Council Leaders

The U.S.-Japan Council cultivates an international network of individuals who play catalytic roles in strengthening and diversifying U.S.-Japan relations. Council Leaders are those individuals who are over 40, have high levels of professional achievements, and are actively engaged in dialogue related to U.S.-Japan relations on a local, national and international level.

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Ms. Wendy Abe* (Hawaii)     
Director of External Relations, U.S.-Japan Council 

Ms. Diane Y. Adachi (WA) 
Director, Advisory Services, High Street Partners, Inc.

Mr. Craig Agena (Japan) 
Independent Consultant

Ms. Chris Aihara* (So CA) 
Director of Development, Little Tokyo Service Center

Dr. Haruko Akatsu (No CA)
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Satohiro Akimoto (DC)
CEO, Washington Insights 

Mr. David Akinaka (Hawaii) linkedIn_logo_100.png
Principal, Ferraro Choi and Associates, Ltd. 

Mr. Charles Allcock* (OR)  
Director, Business Development, Portland General Electric

Mr. Hal Amano (No CA)  
President & CEO, Global Vision Technology, Inc.

Mr. Roy K. Amemiya, Jr. (Hawaii)   
Managing Director, City and County of Honolulu

Mr. Wayne Aoki (NY) 
Partner, Tax Services, Japanese Business Services, Ernst & Young (Retired)

Mr. Archibald Asawa (CA) 
VP for Finance and Administration & CFO & Chief Investment Officer, Soka University of America 

Mr. Gil Asakawa (CO)   
Cultural Communications Consultant, Nikkei View LLC

Ms. Julie Azuma* (NY)   
President, Different Roads to Learning, Inc.

Ms. Suzanne Basalla (No CA)  
Chief of Staff, Toyota Research Institute 

RADM David M. Boone, USN (Ret.) (DC) 
President, APTIM Federal Services

Mr. Michael Bosack* (Japan) 
General Manager, Tokyo Liaison Office, Raytheon Systems Support Company

Ms. Rita Brogan (WA)   
Chairman, PRR, Inc.

Mr. Frank Buckley* (So CA)
News Anchor, KTLA-TV

Mr. Greg Caltabiano (No Cal) 
CEO, ACCO Semiconductor

Ms. Phyllis Campbell†* (WA) 
Chairman, Pacific Northwest Region, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mr. Richard Clark (CO)
Senior Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Ms. Nobuko Saito Cleary (No CA) 
President, Cross Cultural Communications

Ms. Donna Cole†* (Texas)
CEO & President, Cole Chemical and Distributing, Inc.

Ms. Margaret Cummisky* (DC)  
Managing Director, Federal Government Relations, Hawaiian Airlines

Mr. Steve Dacus (Japan) 
Representative Director and Chairman, Sushiro Global Holdings

Mr. Daniel Dinell (HI) 
President, Hawaii Coffee Company

Ms. Royanne Doi†^ (Japan) 
Corporate Chief Ethics Officer, Prudential Financial Inc. - Japan Representative Office

Ms. Tracey Doi†* (So CA)  
Group Vice President & CFO, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.

Mr. Ernie Doizaki (So CA)  
Chairman, Kansas Marine

Ms. Elisa J. Dozono* (OR) 
Attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Mr. Sho Dozono (OR)  
President & CEO, Azumano Travel

Ms. Susan Eichor* (Hawaii)
President & COO, aio Group

Mr. Gordon Endow (No CA) 
Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Ms. Atsuko Fish† (MA) 
Trustee, Fish Family Foundation

Ms. Ginny Fordham (MA) 
Senior Director, Berklee College of Music

Dr. Marion Friebus-Flaman* (IL) 
Director of Language Acquisition Services, Naperville School District 203

Mr. José Keichi Fuentes* (FL)   
Senior Government Relations Consultant, Becker & Poliakoff

Ms. Kathy Fujihara-Chong (Hawaii) 
President, OmniTrak Group, Inc.

Judge Holly Fujie (So CA)
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

Mr. Daniel Fujii^ (Japan)  
President, Trust Capital Co., Ltd.

Mr. Del Fujinaka (Hawaii) linkedIn_logo_100.png
Managing Partner, Pacific Rim Legacy Group 

Ms. Jean Fujiu* (IL) 
Consultant

Ms. Dianne Fukami* (No CA) 
President, Bridge Media, Inc.

Ms. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley (WA) 
Consultant

Mr. Mark Fukunaga (Hawaii) 
CEO, Servco Pacific Inc.

Mr. Glen S. Fukushima‡ (DC) 
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Mr. Erwin Furukawa* (So CA)  
Executive Director, Ernst & Young

Mr. Kenji Furushiro (No CA)  
President & COO, Pasona N A, Inc. 

Ms. Bernice Kiyo Glenn (Hawaii)   
Senior Advisor, National Security Technology Accelerator

Mr. Kazuhiro Gomi (NY) 
President and CEO, NTT America, Inc.

Mr. Glen Gondo (Texas)  
President, Gondo Company, Inc.

Mr. John Gotanda (Hawaii) 
President, Hawaii Pacific University 

Mr. Philip Kan Gotanda (No CA) 
Professor-Playwright, University of California, Berkley 

Mr. Doug Goto (Hawaii) 
Executive Vice President, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Company, Ltd.

Mr. Peter Grilli (MA) 
President Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Japan Society of Boston

Mr. Todd Guild (Japan)  
Senior Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Judge Kerry Hada* (CO) 
Retired, Japanese American Association of Colorado

Mr. Michael Halloran (MA)
Finance Professional/Private Investor, Family Office Club 

Ms. Susan Hamaker (NY) 
Writer, JapanCulture-NYC.com

Mr. Hideki Hamamoto (VA)
President, HHTransPac, Inc.

Mr. Jeffrey S. Hamamoto (So CA)
Partner, Lamb & Kawakami LLP

Mr. Wayne Hamano (HI) 
Vice Chairman & Chief Commercial Officer, Bank of Hawaii

Ms. Wendy Hanamura (No CA) 
Director of Partnerships, The Internet Archive

Ms. Brenda L. Handley (WA)
President, Gobo Enterprises, LLC

Dr. Gerald Hane (Japan) 
President & CEO, Aegle-Health

Mr. Terry Hara* (So CA) 
Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Police Department (Retired)

Ms. Ann Harakawa* (NY)  
Principal & CEO, Two Twelve Associates, Inc.

Mr. Bruce A. Harrell (WA)  
Council President, City of Seattle

Mr. Warren Haruki (Hawaii)  
President & CEO, Grove Farm Company, Inc.; Chairman & CEO, Maui Land & Pineapple Co.

Ms. Lynn Hashimoto* (WA)  
Senior Attorney, Worldwide Sales Group, Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Russell Hata (Hawaii)  
Chairman & CEO, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd.

Ms. Leslie Hatamiya (No CA) 
Nonprofit Consultant

Mr. Lon Hatamiya (No CA)  
President and CEO, The Hatamiya Group

Ms. Carole Hayashino* (Hawaii) 
President & Executive Director, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Dr. Barbara Hibino* (No CA) 
Co-Founder, Anthropocene Institute

Mr. Ernest Higa†^ (Japan) 
President, Chairman & CEO, HIGA Industries Co., Ltd. & Wendy’s Japan LLC; K.K. Higa Investments & Director, JC Comsa Corporation; Director of Shinsei Bank

Mr. James Higa† (No CA)  
Executive Director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation & Mentor in Residence, Index Ventures

Mr. Jason Higa (Hawaii) 
CEO, FCH Enterprises

Ms. Emiko Higashi (No CA)   
Managing Director, Tomon Partners

Ms. Yumi Higashi (NY)
Vice President, Corporate Communications, MUFG Union Bank

Mr. Dennis Higashiguchi (Hawaii)   
Senior Manager Consulting Services, N&K CPAs, Inc.

Mr. Harry A. Hill (Japan)
President & CEO, Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc.

Mr. Eric Hiraga (CO)
Chief Operating Officer, Denver International Airport

Mr. Michael Hirai* (Hawaii) 
President & Chief Investment Officer, Bishop Street Capital Management / Senior Vice President & Manager, Institutional Wealth Management Division, First Hawaiian Bank

Ms. Leona Hiraoka* (DC)  
President & Chief Executive Officer, KEIRO

Ms. Delphine Hirasuna (No Cal)  
Author/curator “The Art of Gaman”, Hirasuna Editorial

Mr. David Hiromura (NY) 
President, NRS Logistics, Inc.

Mr. Bruce Hironaka (No CA) 
Director (Board), Agenovir Corporation 

Ms. Deva Hirsch (MA) 
Executive Director, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation

Mr. J.D. Hokoyama (So CA) 
Former President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)

Dr. Donna Shimoda Hollingshead* (MD)  
Associate Superintendent of School Administration, Montgomery County Public Schools

Mr. Bruce Hollywood (VA)  
Fellow, White House Leadership Development Program

Professor Shunichi Homma (NY) 
M.M. Hatch Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Mr. Stan Honda (NY) 
Photographer, Stan Honda Photography

Mr. Yosuke Honjo (NY) 
President & CEO, ITO EN (North America) Inc.

Mr. Neil Horikoshi* (DC)    
President and Executive Director, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
President & CEO, ITO EN (North America) Inc.

Professor Takeo Hoshi (No CA) 
Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies, Stanford University

Mr. Masakimi Hotta (Japan) 
Managing Director, King Street (Japan) Limited

Mr. W. Lee Howell (Europe)  
Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Dr. Kathryn Ibata-Arens* (IL)   
Director, Global Asian Studies and Professor, Department of Political Science, DePaul University

Mr. Robert Ichikawa* (Hawaii)
Partner, Kobayashi Sugita & Goda

Mr. Thomas Iino† (So CA) 
Chairman of the Board, Pacific Commerce Bank

Dr. Martin Iguchi* (So CA)  
Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Dr. Janet Ikeda* (VA) 
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Washington and Lee University

Mr. Thomas Ikeda* (WA)  
Executive Director, Densho – Japanese American Legacy Project

Dr. Fumiaki Ikeno (No CA) 
Program Director (US), Japan Biodesign, Stanford University

Mr. Bill Imada* (So CA)  
CEO, IW Group, Inc.

Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye †*^ (DC) 
President, U.S.-Japan Council

Mr. William Ireton^ (Japan) 
Representative Director, Ireton Entertainment, Inc.

Ms. Jennifer Ishiguro (So CA) 
Managing Counsel, Head of Corporate Transactions Group, Legal Department, Toyota Financial Services

Mr. Wayne Ishihara (Hawaii) 
President, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Stuart Ishimaru* (DC)  
Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mr. Joichi Ito (MA)  
Director, MIT Media Lab

Ms. Leslie Ito (So CA) linkedIn_logo_100.png
President & CEO, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center 

Ms. Yoshie Ito* (NY) 
Director, Global Initiatives, Asia Society

Mr. Steve N. Iwamura (Japan) 
Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

Mr. David Iwata* (So CA)  
Managing Partner, LD Two Group, Inc.

Mr. Marc Hideo Iyeki (NY)
Regional Head - Asia Pacific, Global Corporate Client Group, New York Stock Exchange

Ms. Carol Izumi* (No CA)
Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Mr. Alexander Jampel (Japan) 
Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Ms. Atsuko Jenks (No CA) 
Managing Partner, Global Vision Partners

Mr. Edward Johnson (Japan) 
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Mr. Taka Juba (NY) 
Executive Director, NY de Volunteer 

Mr. Stephen Kagawa (So CA)  
President & CEO, Pacific Bridge Companies

Ms. Yuko Kaifu (So CA) 
Managing Director, Corporate Communications, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Mr. Lane Kakimoto (No CA) 
Owner, Stretch Forming Corp/Easy-Arch

Mr. John Kakinuki (No CA) 
Attorney at Law, Kakinuki Law Office, PC

Ms. Eri Kakuta (NY) 
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Ms. Akiko Yu Kamata (NY) 
Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch 

Dr. Ayako (Aya) Kameda (Texas)
Shell LNG Canada Governance Manager, Shell

Mr. Shun Kanda (MA)  
Senior Fellow, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ms. Tammie Kanda (So CA)
External Affairs Administrator, Corporate Contributions & Community Relations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 

Ms. Yuki Kaneshige (NY) 
Speechwriter and Public Affairs Specialist, Consulate General of Japan in New York 

Mr. Frederick H. Katayama (NY)   
Anchor and Producer, Thomson Reuters

Ms. Ikuyo Kato (Hawaii) 
Agent, Atlas Insurance Agency

Mr. Russell Kawahara^ (Japan)
Partner, Atsumi & Sakai

Dr. Yuko Kawahara (Japan)
Dentist

Ms. Irene Kawanabe (CO)
Director, National Conference of State Legislatures

Mr. Kenzo Kawanabe* (CO) 
Attorney, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Mr. Tom Kelley (No CA)  
General Manager, IDEO

Mr. Darren Kimura (No CA)  
Managing Director, Enerdigm Group, Inc

Ms. Patricia Kinaga* (So CA)   
Partner, Kinaga Law Firm 

Mr. Walter Kirimitsu (Hawaii) linkedIn_logo_100.png
President/Head of School, Sainta Louis School (Retired) 

Ms. Yoriko Kishimoto* (No CA)  
Former Mayor of Palo Alto & Director, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Mr. Alexander Kitajima (So CA)
Senior Manager, EOS Accountants, LLC

Mr. Roger Kiyomura (Hawaii)
Instructor, Hawaii Pacific University 

Ms. Tomoko Kizawa (IL) 
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mr. George Kobayashi (IL)  
Vice-President and Director, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.

Mr. Larry Kobayashi (VA) 
Director, Hawaii First Water, LLC

Ms. Carol Komatsuka* (So CA) 
Vice President, Development, Southern California Public Radio 

Mr. James Kondo (Japan) 
President & Board Member, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation

Mr. Weston Konishi (DC)   
William Reinsch Visiting Lecturer in East Asia Studies, John Hopkins Univeristy 

Konishiki (Hawaii) 
Performer and Founder, Konishiki Kids Foundation

Mr. Anthony Koo (Hong Kong)
President, Schoolteam (Asia) Ltd. 

Mr. Dayne Kono† * (IL)  
Director & Vice-President, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. 

Mr. Nobuhito Koya (Japan) 
Representative Director and CEO, Global Reach KK 

Mr. Stan H. Koyanagi* (So CA) 
Global General Counsel, ORIX Corporation

Ms. Patricia "Pat" Kozu (NY)  
Chief Operating Officer, The Century Foundation

Mr. Mitch Kristofferson (No CA) 
Marketing Lead - SAP NA West Region, SAP

Mr. Wei Ku (NY) 
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ms. Christine A. Kubota (Hawaii) 
Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

Mr. Robert Kumaki* (IL) 
Managing Principal, The Ronin Group 

Dr. Michiko Kurahashi (NY) 
Chief Marketing Officer, AXIS Capital 

Ms. Mari Kuraishi (DC)  
President and Co-Founder, GlobalGiving Foundation 

Mr. Duane Kurisu* (Hawaii)
Chairman and CEO, aio Group

Mr. Akemi Kurokawa (Hawaii) 
Director, The Breakers Hotel

Mr. Ken Kurokawa (DC)  
Director, International & Legislative Affairs, Computer & Communications Industry Association 

Dr. Kenji Kushida (No CA) 
Research Associate, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Mr. Eiichiro Kuwana (CT) 
President and Founding Principal, CookPine Capital LLC 

Ms. Yumi Kuwana (CT) 
Managing Principal, Cook Pine Capital, LLC 

Mr. Tim Latimore (Japan) 
President and Representative Director, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd. 

Mr. Masaaki Maeda (No CA)  
Strategic Advisor, Asurion, LLC

Ms. Yoko Makino (Japan) 
President, Yoko Makino CPA Firm

Mr. Jonathan S. Malamud (Japan) 
Chief Legal Officer, Prudential Holdings of Japan, KK

Mr. Kaz Maniwa* (No CA) 
Senior Vice President, U.S.-Japan Council

Mr. Eric Martinson* (Hawaii)
Senior Vice President, Endowment & Chief Investment Officer, The Queen's Health Systems

Ms. Barbara C. Marumoto-Coons (Hawaii)  
Former Representative, Hawaii State Legislature

Mr. Toshiki Masaki* (MI) 
Manager, Public Policy, PAC, BPR; Global Leader, G&CR Learning and Development, Ford Motor Company

Mr. Stan Masamitsu (Hawaii) 
President, Tony Group

Ms. Kathy Matsui^ (Japan) 
Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. 

Ms. Nancy Matsui (So Ca) 
National Account Manager, American Airlines

Ms. Teresa Matsui (No Ca) 
President, Matsui Nursery, Inc. 

Ms. Lori Matsukawa* (WA)   
News Anchor, KING-TV

Mr. Colbert Matsumoto* (Hawaii)
Executive Chair, Island Insurance Company, Ltd.

Judge Kiyo Matsumoto (NY)
United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Ms. Miyuki Matsumoto (No CA) linkedIn_logo_100.png
Managing Director & Global Head of Emerging Entrepreneur Coverage, Goldman Sachs 

Ms. Nancy Matsumoto (NY)  
Writer & Editor, Self-Employed 

Ms. Rima Matsumoto (DC)  
Vice President, Market Development at Catalyst 

Mr. Len Matsunaga (Tokyo, Japan)
Senior Foreign Counsel, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Ms. Sherry Menor-McNamara (Hawaii)  
President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Mr. Monte Mesa (Guam) 
General Manager, Guam Premier Outlets 

Mr. Tom Migaki* (CO) 
Grants Manager, City and County of Denver

Dr. Grant Mikasa (Japan) 
Medical Director, American Clinic Tokyo

Mr. Jeffrey Miller (Japan) 
Director, Japan Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Mr. James Minamoto^ (Japan) 
Attorney, Senior Foreign Counsel, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune 

Mr. Yoshiaki Minegishi (WA)
Lifetime Director, Seattle Symphony

Secretary Norman Mineta‡ (DC) 
President & CEO, Mineta & Associates, LLC 

Dr. Tosh Minohara (Japan)
Professor, Kobe University

Mr. Mark Mitsui (DC) 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges, U.S. Department of Education   

Dr. Shigeru Miyagawa (MA)  
Professor, MIT / University of Tokyo 

Mr. Brad Miyake* (WA) 
City Manager, City of Bellevue Washington 

Mr. Alton Miyashiro (Hawaii)  
Managing Principal, N & K CPAs, Inc. 

Ms. Moni Miyashita* (MA) 
Partner, Innosight Consulting  

Dr. Naomi Moniz (MA)
Professor Emerita, Georgetown University

Mr. Edson Mori (DC) 
Executive Secretary Sanction's Board, Inter-American Development Bank

Dr. Mari Morimoto (NY) 
Owner/Director, Vet On-the-Go, PLLC

Dr. Richard Morimoto* (IL) 
Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology, Northwestern University

Dr. Brennon Morioka, Ph.D.* (Hawaii) 
Deputy Executive Director, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

Dr. Leroy Morishita (No CA) 
President, California State University, East Bay 

Ms. Susan Morita†* (DC) 
Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP

Mr. Gary Moriwaki†* (NY) 
Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP 

Dr. Anne Nishimura Morse (MA) 
William and Helen Pounds Senior Curator of Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dr. Gary Mukai (No CA)
Director, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Stanford University

Ms. Akiko Murai (Japan)
Leadership Coach 

Mr. Kevin Murakami (VA)  
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Tetsutaro Muraki (Japan) linkedIn_logo_100.png
President, Paramount AIM Inc.  

Ms. Susan Muranishi* (No CA)
County Administrator, Alameda County, California County Government

Dr. Emily Murase (No CA)  
Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education

Mr. Satoru Murase (NY) 
Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 

Mr. Lance Murata (Hawaii) 
Regional Director, View Dynamic Glass 

Mr. Naoki Nagai (Hawaii) linkedIn_logo_100.png
Founder/CEO, Quintessence LLC

Mr. Verne Naito* (OR)  
Vice President, Naito Corporation 

Mr. Eric Nakajima (MA) 
Director, Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Ms. Lynn Nakamoto (OR)
Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court 

Ms. Noriko Nakamura (Japan)
President and CEO, Poppins Corporation

Rep. Mark Nakashima (Hawaii) 
State House Representative, Hawaii State Legislature 

Mr. Norman Nakasone (Hawaii) 
Senior Vice President & Manager, Product & e-Channel Management, Central Pacific Bank

Ms. Debra Nakatomi* (So CA)  
President, Nakatomi & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Masazumi Nakayama (NY) 
President, Park Avenue Advisory Group 

Ms. Paula Nakayama* (Hawaii)
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Hawaii

Ms. Hiromi Nakazawa (IL) linkedIn_logo_100.png
Global Mobility Tax Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP 

Mr. Stann Nakazono* (NY) 
Filmmaker, Traax Production 

Ms. Noriko Namiki (HI) 
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Oahu

Ms. Patricia Neilson* (MA)
Director, Center for Collaborative Leadership, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Dr. Yutaka Niihara (So CA)  
President & CEO, Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. 

Ms. Jill Nishi†* (WA)  
Director- Office of the President & Chief of Staff / U.S. Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Mr. Brian Nishida (Hawaii) 
President, Step Stone Business Development 

Mr. David Nishida^ (Japan)
Representative Director, President & CFO, Hudson Japan K.K.

Mr. Dan Nishikawa (So CA) 
Senior Managing Director, OliverMcMillan 

Mr. Scott Nishimoto* (Hawaii)
State Representative, Hawaii State Legislature 

Mr. Alan Nishio* (So CA) 
Chair, Board of Governors, Little Tokyo Service Center

Mr. Paul Niwa* (MA)  
Professor, Department of Journalism, Emerson College

Mr. Tony Nobuyuki (So CA) 
Managing Principal, Fairway Real Estate Company, LLC

Mr. John Noguchi* (No CA)  
Director of Convention Facilities, City and County of San Francisco

Dr. Eric K. Noji (DC)   
HRH Prince Sattam Al-Saud Distinguished University Professor, King Saud University  

Mr. Edwin Noma (HI)  
Program Delivery Manager, Hawaii Energy 

Ms. Hiroyo Nonoyama (So CA) 
Global Business Advisor

Mr. Robert Norton (NY) 
Attorney, Fox Rothschild, LLP 

Ms. Jodi Nozoe Chang (HI) 
Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors 

Ms. Janet Nuzum* (DC) 
Senior Advisor and Director of Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ms. Joan Ochi* (DC)  
Senior Director, Development Communications, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, The George Washington University

Ms. Chiyo Yanagita Oda (Japan)
Head of Digital Account Management, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Japan

Mr. Gary Oda* (Hawaii) 
President, Allied Builders System

Mr. Larry Oda* (No CA)   
US/Japan Committee Chair, Japanese American Citizens League

Dr. Blair M.T. Odo (Hawaii)
Partner, Culture Flow International LLC

Mr. Andrew Ogawa (No CA)   
Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners

Professor Dennis Ogawa (Hawaii)
Professor, University of Hawaii Manoa 

Mr. Hiromitsu (Hiro) Ogawa‡ (No CA) 
Founder & Chairman, CAI International 

Mr. Marcus Ogawa‡ (No CA) 
Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners

Mr. Yoshi Ogawa (AK) linkedIn_logo_100.png
President, ITC Communications Inc. 

Ms. Yoko Ohara (Japan) 
President, Women's Empowerment in Fashion

Ms. Fujie Ohata (So CA) 
CEO, Ohata Group, LLC 

Mr. Ronald Ohata (So CA) 
Immigration Judge, Retired

Mr. Takashi Ohde (Japan) 
Adviser, Government and External Relations, Hitachi, Ltd.

Judge Patrick H. Oishi (WA)
Judge, King County Superior Court

Mr. Mark Okada (TX)  
Chief Investment Officer, Highland Capital Management 

Mr. Allen M. Okamoto† (No CA)  
Owner-Broker, T. Okamoto & Co.

Mr. John Okamoto (WA)  
Executive Director, Washington Education Association (Retired)

Ms. Merle Okawara (Tokyo) 
Chairman, JC-Comsa Corp.

Dr. Daniel Okimoto‡ (No CA) 
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University 

Ms. Michiko Okimoto (No CA) 
Business Consultant, Poppins Corporation

Ms. Carrie Okinaga* (Hawaii) 
Vice President of Legal Affairs and University General Counsel University of Hawaii 

Mr. Derek Okubo* (CO) 
Executive Director, Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnership, City and County of Denver

Ms. Naoko Okumoto (No CA) 
Board Member, Somnoware Inc. 

Mr. Raymond S. Ono (Hawaii) 
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, First Hawaiian Bank 

Mr. John Onoda‡ (No CA) 
Senior Consultant, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications 

Ms. Susan Onuma* (NY) 
Partner, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP 

Rep. Keiko M. Orrall* (MA) 
State Representative, House of Representatives, State of Massachusetts

Mr. Paul Osaki* (No CA) 
Executive Director, Japanese Community Cultural Center of Northern California

Mr. Henry Ota† (So CA) 
Attorney at Law (Retired)

Mr. Curt Otaguro (Hawaii) 
Executive Vice President & Region Manager, First Hawaiian Bank

Ms. Akiko Otani (MD)   
Managing Director, R3ADY Asia-Pacific 

Mr. Toshiya Otani (No CA) 
Co-Founder & Managing Director, TransLink Capital 

Ms. Yoko Otani (NY) 
Senior Advisor, Straterix 

Ms. Priscilla Ouchida* (DC)   
Executive Director, Japanese American Citizens League (Retired)

Dr. Kenneth Oye* (MA)  
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mr. Charles Ozaki (CO)  
City and County Manager, City and County of Broomfield Colorado

Mr. Torkel Patterson (Japan) 
Director, Central Japan Railway Company

Ms. Christine Pilcavage (MA)
MIT Japan Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Mr. Shane Predeek (Japan)
Representative Director, Baring Private Equity Asia

Mr. Alexander Prout (Hong Kong) 
Managing Director, Invesco Asia Pacific

Mr. Malcolm Quon (So CA)  
Institutional Research Analyst with the Vice Provost for Strategic Academic and Facilities Planning, University of California, Berkeley

Mr. William Rahn (OR)
Consultant

Dr. Curtiss Rooks* (So CA) 
Associate Dean, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Loyola Marymount University 

Mr. Theodore J. Roper (So CA) 
Partner, Freeman, Freeman and Smiley LLP 

Mr. Timothy Rowe (MA) linkedIn_logo_100.png
CEO, CIC (fka Cambridge Innovation Center) 

Mr. Ken Russell (FL) linkedIn_logo_100.png
City Commissioner, City of Miami 

Ms. Misako Sack (CA) 
International Business Specialist, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Mr. Kelly Saito* (No CA) 
Managing Partner, Gerding Edlen Development, LLC

Ms. Akemi Saitoh (TX) 
Board Member, Japan America Society of Houston 

Ms. Lisa Sakai (IL) 
President, TransAgra Intl Inc.

Judge Peter Sakai* (TX) 
District Court Judge, 225th District, District Court, State of Texas

Dr. Judy Sakaki* (No CA) 
President, Sonoma State University 

Mr. Keith Sakamoto (Hawaii) 
President & CEO, Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Mr. Masaru Sakamoto (No CA) 
General Partner, Hack Ventures Inc.

Ms. Sandy Sakamoto* (So CA)  
Partner, LimNexus LLP

Ms. Sharon Tomiko Santos (WA)
State Representative, Washington State House of Representatives 

Ms. Janelle Sasaki (Japan) 
Executive Director, Branding, Marketing, Communications, EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd

Mr. Koji Sato (NJ)
Vice President and General Counsel, Orient Corporation of America 

Ms. Lina Kumamaru Sato (Japan) 
Director, Foundation of Global Life Learning Center 

Mr. Scott Sato (Japan)  
President & Chief Operating Officer, Pasona, Inc.

Ms. Miyoko Sawamura* (No CA) 
SSMII, Special Projects, California Department of Public Health 

Mr. Bill Seki* (So CA)  
Partner, Seki, Nishimura & Watase, LLP 

Mr. Ichiro Sekimitsu (Hawaii)
Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Retired) 

Hon. Toko Serita* (NY)
Judge, New York State Unified Court System

Ms. Naoko Shatz (WA) 
Attorney at Law, Shatz Law Group 

Mr. Samuel M. Shepherd (WA)  
Chair, Board of Trustees, Japan International University

Ms. Wendy Shiba* (So CA)   
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, KB Home (Retired)

Dr. Tazuko Shibusawa (NY) 
Associate Dean & Director, MSW Program, New York University Silver School of Social Work

Mr. Edward Shikada* (No CA)   
Assistant City Manager & General Manager of Utilities, City of Palo Alto 

Ms. Charlene “Chuck” Shimada (No CA) 
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Mr. Peter Shimamoto (So CA)  
Partner, Fayer Gipson LLP 

Judge Floyd Shimomura* (No CA) 
Administrative Law Judge, Personnel Board, California State Government

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Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP 

Ms. Genevieve Shiroma* (No CA)  
Elected Director, Ward 4, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Ms. Junko Stevens (No CA) 
R&D Senior Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mr. Lance Stuart (NY)   
Partner, ViciCapital Partners

Mr. Wesley Stockstill (Japan) 
Managing Partner and Director, WLS

Mr. Steve Suda (No CA) 
Managing Director, Office of Development, Stanford University

Ms. Michelle Sugahiro* (OR)  
Attorney at Law, Sugahiro Law

Mr. Dennis Sugino (So CA) 
Senior Advisor, Aristotle Capital Management, LLC

Mr. Gary Sumihiro (CO)  
President, Sumihiro Investments, LLC

Mr. Stephen Suzuki (So CA)
Assistant Vice President, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Mr. Tatsunori Suzuki (No CA) linkedIn_logo_100.png
President/CEO, Zeptor Corporation 

Mr. Yoshiteru "Terry" Suzuki (NY)  
President & CEO, IX Capital Partners PE LLC

Ms. Linda Taira* (So CA)  
Senior Manager, Communications, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, The Boeing Company

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Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American Service Committee

Mr. Craig Takahata (Hawaii) 
Vice President, Managing Director, Honolulu, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

Mr. Eric Takahata* (Hawaii) 
President, a.Link

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Executive Director, Morgan Stanley 

Mr. Donald M. Takaki (Hawaii) 
Chairman & CEO, HawkTree International, Inc.

Mr. Kenta Takamori (No CA) 
Founder, Goodvest

Dr. Jeanette Takamura (NY)  
Dean Emerita of the Faculty of Social Work and Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy, Columbia University

Mr. David Takashima (So CA)  
Manager, Government Relations, City/County of San Franscico

Mr. Henry Takata (Japan)
Representative Director, SynTech Japan 

Ms. Sach Takayasu* (DC)  
President & CEO, Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Bryan Takeda* (So CA)  
President, Affinity Associates

Mr. George Takei‡ (So CA) 
Actor, Hosato Enterprises, Inc.

Ms. Beth Takekawa (WA) 
Executive Director, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

Mr. Yukuo Takenaka (CA) 
President & CEO, Takenaka Partners LLC 

Mr. Craig Takiguchi (No CA)  
Vice President, Business Development, Sanrio, Inc. 

Ms. Masako Takiguchi (AZ)
Himeji Committee Chair, Phoenix Sister Cities

Mr. Yoichiro Taku (No CA)  
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Ms. Eriko Talley (Singapore) 
Head of HR, APAC, Facebook

Mr. Grant Tanabe (Japan) 
Foreign Law Partner, Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office

Mr. George Tanaka (So CA) 
Senior Vice President, Union Bank

Mr. Barry Taniguchi* (Hawaii) 
President, KTA Super Stores

Mr. Harold Taniguchi* (WA) 
Director, King County Department of Transportation

Mr. Michael Tanimura* (IL) 
Creative Director, Silver Image Creative, Inc.

Ms. Ann Teranishi (HI) 
SVP, Director of Operations, American Savings Bank

Mr. Dennis Teranishi† (Hawaii) 
President & CEO, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR)

Ms. Lori Teranishi (Hawaii)  
President, iQ PR, Inc. 

Ms. Nozomi Terao (New York) 
Executive Director, MSTERIO Inc.

Mr. Steven Teraoka (No CA)  
Attorney at Law, Teraoka & Partners LLP

Dr. Keith Terasaki (So CA) 
Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Ms. Rona Tison (No CA) 
Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations, ITO EN (North America) Inc.

Mr. Tyler Masayuki Tokioka* (Hawaii)
President, Island Insurance Foundation

Mr. John Tobe (DC)
Senior Strategist & Speechwriter, Embassy of Japan

Mr. Tatsuki Tomita (No CA)  
COO, Vivaldi Technologies

Dr. Tracy Tsuetaki* (NC) 
Chairman, Japan American Society of North Carolina 

Ms. Donna Tsufura* (NY)  
Dayako, 1M1B - 1 Million for 1 Billion

Mr. Wallace Tsuha† (Hawaii) 
President, The Tsuha Foundation

Ms. Junko Tsunashima (NY) 
Supervising Producer, American Masters/THIRTEEN

Professor William Tsutsui* (AR) 
President & Professor of History, Hendrix College

Mr. Yoshiaki Uematsu (NY) 

President & CEO, Daiwa SB Investments (USA) Ltd.

Mr. Grant Ujifusa (NY)
Former Senior Editor, Reader’s Digest

Mr. Mark Usui (So CA) 
Partner, EOS Accountants, LLP

Ms. Vivien Usui (So CA)  
Partner, KPMG, LLP

Mr. Yoichi Usui (CO)  
President & CEO, Cross Cultural Business, Inc.

Mr. Allen Uyeda (Hawaii)  
President and CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (Retired)

Mr. Mark Uyeda* (DC) 
Senior Advisor to Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Ms. Elizabeth Karpinski Vonne (CO) 
Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Mr. Randall Wada (Japan) 
Chief Executive Officer, JLT Holdings Japan Limited

Mr. John Walsh (DC)
Outreach Coordinator, Children's National Medical Center

Mr. Keith Walters* (VA) 
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Dr. Kyoko Waseda-Hida (NY)
Director of Intelligence Operations, 514th Air Mobility Wing 

Mr. Dale Watanabe (WA)   
Executive Director, Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

Ms. Mari Watanabe* (OR)  
Executive Director, Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Dr. Paul Watanabe* (MA) 
Director, Institute for Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts (Boston)

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Senior Vice President, Horizon Kinetics LLC

Ms. Lori Tsugawa Whaley (WA) 
President, The Courage of a Samurai

Ms. Jewelle Yamada (NY)  
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sumitomo Corporation of America

Mr. Kouji Yamada (No CA) 
Owner, Analog Investment Edge LLC

Ms. Susan Yamada* (Hawaii)
Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship 

Mr. Roy Yamaguchi‡ (Hawaii)  
Chef and Restaurateur, Roy’s

Ms. Yumi Yamaguchi (Japan)
Managing Officer, Mitsui & Co., LTD; President & CEO, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute

Mr. David Yamahata (So CA)*  
Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department (Retired)

Mr. Mark Yamakawa* (Hawaii) 
President & CEO, Hawaii Dental Service

Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa (MA) 
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College  

Mr. Andrew Yamamoto* (So CA)  
Partner, Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliot, LLP (Retired)

Dr. Britt Yamamoto (WA)  
CEO & Founder, iLEAP

Mr. Herb Yamamoto (OR) 
Owner/CEO, BIM Connection

Mr. Gregg Yamanaka (Hawaii)  
President & CEO, LearningBiz, LLC

Mr. Ross Yamasaki (Hawaii) 
Founder, Pau Hana Creative, LLC

Ms. Amy Yamashiro* (DC)  
Education Research Scientist, U.S. Department of Education

Mr. Gary Yamashiroya* (IL) 
Detective Commander, Chicago Police Department (Retired)

Mr. Gary Yamashita (CO) 
CEO, Sakura Square LLC

Dr. Robert T. Yanagisawa (NY)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ms. Jan Yanehiro* (No CA)  
President, Jan Yanehiro, Inc.

Dr. Phillip Yang (No CA)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Robin Yasui* (CO)  
Director of Geriatrics, Denver Health and Hospitals

Mr. Nobuyaki Yasunaga (Japan)   
Leader, Government & Corporate Affairs Group, Amway Japan G.K. 

Mr. Mark Yokoyama (So CA) 
City Manager, City of Alhambra 

Ms. Stephanie Yonekura (So Cal)  
Partner, Hogan Lovell US LLP

Dr. Mariko Yoshihara Yang (No CA)
Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University

Ms. Lynda Yonamine (Japan)  
President, Yonamine Pearls

Mr. Paul Yonamine†^ (Japan)  
Country General Manager and President, IBM Japan, Ltd.

Mr. Dean Yonenaga (No CA)  
Director of Business Development, Luminescent Technologies

Ms. Tasha A. Yorozu (No CA) 
President, Yorozu Law Group, P.C.

Mr. Kevin Kazuhiro Yoshida (CO) 
Principal, The ABO Group

Mr. Gerald Yoshida (Hawaii) 
Partner, Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto

Ms. Miyuki Yoshida (OR) 
Attorneyat Law, Law Offices of Miyuki Yoshida

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Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Mr. Grant Yoshihara* (OR) 
SVP, Operations, NW Natural

Mr. Hiro Yoshihara (No Ca)   
Board Member, Hitachi, Ltd. 

Dr. Marianne Yoshioka (MA) 
Dean, College School for Social Work, Smith College

Ms. Theodora "Teddy" Yoshikami (NY)  
Producer and Cultural Consultant

 

 

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