USJC Management and Staff

Alisa Tanaka

Communications Manager

Alisa Tanaka is the Communications Manager for the U.S.-Japan Council. As the daughter of a fourth-generation Japanese-American and a Japanese immigrant, she was raised in a bilingual and bicultural household. Her upbringing led her to earn a degree in Communications from Lewis & Clark College in 2012. She spent nearly 4 years in the Communications field before transitioning into international education, where she worked as an English instructor in San Diego, California, Changhua, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan teaching a variety of students ranging from children to high-profile government clients prior to joining the Council.