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
SPIRIT OF JAPAN
Little Chairs, Big Hopes: 12 Years of the "Kimi No Isu" Project
Aired on June 22, 2018
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.
OUR BLUE PLANET
Uncovering Clues for a Sustainable World
Aired in February 15, 2019
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.