Employment Opportunity
Congressional Affairs Section
Embassy of Japan, Washington DC
Junior Researcher


The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Junior Researcher. This individual is primarily responsible for research on Members of the US Congress and procedures of the US Congress. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum monthly base salary for this position is 4,000 USD.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.


  • Conduct research about members of the US Congress, including their interests in foreign policy, sponsored legislations, prior committee membership, current interests, and compile the information into bios and background memos
  • Conduct research on procedural or policy issues related to the US Congress and explain orally or in writing to the members of the Congressional Affairs Section as well as other staff within the Embassy
  • Attend Congressional events and write memos as well as build networks with relevant participants
  • Meet with Congressional staff on legislative issues of interest to the Embassy and report to members of the Congressional Affairs Section
  • Assist in organizing Congressional events such as deciding on the venue, drafting invitations, managing the guest list, managing logistics, and coordinating with Congressional staff
  • Assist in managing itineraries, setting up appointments, managing logistics for delegations from Japan
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English, Japanese ability is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interest in Congress
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

How to apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to: application@ws.mofa.go.jp by October 24, 2018.


*Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.