Job Opening at Asahi Shimbun

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Company: The Asahi Shimbun

Position: News Assistant / Staff Reporter

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $32,000 to $36,000

The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a circulation of more than eight million. Its North American bureaus are located in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferable). Background in U.S. politics is highly desirable. Japanese language is helpful but not required.


Duties include assisting our Washington-based political correspondent with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of U.S. domestic politics.  Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required.

Some domestic travel may be required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).  Position will be available end of July.

Application Procedure

Please email cover letter and resume (fax only if necessary). No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information

Hiring Manager

The Asahi Shimbun

1022 National Press Building

Washington, D.C. 20045

(202) 783-0039 (fax)