The Council

The Council of The Asiatic Society of Japan is an all-volunteer board elected by the membership to manage The Society.
The Council executes its functions in accordance with the articles of the Constitution of The Asiatic Society of Japan.
Elections are held annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The prime function of the Council is to serve The Society's members and preserve The Society in accordance with the Constitution for the benefit of current and future generations.

If you are a member of The Society, please feel free to contact the Council anytime to express your views. Please contact the ASJ Office for contact information of individual Councilors.

Officers and Councilors for 2016

President:

  • Prof. Sarah Moate
Presidents Emeritus:
  • Prof. Masahira Anesaki
  • Dr. George Sioris
President Emeritus and Corresponding Secretary:
  • Prof. Hugh E. Wilkinson
Vice President and Cultural Activities Liaison:
  • Mrs. Shigeko Tanaka
Vice Presidents:
  • Dr. Charles De Wolf
  • Dr. Hubert Durt
  • Mrs. Doreen Simmons
Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief:
  • Prof. Robert Morton
Associate Editors:
  • Mr. Keith McPhalen
  • Dr. Edward Marx
Transactions Co-ordinator and Editor Emeritus:
  • Dr. Ciaran Murray
Treasurer:
  • Mr. Julian Culliford
Assistant Treasurer:
  • Mr. Jun Haji
Honorary Auditor:
  • Mr. Kunihiro Imazu
Programme Co-ordinator:
  • Mr. Kenichiro Kimura
Recorder and Webmaster (and Facebook Coordinator):
  • Ms. Patricia Yarrow
Librarian:
  • Prof. Patrick Carey
Assistant Cultural Activities Liaison:
  • Ms. Annabel James
Youth Secretary:
  • Mr. Soichiro Mochidome

ASJ Office Manager:

  • Miss Haru Taniguchi
Council Members:
  • Dr. Robert Eldridge
  • Mr. Simon Hull
  • Dr. Yuki Imoto
  • Mrs. Keiko Makino
  • Ms. Yoko Okubo
  • Mr. James Sharp

Advisory Board:
  • Dr. George Sioris (President Emeritus and editorial adviser)
  • Dr. Erich Berendt
  • Dr. Michael Cooper
  • Sir Hugh Cortazzi
  • Dr. Mark Lee Ford
  • Dr. Peter McMillan
  • Prof. Akimasa Mitsuta
  • Mr. Mitsuo Nitta
  • Dr. Ronald Suleski
  • Mr. Tetsuo Tamura