Who we are

The Writing Centers Association of Japan (WCAJ) is a community of scholars, teachers, students, university administrators, and other professionals established to exchange ideas about the role of writing centers in nurturing and advancing the culture of academic writing in Japan as well as the use of writing to improve teaching and learning.

WCAJ aims to foster communication among writing centers in Japan and to provide a forum for discussions on second-language writing.


The WCAJ’s Ninth Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia was held on Monday, March 6, 2017, at International Christian University in Tokyo. The next symposium is now being planned and is tentatively scheduled for early 2018.