The Board of Directors shall have general supervision and control of the business and affairs of the society. The Board is composed of one representative from each country/area as the society(ies) in that country/area; three to five Directors-at-large elected by Representative and/or Regular Members (officers). The Directors-at-large hold office for a period of four (4) years, coinciding with the term of office of the officers of the Society, or until such time as their duly elected successors have qualified.

>>Board Meeting
The regular meeting of the Board is held every year. One will be held during the regular biannual Conference, and the other will be held in Tokyo during the year when there is no regular Conference, or at such other times and places as the Board may determine. Meanwhile, a special meeting of the Board shall be held whenever called by the President or on written call of a majority of the Directors.

Highlight of recent Board Meetings

List of Board of Directors  (As of September 6, 2023)

Title Name
President Akimasa FUJIWARA (Japan)
1st Vice-President
Yu-Chium CHIOU (Taiwan)
2nd Vice-President Tory DAMANTORO (Indonesia)
Secretary General Shinya HANAOKA (Japan)
Treasurer Daisuke FUKUDA (Japan)
ISC Chairperson Saksith CHALERMPONG (Thailand)
Representative from Each
Member Domestic Society

Li MENG (Australia)
Monyrath KOV (Cambodia)
Derong WANG (China)
S. C. WONG (Hong Kong)
Tory DAMANTORO (Indonesia)
Akimasa FUJIWARA (Japan)
Jin-Hyuk CHUNG (Korea)
Chanthavangso OUDOMDETH (Lao PDR)
Mohamed Rehan KARIM (Malaysia)
Asralt BUYANTSOGT (Mongolia)
Khin Than YU (Myanmar)
Padma Bahadur SHAHI (Nepal)
Jean-Paul THULL (New Zealand)
Ma. Sheilah G. NAPALANG (Philippines)
Qiang MENG (Singapore)
Thillaiampalam SIVAKUMAR (Sri Lanka)
Yu-Chium CHIOU (Taiwan)
Sorawit NARUPITI (Thailand)
TRAN Tuan Hiep (Vietnam)
S.K. Jason CHANG (Taiwan)
Naohisa OKAMOTO (Japan)
Kyung Soo CHON (Korea)
Hee Cheol SHIN (Korea)


Ex-Officio Members

President Emeritus Hideo NAKAMURA (Japan)
Former President
Primitivo C. CAL (Phillipines)
Shigeru MORICHI (Japan)
Kyung Soo CHON (Korea)
Cheng-Min FENG (Taiwan)
Tetsuo YAI (Japan)
Jaehak OH (Korea)


ATS editor-in-chief Hironori KATO (Japan)
ISC vice chair Jen-Jia LIN (Taiwan)



The Scientific Committee assists the Directorate of the Conference, and ensures a high level of scientific quality of the Conference, among others, with the call for papers, invited papers, the selection of contributions to be presented and contributions to be published, and the recommendation of the candidates for awards and recognition.The Scientific Committee consists of a chair, an appropriate number of session organizers.The Chair of the Scientific Committee shall manage the whole organization of the Conference in terms of its scientific aspects such as, coordinating session organizers of the Conference, and reporting to the Board the program of its activities.

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The Conference Committee provides overall directions and guidance, and decides on the general program structure of the regular Conference in cooperation with the International Scientific Committee.


SECRETARIAT (as of 1 April, 2024)

Department Name Affiliation

Secretary General Shinya HANAOKA Tokyo Institute of Technology
Deputy Secretary General Terumitsu HIRATA Ibaraki University
Secretary General of EASTS-Japan Daisuke FUKUDA University of Tokyo
Department for Research Sunkyung CHOI Tokyo Institute of Technology
PHUN Veng Kheang Institute of Technology of Cambodia
Department for General Affairs Naohiko HIBINO National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Takeshi KURIHARA Toyo University
Karl N. VERGEL University of the Philippines Diliman
Makoto CHIKARAISHI Hiroshima University
Haruna SUZUKI Yamaguchi University
Hiromichi YAMAGUCHI Kanazawa University
Yu SUZUKI Hokkai-Gakuen University
Department for Public Relations Kashin SUGISHITA Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mio SUZUKI Tokai University
Department for Membership Hirokazu MATSUMOTO Regional Futures Research Center
Taro ARATANI National Maritime Research Institute
Department for Financial Support Naoyuki TOMARI Tohoku Institute of Technology
Takanori SAKAI Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Secretary Aya WAKAHARA University of Tokyo