Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Job Opportunity at the Embassy of Japan: Political Researcher

The Embassy of Japan is seeking an individual for the position of Political Researcher. The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation, and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder.

Work Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 5:30pm (Lunch break: 12:30pm – 2:00pm)

Principal Responsibilities

  • Giving a daily briefing to diplomats on key US political developments reported by major newspapers or announced by the US government.
  • Conducting research on US political trends and writing memos on assigned topics relating to US domestic and foreign policy.
  • Assisting diplomats in arranging meetings with government officials, Congressional staffs, and political consultants.
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate.


  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in Japanese, including writing skills, preferred. Ability to take notes and write policy memos as well as draft formal letters and other official documents in professional English.
  • Ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Office experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Political Science or equivalent experience required.

How to apply
Please send your resume with a cover letter by August 20, 2013.
By mail:
Political Section
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008

By e-mail: sara.haider@ws.mofa.go.jp

*Inquiries will not be answered by phone or in person. Applications will not be returned. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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