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
The Honorable John V. Roos

Chairman Emeritus

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

Officers

Matthew Goodman, Chairman, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Go Eguchi, Vice Chair, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Abigail Friedman, President (Interim)
Shinsuke Takahashi, Secretary, NEC Corporation of America

Trustees

Jun Aketa, Mitsui & Co (U.S.A.), Inc.
Emma Chanlett-Avery, Congressional Research Service
Wendy Cutler, The Asia Society
Go Eguchi, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Abigail Friedman, The Wisteria Group
Glen Fukushima, Center for American Progress
Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, Avascent Global Advisors
Matthew P. Goodman, CSIS
Maki Hishikawa, Aflac International
Tetsuo Iguchi, Toshiba America, Inc.
Ambassador John R. Malott
Yoichi Mineo, Marubeni America Corporation
Kenichirou Mizoguchi, Hitachi, Ltd.
Pamela Passman, CREATe.org
Eileen Pennington, The Asia Foundation
Louisa Rubinfien, University of Maryland
Andrew Saidel, Dynamic Strategies Asia LLC
James L. Schoff, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Hiroyuki Takai, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Shinsuke Takahashi, NEC Corporation of America
Yuki Tatsumi, The Stimson Center

Advisor

Minister Takehiro Shimada, Embassy of Japan

Legal Advisor

David Levine, Groom Law Group

Counselors

Lyle Blanchard, Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, P.C.
Dr. Kent E. Calder, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, McLarty Associates
Katsuhiko Ichikawa, Central Japan Railway Company
Chiyo Kobayashi, Washington CORE
Yoshie Ogawa
Dr. Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations