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NAJAS Governance

    NAJAS Honorary Chairs

Honorary Chairs

Mr. Glen S. Fukushima
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress
  Ambassador Walter F. Mondale
    Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer    
    NAJAS Executive Committee Members


Ambassador David B. Shear

Senior Advisor
McLarty Associates


Vice Chair
Ms. Suzanne Basalla
Chief of Staff

Toyota Research Institute


Mr. Peter Kelley


Mr. Celso Mataac

Citrin Cooperman
Dr. William Duncan

  At-Large Members

Mr. Harrison C. Cook
Director For Japan And Asia Pacific
International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company
  Dr. William R. Farrell
Adjunct Professor
Naval War College
    Mr. C. Lawrence Greenwood
Japan Society of Northern California
  Ms. Claudine Locascio
Executive Director
Japan America Society of Colorado
    Ambassador Michael W. Michalak
Senior VP, Regional Managing Director
US-ASEAN Business Council, Inc.
  Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai
Japan Society, Inc.
    Ambassador Ira Shapiro
Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, LLC
  Dr. Chikako Usui
Japan America Society of St. Louis
    Independent Board Members
    Mr. Barry Hirschfeld
President and CEO
Asia Investment Partners, LLC
  Dr. Sheila A. Smith
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
    *Important note on the make-up of the NAJAS Board of Directors: The Bylaws stipulate that each member Society can have up to two representatives on the Board ofDirectors, but with only one vote per Society. Several Societies have yet to confirm their representatives so we have not listed them at this time.
    Mr. James Gannon
Executive Director
Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
  Mr. Charles D. Lake II
Chairman, Aflac Japan
President, Aflac International



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