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About Culture Japan

Video Producer (Tokyo/Full Time)Job Requirements



To produce and manage all aspects of our video properties for the Culture Japan brand which include TV broadcast material for terrestrial, cable and internet channels. Our current TV shows include Culture Japan and Japan Mode. Up and coming net programs include Tokyo Tea Time and Culture Japan Network TV.


Has experience in producing professional video footage using professional camera, sound and lighting equipment.


The Video Producer will be liaising with TV stations in Japan and worldwide to ensure that the footage is delivered on time and to spec through means of either tape, HDD or distribution systems such as Aspera.


Liaise with on-location management, management studios of voice actress and anime studios regarding schedules.


Liaise with external camera, sound, editing, lighting and makeup staff.


Required Skill Set



The Video Producer is expected to be familiar with and be able to use professional camera and sound equipment.


Be familiar with the various broadcasting standards (video and sound) and understand issues such as drop frames, sound levels, lighting frequencies, shutter speed etc.


Be seasoned in editing main footage, b-roll, inserts and text.


Macs are the industry standard in Japan when it comes to video editing so you need a good command of a mac and be able to use Final Cut Pro 7 and X.


Japanese proficiency should be N2 or higher.

Understand enough English to edit English dialog conversations.


A good sense of direction is also required and not just the operation of video equipment. For example, the Video Producer must always be wary of what footage is needed for editing - would the viewer be confused with the current script? Did we take the B-roll of that object that the voice actress picked up in the shop? Did we do a pan down of the shop front etc?

If you are interested in this position



Go to and download all episodes of Culture Japan season 2.

Make a 1 minute and 5 minute trailer choosing the bits which you feel are most interesting from the whole season using the video footage available. When you have finished, upload the rendered files to a location of your choice and share the link with me at jobs at mirai dot fm.

Also include in your submission a link to previous video footage that you have created and edited yourself together with a list of all the video editing packages that you are familiar with.

Together with your application, create a resume outlining what ninja foo you can do.

Also include a write up in Japanese on how you discovered Japanese culture and why you want to live and work in Japan - this can be as long as you want. If you already live in Japan, write how you came over instead.



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Taken on June 23, 2013