Japanese Teacher's Associations

Note: The information below is for the 2017-2018 school year.

National Level

AATJ (American Association of Teachers of Japanese)
President: Suwako Watanabe
Contact: Susan Schmidt, Executive Director (aatj@aatj.org)
Website: http://www.aatj.org
 

Regional Level

CATJ (Central Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: Central America
Members: No individual memberships, conference only

JTLANE (Japanese Language Teachers' Association of the Northeastern Region of the United States)
Region: Northeast
Members: No individual memberships, conference only

MAATJ (Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: PA, VA, MD, DC, DE, and WV
Co-Presidents: Noriko Otsuka, Tomoko Hoogenboom
Members: All levels
Web: http://maatj.weebly.com/

NECTJ (Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Northeast Region (CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, MD)
President: Kazuo Tsuda
Members: All levels
Contact: Kazuo Tsuda (Please contact through the website below.)
Web: http://nectj.org/ 

SCATJ (South Central Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina
President: Kaoru Ochiai
Members: All levels
Contact: Kaoru Ochiai (Click here)

SEATJ (South Eastern Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia
President: Yasuko Takata Rallings
Contact:  Please contact through the website below.
Web: https://seatj.weebly.com/

State Level

AATJ(AZ) (Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Arizona
President: Scott Langlais
Members: All levels
Contact: Scott Langlais (Please contact through the website below.)
Web: http://www.aatjaz.org

AFTJ (Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Florida
President: Shinji Shimoura
Members: All levels
Contact: Shinji Shimoura (Click here)
 

AITJ (Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Indiana
President: Amanda Ramirez
Members: All levels
Contact: Amanda Ramirez (Click here)
Web: http://pages.iu.edu/~kkuriyam/home.html

AKATJ (Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Alaska
President: Shunji Ninoyu
Members: All levels
Contact: Shunji Ninoyu (Click here)

ATJO (Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon)*
Region: Oregon
President: Yoko Sakurauchi
Members: All levels
Contact: Yoko Sakurauchi (Click here)
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/oregonatjo/

CAJLS (California Association of Japanese Language Schools)
Region: California
Representative: Sachie Hisamoto
Members: Heritage Teachers
Contact:  Click here 
Web: http://www.cajls.org/index.html

CAJLT (California Association of Japanese Language Teachers)*
Region: California
President: Atsuko Kiuchi
Members: All levels
Contact: Click here 
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/cajltweb/

CJLEA (Colorado Japanese Language Association)*
Region: Corolado & Wyoming
President: Fumiko Fukuta
Members: All levels
Contact: Click here 
Web: http://cjlea.weebly.com/

DVTJ (Delaware Valley Teachers of Japanese)
Region: Greater Philadelphia area (New Jersey, Delaware, Philadelphia area)
President: Yukino Tanaka Goda
Members: All levels
Contact: Yukino Tanaka Goda (Click here)
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/delawarevalleytj/home

GATJ (Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: Georgia
President: Seiko Onuki
Members: All levels
Contact: Seiko Onuki (Click here)
Web: https://gatj.weebly.com/

GuNTA (Guam Nihongo Teachers Association)
Region: Guam
President: Wakana Burham
Membership: All levels
Contact: Wakana Burham (Click here)

HATJ (Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Hawaii
President: Yukio Kataoka
Members: All levels
Contact: Click here
Web: Click here

IATJ (Illinois Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Illinois
President: Shingo Satsutani
Members: All levels
Contact: Shingo Satsutani (contact through the website below)
Web: Click here

JLCTIA (Japanese Language and Culture Teachers of Iowa)*
Region: Iowa
President: Julie Cain
Members: All levels
Contact: Julie Cain (Click here)
Web: http://jlctia.weebly.com/

JTAM (Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan)*
Region: Michigan
Iterim President: Yoshimi Sakakibara
Members: All levels
Contact: Yoshimi Sakakibara (Click here)
Web: jtamsensei.weebly.com

JTAT (Japanese Teachers Association of Texas)*
Region: Texas
President: Naoko Ozaki
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Click here
Web: http://www.jtat.org/

KAJLT (Kentucky Association of Japanese Language Teachers)*
Region: Kentucky
President:  Spencer Zimerman
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Click here

MCTJ (Minnesota Council of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Minnesota
President: Laura Moy
Members: K-12 levels
Contact: Click here

NCATJ (North Carolina Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: North Carolina
President: Natsuko Suwa
Members: All levels
Contact: Natsuko Suwa (Click here)

NCJTA (Northern California Japanese Teachers' Association)*
Region: Northern California
President: Noriko Nagata
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Noriko Nagata (contact through the website below)
Web: http://www.ncjta.net

NJATJ (New Jersey Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: New Jersey
President: Kristin Wingate
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Kristin Wingate (contact through the website below)
Web: Click here

OATJ (Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Ohio
President: Iya Nemastil
Members: K-16 levels
Contact:  Iya Nemastil (Click here)
Web: http://oatj.org

SNJTA (Southern Nevada Japanese Teachers Association)*
Region: Southern Nevada
President: Takako Hasegawa
Members: all levels
Contact: Takako Hasegawa (Click here)

TJSC (Teachers of Japanese in Southern California)
Region: Southern California
President: Junko Tokuda
Members: All levels
Contact: Click here
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/tjscpublic/

UATJ (Utah Association of Teachers of Japanese)[Formerly IMATJ]*
Region: Utah
President: Marisa Bellini
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Marisa Bellini (contact through the website below)
Web: http://uatj.weebly.com/

VATJ (Vermont Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: Vermont
President: Hideko Furukawa
Members: High school, college (all are welcome)
Contact: Hideko Furukawa (Click here)

WATJ (Washington Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Washington
President: Kei Tsukamaki
Members: All levels
Contact: Click here
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/188927117935480/
Web: http://www.watj.org/

WiATJ (Wisconsin Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Wisconsin
President: Shinji Takahashi
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Shinji Takahashi (Click here)
Web: https://wisconsinatj.wordpress.com/

 

JAANY (Japanese American Association of New York)
Region:
New York
Members: All levels
Note: This organization has a Japanese Language Education Committee which holds workshops twice a year.
Web: Click here

* Indicates organizations affiliated with the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)