Fukuoka Chapter

Fukuoka JALT usually holds meetings on Saturday evenings in Fukuoka city. Recently, we've been using venues in Nishijin and Tenjin, and occasionally in Hakata. Our meetings are followed by a social dinner at a nearby restaurant. These after-meeting dinners usually require a reservation, so we'll usually ask at the beginning of the meeting if you plan on attending the social. Non-JALT members are welcome to join our after-meeting socials!
Our website is fukuokajalt.org. We're also on Facebook and Google Plus.
Our core group of officers are:

  • President: Bill Pellowe
  • Membership Chair: Dominic Marini
  • Program Chair: J. Lake
  • Publicity Chair: Steve Paton
  • Treasurer: Tim Pritchard

Other Fukuoka JALT Chapter Officers are:

  • Webmaster: Steve Paton
  • Facilities Chair: Yumiko Cochrane
  • Officer-At-Large: Trevor Holster
  • Officer-At-Large: Aaron Hahn (outgoing membership chair)
  • Social Chair: Miho Tani
  • Elections Officer: Darcy de Lint


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Upcoming Events

  • Good Education Versus Gamification: Who Wins?

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Why do our students, spend so much time gaming, tweeting, clicking, liking, uploading, texting? As teachers we can critically observe students' online activities to determine what--if anything--can be utilized for good education. 

    In this presentation, I will present 6 principles that make online games, apps and internet-use so compelling--even addictive--and invite you to draw parallels to what you do in your classes. What this reveals may well surprise you!