Upcoming Events

JASSW Event announcement

Dear WATJ Members:   Please share the below announcement with your students! This event is coming up on Sunday, May 20th and is hosted by the Japan America Society at DigiPen Studios, and they have been gracious enough to schedule the event on a weekend to accommodate our students’ and teachers’ busy lives.   We hope to see… Read more »

Leslie Birkland sensei offers monthly workshop!

Dear WATJ Members: WATJ members have a special opportunity to be part of a year-long, ongoing professional development workshop series led by Leslie Birkland-sensei of the Laurasian Institute. Birkland-sensei was founding president of WATJ and now works to train teachers hosting J-LEAP assistant teachers during their summer workshops. Birkland-sensei has volunteered to work with a… Read more »

Call for proposal for WAFLT Fall Conference!

Dear WATJ Members:   We have received a special invitation for a last chance opportunity to submit workshop proposals for the fall bi-state WAFLT-COFLT conference October 12-13 at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion in Portland.   The Thursday pre-conference workshop will be led by Paul Sandrock of ACTFL. The Friday keynote speaker is author of Keys… Read more »

General Meeting

Dear WATJ Members:   Save the date! Saturday, June 2nd is our last workshop of the 2018-19 school year. We are looking forward to seeing you at Kellogg Middle School at 9:00 for our general meeting.   Kellogg Middle School: 16045 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155   Agenda General meeting: 9:00-10:00 Workshop: 10:00-12:00   Workshop presented… Read more »

Japanese Education Symposium

Dear WATJ Members: Just a quick reminder to please RSVP for the upcoming Japanese Education Symposium on Wednesday, April 25th! RSVP deadline is this Wednesday the 4th, so please take a moment to fill out the Google doc link with your name and email address. You will receive the full invitation via email directly from Yanagimoto-san at the Consulate… Read more »

Speech and Skit Contest Registration Now Open!

Speech and Skit Contest Registration Now Open! The 2018 Speech & Skit Contest Application is now open! Important notices: The contest will be on Friday, April 20th2018 at the Seattle Center Armory o   There will be the Cherry Blossom Festival, but it will be scaled back. Most events will be in the Fisher Pavilion, so please be aware the contest will… Read more »

4th Bellevue World TAIKO Festival with Miyake Taiko from Japan on March 3rd!

******************************************************************************* 4th Bellevue World TAIKO Festival with Miyake Taiko from Japan on March 3rd!   Enjoy the “Matsuri (Festival)” with professional skills of Miyake Taiko, world renowned Taiko Group, and other performing groups!   Are you looking for the concert which will move your heart?  DON!   Echoing sounds of Miyake Taiko will be coming to Seattle as… Read more »

High School Immersion Camp Registration Open!

Dear WATJ Members, 明けましておめでとうございます。Greetings from the WATJ High School Immersion Camp committee!   The purpose of Immersion Camp is to strengthen students’ skill and confidence in the Japanese language, and share with them the culture of Japan in a setting outside of school. This is a unique opportunity, and last year the WATJ High School Immersion… Read more »

25th annual WATJ Conference on Saturday, February 10th!

Dear WATJ Members:   You have only two days left to take advantage of the early bird registration discount for our 25th annual WATJ Conference on Saturday, February 10th!   Register online and pay via Brown Paper Tickets or directly via check.   Bring your used Japanese teaching materials to exchange at our second annual furuhon… Read more »

WATJ Annual Conference

Register for the conference before January 26th to ensure your early bird conference fee!   WHEN: Saturday, February 10th — social networking, keynote speech with Suwako Watanabe-sensei, and two afternoon workshop sessions WHERE: Bothell High School WHY: Learn about Foundations and Best Practices KEYNOTE SPEECH: ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines   2018 conference registration is now available online!   We are still… Read more »