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

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

Trustees

Jun Aketa, Mitsui & Co (U.S.A.), Inc.
Robin Berrington
Wendy Cutler, Asia Society Policy Institute
Abigail Friedman, The Wisteria Group
Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, Avascent Global Advisors
Maki Hishikawa, Aflac International
Keiko Honda, SIPA
Tetsuo Iguchi, Toshiba America, Inc.
Christopher Johnstone, United States Department of Defense
Ambassador Mark Lippert, Boeing International
Kenichirou Mizoguchi, Hitachi, Ltd.
Eileen Pennington, The Asia Foundation
Louisa Rubinfien, University of Maryland
Mireya Solis, Brookings Institution
Hiroyuki Takai, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Ambassador Kurt Tong, The Asia Group
Rick Weir, Northrup Grumman Corporation
Ryan Shaffer, JASWDC President (Ex Officio)

Advisors

Minister Takehiro Shimada, Embassy of Japan
Jim Heller, 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
Glen Fukushima, Center for American Progress
Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, McLarty Associates
Katsuhiko Ichikawa, Central Japan Railway Company
Ambassador John R. Malott
Yoshie Ogawa
Pamela Passman,
CREATe.org
Andrew M. Saidel, Dynamic Strategies Asia LLC
Dr. Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations

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