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 25, 2024 14:00 (UTC). 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 10, 2024.

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 required) about the following jibtv program:
Trailblazers: Matsuri Promoter Kato Yuko

Sample Reviews

Journey in Pursuit of Japanese Scallops
Aired: September 8, 2023
From Bhutan

Today’s program was very nice and interesting and I learnt a lot about scallops. I have never eaten scallops as I don’t like seafood, however, after watching the show today, I am tempted to try eating them especially when it is made into various dishes like scallop tempura and scallop buns. It was very interesting to see how the scallop fishing industry evolved from fishing to cultivating scallops and the machine with the claws to dredge the sand and gather the scallops into the net was amazing. I would have liked to know the health benefits of eating scallops as well. The soup looks easy to prepare and delicious and healthy. Scallop seems to be a versatile ingredient that can be used in varied dishes, both western and Japanese. The host Shizuka Anderson was nice and her infectious excitement made the program even better. The narration, music, and presentation were also very good.

The way the program was structured by following the groups of international tourists was done in a fun way. As the viewer, it was like being part of the groups and enjoying the trip together with others. The little interviews with the tour’s participants were also a very useful addition and gave me good insights out of another foreigner’s perspective. The single stops of the tours were shown with the right amount of time and detail. The parts were long enough to lay out all the relevant details but did not overload the audience with information and did not get boring after a while. Maxwell Powers was a good host for the program. I like his clear voice and his way of talking. His personal summary at the end of the program was a good way to finish this episode. I would have found it helpful to get some additional details about where to find such tours like the two which were covered in the program.

Agricultural Visionary Ota Futoshi

Aired: February 16, 2024
From Malaysia

Learning about organic agriculture not only in Japan but anywhere around the world is good and learning about the initiatives done by Ota Futoshi in his city is great to know. The interview style by following Mr. Ota around and watching his work as he explains his farming process is very informative and interesting to watch. Putting in the interviewer’s reaction, even just a little bit makes it feel quite personal and friendly. I like how Mr. Ota’s explanation about his farming method is broken up into several segments so that viewers know what is being explained. That clearly lines up the process done in Mr. Ota’s farming style. It is great that through Mr. Ota’s relaxed style of interview, we not only learn about his farming style and vision but also about the residents in Ome and their views on farming.

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, 2024 through May 31, 2025. 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 ten (10) 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. 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.

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