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: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday; some evenings and

weekends required for special events and receptions


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

・Research and analyze political and economic issues for the states under the Consulate’s jurisdiction (Texas and 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

・Maintain news databases

・Assist with preparation and planning of events and receptions

・Write speeches and presentations for diplomats

・Assist in writing of letters to officials

・Assist other sections of the Consulate as required

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


Required Qualification:

・College degree in a related field

・Native-level English ability

・Strong organizational and communication skills

・Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

・Japanese language skills (favorable)



Consulate-General of Japan at Houston

909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010


To Apply:

Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail their resume and cover letter to Ms. Mary Javier (Fax: (713) 651-7822, E-mail: mary.javier@cgjhou.org). Deadline for submission is Friday, May 20, 2011. Please do not call with regard to your application status.