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NAJAS Governance


    NAJAS Honorary Chairs
         
 

Honorary Chairs

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

Officers
 
 

Chairman
Ambassador Kurt Tong

Partner
The Asia Group
  Vice Chair
Ms. Emma Chanlett-Avery

Specialist in Asian Affairs
Congressional Research Service
         
   

President
Mr. Peter Kelley

NAJAS

  Treasurer
Mr. Celso Mataac

Citrin Cooperman
         
    Secretary
Dr. William Duncan

 
   
         
  At-Large Members
 

Ms. Amy Boots
Executive Director
Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania
  Ms. Patsy Brown
Executive Director
Japan-America Society of Houston
         
   
 

Dr. William R. Farrell
Honorary Consul General of Japan in Rhode Island
  Ms. Reyna Kaneko
President
Japan-America Society of Hawaii
         
    Ambassador David B. Shear
Senior Advisor
McLarty Associates
  Dr. Joshua W. Walker
President
Japan Society, Inc.
         
         
    Independent Board Members
         
    Mr. Barry Hirschfeld
President and CEO
Asia Investment Partners, LLC
  Ambassador Michael W. Michalak
Senior Vice President
Regional Managing Director US-ASEAN Business Council
         
    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.
         
         
    Advisors
         
    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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