The NCJLT (National Council of Japanese Language Teachers) is an organization which supports not only the development and promotion of Japanese language materials and programs across the United States, but contributes significantly to the professional development of its member teachers (over a thousand strong, from K-16). Among the services we provide, we publish the journal Oshirase and which has a total of 6 issues through the year (4 digital and 2 print). As of the March 28th NCJLT board meeting, the eOshirase will be discountinued.

Submission Dates and Deadlines

December Issue: December 1
January Issue(Nengajoo Issue): January 1
March Issue: March 1
May Issue: May 1
August Issue: August 1
October 1: October 1

Submission guidelines:

  • Submissions are accepted only in digitized forms.
  • Submissions with the MsWord (doc), Rich Text (RTF), and Text (txt) are appreciated.
  • For photos, JPEG/JPG, GIF, are the preferred formats.
  • For inquiries regarding the submission, please send e-mail to: Emi Ochiai Ahn, Oshirase editor and Webmaster at emiahn@mesacc.edu.

NOTE: NCJLT reserves the rights to edit, change and delete information from any submissions to the Oshirase.

Please make sure to send the written permission along with the photos and/or text if it includes a person under 18 years old. Please fill out the form and send it via email attachment. For more information about publishing photos and names, see the NCJLT policy for images and names release, which can be found here.


Final Oshirase Issue

The Final issue of the Oshirase has been completed.  Please find the link below.


Previous Oshirase is also available.









Note: For all information on ACTFL, please visit the ACTFL page of this site.


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If you would like to advertise in the Oshirase, please click here. 

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