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Job at Houston Consulate

Title : Political and Economic Affairs Assistant Salary:Commensurate with experience Benefits : Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese national holidays Working hours : 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday * some evenings and weekends required for special events and receptions

Posted August 9, 2013

Primary Duties & Responsibilities : 

– Research and analyze political and economic issues for the states in the Consulate jurisdiction (currently Texas & Oklahoma), with a heavy concentration on local industries and regional politics

– Write daily news reports summarizing relevant local, regional, national and Japan related news articles

– Assist with preparation and planning of events and receptions related to the Consulate

– Write speeches and presentations for diplomats

– Assist in writing of letters

– Assist other sections of the Consulate as required

– Other administrative duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day tasks

Required qualification : 

– US nationality or possession of work permits in US

– College degree in a related field

– Native-level English ability

– Strong organization and communication skills

– Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

– Basic Knowledge of Japan

– Japanese language skills (favorable)

Location :  Consulate-General of Japan, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010

To apply :  Interested candidates should mail, fax (713-651-7822), or e-mail (lisa dot kostelecky at ho.mofa.go.jp) their resume and cover letter to Ms. Lisa Kostelecky. Application should be received by the Consulate by Monday August 26, 2013. Please do not call with regards to your application status.

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