Friends of The Council

The U.S.-Japan Council recognizes its American and Japanese allies that support its mission and vision as Friends of the Council.

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Mr. Yusuke Asakura (No Ca)   
Visiting Scholar, Standford University

Ms. Suzanne Basalla (DC)  
Executive Vice President & COO, U.S.-Japan Council

Mr. Stephen Bloom (OR) 
CEO, Portland Japanese Garden

Mr. Tab Bowers (HI) 
Executive Vice President, American Savings Bank

Mr. Greg Caltabiano (No Cal) 
President & COO, ACCO 

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

Professor Richard Dasher (No CA) 
Director, US Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University 

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

Mr. Robert Eberhart (No CA) 
Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University

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

Rep. Yasushi Furukawa (Japan) 
Member, House of Representatives (Former Governor of Saga Prefecture)

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

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

Mr. Michael Halloran (MA)
Finance Professional, MiraiCo LLC

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

Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (MI) 
State Senator, Michigan State Legislature 

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

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

Dr. Heita Kawakatsu (Japan)
Governor, Shizuoka Prefecture

Mr. Peter Kelley (DC) 
President, National Association of Japan-America Societies 

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

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

Mr. Nobuhito Koya (Japan) 
Managing Director, Trust Capital Co., Ltd.

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

Mr. Wei Ku (NY) 
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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

Mr. Michael Lerch (Japan)
Founder & CIO, Evolution Financial Group

Ms. Sylvia Luke (HI)
Representative, Hawaii State Legislature, House of Representatives

Ms. Kumiko Makihara (NY) 
Adjunct Associate Research Scholar, Columbia University 

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. Matthew McGuire (Japan) 
Chief Operating Officer, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.

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

Mr. Raj Mukherji, Esq. (NJ) 
State Assemblyman, NJ Legislature 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Kesha Ram (VT)  
State Representative, Vermont Legislature

Mr. Andrew Saidel (DC) 
President & CEO, Dynamic Strategies Asia, LLC

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

Mr. Ken Shibusawa (Japan) 
Founding Partner and Chairman, Commons Asset Management

Ms. Catherine Stevens (DC)
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Mr. Tatsunori Suzuki (No CA) 
CEO, Zeptor Corporation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Ervin Yen (OK)  
State Senator, Oklahoma State Legislature 

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

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

Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki (Japan)
Governor, Hiroshima Prefecture

 

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