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International Affairs Manager(Japan Relations)

The Company:  Aflac International
The Location: 

Washington, DC, US, 20004

The Division:  Corporate General Counsel
Job Id:  1982

Job Summary


Located in Washington D.C., supports effective engagement for Aflac with respect to U.S. and global regulatory development, U.S.-Japan relations and developments in international trade, national security and relevant other geopolitical risks. Manages projects and production of analytical reports and analysis of public policy issues. Supports external engagement as a part of Aflac International’s public policy team.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


• Works closely with the Vice President, International Affairs in representing Aflac in Washington, D.C. and internationally to ensure effective engagement with respect to U.S. and global regulatory developments, U.S.-Japan relations and developments in international trade, national security and other relevant geopolitical risks.

• Coordinates with the Aflac International public policy team in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, helping to manage operations and team projects in support of public policy engagement, including meeting and event planning.

• Manages production of analytical reports and analysis of public policy issues on tight deadlines.

• Extends staff support to the organization's senior executives. • Provides bilingual support for communication and liaison support with Aflac Japan and Aflac International Tokyo public policy teams.

• Coordinates with other departments of Aflac to provide intellectual and logistical support for Aflac executives’ visits, including Aflac International/Aflac Incorporated/Aflac Japan executives’ visits to Washington, DC.

• Covers industry meetings and international policy events in Washington, D.C.

• Conducts Japanese-language research, including news gathering and monitoring of international developments.

• Translates documents from Japanese to English.

• Performs other duties as required.


Professional - Education & Experience


Qualification Level Education Degree Specification

Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree International studies, finance, or a related discipline Preferred Master's degree International studies, finance or a related discipline


Qualification Level Experience

Minimum Required Six years of professional job related work experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills


• Strong Japanese, JLPT N1 or equivalent

• Superior writing ability including translation experience

• Interest in public policy • An interest and demonstrated experience in project management and coordinating with a team

• Excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills

• Strong Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills

• A positive, constructive attitude and determination to follow through


Organizational Competencies


· Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments

· Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener

· Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

· Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages customer expectations

· Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial

· Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals

· Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds


Working Conditions


The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual or in-person)




≤ 25%

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC