AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee

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2019 – 2020 Development Committee Members

These dedicated educators play a critical role in the preparation of the Course Description and exam for AP Japanese Language and Culture. They represent a diversity of knowledge and points of view in their fields and, as a group, are the authority when it comes to making subject-matter decisions in the exam-construction process. The AP Development Committees represent a unique collaboration between high school and college educators.

Committee Co-Chairs

Tomoko Takami, University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Koji Otani, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology – Alexandria, Virginia

Committee Members

Naomi Larson, Cornell University – Ithaca, New York

Carlos Pimentel, Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, Michigan

William Collazo, Deerfield Beach High School – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Mihoko Yamamura, Richardson High School – Richardson, Texas

College Board Advisor

Kyoko Shoji, Notre Dame High School – Sherman Oaks, California

Chief Reader

Kazue Masuyama, California State University – Sacramento, California