Hiroshima Chapter


Published: Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:07pm

Hiroshima JALT has monthly meetings on a Sunday, usually from 3pm-5pm at a central location.

Our core officers are:

President: Aaron Sponseller
Membership Chair: Tim Wilson
Treasurer: Warren Tang
Programme Chair: Brett Walter
Publicity Chair: Katherine Song

Other Hiroshima officers are:

Facilities chair: Miharu Kihara
Recording secretary: Ariel Sorensen
Co-programme chair: Joe Lauer
Co-publicity chair: Rieko Yanagihara
Co-membership chair: Saki Inada
Member at large: Naomi Fujishima
Member at large: Takami Takeuchi
Member at large: Simon Capper

Chapter Officers


Aaron Sponseller
Tim Wilson
Brett Walter
Katherine Song
Warren Tang

Kyushu disasters and recovery

The Board of Directors on behalf of JALT members want to express our sadness at the recent earthquakes and other resulting disasters in Kyushu and are concerned for the welfare of all those in the affected areas. We hope that our members find appropriate ways of assisting with recovery efforts. One way might be to provide contributions.

While there are many organizations starting to provide relief, one group with a proven track record is Second Harvest Japan. Donations can be made at this link.

Upcoming Events


Tamara Swenson (Osaka Jogakuin University)
Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This presentation will give an overview of the use of iPads and iBooks since their introduction in 2012 at Osaka Jogakuin University, the first school in Japan where every student was provided an iPad. The problems that arose in making the transition from printed to digital language learning materials and the solutions that were found will be covered, with emphasis on those that should help others create materials appropriate to their learners. The presenter will discuss issues in EFL materials creation that allow teachers to take advantage of the features available on iPads, with much of this advice applicable to any platform. General advice will also be provided appropriate to any tablet computer platform. For details, see http://hiroshima-jalt.org

David Paul (Language Teaching Professionals), and Many Other Speakers
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This day-long conference will feature many presentations aiming to help primary, secondary, eikawa, cram school, and university teachers improve the quality of their English lessons. The featured speaker is David Paul, who manages the popular homepage called Language Teaching Professionals. For more details, see: https://sites.google.com/site/teacherjourneys/welcome or http://hiroshima-jalt.org

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