2018.

The Department of English at Tsuda University, the oldest women’s college located in Tokyo, Japan is looking for applicants for a full-time (tenured) position in Intercultural Communication. A successful candidate should be able to teach the following subjects, among others, in his/her areas of expertise: Case Studies in Intercultural Communication, Cross-cultural Training, Gender and Communication, Ethnography of Communication. The successful candidate is also expected to teach such classes as Academic Writing II, Public Speaking, and Debate as well to fulfill the Department’s practical English language training needs.

EPRIE 2017: Migration, Integration & Belonging (South Korea & Japan)

Applications are being accepted for participation in EPRIE 2017: ‘Migration, integration, and belonging’, to be held from June 21 to July 3 in East Asia (South Korea and Japan).

As an intercultural exchange program, EPRIE (Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe) aims to contribute through enhanced dialog to improving cooperation among neighboring countries in East Asia and Europe, and to support the process of integration in each region. By strengthening transnational relations, EPRIE shall actively contribute toward promoting international understanding.

Participants will compare historical developments before and after the Second World War, examine the political and social dimensions of mutual relations, and analyze relevant regional cooperation and challenges. Each topic will be dealt with various perspectives and will be presented with the assistance of specialists from the field of politics, economics, academia and media.

In addition, key competencies in intercultural cooperation will be mediated. Through intensive collaborations at the seminar, a network will be created that shall seek to serve long-term cooperation.

Organizer is the Korea Verband e.V., a politically independent association based in Berlin.

Eligibility

Target groups are young people aged between 25 and 35 years from Europe (mainly France, Germany, Poland) and East Asia (mainly China, Japan, Korea). Program participants will include young professionals, and postgraduate students in Master and Research degrees from the field of Area Studies as well as from the disciplines of History, Social and Communication Sciences, among others.

Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 26, 2017