Council of Advisors


*In Alphabetical Order by Last Name

Tae Ashida Fashion Designer
Mariko Bando Chancellor, Showa Women's University
Chris Blackerby COO, Astroscale Holdings, Inc.
Ken Chan Chien-Wei      Founder, CEO/CIO Patience Capital Group K.K.
Junko Chano Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation 
Laurent Depus Director, SMBC Trust Bank
President, Escapade Japan
Royanne Doi Outside Director, Gojo & Company
Representative Director, US-Japan Council (Japan) 
Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki President, The America-Japan Society, Inc.
Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States 
Jim Hardin Head of School, The American School in Japan
Yosuke Hariki President, Office Hariki
Ernest Higa Chairman & CEO, Higa Industries Co. Ltd
Maya Horii Partner, Tokyo, McKinsey & Company
Masahide Kametaya CEO, Progressive Corporation
Russell Kawahara Partner, Atsumi & Sakai
Yasuhiro Kawamura President, FRONTIER INTERNATIONAL INC.
 Michael Khoo President, WINE TO STYLE KK
Amb. Hans Klemm Japan Representative, PhRMA
Commissioner, Japan-U.S. Educational Commission
U.S. Ambassador (ret)
Kosei Kobayashi President & CEO, K.K. Holdings
Nobuko Kobayashi Managing Director & Partner, EY-Parthenon
Akihiko Kubo Managing Director/Representative Director, Tag Japan
Junichi Kurokoshi Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Stephanie Lee Community Volunteer
Mihoko Manabe Associate Managing Director and Board Member,
Moody’s Japan 
Anthony Miller Managing Director, PAG
Mieko Nakabayashi Professor of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
Katsuya Natori Attorney-at-Law, ITN Partners
Kevin Naylor Vice President, Sales, en world group
Sam Ohta President & Publisher, OHTA Publications
Nami Okubo President, Preigio Inc.
Kazu Okuno Community Volunteer
Kevin Riendeau CEO, Anextere
Gen Sakai Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Bank of America
Member of the Board, BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd. 
Scott Sato CEO, Tricor KK
David Slater Sophia University
Peter Strydom President, Amway Japan G.K.
Paul Tange CEO & Senior Principal Architect, Tange Associates Asia
Haruko Tokura Community Volunteer
Junko Tsuda Executive Director, U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)
Yoko Wada Community Volunteer
Karin Wellbrock COO/Partner, Kay Group K.K.
Dave West President, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China,
Cisco Systems

 

[ Overseas Council of Advisers ]

Heike Boeltzwig-Brown Senior Research Associate & Program Developer,
University of Massachusetts Boston
Neil Bush Chairman, Points of Light Foundation
Deva Hirsch Hands On Tokyo Founder & President, Emeritus
D. Steven Lin Managing Partner, C2 Capital
Natalye Paquin     President & CEO, Points of Light Foundation
Jim Small VP of Asia Pacific, Major League Baseball
Efrot Weiss Community Volunteer 
Marcus Wong      Partner, Global Mobility Services, PwC Tax Japan