At the conclusion of NAJAS’ Annual Board meeting on August 25, President Peter Kelley announced that he plans to step down by the end of 2022, after 13 years as President of NAJAS.

The NAJAS membership and Board of Directors express deep admiration for Peter's superb work leading this organization. Peter’s many contributions to NAJAS include securing program funding for JAS, establishing strong collaborative relationships with Japan-related organizations, and offering advice and support across the JAS membership. He leaves the organization in a strong position for the future. We are grateful for his creativity, his warm-hearted teamwork, and his profound dedication to NAJAS’ mission.

Peter has agreed to continue in his position while we arrange a smooth transition to his successor.

NAJAS Chair Kurt Tong and Vice Chair Emma Chanlett-Avery are leading a search committee that will conduct an open and competitive process to identify a new President for the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.

Interested candidates can click here for the position description and instructions on how to apply.

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