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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Masako H. Shinn

Masako H. Shinn

Founder, Graphis Asia


Masako Shinn joined the Board of Trustees of The Asia Foundation in 2012. She is a partner of Graphis Inc., founder of Graphis Asia, a publisher of books and magazines on Asian design, and is one of The Asia Foundation's Lotus Circle Advisors. Prior to Graphis, she held senior positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., Salomon Brothers, Inc., and Morgan Stanley, Inc. Mrs. Shinn is also a Trustee of the Japan Society, and has served on the board of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Kennedy Center's President's Advisory Council on the Arts. She received her bachelor's degree from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and master's degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University.

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