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.
Japan Food Quest: Tonkotsu Ramen: The Heart and Soul of Hakata
Aired on August 5, 2016
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.
Secrets behind Japan's Water: The Root of Japanese Cuisine
Aired on July 8, 2016
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.
Explore Japan: Japan-discovery, Self-discovery Exchange Students in Tokyo
Aired on December 16, 2016
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.