Job Opening at Tokyo Shimbun (DC Bureau)

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There is a job opening in the Washington, DC Bureau of the Tokyo Shimbun. They have hired JET alumni in the past, and would like to hire someone who has spent time in Japan. Details below. Good luck!


Tokyo-Chunichi Shimbun, Japan’s largest regional daily newspaper, is seeking a full-time staff reporter/researcher for its Washington D.C. Bureau.

The job will involve, though not be limited to:

  • monitoring and researching news developments in U.S. economics, politics, and foreign affairs
  • gathering and synthesizing news-related data
  • attending news briefings and Congressional hearings
  • interviewing key sources regarding US economics, politics, and foreign affairs for spot news and features

The main topics covered are political news (White House, Department of State, Department of Defense, Congress, and congressional elections), economic news, and other major domestic news. Some administrative work such as logistics planning, arranging and transcribing are also required.


The ideal candidate would be resourceful and flexible and be able to juggle multiple tasks on deadline. Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, native-level English, and a minimum of one year experience working for the US media or in communications. Japanese language skills are strongly preferred as the primary language spoken in our office is Japanese. A background in economics and/or business would be beneficial.


We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive health insurance. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, 9-5; circumstances may warrant occasional paid overtime. Some domestic travel with Japanese correspondents is also required.


As soon as possible.


Please send resume and cover letter to Eri Urano at Only successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


August 12, 2013

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