Job at Detroit Japan Consulate

1. Background on the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit:

In 1993, as a result of the growing number of Japanese residents and businesses in Michigan and Ohio, the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit was established. Consulate surveys indicate that there is now a combined total of 900 Japanese owned facilities in Michigan and Ohio. The current two-state population of Japanese nationals exceeds 18,000.

Important consulate missions include: providing support and service to local Japanese nationals, promoting trade and business development between Japan and the U.S., and strengthening U.S.-Japan relations and mutual understanding through various local economic, educational and cultural activities and exchanges.

2. Available Position (Full-time): Research Analyst in the Political/Economic Affairs Section

3. Main Responsibilities: Assistance in consulate efforts to strengthen U.S-Japan trade and investment within the states of Ohio and Michigan; duties include:

• gathering, organizing and analyzing information on relevant economic and political issues in the states;

• administering the consulate’s annual Japanese Direct Investment Survey.

• drafting speeches and official correspondence for the Consul General and Deputy Consul General.

4. Requirements:

• Four-year university degree;

• Ability to research, analyze and communicate political and economic topics;

• High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access; Photoshop and mapping software experience preferred;

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

5. Required materials for application: Resume, cover letter, and list of references.

6. Application procedures:

• Electronic submission of the above-mentioned materials to: info at dt dot mofa dot go dot jp

• Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt; select applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.

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