Ayumi Nagata is the Regional Manager at the U.S.- Japan Council and based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Council, much of her professional life has been with community based social service organizations such as Little Tokyo Service Center. Most recently, she oversaw the marrow donor recruitment efforts in the API community for Be the Match, the national bone marrow registry. Ayumi was born in Kyushu and spent her elementary school years there. Having spent many years in the Japanese American community in Southern California, she has been exploring the duality of the Japanese American community and being a Japanese national.