Saturday, January 26, 2013

Japan Policy Jobs In My Mailbox

A trio of interesting opportunities:
East-West Center Asia Studies Fellowship 2013

The East-West Center is now accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on issues of key relevance to the US-Japan partnership, including diplomatic, politico-security, economic, social and international fields. We especially welcome applicants specializing on Japan’s economy or US-Japan collaborative economic ties.

Funded by the Center for Global Partnership (CGP) at the Japan Foundation, the fellowship finances a three-month OR six-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. While in residence, the fellows will complete articles or a monograph to be considered for publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series, Asia Pacific Issues series, or the Policy Studies series. The first full draft of longer publications should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows must also give a seminar on their topic.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C., and a one-week research trip to Japan. Residency at the Center's Washington, D.C., office may begin as early as May 2013 and extend until January 2014.

To apply:

Deadline to submit materials is February 1.

Country/Banking Analyst for the Country Analysis Unit (CAU)
Federal Reserva Bank of San Francisco


The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Regional and Foreign Institutions Group is seeking a team-oriented individual to serve as a country/banking analyst for the Country Analysis Unit (CAU). CAU is primarily dedicated to advancing the effective supervision of Asian Foreign Banking Organizations (FBOs) by: (1) evaluating the financial capacity of FBOs to support their U.S. operations; (2) identifying country risks and focusing supervisory resources to mitigate the impact of such risks; (3) strengthening relationships with Asian supervisory authorities and regional organizations; (4) enhancing our understanding of how Asian economic, financial sector and regulatory issues affect financial institutions; and (5) assisting the Federal Reserve System in developing and implementing effective supervisory strategies and policies.


* An applicant for employment must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident/green card with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.
• Familiarity with banking sector issues in Asia, in particular, Japan. The successful candidate will likely be responsible for covering Japan.


• Financial sector experience in Asia or experience covering this region.
Proficiency in Japanese or another Asian language.

To apply:

Head Of Policy Japan
Facebook - Tokyo
(Tokyo, Japan)

The Head of Public Policy, Japan will be the primary contact with the Japanese government and policymakers and will work closely with the Privacy and Public Policy global team. This position is based in Tokyo.


- Monitor the Japanese political environment for policy issues that interest the company
- Work with the Government of Japan and non-governmental organizations on issues of data protection, safety and security, intellectual property, e-governance, free expression, and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
- Actively promote the uses of Facebook with policymakers and influencers in both electoral and governing bodies
- Represent Facebook in meetings with politicians and policymakers
- Build coalitions to help advance and support Facebook’s policy agenda
- Communicate Facebook’s positions in public presentations and with media
- Advise Facebook teams on public policy matters emerging in Japan

To apply:

I suppose "Advise Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on how to optimize his 'Like' button" should also be on the responsibilities list of this last position.

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