SPJA Searches for Replacement C.E.O.

Anaheim, California (September 26, 2005) - In anticipation of the vastness of Anime Expo®'s 15th year anniversary, Ms. Jennifer Pon has stepped down as the current Chief Executrve Officer for the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime (SPJA) - the overseeing organization for Anime Expo® 2006 (AX2006). Ms. Pon will continue to be a part of Anime Expo® by overseeing the Research and Development department-which will look for/create new projects such as charitable functions and special events.

Chad Kime, SPJA Board Member, will act as the interim C.E.O. until a permanent replacement is found. All current C.E.O. responsibilities, projects and negotiations will be transferred immediately to Mr. Kime until/unless specified otherwise. Ms. Trulee Karahashi will continue as SPJA C.F.O. Those that are interested in applying for the position should inquire and request a job description from the official SPJA office at (714) 937-2994.

Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the world's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/ manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2006 will be held July 1 -­ 4, 2006 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property - Anime Expo®.

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