Board of Trustees, Officers and Advisors

Honorary Patron

His Excellency Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, Japanese Ambassador to the US

Honorary Chairman

The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Mineta & Associates, LLC

Chairman Emeritus

William T. Breer
Ambassador Rust M. Deming, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Officers

Matthew Goodman, Chairman, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Ryota Isshiki, Vice Chair, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Abigail Friedman, President (Interim)
Go Eguchi, Secretary, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Trustees

Jun Aketa, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.
Peter Bass, Ember.ai
Dr. Kent Calder, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
Emma Chanlett-Avery, Congressional Research Service
Wendy Cutler, Asia Society
Go Eguchi, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Abigail Friedman, The Wisteria Group
Glen S. Fukushima, Center for American Progress
Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, Avascent International
Matthew Goodman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Maki Hishikawa, Aflac International
Katsuhiko Ichikawa, Central Japan Railway Company
Tetsuo Iguchi, Toshiba America, Inc.
Yoichi Mineo, Marubeni America Corporation
Ryota Isshiki, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Ambassador John R. Malott
Pamela Passman, CREATe.org
Eileen Pennington, The Asia Foundation
Andrew Saidel, Dynamic Strategies Asia
James Schoff, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Hiroyuki Takai, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Yuki Tatsumi, The Stimson Center
Kenichiro Mizoguchi, Hitachi, Ltd.
Louisa Rubinfien, University of Maryland
Shinsuke Takahashi, NEC Corporation of America

Advisor

Minister Takehiro Shimada, Embassy of Japan
Julie Chung, U.S. Department of State

Legal Advisor

David Levine, Groom Law Group

Counselors

Lyle Blanchard, Esq. Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, P.C.
Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, McLarty Associates
Chiyo Kobayashi, Washington CORE
Yoshie Ogawa