AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee

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2020-21 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

Mihoko Yamamura, Richardson High School—Richardson, Texas

Committee Members

Naomi Larson, Cornell University—Ithaca, New York

Carlos Pimentel, Western Michigan University—Kalamazoo, Michigan

Laura Semba, Carroll High School—Fort Wayne, Indiana

Naomi Okada, Lowell High School—San Francisco, California

College Board Advisor

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

Chief Reader

Kazue Masuyama, California State University—Sacramento, California