Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
 
 
2016-2017 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 
Senior Sales Director 
Imperial Hotel America, Ltd.

Yasunori Azumi 
General Manager 
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Robert J. Benson
Partner, Intellectual Property
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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

Jonathan Beutler
International Public Affairs Advisor
Sunrider International

Matthew E. Digby
Partner
Squire Sanders LLP, Tokyo Office

Dr. Richard Drobnick
Managing Director
Association of Pacific Rim Universities

Keith B. Elmer
Japan Business Services Area Director (Retired)
Ernst & Young LLP

Membership Committee Co-Chair

Michael Feyder

Executive Vice President

Quest International LLC


Ninoska French
CEO
International Cultural Connection

Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki 
President 
The America-Japan Society, Inc. (Tokyo)

Kimiko Fujita
President 
Orange County Japanese American Association

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

Rex Y. Hamano
Principal
Hamano Holdings LLC


Hideki Hara
Director
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Randy Higa
President
Kirin Brewery of America LLC

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

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

Rikiko Kubo
Philanthropist

Patrick D. Linehan
Immediate Past Consul General
U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan

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 
Principal
Mallen Law

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

Yoshinobu Ota
Executive Director 
Japan National Tourism Organization

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

Stephen Rickert, CPA
Partner
Armanino LLP

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

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

Carol Shepperd
Vice President, Commercial Banker - Multinational Corporations
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Yu Tanabe
International Representative
Cybozu, Inc.

J. George Tanaka 
Chairman, Japanese American National Museum

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

Partner
KPMG LLP

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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