Announcement: Fred Katayama to Join USJC as Executive Vice President

The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) is thrilled to announce that Frederick Katayama, renowned news anchor and journalist who has contributed to the strengthening of the U.S.-Japan relationship, will be joining the Council’s staff as Executive Vice President, effective February 14, 2022. 

A Japanese American from California, Mr. Katayama is a Founding Board Member of the U.S.-Japan Council since its inception in 2008. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Katayama will lead the Council’s development activities and plan strategic initiatives to further the organization’s mission. He will work alongside USJC’s President and CEO Suzanne Basalla and Board Chair Paul Yonamine.