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WATJ Presidents 2016 and 2017

At this year’s WATJ New Year meeting, Kei Tsukamaki Sensei took up the mantle of WATJ Presidential Responsibility from 2016’s president Toby Dederick. トビ先生、お疲れ様でした!圭先生、宜しくお願いします!

2017 WATJ Annual Conference

Dear WATJ members, Happy New Year! I hope that teaching Japanese will be fun and enjoyable as well as meaningful to you this year! In order to assist you with your teaching success this year, the WATJ conference will be held on Feb 11th, starting at 9:00am-4:00pm. Hopefully, this event will be a great help and… Read more »

2017 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award

  The United States-Japan Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award competition. Know an amazing educator who has dedicated his or her life to educating young Americans about Japan? Nominate this teacher today!! See details below or click here.   2017 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award The Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher… Read more »

International Programs in the School of Science at the University of Tokyo

International Programs in the School of Science at the University of Tokyo   1)      The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP)   UTRIP is a 6-week summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. It provides students with an opportunity to gain the experience of “real graduate-school life” or “research-centered… Read more »

“Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan,” a panel presentation, featuring Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki and his delegation

Dear WATJ,    Please read this very special announcement from Suka-san, the Education Program Advisor of the Seattle Consulate: 今月下旬に元駐米国大使を迎えての講演会があるのですが、よければWATJ様で情報共有いただけませんでしょうか?当館FBにも掲載しておりますが、情報は以下の通りです。平日なので、先生や学生さんの参加は難しいかもしれませんが、エベレットでも開催されるので特に北側の教育機関で情報シェアいただければ嬉しいです。Join us for “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan,” a panel presentation, featuring Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki and his delegation. The event will take place at the following locations and times:10/26 (Wed) 9:30 am ? 11:00 am… Read more »

Join the WATJ Listserv

Join the new WATJ listserv to participate in discussions, share resources, and give and receive support to teachers in Washington Association of Teachers of Japanese. Once you are a member, you can email other members with questions, resources, and ideas. To join: Go to groups.google.com Search for “WATJ” Click on the WATJ group to join… Read more »

Annual fashion show in the Seattle

  Bunka Gakuen University, a well-known fashion school located in Tokyo, Japan, puts on an annual fashion show in the Seattle area! World famous fashion designers such as, Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Junko Koshino, and many more are graduates of Bunka Gakuen. The entire show is created by students including design, models, makeup, hair, clothing, theater… Read more »

The International Institute of Hashi

The International Institute of Hashi is a non-profit organization based in Kawaguchi city in Saitama.  It was founded to contribute to cultural education and to promote international friendship through learning to appreciate “Hashi culture” that Japan is proud of.The institute is interested in visiting schools in Washington to give seminars and workshops where students can… Read more »

2016 Speech & Skit Contest Result

Hi Everyone, The Hyogo Business & Cultural Center has made the results of the 2016 Speech & Skit Contest available. Thank you, Kawachi-Shocho!  結果 https://jwspeechskit.wordpress.com/results/ 写真 https://jwspeechskit.wordpress.com/media/ 写真集はスライドショー形式なので、ダウンロードに少し時間がかかるようで、最初は黒い画面です。 **************************************** (We have moved!! 部屋番号が変わりました。) Hideaki Kawachi Executive Director Hyogo Business & Cultural Center 兵庫県ワシントン州事務所 所長 河知 秀晃 1001 4th Ave, Suite 4310, Seattle , WA 98154 Phone : 206-728-0610 E-mail : hide@hyogobcc.org… Read more »