Japan-America Society of Central Ohio Corporate Members can submit job listings to be posted on the JASCO website, Facebook page, and newsletter. 

To join JASCO, visit the Membership section of our webpage. For more information, e-mail us at jasco (at) jas-co.org

  • 06 Jul 2017 3:22 PM | Benjamin Pachter (Administrator)

    Honda Trading America Corp. in Marysville is searching for an Executive Assistant (Bilingual English/Japanese) to support the President and Executive Management team with translation, presentation support, event planning and corporate communications.  Must have strong bilingual in Japanese and English language skills: reading, writing and speaking; and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Qualified candidates can send resume to amy_wagner@htaoh.honda.com.

  • 03 Jul 2017 9:00 AM | Benjamin Pachter (Administrator)

    JASCO is currently seeking applications for the Director of Programming position. The successful candidate for this part-time position should have experience in program development and outreach, a strong understanding of both and Japanese (with speaking and writing skills in both), and an interest in helping to promote goodwill through the sharing of knowledge about Japan. 

    Job Purpose

    To administer the programming of the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio, and to assist the Executive Director as needed with organization and communication.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    •  In consultation with the Executive Director and Programming Committee, plan and execute JASCO’s events, programs, and seminars, including:
      • Culture Club (monthly)
      • Japanese Language Classes (quarterly 10-week sessions)
      • Japanese Speech Contest (March)
      • Anniversary Reception (April)
      • Asian Festival (May)
      • Golf Outing (June
      • Economic Business Seminar (October)
      • Organize and supervise volunteers for JASCO events
    • In coordination with JASCO’s Treasurer, manage and budget programming-related finances
    • Assist the Executive Director with marketing, membership, and administrative tasks, including:
      • Making bank deposits
      • Purchasing office and event supplies
      • Updating JASCO’s website and Social Media with upcoming events and news
    • Be an effective advocate of JASCO's mission


    • Experience in program development and outreach
    • Experience in event planning is a plus


    • Strong understanding of both English and Japanese, with speaking and writing skills in both languages
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote and PowerPoint)
    • Experience in designing event promotional materials is a plus
    • Experience with web-based CMS systems is a plus


    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, especially across US-Japan cultures, and sensitivity to working with and across the two cultures and to an increasingly diverse Central Ohio community

    • Capable of working independently and with others
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, board members, and volunteers
    • Ability to work effectively in a limited time frame
    • Ability to travel in Central Ohio by either his/her own car or reliable transportation means

    Job Location

    The JASCO office is in the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center at 565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin, OH 43017.

    In addition to working at the office, you will be required to travel to various event locations across Central Ohio.


    The hourly wage for this position is $14.75 per hour.

    Work Hours

    Minimum of 20 hours per week


    Upon submittal of statements or similar records as JASCO may reasonably request, JASCO will reimburse:

    • Purchases made for JASCO office or programming needs
    • Up to $30 per month for cell phone expenses related to JASCO
    • For mileage driven in your personal automobile at the IRS rate for business travel related to your duties as Director of Programming

    Position Start Date

    September 1, 2017

    How to Apply

    Please send a copy of your resume to Benjamin Pachter (JASCO Executive Director), bpachter@jas-co.org.

  • 02 Jun 2017 4:02 PM | Mamiko Saito (Administrator)




    Business Support Executive (Japanese/English Bilingual)


    Dublin, OH

    This Position has been filled.

  • 12 May 2017 3:38 PM | Benjamin Pachter (Administrator)
    Goken America is currently searching for a Simultaneous Japanese/English interpreter for employment at their office in Raymond, OH. 

    For more information, see this document or read on:

    Job Description:

    Assist our clients with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English. The ideal candidate will be able to interpret high level language in Japanese and English on a daily basis. Some written translation will also be required for both Japanese and English.


    • Requires a related BS/BA degree in language or closely related degree and a minimum of 1 year experience or strong desire to learn Simultaneous Interpretation.  
    • Responsible for converting spoken statements or written material from Japanese to English or English to Japanese in various settings.
    • Oral (Speech) interpretation may involve listening to, understanding and memorizing content, then reproducing statements, questions and speeches in Japanese and/or English.
    • Written materials primarily include technical, administrative and presentation documents.
    • Must be fluent in verbal and written formats for both Japanese and English.
    • High end of scale requires extensive skill with technical description interpretation and translation.
    • Good communication and multi-tasking skills.

    Qualified candidates can forward their resume to:  adrienne.marshall@gokenamerica.com

  • 12 May 2017 3:32 PM | Benjamin Pachter (Administrator)

    Goken America is looking for a Japanese/English Translator to be employed at their Japanese parent headquarters in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. 

    For more information, see this document or read on:

    Job Description:

    • Speak, read, and write fluently in Japanese and English.
    • Convert high-level documents in the source language to the target language.
    • Relay the style and tone of the original language.
    • Manage work schedule to meet deadlines.
    • Perform level II interpretation as needed.


    Candidate(s) need to be:

    • Proactive to gather information necessary to complete assigned tasks
    • Demonstrates technical curiosity.
    • Asks questions with own opinion already formulated.
    • Demonstrates can-do, will-try attitude.
    • Strong communication skill – written and verbal
    • Basic understanding of Honda culture and communication style a plus
    • Able to translate English to Japanese and vice versa.
    • Able to edit in native language.
    • Able to translate high-level documents.
    • Ability to perform level II interpretation a plus.
    • Know how to use Microsoft Office (especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
    • Know how to use machine translation software a plus.
    • Knowledge of desktop publishing (DTP) a plus.
    • Have effective communication skills.
    • Able to work cooperatively with others.
    • Able and eager to quickly learn.
    • Able to take higher level requests and ideas to completion independently.

    Educational Requirements:

    • BA or MA in Foreign Language, Linguistics, Translation, Interpreting or native in both English and Japanese.
    • If a candidate has native level of fluency in both English and Japanese, preferably, he or she has BA in degrees related to automotive, life science, medical, or IT field.
    • Language proficiency certification a plus, but not required.   

    Qualified candidates can forward their resume to:  adrienne.marshall@gokenamerica.com

  • 28 Mar 2017 12:24 PM | Mamiko Saito (Administrator)

    Honda Trading America is the largest subsidiary of Honda Trading Japan, the global supply chain management solution for Honda. Honda Trading America, is the largest subsidiary of Honda Trading Japan, global supply chain management solution for Honda. We are seeking an Executive Assistant to provide support to the President and Executive Team; this role requires attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, efficient organizational skills, and the ability to switch gears at a moment's notice. This position can be very fulfilling for the right person that has a good blend of relationship building, ability to multi-task, and Japanese/English language skills. The successful candidate will possess the ability navigate cross culturally with global headquarters and colleagues in Japan, react with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround, establish and meet deadlines in alignment with the goals of the executive team. This role will complete a broad variety of administrative tasks including: managing the calendar of appointments; power point presentation support; composing and preparing correspondence; arranging frequent travel, itineraries and agendas; corporate event planning and logistics; coordination of business meetings; preparation of corporate communication and articles for intranet; and secretariat role for HT global scheduling and communication support.


    Qualifications are as followed:


    Bachelor's Degree in Communications preferred with a minimum 5+ years of experience in high level administrative/executive support

    Must be bilingual Japanese and English language with strong ability to read, write and speak

    Ultimately, the ideal candidate must have a no-excuses, bias for action, problem solving approach to life. The candidate should be able to work successfully in a highly international, cross functional team environment, build effective working relationships inside and outside of the office and across key locations, and to stay in the flow of information to maintain a comprehensive awareness of the organization.  Demonstrated excellence in:  Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Scheduling, Microsoft Office Skills, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Travel Logistics, Verbal Communication


    Qualified candidates can forward their resume to:  amy_wagner@htaoh.honda.com


  • 23 Feb 2017 11:45 AM | Mamiko Saito (Administrator)

    Nifco America

    Canal Winchester, OH


    Nifco America is currently seeking an Interpreter/Administrative Assistant.  The candidate must be able to speak, read and write Japanese.  Primary duties will be to assist Expats in their arrival and living in the US during assignment; provide interpretation between Japanese and English speaking associates, customers and vendors; take meeting notes as needed; compose business correspondence for Management personnel; assist Management in compiling data for special projects; perform administrative duties for Management personnel.  Must be proficient in various Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and Power Point.


    Please forward all resumes to:

    Gidget Nicely



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