Council of Advisors


*In Alphabetical Order by Last Name, as of January 11th, 2024

Hiroshi Amemiya  Founder, President and CEO,
Corporate Citizenship Japan Limited
Tae Ashida Fashion Designer
Mariko Bando Chancellor, Showa Women's University
Chris Blackerby COO, Astroscale Holdings, Inc.
Junko Chano Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation 
Mark Davidson Member, Board of Overseers, Temple University Japan; Member, Board of Directors, U.S.-Japan Bridging 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 
Todd Guild   Senior Advisor, Beam Suntory
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
Jason P. Hyland Board of Directors, BrioNexus KK
Masao Inouye President, Drivenets KK
Joi Ito Co-founder, board member, and chief architect of Digital Garage
President, Chiba Institute of Technology
Mayumi Jones Community Volunteer
Masahide Kametaya CEO, Progressive Corporation
Tadahiro Kawada President, Kawada Technologies, Inc.
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
Shinichiro Kumagaya,
M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor at Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, and a director of Disability Services Office, The University of Tokyo
Paul Kuo CEO,
Edinburgh Enterprise
Junichi Kurokoshi Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Stephanie Lee Community Volunteer
Mihoko Manabe Former Associate Managing Director and Board Member,
Moody’s Japan 
Anthony Miller Managing Director, PAG
Satoshi Nabe President,
NPO Alon Alon 
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 Chairman, circlace Inc.
David Slater Sophia University
Sachiko Takagi Board Member,
Special Olympics Nippon Tokyo
Koichi KT Tamura CDP Worldwide Japan, Chairman
Owner's Inc. and REVA Corporation, Board Member
EY, Genpact, TRY Group, Newton Investment Partners, and Social Investment Partners, Senior Advisor
Paul Tange CEO & Senior Principal Architect, Tange Associates Asia
Haruko Tokura Community Volunteer
Yoko Wada Community Volunteer
Karin Wellbrock COO/Partner, Kay Group K.K.
Marcus Wong Partner, Global Mobility Services, Vialto Partners
Seiichiro Yonekura Professor, Graduate School of Hosei University
Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
President, CR Social Innovation School

 

[ 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
Jim Small VP of Asia Pacific, Major League Baseball
Efrot Weiss Community Volunteer