Council Leaders

Japanese Americans play a catalytic role in strengthening and diversifying U.S.-Japan relations. Recognizing this unique role, the U.S.-Japan Council cultivates an international network of Japanese Americans known as Council Leaders and provides them with leadership opportunities to help shape U.S.-Japan relations.

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‡ = Board of Councilors
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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) 
Former Executive Director, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

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

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) 
Vice President, CFO & Chief Investment Officer, Soka University of America 

Mr. Gil Asakawa (CO)   
Consultant/Journalist, Nikkei View LLC

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

RADM David M. Boone, USN (Ret.) (DC) 
Vice President, Strategic Development, CB&I

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)
Co-Anchor, KTLA-TV

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

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) 
CEO, Walmart Japan Holdings, GK

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

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.

Ms. Jean Fujiu* (IL) 
Consultant

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

Ms. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley (WA) 
Diversity Affairs Director, Nordstrom

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

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.

Ms. Mariko Gordon* (NY)  
Founder, CEO & CIO, Daruma Asset Management, Inc.

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

Judge Kerry Hada* (CO) 
Judge (Retired), Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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, Battelle-Japan

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.

Mr. Yujiro Hata (No CA)
Chief Operating Officer, Flexus Biosciences

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

Mr. Dennis Higashiguchi (Hawaii)   
Senior Manager Consulting Services, N&K CPAs, 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)  
Vice President, Points of Light and CEO, Integrated Media, Inc.

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

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

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

Mr. George Ikeda (NY) 
Corporate Counsel (Retired), ITOCHU International, Inc.

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.

Mr. Mitchell A. Imanaka (Hawaii) 
Managing Principal, Imanaka Asato LLLC

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)  
Assistant Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Atsuko Jenks (No CA) 
Management Consultant, US-Japan Business Development

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

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

Dr. Ayako (Aya) Kameda (Texas)
Senior Advisor, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Elaine Ko* (WA) 
Executive Director, Hokubei Hochi Foundation 

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

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

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

Konishiki (Hawaii) 
Performer and Founder, Konishiki Kids Foundation

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

Mr. Stan H. Koyanagi* (So CA) 
Senior Vice President, ORIX USA Corporation

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

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

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

Dr. Michiko Kurahashi (NY) 
Director, CIT Bank 

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

Mr. Duane Kurisu* (Hawaii)
Chairman, 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 

Dr. Phillip Yukio Lipscy (No CA)  
Assistant Professor (Political Science) and Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow (Shorenstein APARC ), Stanford University

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. Paul K. Maruyama (CO)
Professor Emeritus, Colorado College

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

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

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. 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

Mr. Allen Murabayashi (NY)  
Chairman, PhotoShelter 

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

Mr. Wayne Muraoka* (Hawaii)  
Attorney, General Counsel, Armstrong Development, Ltd. 

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

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

Mr. Lance Murata (Hawaii) 
Sr. Client Executive, IBM

Mr. Albert Muratsuchi* (So CA) 
Assemblymember, California State Assembly

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

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

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) 
Managing Director, Senior Banking Representative, International Franchise Management, Citi 

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ken Niimura (Hawaii) 
Vice President and Assistant Manager, International Banking, Central Pacific Bank 

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

Mr. Brian Nishida (Hawaii) 
Founder & CEO, 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. Eric Nishizawa (So CA)  
Attorney, Law Offices of Eric Y. Nishizawa

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)   
Senior Scientist, Medicine in Extreme Environments, Johns Hopkins Medical International 

Ms. Hiroyo Nonoyama (So CA) 
Global Business Advisor

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

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 

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

Mr. Larry Oda* (No CA)   
Former President, 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 System 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Tomoko Onozawa (NY)  
Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York

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

Ms. Helen H. Ota (So CA)  
Director of Development and Marketing, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

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

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

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

Ms. Yoko Otani (NY) 
Managing Director, Promontory Financial Group, LLC

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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) 
Vice President, Student Affairs, University of California 

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, Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP

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

Ms. Janelle Sasaki (Japan) 
Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion Services, Ernst & Young Advisory Co., Ltd.

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

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

Mr. Yori Sawada (Hawaii)
Assistant Vice President, First Hawaiian Bank 

Ms. Miyoko Sawamura* (No CA) 
Chief, Office of Regulations and Hearings, 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)
Acting Supreme Court Justice, Queens Criminal Court

Ms. Naoko Shatz (WA) 
Managing Member, Shatz Law Group PLLC

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, City of Palo Alto 

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

Mr. Peter Shimamoto (So CA)  
Partner, Affeld Grivakes Zucker LLP

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

Ms. Genevieve Shiroma* (No CA)  
Board Member, 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. 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

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

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

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

Mr. Kenta Takamori (No CA) 
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Dr. Jeanette Takamura (NY)  
Dean, School of Social Work, Columbia University

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

Mr. Henry Takata (Japan)
Chief Operating Officer, Smart Technology Partners

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

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) 
Partner, Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office

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

Mr. Randall Tanaka (Hawaii) 
President and CEO, The First Step

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.

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

Ms. Lori Teranishi (Hawaii)  
Co-Founder and Principal, iQ 360

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

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

Dr. Keith Terasaki (So CA) 
Chief of Service, Radiology Department, 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

Dr. Tracy Tsuetaki* (NC) 
Operating Partner, Symphony Technology Group

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

Dr. Craig Uchida* (MD)   
President, Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.

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, Cross Cultural Business, Inc.

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

Mr. Mark Uyeda* (DC) 
Counsel to Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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

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

Dr. Kyoko Waseda-Hida (NY)
Intelligence Officer, US Air Force Reserve; Adjunct Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University

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)

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

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

Ms. Susan Yamada* (Hawaii)
President, Yamada Scott Family Foundation

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

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

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

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. Darin Yamashiro (Hawaii) 
Managing Partner, Secant Strategic Partners

Dr. Jane Yamashiro (No CA) 
Visiting Scholar, UCLA Asian American Studies Center

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

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

Ms. Sharon Yanagi (DC)  
Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary – Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

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

Mr. Mark Yokoyama (So CA) 
Chief of Police, Alhambra Police Department

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

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

Ms. Jane Yonamine (Hawaii)
President, Wally Yonamine Co., Inc.

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) 
Director, Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto

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

Mr. Grant Yoshihara* (OR) 
Vice President, Utility Operations & Chief Engineer, NW Natural

Mr. Stan Yoshihara (So CA)  
Principal & Managing Director, Avison Young

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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