Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ) Conference 2023

2023 SEATJ Conference
The 2023 annual SEATJ conference hosted at Duke University

The AMES department Japanese program at Duke successfully hosted the 38th  Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Japanese Teachers (SEATJ) on Duke's East Campus. The annual conference took place on May 20, 2023 and featured keynote speaker Dr. Naoko Taguchi from Northern Arizona University.


The Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese was organized in 1986 at the Japan Center of North Carolina; since then it has been expanded to become one of the largest and most influential Japanese teachers' associations in the United States. 

SEATJ is a regional organization of scholars, teachers of all levels of Japanese language, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics, which strives to promote academic work in the field and to further knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture. SEATJ holds an annual conference to provide its members with opportunities to: exchange academic and professional insights, publish the results of groundbreaking research, disseminate innovations in teaching, and otherwise publicize newsworthy developments in the field.

To learn more about SEATJ, visit their website HERE.