Steering Committee and By-Laws

The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies is governed by the by-laws which may be downloaded here: IASBS By-Laws.

Central Steering Committee:

  • President: Kenneth Tanaka, Musashino University, Tokyo
  • Vice-President: Jerome Ducor, Musee d’ethnographie, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Executive Secretary (事務局長): Mitsuya Dake (嵩満也), Ryukoku University, Kyoto
  • Treasurer: Takami Inoue, Otani University, Kyoto
  • Advisor: Hisao Inagaki, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
  • Auditor 1: Esho Sasaki, Kyoto Women’s University
  • Auditor 2: John Paraskevopoulos, Hongwanji, Australia

North American District Steering Committee:

  • Mark Blum, State University of New York, Albany, NY
  • Treasurer: Scott A. Mitchell (treasurer), Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, CA
  • James Dobbins, Oberlin University, Oberlin, OH
  • Jessica L. Main, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Richard K. Payne, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, CA

Hawai’i District Steering Committee:

  • Representative: Kevin Kuniyuki, Buddhist Study Center

Japan District Steering Committee:

  • Acting Representative: Kenneth Tanaka, Musashino University, Tokyo
  • Treasurer: Tomomasa Teramoto, NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions
  • Mitsuya Dake (嵩満也), Ryukoku University, Kyoto
  • Takami Inoue, Otani University, Kyoto
  • Takeshi Kaku, Otani University, Kyoto
  • Tomoyasu Naito, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
  • Teruma Nishimoto, Musashino University, Tokyo
  • Esho Sasaki, Kyoto Women’s University

South American District Steering Committee:

  • Representative: Angela Andrade, Templo Honpa Hongwanji do Brasil, Sao Paulo

European District Steering Committee:

  • Representative: Jerome Ducor, Musee d’ethnographie, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Treasurer: Kenneth Mullen, University of Glasgow

Asia and Oceania District Steering Committee:

  • Representative: John Paraskevopoulos, Hongwanji, Canberra, Australia
  • Treasurer: Mark Healsmith, Canberra, Australia