Suda 51’s studio has mid-career positions open for programmers (game/tools/web), artists (3D/character/animator), and a schedule manager. Jobs are located in Tokyo, more specifically Suginami. Even though Grasshopper is an ocean away, they will interview qualified overseas applicants over phone.
Back in North America, Konami is hiring a concept artist, system engineer programmer, R&D specialist, and an associate community manager. The community manger job involves writing blogs, vcasts, podcasts, and reviewing user generated content. Fellow, bloggers should apply? The R&D gig is interesting to note too since the position requires “Expert-level knowledge of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG rules and trends.” So, in a way your Yu-Gi-Oh! skills could help you get a job. This employee will analyze upcoming products, compile customer feedback, and create new products for Konami’s trading card lineup.
Nintendo has a few localization jobs open for a French/English bilingual product specialist and a Japanese/ English bilingual production assistant in NST. There are contract positions for a technical writer, French localization translator, and a Japanese/English electrical engineer.