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Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Edson A. Kodama is Architect graduated at Mackenzie University and held scholarship at Kagoshima University at the prefecture of his ancestors. Alumni of AOTS-Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship, Kodama worked at Nikken Sekkei LTD in Osaka as architect before returning to his home town to join as partner at an architectural project and construction office, Sekkei Arquitetura e Construção Ltda.
Former member of Brazil Baseball National Team, in 1993 he was elected president of JCI Brazil-Japan in São Paulo, he then held several positions at JCI-Junior Chamber International World Headquarters in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA, holding the position of the Secretary General of the worldwide organization from 2004 until 2013.
Kodama is member of the Board of Directors of St. Louis Japanese Language School and member of International Council at University of Missouri, St. Louis.
He is the Counselor of International Development at Saraya Co. Ltd and works in the expansion of the group through Latin America and the group relations with WHO-World Health Organization, United Nations and its agencies.
He lives in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri USA with his wife Cristina (Brazilian Nikkey Sansei) and their daughter Naomi (Nikkey, born in Miami, FL, USA).

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  • family stories
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  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns

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