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: Yoshiko Saito-Abbott
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
President: Unknown
Members: No individual memberships, conference only
Contact: Professor Sayuri Kubota (Click here)
Web: https://www.emich.edu/worldlanguages/sections/japanese/conference/index.php

JTLANE (Japanese Language Teachers' Association of the Northeastern Region of the United States)
Region: Northeast
President: Unknown
Members: No individual memberships, conference only
Contact: Professor Kikuko Yamashita (Click here)
Web: http://web.mit.edu/21f.500/JLTANE/index.html

MAATJ (Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: PA, VA, MD, DC, DE, and WV
Co-Presidents: Koji Otani, Takae Tsujioka
Members: All levels
Contact: Koji Otani (contact through site below)
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 (contact through site below)
Web: Click here

SCATJ (South Central Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Tennesee and South Carolina
President: Kaoru Ochiai
Members: Unknown
Contact: Kaoru Ochiai
Web: N/A

SEATJ (South Eastern Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia
President: Yasuo Uotate
Members: No individual memberships
Contact: Yasuo Uotate (contact through website below)
Web: http://www.seatj.org

 

State Level

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

AFTJ (Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Florida
President: Yasuo Uotate
Members: Elementary - College levels
Contact: Yasuo Uotate (Click here)

 

AITJ (Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Indiana
President: Hiroko Chiba
Members: All levels
Contact: Hiroko Chiba (Click here)
Web: Click here

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

ATJO (Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon)*
Region: Oregon
President: Masayuki Itomitsu
Members: All levels
Contact: Masayuki Itomitsu (President) atjooregon@gmail.com
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/oregonatjo/

CAJLS (California Association of Japanese Language Schools)
Region: California
President: Kimie Matsumoto
Members: Heritage Teachers
Contact: Kimie Matsumoto (President) info@cajls.org
Web: http://www.cajls.org/index.html

CAJLT (California Association of Japanese Language Teachers)*
Region: California
President: Atsuko Kiuchi
Members: All levels
Contact: cajltmembers@gmail.com
Web: Click here

CJLEA (Colorado Japanese Language Association)*
Region: Corolado & Wyoming
President: Sumiko Gibson
Members: All levels
Contact: colorado.jlea@gmail.com
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: Click here

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

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

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

 

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: Sayuri Kubota
Members: All levels
Contact: Sayuri Kubota (Click here)
Web: jtamsensei.weebly.com

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

KAJLT (Kentucky Association of Japanese Language Teachers)*
Region: Kentucky
President: Atsushi Hasegawa
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Atsushi Hasegawa (Click here)
Web: N/A

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

NCATJ (North Carolina Association of Teachers of Japanese)
Region: North Carolina
President: Yoshimi Yamagata Aoyagi
Members: All levels
Contact: Click here
Web: N/A

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: Yoko Fukuda
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Yoko Fukuda (contact through the website below)
Web: Click here

OATJ (Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Ohio
President: Teppei Kiyosue
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Teppei Kiyosue (contact through the website below)
Web: http://oatj.org

SNJTA (Southern Nevada Japanese Teachers Association)*
Region: Southern Nevada
President: Koichi Iida
Members: all levels
Contact: Koichi Iida (Click here)
Web: (none)

TJSC (Teachers of Japanese in Southern California)
Region: Southern California
Co-Presidents: Ritsuko Rowe and Izumi Takeda
Members: All levels
Contact: tjsc_california@hotmail.com
Web: Click here

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)
Web: N/A

WATJ (Washington Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Washington
President: Toby Dederick
Members: All levels
Contact: Email info@watj.org
Web: http://www.watj.org/

WiATJ (Wisconsin Association of Teachers of Japanese)*
Region: Wisconsin
President: Shinji Takahashi
Members: K-16 levels
Contact: Shinji Takahashi
Web: Click here

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