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Journalism Intern

The Tokyo Journal, read and revered for over 40 years is one of the oldest English magazines sold in domestic and international bookstores. It is a quintessential user's manual providing a unique and insightful perspective of Japan. Produced by and for a knowledgeable and worldly international community, the quarterly Tokyo Journal speaks to an educated and literate audience curious about the country and the way it works. It does not require Tokyo residence, but is teeming with resources and recommendations for those who live in or frequent the city. It introduces the real Japan and international issues to an audience that wants to know more about Tokyo, Japan, Asia, trends, society, travel, food, movies, music, entertainment, fashion, design, business, technology, art, culture, manga, anime, sports, leisure, sustainability, green living, language and education. With selected articles provided with Japanese translations, the Tokyo Journal is a respected passenger on major airlines, boasts a worldwide distribution network, and proudly reaches a large subscriber base in Japan and abroad. This position is unpaid.

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- editing
- research
- interview transcription
- writing
- Japanese-English translation/interpretation
- social media announcements
- contacting organizations regarding Tokyo Journal collaboration
- following news regarding Japan-related events and recommending stories

Interns learn various skills while completing an internship with Tokyo Journal. These skills vary depending on the department in which they have been assigned and in the areas where the magazine's Editor and Publishing Coordinator feel they have the most potential of gaining employment upon the completion of their studies. These skills include copy editing, transcribing interviews, writing articles, copywriting, taking photographs, supporting journalists, marketing, sales, promotions and the many other skills that are used and qualities that are developed by a journalistic team working for an international magazine.