|Chairman||Mr. Masaru Yamada|
|Acting President||Mr. Ryuki Hayashi||Director of JYDA|
|Secretary General||Mr. Ryuki Hayashi||Director of JYDA|
|Board Member||Mr. Katsuaki Saito||E-Concierge|
|Board Member||Ms. Hiromi Taguchi||Director of AISE Japan|
|Board Member||Mr. Akihisa Yamazoe||Managing Director of Mainichi Education|
|Board Member||Mr. Hideaki Kato||Director of Diamond-Big|
|Board Member||Mr. Yoshio Ono||Director of CIYE|
|Board Member||Mr. Minoru Yamada||President of Grobal Partners|
|Board Member||Ms. Yukari Kato||Vice President of Ryugaku Journal|
|Board Member||Mr. Ryutaro Sato||President of JTB Gaiarec|
|Special Auditor||Mr. Shoji Kobayashi||Attorney at Law|
|Special Auditor||Mr. Shinya Nakano||Public Accountant|
As recorded on the Organizational Outline chart above, the Specialist Committee is broken-up into several active ‘task teams’.
Considering that the current overseas study industry has a noticeable lack of legal regulation, it is necessary for the study abroad industry to practice self-regulation. Do this should promote and expand industry-wide integrity for years to come. To serve this purpose, JAOS has created a partial ‘terms and conditions’ model involving provisions for contract cancellation. In consultation with legal experts, our team has also been researching a more widely applicable and universal model for contractual ‘terms and conditions’ (also referred to as the ‘JAOS Standardized Agreement’).
This team’s task is to find supportive organizations and expand JAOS’ membership base.
This team chiefly plans and promotes cooperative activities between JAOS and the embassies of various countries as well as with other public organizations.
This team chiefly administers office affairs (carrying out various protocols, handling of notifications and inquests, reporting to government agencies, etc.) with the purpose of sustaining JAOS’ status as a non-profit organization. Through its assistance with tax issues and the collecting of information relevant to NPO organizations, this team contributes to the development and healthy management of JAOS.
Over the years, JAOS has often discussed the need for a research course in order to certify the abilities of study abroad advisors and counselors. This team researches the various issues and problems involved in the institutionalization of the course and test (which formally began in 2007).
As a Non-Profit Organization, this task team takes on the single most important societal function assigned to JAOS: With cooperation and input from JAFSA and JASSO, this team is to open and operate a JAOS consumer consultation booth.
When an agent’s explanation concerning a claim or any other issue is, in the end, insufficient, Japanese students either studying abroad or with plans to study overseas need information that takes into account the consumer’s perspective. To serve this purpose, our task team is in the process of creating a brochure in ‘question & answer’ format that details as much as possible everything a consumer should know, including information on living in foreign cultures from the perspective of an ‘intermediary’.