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|
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).