Program Schedule

The conference will start at 9 am on Oct 31 (Sat) (registration from 8 am), and end at 3 pm on Nov 1 (Sun).
You can see the abstract by clicking each title.  You can also see the abstracts from the English schedule below.

CATJ26 program (English) (PDF) (updated 10/29/15)


CATJ26 プログラム(日本語)(PDF)(10月29日更新)(クリックすると要旨が見られます)

Book Exhibition: JPT America Inc. will have book sales during the conference. Please contact Mr. Takehiko Yoshizaki ( for inquiries, or requests.
書籍販売について:JPT America Inc.が日本語教育関係書籍の展示販売に来てくださいます。展示及び購入希望の書籍がある方は、販売担当の吉崎さんに直接e-mailでお問い合わせください。連絡先:Takehiko Yoshizaki <>


CATJ 26 Program (Updated 10/24/15)

CATJ26 (Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015) Venue: Michigan League


(Michigan Room)

registration/ Continental Breakfast/ Bookstore


(Vandenberg Room)

Opening Remarks
 Location Vandenberg Room Hussey Room

Achieving Continued Development Across Generations: Using Pop-Culture to Reach the Current Generation

Yoshiro Hanai & Shoko Emori (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)

Applications of Case Method in Learning Business Languages: Educational Philosophy, Practice, and Challenges

Tomoko Takami (University of Pennsylvania)


Development and Practice: Intermediate-Advanced Reading Materials to Improve Reading Skills and to Enhance the Understanding of Japan -Advancing Cross-Cultural Literacy –

Satoru Ishikawa (Boston University)

Establishing a Business Japanese Program Considering Student and Local Needs: What we learned from student feedback and partnering with a local Japanese company

Eriko Ike & Yumiko Nishi (University of Iowa)


Development of a Content-Based Japanese Textbook Focusing on Japanese Culinary Culture

Kazumi Hatasa (Purdue University)

Teaching Japanese to Students with Disabilities: Cross-Campus Collaboration and Strategies for the Classroom

Hikaru Kondo & Carlos L. Pimentel (Western Michigan University)


(Michigan Room)

Tea Break/ Book Sale


(Vandenberg Room)

[Invited Presentation]

The Role of Linguistic Research in Clarifying Invisible Linguistic Structures—with Special Attention to the Place of Subject in Japanese

Professor Wesley Jacobsen (Harvard University)


(Vandenberg Room)

[Invited Presentation]

Some Thoughts on a Discourse-Functional Approach to Japanese Grammar

Professor Naomi McGloin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


(Michigan Room)

Lunch/ Bookstore


(Vandenberg Room)

[Invited Presentation]

Development of The Japanese Oral Proficiency Test (JOPT): Targeting the educational environment and multicultural community at home and abroad (Interim Report)

Professor Kamata Osamu (Nanzan University)


Location Vandenberg Room Michigan Room
2-2:30pm Interpreting Cultures: Teaching Japanese Through Interpreting
Anna Zielinska-Elliott (Boston University)

Learning Other Perspectives Through Digital Storytelling Project

Hisae Matsui (Princeton University)


Translation as a Strategy for the Mixed Ability Classroom

Terumi Imai-Brandle (Wittenberg University)

Research on Oral Fluency Using Objective Measures: Its significance and actual computation of measures

Atsushi Fukada (Purdue University), Kazumi Matsumoto (Ball State University), Maki Hirotani (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Saori Masumoto (Purdue University)


Individualized Instruction for Advanced Japanese

Etsuyo Yuasa (The Ohio State University)

The Corpus-Based Vocabulary List for Authentic Materials in Japanese

Shinji Shimoura (Purdue University)

3:30-4pm Tea Break & Location Change to the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)


(UMMA Auditorium)

[Invited Presentation]

Explication of Japanese Language and Culture by Using a Spatial Concept of “Uchi” and “Soto” — A Way to Understand Hayao Miyazaki’s Anime “Spirited Away”

Professor Seiichi Makino (Princeton University)


(UMMA Auditorium)

[Keynote Presentation]

Linguistics for Japanese as a Second Language: Objectives and Methodology

Professor Michio Tsutsui (University of Washington)


(UMMA Apse Hall)

Drinks (Open Bar)


(UMMA Apse Hall)


CATJ 26 Program (Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015) Venue: Michigan League (Note: Daylight Saving Time 2015 ends on Sunday, November 1st at 2am.



Registration/ Continental Breakfast/ Bookstore
Location Hussey Room Michigan Room

Developing Grammar Materials for Next Generations

Yoshimi Sakakibara (University of Michigan)

Reconsidering online conversation partner activity from a perspective on nurturing intercultural communicative competency

Kaori Deguchi Schau (Calvin College)

9:30-10am Yone as a Discourse and Pragmatic Marker in Blog-Messages
Fumiko Nazikian (Columbia University)

What Does a Facilitator Do? The Teacher’s Role in Japanese Extensive Reading

Noriko Hanabusa (University of Notre Dame)


On-going, Resultative-only, or Both: Re-evaluation of Te-iru Using the Theory of “Energy Input”

Yuki Johnson (Johns Hopkins University)

The Community Involvement Project: Featuring the Case of a Student Officer from the Extensive Reading Club

Tomoko Shibata & Shinji Sato (Princeton University)



Tea Break/ Bookstore


(Hussey Room)

[Invited Presentation]

How MOOCs can transform education including learning of foreign languages

Professor Shigeru Miyagawa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo)


(Hussey Room)

[AP Japanese Panel]

・AP Japanese Exam and as a Survival Strategy of the Japanese Program

Professor Motoko Tabuse (Eastern Michigan University)

・Development of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Tutors for AP-targeted Japanese MOOC Professor

Takako Aikawa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

・Post-AP Japanese: What AP Japanese Students Expect from Japanese Language Instruction at College Level

Professor Yoshiko Mori (Georgetown University)

Venue: Rackham Graduate School


(Assembly Hall)



Japanese language programs in the Midwest: Facts, issues and possible solutions

  1. Teacher/TA shortage, lack of resources (“course share” as one solution)
  2. Significant increase in the number of international students, and significant drop in the number of domestic students (and effect on domestic students?)
  3. Decrease in the number of students in the third- and fourth-year Japanese courses
  4. Decrease in the number of students majoring in Japanese (or East Asian Language and Culture Studies)
  5. Decrease in the number of students taking advantage of Study-in-Japan Programs at sister schools


Mutsuko Endo Hudson (Michigan State University)

Misumi Sadler (University of Illinois)

Harumi Cooper (Groves High School)

Mina I. Mori (Athens High School)