Job Opening at the Consulate General of Japan, Detroit

MOFA-logoPolitical/Economic Affairs Section

Background on the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit:

In 1993, as a result of the growing number of Japanese residents and businesses in Michigan and Ohio, the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit was established. Consulate surveys indicate that there is now a combined total of 900 Japanese owned facilities in Michigan and Ohio.  The current two-state population of Japanese nationals exceeds 18,000. Important consulate missions include:  providing support and service to local Japanese nationals, promoting trade and business development between Japan and the U.S., and strengthening U.S.-Japan relations and mutual understanding through various local economic, educational and cultural activities and exchanges.

Available Position (Full-time): Research Analyst in the Political/Economic Affairs Section

Main Responsibilities:

Assistance in consulate efforts to strengthen U.S-Japan trade and investment within the states of Ohio and Michigan; duties include:

  • gathering, organizing and analyzing information on relevant economic and political issues in the states;
  • administering the consulate’s annual Japanese Direct Investment Survey.
  • drafting speeches and official correspondence for the Consul General and Deputy Consul General.


  • Four-year university degree;
  • Ability to research, analyze and communicate political and economic topics;
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access; Photoshop and mapping software experience preferred;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Required materials for application: Resume, cover letter, and list of references.

 Application procedures:

  • Electronic submission of the above-mentioned materials to:
  • Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt; select applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.

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