CONSULATE OF JAPAN   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 15, 2022

The Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage is seeking a locally-employed staff member to join our Office, and assist with a wide array of duties.


Fluent in English
Proficiency in Japanese preferred but not required
Be a US citizen or permanent resident
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Valid Driver’s License
Have an interest in cultural, educational and other exchanges between Japan and the United States
Able to work with other staff members in a cooperative environment
Complete all necessary tasks on time
A Locally-employed staff member serving as the Cultural Affairs and Economic Affairs assistant.

Clerk-Job Description

Write news briefings related to major developments in economic and social situations in Alaska and developments relevant to Alaska-Japan relations, and brief the Office Head as needed.
To organize sister city related issue
Write speeches
Assist in writing, editing and distributing office newsletter
Assist in organizing cultural exchange events
Assist in maintaining office website and Facebook
Coordinate requests for the return of artifacts related to legacy of the Second World War
Assist in accounting/ administrative matters
Respond to telephone and e-mail inquiries from general public.
Assist in Visa affairs
Take the lead in carrying out School Programs.

Working Hours

Monday-Friday, 08?45?12?00?13?00?16?45
20 days of leave with pay per year plus most major U.S. holidays.

Employment Terms

Initial employment contract is for two years, which includes a one-month probationary period. Employment is renewable every two years.

Salary & Benefits

Monthly salary determined by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the possibility of overtime allowance, as needed.
Monthly salary based on experience.
Medical insurance payment to staff members provided by Office, as well as 50% share of the social security tax obligation.
Overtime possible, and sometimes required.