Meet JAMA USA
Anita Rajan assumed the role of General Director of JAMA USA in May 2022. As General Director, Anita is the organization’s spokesperson in the United States. She leads JAMA’s U.S. public and government relations, including outreach to Congress, U.S. government agencies, the media and various industry stakeholders.
Previously, Anita gained nearly twenty years of experience at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America, Inc. (MRDA) in the government and regulatory affairs areas, and most recently served as Manager of Government Affairs within MRDA’s Government and Industry Relations Department.
She earned a M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) focusing on International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Anita was born and raised in New Jersey.
Deputy General Director
Toshiyasu (Toshi) Miyachi has served as the Deputy General Director of JAMA USA since April 2021, where he oversees the U.S. branch office’s operations and provides analysis on various policy and economic developments. He is also the liaison between JAMA USA and JAMA Tokyo (headquarters).
Toshi has been with the organization since 2003 has largely focused on U.S. and EU trade policy. In a previous overseas assignment, he served as Deputy General Director of JAMA’s branch office in Brussels where he also covered environmental policy.
Toshi has a B.A. in Management from Sophia University in Japan. He was born in Nagoya and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
Senior Manager, Government and Public Affairs
Jenny A. Kai is Senior Manager for Government and Public Affairs at JAMA USA where she supports outreach and engagement with Congress, the federal government and other stakeholders and analyzes key trade policy and industry trends.
Previously, Jenny was Senior Program Officer at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) where she researched and managed projects related to U.S.-Asia trade policy, investment, regional prosperity and women’s empowerment.
She holds an M.A. in Public Policy Analysis from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and a B.A. in English Literature and East Asian Studies from Bates College. She was born and raised in New York City.
Senior Manager, Industry and Public Affairs
Alex Willis serves as the Senior Manager of Industry Affairs at JAMA USA where he examines industry trends and analyzes important policy developments related to autonomous vehicles, vehicle safety, and vehicle energy/emissions. He is also responsible for JAMA USA’s online presence via its website and social media channels. Additionally, he is the project lead for JAMA’s U.S. annual contributions report.
Before joining JAMA, Alex worked at the Association of Global Automakers supporting the communications department and state relations team.
Alex has a B.A. in International Relations from American University, in Washington, DC. and was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.