Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese (OATJ) Annual Meeting
The University of Findlay, November 3, 2013

Lifelong Learning for Japanese Language Learners:
Preparing Students for the Workplace

9:15-9:45            Registration

9:45-10:00         Welcome

  • Hiroaki Kawamura, OATJ President
  • Nicole Diederich, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Julie McIntosh, Dean, College of Education

10:00-10:15      Connecting K-16 Language Education and Career

  • Connecting Japanese Language Education with Business (Dr. Terumi Imai, Wittenberg University)
  • Materials from The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit (Ms. Miyuki Muramoto)

10:15-10:45      Learning from Hiring Professionals

  • Ms. Sachiko Cohen & Ms. Akiko Miyamoto, III Career

10:45-11:00      Q & A/Discussion

11:00-11:30      Integration of Career Orientation into Language Curriculum

  • Ms. Allyson Larimer, Nissen Chemitec America

11:30-11:45      Q & A/Discussion

11:45-12:30      Networking Lunch

12:30-1:30         Roundtable “Voices of Our Graduates: Improving Japanese language Education with Career Focus”

  • Jonathan Kashiwagi-Wood (Components Design Development Planning Manager, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.; graduate of University of Findlay/The Ohio State University)
  • Drew Cook (Project & Technology Manager, Bio Ohio, Drew Cook; graduate of Wittenberg University)
  • Christopher Chung (President and CEO, Missouri Partnership; graduate of The Ohio State University)
  • Aaron Pelot (Translator, Ice-Miller Law Firm; a graduate of Dublin Jerome High School/University of Pittsburg)

1:30-2:00            Q & A/Discussion

2:00-2:15            Break


  • 2011-2012 & 2012-2013             Activity and Finance Report
  • Election of 2014-2016 Officers
  • Announcements

Video Message from Mr. Fukuda from COJAC, Central Ohio Japanese Association of Commerce on Youtube

Growing Translators in the Japanese Classroom [PowerPoint in PDF Format]

OATJ Annual Meeting (Semi Final 2013) [PowerPoint in PDF Format]