Wanted: Individual fluent in Japanese and capable of reading Japanese media, for blogging at Japan Security Watch. You would be a full member of the blogging “team”, i.e. you, and me, and whoever else we might add further down the road. I will continue to mine the English language press and you would mine the Japanese press.
Reason: I’ve decided to scale back blogging here from 2-3 posts a day to 3-5 a week. I’ve got time constraints. At the same time, due to my poor Japanese language skills, I am missing a substantial amount of information in the Japanese press.
Qualifications: Good background on military affairs. Fluency in Japanese. Access to and capable of reading Japanese media, particularly defense-related. Fluency in written English. Sense of humor. English writing can be just “ok”, I can edit.
Duties: Blogging, as much as you want. You’ve seen my posts, that’s pretty much it. This site is a news aggregator and occasionally dabbles in analysis. Opinions other than my own appreciated. Areas other than those that I cover coveted. In short, you’d have a lot of freedom.
Benefits: No financial compensation, i.e. “pay”. However, you’ll be a bona-fide member of the illustrious military/security blogosphere, such that it is. You too can introduce yourself as a “blogger” at parties. And it looks good on a resume–maybe.
If you live in the U.S. or can travel there the possibility of doing a military embed in the United States in January 2011, where you will be able to meet and converse with Self Defense Force personnel, and see cool stuff.
Interested parties email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s keep it safe, and remember, we’re doing it for the kids.
A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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