Circle of Boston Nursery School, a bilingual Japanese/English center is looking for a native English speaker teacher for our toddler/preschool program.

We are looking for who is:

– Diverse (Knowledge about Japanese culture and language are plus)

– Team Player

– Flexible


Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

– Plan and implement the daily program and lesson plans, prepare the learning environment, set up centers, and prepare needed materials and supplies.

– Maintain a professional attitude at all times.

– Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs, conferences, and school events, which are occasionally held on the weekend

– Help to maintain a neat and organized classroom and supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times.

– Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers and assist with toilet training when applicable.

– Treat all children with dignity, respect, and love.

– Report to administrators any problem which may occur with the children. Observe, record, and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned.


– Maintain open, supportive communication with parents

– Communicate to Administrative Supervisor any educational, social, medical, or developmental student concerns before expressing these concerns to parents and/or students

– Demonstrate knowledge of procedures for responding to emergencies including, but not limited to CPR, First Aid, EpiPen administration, and evacuation of the school building


– Maintain an excellent attendance record and punctuality for school, assignments, and meetings

– Maintain teacher certificate and MA state regulations

– Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism

– Remain positive and supportive of the school, the administration, and colleagues and do nothing to undermine the teamwork, collegiality, and overall morale of the school


– EEC Toddler/Preschool teacher certification or willing to be certified

– Be observant, patient, safety-conscious, and react calmly and quickly in an emergency

– Have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

– Be knowledgeable of the growth and development stages of children with the ability to provide developmentally appropriate lessons

– Have the ability to lead and motivate others and be able to plan and implement creative, hands-on, developmentally-appropriate lessons


– Medical Insurance

– Paid Holiday, Vacation, Sick, Personal and Birthday off

– Competitive Salaries

– Retirement Plan with a Company Match

– Child Care discount

Interested candidates should apply via email. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Are you feeling stressed out? Is your anxiety level higher than usual? Does March and life before coronavirus feel like a lifetime ago?

Come join us on October 27th at 7:30pm for an illuminating lecture and discussion with Dr. Scott Haas on ukeireru, the Japanese concept of acceptance and how it can be applied to improve our daily lives.

Through his experiences working and living in Japan, Dr. Haas has observed how Japanese people use acceptance and empathy to live more happily and manage the stresses of everyday life. By embracing and practicing ukeireru, Dr. Haas offers his insight on a new way of life to reduce anxiety and stress and increase overall well-being.

Here’s a link to the book, if you’re interested:…/dp/B088J8YNBD

This event is open to current/alumni JETs and family/friends of JETs.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 27th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Format: Zoom Lecture

Please register in advance for this meeting:…/tJ0kf-mhrzIoE9M-khR24zgyyoeJ4lQV_YTY

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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  1. When:

22 Feb 2020

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

  1. Location:

2oth Floor Kitchen at 50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109


Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

50 Milk Street, 20th floor Kitchen, Boston, MA 02110

Free Admission with Registration

 Space is limited – Be sure to Register

To kick start a healthy diet and our appreciation for Japanese culture, New England JETAA and Japan Society of Boston will co-host a hands-on workshop on healthy bentos (box lunches) and kyushoku (Japanese school lunches). Our workshop will include a discussion on Japanese cuisine and it’s historical and cultural influence on US-Japan relations, a hands-on demonstration on how to prepare a healthy and delicious Japanese bento, and the premiere of “Nourishing Japan,” a new documentary on school lunch and food education in Japan. Attendees will assemble and eat bentos during the event.

Program of Events 12:45 -1:00 PMRegistration and Networking 1:00 -1:15 PMIntroduction and welcome remarks Josephine C. President, NEJETAA Kumamoto Prefecture 2015-2017 Yuko Handa Managing Director, JSB Bahia Simons-Lane Executive Director, USJETAA Gunma, 2005-2007 Shanti Shoji Director for Programs, SPFUSA Kagawa Prefecture from 2002-2004 1:15 - 1:25 PMTFT USA Presentation on Japanese cuisine and its historical and cultural influence on U.S.-Japan relations Debra Samuels Cookbook author and educator 1:25 - 2:30 PMBento Workshop Making onigiri and assembling bento Debra Samuels Cookbook author and educator 2:30 - 2:40 PMShort bathroom break and clean-up (10 min) 2:40 - 3:15 PM Introduction and Documentary Screening: Nourishing Japan Boston debut of a documentary on school lunch and food education in Japan Alexis Agliano Sanborn Independent Researcher Shimane, 2009-2011 3:15 - 3:30 PM Q&A with audience Alexis Agliano Sanborn Independent Researcher 3:30PMClosing Remarks Josephine C. President, NEJETAA Kumamoto Prefecture 2015-2017

Featured Speakers

Debra Samuels

Cookbook author and educator

Debra Samuels leads the program content and curriculum development. She is a former food writer and contributor to the Food Section of The Boston Globe and has authored two cookbooks: “My Japanese Table,” and “The Korean Table”. Debra was co-curator of the exhibit “Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools,” June -October 2018, at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. She lived in Japan for 12 years cumulatively and specializes in Japanese cuisine. Currently she travels around the country teaching hands on workshops on bento, the Japanese lunchbox.

Alexis Agliano Sanborn

Independent Researcher

Alexis Agliano Sanborn is an independent researcher, food advocate, nature enthusiast, and an award-winning artist. With over twenty years’ experience studying Japanese culture, she directed/produced Nourishing Japan, a documentary short which explores food education and the Japanese school lunch system. Alexis previously served as NYC Program Coordinator of the Wa-Shokuiku Project, an after-school culinary exchange program inspired and informed by the educational philosophy, flavors, and foods of Japan. She received her Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and Japanese from UC Santa Barbara (2008), a Master’s in Regional Studies of East Asia from Harvard University (2013) and a Masters of Public Administration from New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (2020).

This event is cohosted by NEJETAA and The Japan Society of Boston and sponsored through a grant from Sasakawa USA and USJETAA.

NEJETAA (New England JET Alumni Association) supports JET program participants, former, current, and future, in bringing Japan and the United States closer together. Headquarter in Boston, we serve Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. As JETs, one of our missions was to bring a little bit of the world to Japan. Now, as alumni, we are proud to work together to bring a little bit of Japan to the world, and we hope you’ll join us on this mission. Yoroshiku!

The Japan Society of Boston, Inc, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote cultural and economic ties and active interchange between Japanese and Americans for mutual understanding, benefit and enjoyment. We serve as a programming nexus for a network of individuals, institutions, and businesses that are linked together by a strong interest in Japan and a shared recognition of the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that furthers U.S.-Japan relations by providing support and resources to Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) alumni chapters and individual JET alumni throughout the United States in order to strengthen the capacity of the JET alumni network, enabling alumni to contribute to the greater U.S.-Japan relationship and ‘bring Japan home’ by fostering education and understanding of Japanese culture in the United States. Over 36,000 Americans have participated in the JET Programme as English teachers and as coordinators for internationalization activities in local government offices. Please visit for details about our programs and events.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Washington, D.C. dedicated to deepening understanding on U.S.-Japan relations in the United States through programs and activities that examine the relationship in a regional and global context. To support the 36,000 Americans who are alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, SPFUSA partnered with USJETAA in 2016 to offer a competitive mini-grant program vis-a-vis the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) chapters within the United States. The program aims to help chapters host innovative programs that promote dialogue on key issues within U.S.-Japan relations, as well as to elevate the JETAA chapters leadership role in their local communities. More information is available at program/.

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