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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 23, 2019. 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 15, 2019.

To apply, fill in the application form below with your information. Please note that you will be asked to submit a review (in English; 300 words and above) about the following jibtv program:
Catch Japan https://www.jibtv.com/programs/catch_japan_2019/20190228.html

Sample Reviews

This is one of the most wonderful episodes of Spirit of Japan series. I was impressed with the way the communities in Japan, whether they are big or small, are trying to nurture their children in a loving and caring environment. The show clearly explained what kind of project the “Kimi No Isu” is and how it started. Also, the content is memorable. After watching this program, I became to realize how precious the newborn children are and I was inspired to create a better world for these children.

Washoku in Europe
The 6th Washoku World Challenge

Aired in October 19, 2018
From the US

This program presents an overview of what the competition is all about in a more candid and personal way. Learning about the personal perspectives of others, such as the chefs and the judges, was very interesting and educational. The introduction gives a very clear idea of what is going to be presented, for example, the kind of competition, where it was located and who was involved. This is helpful to know what to expect and what kind of topic will be addressed. The text on the screen for the names of places and people are useful; I especially appreciated the screen text for understanding the Japanese dialog. I prefer the spoken Japanese instead of dubbing over for many reasons. It is nice for me as a foreign viewer to have the opportunity to hear someone speak a language I am interested in learning.

Uncovering Clues for a Sustainable World

Aired in February 15, 2019
From Nigeria

The opening scene was beautiful with footage of clouds, the sea, flora and fauna. I liked the way the segment on Prof. Walker began with a view of Canberra, Australia showing animal and plant life with Walker taking a walk through the forest. I enjoyed watching his interview; he seemed comfortable being on camera. It was also amazing to see Prof. Falkenmark who is in her nineties and still strong, healthy and passionate as ever about water. I found this most inspiring. My favorite part of the program was the numerous breathtaking views of oceans, vegetation and wildlife. It was captured beautifully and in high-quality imagery. One of the main reasons I enjoyed watching this program because it was very colorful and I look forward to watching more programs of this nature.

Program Monitor Guidelines

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

Program Monitor Guidelines

  • Program monitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Only one person per household is eligible to apply.

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 June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. 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.

Application for JIB Program Monitors has closed on April 23, 2019.

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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