JOINT (Japanese Online Instruction Network for Teachers) Online Courses and Webinars for Teachers of Japanese

JOINT is a program of online instruction and training specifically designed for the professional development of Japanese language teachers currently working in schools and colleges in the United States. The program was developed by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

JOINT offers two types of professional development opportunities: (1) online courses and (2) webinars.


JOINT has been offering a variety of online courses since 2008.
More information on the JOINT online courses can be found here.


JOINT began a new webinar series in Fall 2012.
More information on the JOINT online webinars can be found here.

JOINT Project Members

Director: Yasuhiko Tohsaku
Coordinator: Eiko Ushida
Technology Support: Takeshi Sengiku
Administrative Director: Susan Schmidt

AATJ is grateful to the following organizations for financial support of the JOINT program: the Japan Foundation, the Shoyu Club, the US-Japan Foundation, and the Toshiba International Foundation.