Board & Committee Chairs

March 2021 – April 2022

Please meet the Japan-America Association of South Carolina board and steering committee chairs and members.

Co-Chairs:  Mr. Akiyoshi Niimi, Suminoe & Craig Lundgren, NOW CFO
Co-Chair Elect: Mr. Masato Yamaguchi, Fujifilm
Treasurer: Open
Secretary: Ms. Kayla Murdaugh, NICCA USA
PR Chair: Ms. Christa Hanson
Education/GSS: Mr. Konosuke Usui, TGESAM
Japan Affairs: Mr. Yoshihiro Seki, Kobelco
Cultural Committee: Mr. Yukito Miyajima, Teijin
SC Nihongo Club Committee: Dr. Jiro Nagatomi, Clemson University
Membership: Mr. Sam Nakano, Orihiro USA
Advisory:  Mr. Makoto Itahashi, AFL
Other Executive Members: 
Mr. John Hardaway III, Nexsen Pruet; Mr. Ben Green, Insurance Advantage; Dr. Yuji Kishimoto, Clemson University Emeritus; Mr. Joseph Dickey Jr., Dickey Law Firm; Mr. Buzz Burwell, Nelson Mullins; Ms. Kate Konopasek, Toray; Mr. Hiroaki Taono, Toray; Mr. Zen Matsui, Kimura; Mr. Keichi Maruo, JTEKT; Mr. Shin Masuda, NICCA USA; Mr. Harry Watanabe; Ms. Yuri Tsuzuki, Mr. Morimoto, Fukoku USA; Mr. Kazuhiro Igeta, NIPPON CARBIDE; Mr. Yusuke Shiratori, Sekido, Mr. Ian Moore, P3