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> Tenth Term: April 2018 – March 2020
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 Dato Dr. Siow Kuan Ling Deputy President of Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
Former President of Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
Director for Philippines Mr. Powell A. Del Rosario 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 Ms. Bhusdee Navavichit President of Old Japan Students’ Association, Thailand (OJSAT)
Director for Myanmar Prof. Dr. Myo Khin President of Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA)
Director for Cambodia Dr. Vuthy Monyrath President of Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC)
ASCOJA Chairperson
Director for Vietnam Dr. Ngo Minh Thuy President of Japan Alumni of Vietnam (JAV)
Director for Laos Mr. Panya Chanthavong President of Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL)
Director for Brunei Ms. Hajah Najmina Fairuz Binti Haji Abd Latif ASJA Chairperson of the Board
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 (Chairperson of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education)
Six other 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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