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JIB is looking for Program Monitors


JIB is looking for its viewers who live outside of Japan to participate as program monitors of JIB's designated television programs. To become a program monitor, please complete and submit the application form below by April 24, 2018. Completion and submission of the application form shall not be construed to commit you to become a program monitor.
After the screening process, applicants will be informed of the result of their application via e-mail by May 14, 2018.

Sample Reviews

The program really created the impression that ramen is the soul of Hakata and the people who are making it put their soul in their business. The information about how the soup and the noodles are being made was really impressing! 16 and more hours of simmering, showing the process and then the noodle factory – everything was very well shot and clearly explained. I particularly liked the focus on the taste of flour in the noodles, and other small details, which reconfirm my impression that Japan has an outstanding food culture, similar to France or Italy.

I like how technology blended well with tradition in this episode. This show managed to portray how it seemed that more and more Japanese people in the food and agricultural industry are benefiting well with the advancement in their respective areas. The manufacturing of a special type of feed for farmed Yellowtails is one of the examples for such progress. I like the angle that the production took with this show, bits of valuable information without having to drown the audience in statistical data.

I watched this program with my youngest daughter who is soon to be twenty years old, and she thoroughly enjoyed the whole program, as did I. It was admirable of the host families conveying what they thought of their students when they first arrived, to how they had fitted in after a while.
Most high-school students would find it a challenging situation attending high-school in their own countries, and so as a contrast, this documentary has encapsulated their perspective as seen through their own eyes of not only Japanese high school life, but also what it is like to be raised to adulthood, with their host families.

Program Monitor Guidelines

Before you complete the application form, please read the following Program Monitor Guidelines.

Program Monitor Guidelines

If selected as JIB’s Program Monitor

  • You will watch and write a review for television programs designated by JIB for a one (1) year period starting from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. JIB will give you an advanced notice regarding which programs to be watched and reviewed by you. At the end of the one (1) year period, JIB may request the extension of your monitoring term.
  • You will be asked to submit a monitoring report of at least two (2) television programs each month during the one (1) year period.
  • Within seven (7) days from the initial broadcast, you will write and submit a monitoring report containing comments and feedback about the program through the “Monitoring Webpage Link” sent before the program’s broadcast. Each report should be written in English, and is required to contain 300 words and above. JIB will edit all reports for punctuation and grammar.
  • There is no monetary compensation for your reports, however, you will receive Amazon Gift Card as remuneration for each report.
  • All monitoring reports once submitted to JIB will become the property of JIB. JIB may use any and all reports in full or excerpts.
  • JIB may terminate the monitoring program at any time with notice.
  • Program monitors must be 18 years of age or older.

Application for JIB Program Monitors has closed on April 24, 2018.

Our Series

Catch Japan Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
Washoku World Challenge The series will follow the regional qualifying tournaments and the final tournament of the sixth “Washoku World Challenge,” a cooking contest in which non-Japanese Washoku chefs from throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Japan will pit their skills against one another, as they strive in earnest to inherit, pass on and cultivate their Washoku cooking skills.
A documentary series that features remarkable industries in Japan. The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
The Next 100 Years Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
Future Highway Express As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.
ASEAN Now and the Future -Connectivity and Economic Corridors- 2017 is ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. This series was produced as a joint project to commemorate the anniversary with the TV stations of four ASEAN countries,Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – by examining their cooperative relations with Japan and the impact of the East-West and Southern Economic Corridors on the economies and ways of life of the Indochina Peninsula.
The Road to Recovery The coastal areas of Japan’s Tohoku Region suffered unprecedented damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.This series shines a spotlight on the efforts of people from Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture, who are now working hard toward achieving “Recovery of Industry,” “Recovery of Tourism” and “Food Safety & Peace of Mind.” What are the underpinnings of their ongoing hope?
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