Please send your early bird registration forms in by Friday, January 27th!

Dear WATJ Members: Several teachers have contacted our conference co-chairs with queries about opportunities for other World Language teachers to participate in our annual WATJ Conference on Saturday, February 11, from 9:00-4:00 at Bothell High School. Non-Japanese teachers are welcome to attend the conference! The keynote speaker, Dr. Kiyomi Chinen, is planning her morning keynote… Read more »

WATJ 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… Read more »

Oshogatsu General Meeting and Workshop

皆さま、 明けましておめでとうございます!今年も、どうぞよろしくお願い致します。 I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I am very excited to continue working with you all through WATJ as your WATJ President for 2017. Thank you so much for all your hard work! Our Oshogatsu General Meeting and Workshop will be on Saturday, January 14 at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline beginning… Read more »

Oshoogastu Workshop looks dashing! Jan 14th at Shorecrest HS

TITLE: Develop Youth Leaders in Class! Effective Democratic Teaching Practices   PRESENTERS:   Kimberly Corrigan Global Visionaries   Noah Zeichner Chief Sealth International High School Global Visionaries Advisor   AGENDA Greetings Expectations Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Behaviour (Western, Eastern, men, women) Think-Pair-Share: The Firm & Kind Compass 4 strategies: Agreements, Community, Class Meetings and… Read more »

WATJ Conference

Dear WATJ, Our annual WATJ Conference will be held on February 11 at Bothell High School. Co-chairs, Kayoko Sensei and Raeanna Sensei, are working very hard to arrange an awesome conference. They are in need of two more workshops. Could you please contact Kayoko Sensei and Raeanna Sensei if you are interested in presenting a… Read more »

The TELL Collab in Seattle at the UW

Hi, everyone!   The TELL Collab in Seattle at the UW has been shifted from Fri-Sat Jan 20-21 to Sat-Sun Jan 21-22 because we knew it would be difficult for a lot of teachers to get subs on Friday and we did not want anyone to be cut out of the chance to participate. We’ll be in… Read more »

What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945

What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945 Designed for K-12 educators who want a deeper and more thorough understanding of Japan today, “What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945” will cover the ramifications of the American occupation, the rebuilding of Japan, the miraculous growth followed by the lost decade and how demographic… Read more »

“Teaching intermediate/advanced level Japanese courses using business cases”

AATJ’s interactive webinar “Teaching intermediate/advanced level Japanese courses using business cases” will be conducted live on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, by Tomoko Takami; the webinar will be available for viewing online for one month after the “live” date. To find out more and register for this webinar, go to

Tadoku Workshop at the U.W.

WATJ,    A reminder from Izumi-Sensei about the Tadoku Workshop at the U.W.  The workshop will be held on Sept 24 and we still have some spots open.Here is the web page: registration fee and 6 clock hours provided.Thank you!Izumi

WATJ general meeting & workshop

Dear WATJ, I’m pleased to announce the first WATJ general meeting & workshop of the new school year!  Please join your WATJ colleagues on Saturday, October 1 at Everett Community College for an all-important general business meeting, followed by a very worthwhile workshop by the fabulous Chikako Misener Sensei. As you might remember, ECC is where we held our… Read more »