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The NC Japan Center is part of North Carolina State University in the Office of International Affairs, Office of the Provost. Its mission of outreach is in keeping with NCSU's commitment as a land grant university to community service.

Teaching Staff

The teaching staff for the Center's non-credit Japanese language courses includes Ms. Reiko Chosokabe, Ms. Mari Mantooth, Ms. Michiko Kasajima, and Ms. Chie Hiyama, with Professor Eika Tai as advisor. The program is coordinated by Ms. Reiko Chosokabe.

Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic Advisory Committee counsels the Center on its academic programs and is comprised of professors and senior administrators from NC State University with broad representation across its colleges.

List of committee members

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors includes prominent citizens of North Carolina who have a strong interest in Japan and US-Japan relations.

List of board members

Current and Past Directors

John Baugh

Betsy Brown, Director (2007 - 2008)

Francis "Tony" Moyer, Director (1996 - 2007)

David Spencer Robinson, Deputy Director (2000 - 2002)

John Sylvester, Jr., Director (1981 - 1996)



John Baugh, Ph.D.

Administrative Secretary

Carol Tharrington

Communication Specialist

Reiko Chosokabe

Advisor of Language Programs

Eika Tai, Ph.D.

Art Curator

Junjiro Sumikawa

NC Japan Center   ·   705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603   ·   (919) 515-3450