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Administrative Assistant at Japanese Publishing Co. (NY Office)

Gakken New York, NY, USA


$32,000 to $38,750 Annually

Benefits Offered


Employment Type

Full-Time (Immediate hire)

Company address: 417 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Contact Info: Nikki Yoshimura (

Please send resume in English and Japanese

Job Description:

Gakken is Japan\’s largest educational publisher. We have just opened a New York office and are seeking a motivated, qualified individual to join our team in the position of Administrative Assistant. You will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to drive company success.


• Translation and Interpretation between English & Japanese (emails, phone calls, documents, in-person meetings)

• Draft correspondences and other formal documents

• Plan and schedule appointments and events

• Data entry to online systems

• Develop and implement organized filing systems

• Light customer service

• Perform all other office tasks


• Fluency in Japanese and English (spoken and written)

• Previous experience in office administration or other related fields

• Ability to prioritize and multitask

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Strong organizational skills

• Experience with internet/web, Microsoft Office products a plus

About Gakken:

Gakken is Japan\’s #1 Educational Publisher

Founded in 1946 by Hideto Furuoka, Gakken’s mission is to produce fun-first educational materials for children. The company’s three core foundations are:

To Know: Focus on the future and embrace new opportunities

To Challenge: Always strive to reach higher goals

To Create: Constantly innovate and change with the markets

Gakken’s Play Smart workbooks are the best-selling activity books in Japan.

– Over 45 million copies sold

– Over 1 million copies sold every year

– Unique target market of ages 2 to Preschool

– Emphasis on fun, while developing fine-motor and problem-solving skills

– Encourages parent involvement with specific advice on every page, which is key to the learning process.

– Proven to strengthen kids’ reasoning, decision-making, and concentration skills, helping them prepare for the classroom and for life.

Gakken’s expansion into the U.S. focuses on three key categories:

– Play Smart workbooks, revised and updated specifically for the American market

– Activity books that build the fine-motor skills introduced in the workbooks, such as sticker books and origami books

– Board books with lift-the-flaps, innovative cutouts, touch-and-feel materials and other interactive elements

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