Officers, Directors, and Staff

AATJ is governed by a team of elected Executive Officers (President and two Vice-Presidents) and an appointed Board of Directors. There must be representation of both pre-collegiate and high education among the Executive Officers. The duties of the officers are prescribed in the AATJ Bylaws. Currently the administrative offices of the AATJ are located at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

AATJ Officers, 2014

Motoko Tabuse
Eastern Michigan University
219 Alexander Music Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734- 487-0130. Fax: 734-487-3411

AATJ Board Vice President/Secretary Motoko Tabuse
Yoshiko Saito-Abbott
Vice President/Secretary
California State University – Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside CA. 93955

AATJ Board Vice President/Secretary Yoshiko Saito-Abbott
Susan Tanabe
Vice President/Treasurer
North Salem HS & Chemeketa Comm College
765 14th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

AATJ Board Vice President/Treasurer
Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Senior Advisor
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0519
858-534-2302. Fax: 858-524-3939

AATJ Senior Advisor

AATJ Directors, 2014

Joan Ericson, 2014 Annual Spring Conference
(AAS-affiilated) Co-Director
Colorado College, CO

AATJ Annual Spring Conference (AAS-affiilated) Co-Director Joan Ericson
Noriko Fujioka-Ito, 2014 Annual Fall Conference
(ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director
University of Cincinnati, OH

AATJ Annual Fall Conference (ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director Noriko Fujioka-Ito
Janet Ikeda, Advocacy Co-Director
Washington & Lee University, VA

AATJ Advocacy Co-Director Janet Ikeda
William Matsuzaki, Advocacy Co-Director
St. Paul's School, MD

AATJ Advocacy Co-Director William Matsuzaki
Hitomi Oketani, Newsletter Co-Director
Eastern Michigan University

AATJ Newsletter Co-Director Hitomi Oketani
Tomoko Takami, National Japanese Exam Director
University of Pennsylvania

AATJ National Japanese Exam Director Tomoko Takami
Yasuko Takata, 2014 Annual Fall Conference
(ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director
Wake Forest University, NC

AATJ Annual Fall Conference (ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director Yasuko Takata
Masahiro Tanaka, Newsletter Co-Director
United Nations International School, NY

AATJ Newsletter Co-Director Masahiro Tanaka
Eiko Ushida, Professional Development Director
University of California, San Diego

Eiko Ushida

AATJ Staff

Kathleen Ajisaka, Executive Assistant
      National Japanese Honor Society, membership, accounting
 Kyoko Hanes, Assistant
      Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Susan Schmidt, Executive Director
      Bridging Project, website, publications, JOINT online courses