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, Geodesic Capital

Chairman Emeritus

William T. Breer
Ambassador Rust M. Deming, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
Matthew P. Goodman, CSIS

Officers

Ambassador James P. Zumwalt, Chairman
Go Eguchi, Co-Vice Chair, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Emma Chanlett-Avery, Co-Vice Chair, Congressional Research Service
Shinsuke Takahashi, Secretary, NEC Corporation of America
Yoichi Mineo, At Large, Marubeni  America  Corporation
Peter Bass, Treasurer,  Ember.ai

Trustees

Abigail Friedman, The Wisteria Group
Jun Aketa
, Mitsui & Co (U.S.A.), Inc.
Wendy Cutler, Asia Society Policy Institute
Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, Avascent Global Advisors
Maki Hishikawa, Aflac International
Tetsuo Iguchi, Toshiba America, Inc.
Ambassador John R. Malott
Kenichirou Mizoguchi, Hitachi, Ltd.
Pamela Passman, CREATe.org
Eileen Pennington, Women’s Empowerment Program
Louisa Rubinfien, University of Maryland
Andrew M. Saidel, Dynamic Strategies Asia LLC
James L. Schoff, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Yuki Tatsumi, The Stimson Center
Hiroyuki Takai, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Ambassador Kurt Tong, The Asia Group
Mireya Solis, Brookings Institution
Christopher Johnstone, United States Department of Defense
Rick Weir, Northrup Grumman Corporation
Keiko Honda, MIGA
Ryan Shaffer, JASWDC President (Ex Oficio)

Advisors

Minister Takehiro Shimada, Embassy of Japan
Edwin J. Saeger, United States Department of State

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
Dr. Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Glen Fukushima, Center for American Progress
Yoshie Ogawa