Consulate General of Japan in New York

Job Opening at Japan Information Center



The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking to hire a Public Relations and Communications Associate for its cultural and public affairs section.

  • Coordinate the administration of government scholarship programs and exchange programs for our office
  • Plan cultural events and other related seminars
  • Write newsletters, emails and other materials
  • Contact people and organizations in an official capacity for various programs which include collaboration on grassroots events
  • Respond to general inquiries from the public, within our jurisdiction
  • Make research on Japan-related cultural issues and US media outlets
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent writing, research, communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, current and international affairs
  • Ability to read Japanese official documents and answer inquiries in Japanese
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture, economics, history, politics and society
  • A commitment to promoting Japan-U.S. relations
  • Capable of working effectively with social media

Ideal Candidate
  • Has a Master's degree in a relevant field such as Politics, International Relations or Public Relations
  • Can manage multiple projects simultaneously and adjust priorities accordingly
  • Has the ability to understand our organization and its goals from the inside and out
  • Can work well as part of a team, especially on cross-disciplinary initiatives, and is innovative and flexible with assignments
  • Observes deadlines and possesses exceptional reporting skills
  • Demonstrates strong Japanese language ability both in writing and speaking
  • Has prior work experience in Japan or at a Japanese company
  • Has the ability of graphic design and programming

To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter to: