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Orkney Japan Association

About us

Council members

Chair – Malcolm Macrae

Vice-Chair – Leslie Manson

Secretary – Sarah Macrae

Treasurer – James Temple

Programme Coordinator – Ruta Noreika

Megumi Barrington Uenoyama

Fiona Lawtie

Cormac Grogan

Jeremy Nelson

Honorary Patrons

Mr Tadashi Fujiwara, Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh

Harvey Johnston

Liam MacArthur MSP

OJA Chair, Malcolm Macrae and Honorary Patron Mr Fujiwara


  • to promote and strengthen links between Orkney and Japan
  • to engage in and promote Japanese educational, cultural and sporting activities and exchanges that benefit the Orkney community, especially its young people
  • to act as a clearinghouse and resource for information about Japan for the Orkney community and to support members who wish to learn about Japan, travel there, or engage in professional activities involving Japan