Japanese Public Affairs Research Intern with Kamakura Consulting

Location: Central London 
Part-time (20 hrs/wk), for 12 months 
Immediate start 
Closing date: 23 May 2016

About the Organisation 
With offices in Tokyo and London, Kamakura Consulting is an independent consultancy offering corporate, agency and industry association clients a range of expert Japanese public affairs services, including regulatory monitoring, policy analysis, advocacy and support for procurement by Japanese public sector bodies. Kamakura Consulting implements campaigns in close collaboration with Japan's most respected and largest dedicated public affairs company, GR Japan K.K. 


GR Japan specializes in Japanese government relations and public affairs. They offer a full range of government relations and related services, including policy and issue monitoring, stakeholder mapping, in-depth intelligence, political due diligence, strategic outreach, advocacy, public affairs campaigns and strategic support for public tenders / public-sector sales. 

The GR Japan team has an unrivalled network of contacts spanning the National Diet, ministries, political parties, local government, as well as in the media and academia. GR Japan is politically neutral and enjoys excellent working relations across the political spectrum.  The company employs 20 people in its Japanese office. 

The Role 
Kamakura Consulting are looking to recruit a Japanese Public Affairs Research Intern. All activities of the post will be on GR Japan related work. The main function of the post is research into Japanese public policy and public affairs.  As Kamakura Consulting is a small organisation there will be operational administrative work to be undertaken, as well as support for the Director including some basic book-keeping tasks. 

The successful candidate will be someone fluent in English and Japanese, both in writing and verbally.  They will have an existing interest in Japanese public affairs.  They will have excellent research and analytical skills and possess the ability to communicate their findings to a range of audiences both orally and in writing.   

The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team is a requirement of the post, along with the ability to meet deadlines and work flexibly.  You should be competent in the use of IT related equipment and software, and have a good standard of basic maths. 

Please note that although this post is open to non-European citizens with existing visas allowing them to work in the UK, the organisation is not in a position to become a sponsor for those requiring a new or renewed visa. 

Closing date for applications is 23 May 2016, 12 noon.   

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec.  We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.   

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.   


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