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Asia Pacific National Members

Regional Office - WBU Asia Pacific

C/O National Council for the Blind Malaysia
Unit 13-8, Level 13
Menara Sentral Vista
Nº 150, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Web: www.aicomms.co.nz/wbuap/​​

Regional President: Ms. Michiko Tabata, Japan
E-mail: 
tabacchi@par.odn.ne.jp

Australia

C/o Blind Citizens Australia
Emma Bennison, Chief Executive Officer
247-251 Flinders lane Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 0410 553 383
 
Jaci Armstrong, Principal Policy Advisor
Guide Dogs Australia
2-4 Thomas Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
P.O. Box 1965, North Sydney NSW 2059
E-mail: JArmstrong@guidedogs.com.au​
Web: www.guidedogsaustralia.com
 
Robert Dempsey, Executive Director
The Royal Society for the Blind
230 Pirie St.
Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
E-mail: robert.dempsey@rsb.org.au
Web: www.rsb.org.au
 
Bill Jolley, Member
Blind Citizens Australia
E-mail: wjolley@bigpond.com
 
Brunei Darussalam
 
Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind
Unit 6-07, Sixth Floor, Plaza Athirah,
Jalan Kubah Makam Diraja, Batu Satu
BA 1912, Negara, Brunei Darussalam

Contact 1: Muhammad Hamzi bin Omar, President
Contact 2: Muhammad Jamary bin Danggat, Vice President
Phone: +673 7145391, +673 2222056

Cambodia

Association of the Blind in Cambodia (ABC)
#132, St: 193 coner of St: 388
P.O. Box: 175
Sangkhat: Toul Sway Prey 1, Khan: Cham Karmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Contact:  Mr. Prum Pech, President
Contact: Mr. Boun Mao, Executive Director
Phone: +855-23-213 882
HP: +855-12-618-882

China

China Association of the Blind
44 Beichizi Street, Dongcheng District
Beijing 100006, China

Mr. Li Qingzhong, President
Phone: +86 10 665 80043
Fax: +86 10 665 80041
E-mail: li.qingzhong@163.com; cc: Nie Jing, 13601301109@163.com   
 
Hong Kong Blind Union
Unit 13-20, G/F., Tsui Ying House
Tsui Ping Estate, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, HONG KONG, China

Ms. Chong Chan Yau, President, cychong@hkbu.org.hk
Peggy Ko, Executive Director, peggyko@hkbu.hk
Cc: Fiona Lai, fionalai@hkbu.org.hk    
Phone: +852-2339-0666
Fax: +852-2338-7850
 
The Hong Kong Society for the Blind
248 Nam Cheong Street, Shamshuipo
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Maureen Tam, Chief Executive
Phone: 852-2778-8332
Fax: 852-2788-1047
 
Institute for the Blind of Taiwan
384 Chung Chen Road Hsin-Chuan
Taipei Jsien Taiwan, Chinese Taipei China

Tseng, Han-Lin, Vice Chairman/Executive Director
Phone: 886-2998-5588, Ext 127
Fax: 886-2277-7152
Web: www.ibt.org.tw

Macau People with Visually Impaired Right Promotion Association
Rua do Padre Antonio Nº18
Edf. Fu Keng, CV-R/C A
Macau, Macau

Mr. Chio U IOK, President
Phone: +853 2855 4735
E-mail: mpvirpamacau@gmail.com

Fiji

Fiji Society for the Blind
PO Box 521
Suva, Fiji

Contact: Barbara Farouk, Executive Director
Phone: 679-338-2-966
Fax: 679-338-7-950
 
United Blind Persons of Fiji
P.O. Box 16015
Suva, Fiji

Contact 1: Sisi Faktaufon, President
Int'l contact: Sovaia Coalala, sovaia.coalala@fnu.ac.fj

Indonesia

Indonesian Blind Union
Persatuan Tunametra Indonesia (Pertuni)
Jalan Raya Bogor Km.19,
Ruko Blok Q No. 13-L, Kramat Jati,
Jakarta Timur 13510, Indonesia

Aria Indrawati, President
Phone: +62 21 8005480
Fax: +62 21 8013402

Japan

Japan Braille Library
23-4 Takadanobaba 1-chome, Shinjyuku-ku
Tokyo, 169-8586 Japan

Contact: Mr. Tetsuji Tanaka, Chairman
Phone: + 81-3-3363-2554
 
Japan Federation of the Visually Impaired (JFVI)
18-2 Nishi-Waseda 2-chome, Shinjuku Ku
Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
 
Contact: Mr. Tetsu Takei Member
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886
 
National Committee of Welfare for the Blind in Japan (NCWBJ)
18-2 NishiWaseda 2-chome, Shinjyuku-ku
Tokyo, 169-0051 Japan

Contact: Mr. Yoshiki Takeshita, Chairman
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886
 
Contact: Mr. Chuji Sashida, Executive Director
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886
 
Contact: Ms. Michiko Tabata, Councilor
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886
 
National Council of the Agencies for the Welfare of the Blind (NCWBJ)
3-1-6 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo
110-0016 Japan
 
Contact: Mr. Masami Masuo, Chairman
Phone/Fax: +81-3-5291-7885
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Hachioji School for the Blind
19-22 Daimachi 3-chome, Hachioji-shi
Tokyo 193-0931, Japan
 
Contact: Ms. Naoto Yamagishi, Principal
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Bunkyo School for the Blind
1-7-6, Koraku Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-0004, Japan
 
Contact: Mr. Toshio Kimura, Principal
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Korea Blind Union
6F Eroom Centre 17-13 Yeouido-dong
Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul 07236, Republic of Korea
 
Mr. Byong Don, Lee, President
Mr. Young-il Kim, Vice President, ykim@chosun.ac.kr
Mr. Sungjun, Ha, Secretary General 
Phone: +82-2-950-0101, +82-2-799-1000
Fax: +82-2-6925-1117
Web: www.kbuwel.or.kr   

Laos

Lao Association of the Blind
233 Unit 2, Hongkaikeo, Chanthabouly,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

Contact: Kongkeo Tounalom, President
Phone: +85621-414949
Fax: +85621-261577
Mob: +85620-55725550

Malaysia

National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM)
Unit 13-8, Level 13
Menara Sentral Vista
Nº 150, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: Mr. Moses Choo Siew Cheong, Executive Director
Phone: +60 3-2276 2973
Fax: +60 3 2276 1653
 
Society of the Blind in Malaysia
24 Jalan Tun Sambanthan 3
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Contact: (Tuan Haji) Mohamed Nazari bin Haji Othman, President
Phone: 60-3-2274-6162
Fax: 60-3-2274-3818

Mongolia

Mongolian National Federation of the Blind
Post Office Box- 511
Ulanbaatar, Mongolia
 
Contact: Mrs. Gerel Dondovdorj
Phone/Fax: 976-70044179

Myanmar

Myanmar National Association of the Blind
No 1371 Thayaraye Street (1)
Hydepark, Insein Township
Yangon, Myanmar

Aungko Myint, President
Ms. Yamin Ohnmar, Secretary General
Phone: +95 9 36410672

New Zealand

Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand
Ground Floor, 113 Adelaide Road
Newtown, Wellington 6022
P.O. Box 7144, Newtown
Wellington 6242, New Zealand
 
Contact: Ms. Rose Wilkinson, Executive Officer
Phone: +64-4-389-0039
Fax: +64-4-389-0030
 
Contact: Ms. Paula Waby, Representative
 
Blind Low Vision NZ
Awhina House, 4 Maunsell Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052
Private Bag 99941, Newmarket 1149
Aukland, New Zealand
 
John Mulka, Chief Executive
Int'l contact: Marjorie Hawkings, mhawkings@blindlowvision.org.nz
Phone: +64 9 355 6920

Papua New Guinea – Special Member

Papua New Guinea Blind Union (PNG-BU) –New National Organization
P.O. Box 4634, Boroko NCD, PNG
Port Moresby Capital City of Papua New Guinea
PNG Central Province 111 Code 0502

Kaman Kelly Wasup, Interim Chairman
Phone: +675 724 72381

Philippines

Philippine Blind Union
Manila Blind Church
Project 4, Quezon City
Philippines

Contact: Jose Robredo, Chairman & President
Contact: Victor Rescober, Exec. Vice President
Contact: Eliseo dela Paz, Secretary, ely_delapaz@yahoo.com
Phone: +63 917 723 2723 / +63 062 991 6614
Fax: +63 062-991-6614

Contact: Gina Rose P, Balanlay, National Secretary
Legaspi Premium Development Corporation
Suite 508, Jose Cojuangco and Sons Bldg
119 Dela Rose corner Castro St Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Phone: (02) 818 3911 Loc 8251
Mobile: +63 929 243 5146

Samoa – Special Member

Prevention of Blindness, Rehabilitation and Education of Blind Persons
P.O. Box 3295
Apia, Samoa

President, Ms. Faatino Utumapu
Phone: 685-24998
Fax: 685-24000

Singapore [INACTIVE MEMBER]

Blind Sports Association (Singapore)
469 MacPherson Rd. #02-03
Singapore, Singapore

Contact: Andrew Chew
Phone: 65-6487-4552
Fax: 65-6286-4382
 
Independent Society of the Blind
Contact: Cheng Hock Kua
Phone: 65-6286-4555
Fax: 65-6286-4554

Thailand

Caulfield Foundation for the Blind
1424 / 268, Prachasongkhroa 16 Rd
Bangkok, Thailand
 
Contact: Aurora Sribuapan
Phone: 66-2-276-1141
Fax: 66-2-275-3104
 
Thailand Association of the Blind
85/1-2 Soi Boonyoo Dindaeng Road
Samsennai, Prayathai
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
 
Contact: Mr. Torpong Selanon, President
Phone: 66-2-246-3835
Fax: 66-2-245-9846
 
Foundation for the Employment Promotion of the Blind
Contact: Pecharat Techavachara
Phone: 662-678-063
Fax: 662-678-0765

Association of Blind Women in Thailand (ABWT)
No.38, Amarin village house 2
Nawanin Road, Soi Nawamin90
Ramintra, Khannayao
Bangkok 10230, Thailand

Timor l’Este

East Timor Blind Union (ETBU)
Becora Herois da Patria
Dili, Timor l’Este

Umbelino D. Cruz Da Costa, Executive Director
Phone: +670-77855248 / +670-77578230
 
East Timor Blind Association
Associação Halibur Deficiência Matan Timor Leste (AHDMTL)
Manleuana, Dili, Timor l´Este
 
Gaspar Afonso, Executive Director
Phone: +670 77338176 / 77947869
E-mail: defisiensiamatan@gmail.com     

Tonga

Tonga National Visual Impairment Association
P.O. Box 172, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Mr. Ofeina Leka, President
Ms. Ola Vena, Office Manager
Phone: +676 771 0042

Vietnam

Vietnam Blind Association
1139 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Ba Dinh District Hanoi, Vietnam​
 
Mr. Pham Viet Thu, President
Phone: +84-243-8489226/+84-243-8489827
Fax: +84-243-8452537
E-mail: haitran_vba@yahoo.com; haitranvba@gmail.com​​​​
 
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