Organization and Operations

(1) Board of Directors

① The Board of Directors is the supreme decision-making body which is composed of directors from eleven countries that are ASCOJA members and Japan.
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> Eleventh Term: April 2020 – March 2022
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 Mr. Gary Tang Kok Lian President of Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
Director for Philippines Ms. Junelyn A. Pagunsan President of Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA)
Director for Singapore Mr. Yee Jenn En Immediate Past President of The Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS),
ASCOJA Chairman
Director for Thailand Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prakit Tangtisanon 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. Penghuy Ngov President of Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC)
Director for Vietnam Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Minh Thuy President of Vietnam Association of Japan Alumni (VAJA)
Director for Laos Dr. Bandaxay Lovanxay ASJA Chairperson of the Board,
President of Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL)
Director for Brunei Ms. Hajah Najmina Fairuz Binti Haji Abd Latif President of Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA)
<Advisor & Secretary General>
Advisor Mr. Takashi Tajima Former Ambassador of Japan to Canada
Former Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar
Advisor Mr. Jiro Sato President of Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
Immediate Past Secretary General of ASJA International
Secretary General Mr. Kazuhisa Matsuoka Deputy Chairperson of CIESF
Former Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
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 Mr. Gary Tang Kok Lian
President of Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
Director for Philippines Ms. Junelyn A. Pagunsan
President of Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA)
Director for Singapore Mr. Yee Jenn En
Immediate Past President of The Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS),
ASCOJA Chairman
Director for Thailand Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prakit Tangtisanon
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. Penghuy Ngov
President of Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC)
Director for Vietnam Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Minh Thuy
President of Vietnam Association of Japan Alumni (VAJA)
Director for Laos Dr. Bandaxay Lovanxay
ASJA Chairperson of the Board,
President of Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL)
Director for Brunei Ms. Hajah Najmina Fairuz Binti Haji Abd Latif
President of Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA)
<Advisor & Secretary General>
Advisor Mr. Takashi Tajima
Former Ambassador of Japan to Canada
Former Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar
Advisor Mr. Jiro Sato
President of Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
Immediate Past Secretary General of ASJA International
Secretary General Mr. Kazuhisa Matsuoka
Deputy Chairperson of CIESF
Former Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

(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 Kazuhisa Matsuoka, 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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