Organization and Operations

(1) Board of Directors

① The Board of Directors is the supreme decision-making body which is composed of one director from each of the ten countries that is an ASCOJA member and two directors from the Japanese side.
② The Board of Directors meeting is held twice a year to deliberate topics such as program proposals, budget proposals, program reports, and financial statements (one meeting is conducted on the basis of written documents).

<Organization of the Board> Ninth Term: April 2016 – March 2018

Adviser Mr. Takashi Tajima Former Ambassador of Japan to Canada
Former Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar
Director for Japan Mr. Gotaro Ogawa Former Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia
Former Ambassador of Japan to Denmark
Director for Indonesia Mr. Hidekie Amangku Secretary-General of Association of Indonesian Alumni From Japan (PERSADA)
Director for Malaysia Dr. Ooi Chee Keong ASJA Chairman of the Board
Immediate Past President of Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
Director for Philippines Dr. Danilo B. Tuazon President of Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA)
Director for Singapore Mr. Yee Jenn En President of The Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS)
Director for Thailand Dr. Samran Chooduangngern Immediate Past President of Old Japan Students’ Association, Thailand (OJSAT)
Director for Myanmar Prof. Si Si Shein President of Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA)
Director for Cambodia Dr. Vuthy Monyrath President of Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC)
Director for Vietnam Dr. Ngo Minh Thuy President of Japan Alumni of Vietnam (JAV)
Director for Laos Ms. Bouasone Vongthavone Immediate Past President of Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL)
Director for Brunei Dr. Chin Wei Keh President of Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA)
Secretary General Mr. Jiro Sato President of Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education

(2) Secretariat

① The Secretary-General is appointed by the Board of Directors, and the Secretariat creates the program proposals and budget proposals, which are approved by the Board of Directors to be implemented.
<Members of the Secretariat>
Secretary-General Jiro Sato (Chairman of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education)
Four other full-time staff members

② The Secretariat is located in the Japan Student Services Organization Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center (3-22-7 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo).

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