2013 ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
The 2013 Annual Spring Conference was held in San Diego, California, on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Paper and panel presentations took place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. An evening session, featuring a keynote speech and reception, began at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay hotel, a 5-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt.
The conference was held in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies.
The AATJ Annual Spring Conference featured more than 100 presentations on various aspects of Japanese language and literature, as well as two special events: a language textbooks workshop sponsored by four Japanese publishers and a lunch workshop on developing materials for teaching about the 3/11 disaster sponsored by the Inter University Center of Yokohama and the Japan Foundation.
The conference keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Catherine Lewis, a professor at Mills College and an expert on the Japanese and American education systems. Her topic was "Using Lesson Study (授業研究) to Build Student Learning and Professional Community: A Critical Role for Language Educators?" The PowerPoint presentation accompanying Dr. Lewis's talk can be downloaded by clicking on this link.
Please click on one of the following links to view and download the conference program:
List of Panels and Presentations (8 pages)
Complete Program Including Abstracts (30 pages)
Schedule of the Japanese Textbooks Workshop (3 pages)
AATJ also sponsored two panel sessions during the AAS Annual Meeting: "Integrating Literature Across the Foreign Language Curriculum" and "Open Source, Open Book, Open Classroom: Opening Internet Resources for Teaching about Japan" (co-sponsored with the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources and the Council on East Asian Libraries).
Handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and reference materials from some of the AATJ Conference sessions will be posted online in the coming weeks.