Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
 
 
2015-2016 Board of Governors


Dr. Hitoshi Abe
Director
UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

Yoshio Aoki
President
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California

Kei Ayukawa 
Deputy Director of Sales, New York Office 
Imperial Hotel America, Ltd.

Robert J. Benson
Partner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Dr. Gordon M. Berger
Professor of History, Emeritus
University of Southern California

Matthew E. Digby
Partner
Squire Sanders, Tokyo Office

Dr. Richard Drobnick
Managing Director
Association of Pacific Rim Universities

Keith B. Elmer
Partner (Retired)
Ernst & Young LLP

Ninoska French
CEO
International Cultural Connection

William Tolin Gay
Partner
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Rex Y. Hamano

Randy Higa
President
Kirin Brewery of America LLC

Takashi Ito 
President & CEO, Kajima Development Corp. 
Kajima USA, Inc.

Peter Kelley 
President
National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.

Akemi Kikumura Yano
Author, Anthropologist & Scholar
UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Rikiko Kubo
Philanthropist

Patrick D. Linehan
Immediate Past Consul General, U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe
Senior Visiting Fellow, USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Joel D. Littleford
Partner
Deloitte Tax LLP


Chief Deputy Emile Mack 
Administrative Operations Commander 
Los Angeles Fire Department

Riki Maeda
Executive Vice President, General Manager of Western Region
Tokio Marine Management, Inc.

Toby Rose Mallen 
Attorney
Mallen Law

Tomohiro Matsumura
General Manager
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Eric C. Miller 
Director, Chief Marketing Officer
Green Solar Finance LLC

Tatsushi Paul Nakamura 
President Emeritus
Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai

Yukinori Nishio 
E.V.P., Pacific Rim Executive Office 
Bank of the West

Henry Ota
Board of Director
U.S.-Japan Council


Midori Overzyl
Corporate Controller & General Manager of Finance
Yamaha Corporation of America

Steven G. Polard 
Partner 
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

Etsuko & Joe D. Price 
Shin'enkan Foundation

Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks
Professor, Asian Pacific American Studies
Loyola Marymount University

Paul Ruiz 
Global Sales and Distribution, Senior Sales Account Executive - Nikkei
Delta | KLM | Air France

Naomi Takasu
Director
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Yu Tanabe
International Representative
Cybozu, Inc.

J. George Tanaka 
Chairman, Japanese American National Museum
Senior V.P., Retail Specialized Markets
Union Bank, N.A. 

Masako Unoura Tanaka 
Director of Environmental Management 
Ted Tokio Tanaka Architects

Hiroko Tatebe 
Founder and Executive Director 
Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity

S. Tokuyama 
Partner 
Miller Tokuyama & Sur LLP

Jeffrey Tom

Advisory Service
KPMG LLP

Daisuke Tonai 
Executive Director 
Japan National Tourism Organization

Teruko Weinberg
President, LANSCA
Teruko Weinberg, Inc.

William T. Whitaker
Correspondent 
CBS News

Koji Yano
Senior Manager, H.R. & Administration 
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Sachiko Yoshimura 
Chief Executive Director 
JETRO Los Angeles

Kashif Zubair
Chief Executive Officer
Adroit Business Solutions LLC
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