Board of Directors


Members of the Japan America Society of St. Louis meet on a bi-monthly basis at the University of Missouri – St. Louis campus.

The Board reviews current activities and plans future events. Members of our Board are called upon throughout the year to represent the Japan America Society of St. Louis at various community functions.

Officers and Board of Directors


Honorary Chairman
Governor Mike Parsons

Honorary President
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae

Honorary Vice President
Consul General Naoki Ito

Greg Gorman

Dr. Chikako Usui

Chairmen Emeritus
Mike Kimzey
Yoshiaki Shibusawa
Steve Masaki

John D. Coad, Jr.

Vice Chairman
Bruce S. Buckland

1st Vice President
Ken Kitajima

2nd Vice President
Linda Austin

3rd Vice President
Toshio Kitamura

Ron Sakai

Japan America Society Women’s Association (JASWA) President
Izumi Mueller

Executive Director
Dr. Joel Glassman

Project Manager/Secretary
Chip Meyer

Board of Directors

Linda Austin, Moonbridge Publications
Bruce Buckland, Honorary Consul General Emeritus
Jack Coad, Consulting Engineer
Dr. Joel Glassman, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Greg Gorman, Nidec Corporation
Izumi Mueller, President of JASWA (Courtesy Appointment)
Dr. Yutaka Ikeda, Saint Louis University, Mathematics Department
Mike Kimzey, St. Louis County Office
Kenichi Kitajima, Novus International

Yuko Kitajima, Ascension

Toshio Kitamura, CSI Leasing, Inc.
Kazuko Ikeda, Japanese Culture Consultant 
Stephen Knapp, Honorary Consul of Japan (Courtesy Appointment)
Peter Love, Goffstein, Raskas, Pomerantz, Kraus, & Sherman, LLC
Dave Lowry, Japanese Activities Committee (Courtesy Appointment)
Steve Masaki, President of Seinenkai (Courtesy Appointment)
Chip Meyer, Caliber Communications

Ron Sakai, CFA, Wells Fargo Advisors
Dr. Chikako Usui, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Marc Vanacht, AG Business Consultants

"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
366 SSB
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

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