Prof. Akiko Kawano Jones (BGSU) Received the AATJ Teacher of the Year Award
Hiroaki Kawamura, The University of Findlay
Prof. Akiko Kawano Jones of Bowling Green State University received the 2013 Teacher of the Year award from the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). She will be honored at the AATJ Luncheon during ACTFL convention in Florida on November 23. Prof. Jones was the recipient of the 2008 Ed Allen Award for Outstanding College Foreign Language Instructor from OFLA. She also received Consul General of Japan Award in 2009. With the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award from AATJ, Prof. Jones’ contribution to the field of Japanese language education is recognized nationally. The OATJ members are very proud and happy about this announcement. This is a great news for foreign language education in Ohio. Please join us in congratulating Prof. Jones!