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NAJAS Governance

    NAJAS Honorary Chairs

Honorary Chairs

Ambassador Walter F. Mondale   Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer
    NAJAS Executive Committee Members


Ambassador Ira Shapiro

Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, LLC


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. Glen S. Fukushima
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress
  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.
    Dr. Chikako Usui
Japan America Society of St. Louis
  Mr. Dale Watanabe
Executive Director
Japan America Society of the State of Washington
    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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