Officers, Directors, and Staff

AATJ is governed by a team of elected Executive Officers (President, Vice-President, and Immediate Past President) and an appointed Board of Directors. There must be representation of both pre-collegiate and higher 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, 2018-2019

Suwako Watanabe
Portland State University

AATJ Board President Suwako Watanabe
Ann Jordan
Vice President
Los Gatos High School
San Jose, CA

AATJ Vice President Ann Jordan
Yoshiko Saito-Abbott
Immediate Past President
California State University,
Monterey Bay

AATJ Past President Yoshiko Saito-Abbott

AATJ Directors, 2018-2019

Naomi Geyer, Annual Spring Conference
(AAS-affiilated) Co-Director
University of Wisconsin

AATJ Annual Spring Conference (AAS-affiilated) Co-Director Naomi Geyer
Mariko Moroishi Wei, Annual Spring Conference
(AAS-affiilated) Co-Director
Purdue University

AATJ Annual Spring Conference (AAS-affiilated) Co-Director Mariko Moroishi Wei
Iya Nemastil, Newsletter Director
Marysville High School, OH

AATJ Newsletter Director Iya Nemastil
Kiyomi Chinen, Annual Fall Conference
(ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director
California State University, Long Beach

AATJ Annual Fall Conference (ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director Kiyomi Chinen
Shingo Satsutani, Advocacy Director
College of Du Page

AATJ Advocacy Director Shingo Satsutani
Tomomi Sato, National Japanese
Exam Director
University of Virginia

NJE Director Tomomi Sato
Masahiro Tanaka, Annual Fall Conference
(ACTFL-affiliated) Co-Director
United Nations International School, NY

AATJ Fall Conference Co-Director Masahiro Tanaka
Mio Nishimura, Student Activities (Nengajo Contest) Director
Alisal High School, CA

Student Activities Director Mio Nishimura

AATJ Staff

Kathleen Ajisaka, Deputy Director
     Fall Conference liaison, Japanese National Honor Society,      membership, finances and accounting
 Kyoko Hanes, JLPT Coordinator
      Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Susan Schmidt, Executive Director
      Bridging Project, website, publications, National Japanese       Exam, JOINT online courses, spring conference liaison