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


Joseph C. Portillo
Managing Director & Treasurer
Fiduciary Trust Company International

Co-Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Glen I. Hamakawa
Ernst & Young LLP

Co-Vice Chair
Mari Miyoshi
Sumitomo Realty & Development (USA) Inc.

Finance Committee Chair
106th Anniversary Dinner Committee Co-Chair
Vivien Usui 
Partner, Audit Services

Norman A. Futami
Norman A. Futami, Attorney at Law

Corporate Secretary
To be Announced

Douglas G. Erber
Japan America Society of Southern California


Chairman Emeritus
Audit Committee Chair 
Donald P. Baker
Chairman & CEO
CDI Capital Group, LLC

Chairman Emeritus
Robert Brasch
Pacific Partners, Inc.

Programs Committee Co-Chair
Donald Emery
General Manager
The Riviera Country Club

Orange County Regional Chapter Chair
Werner Escher
Exec. Director, Domestic & Int'l Markets
South Coast Plaza Shopping Resort

Membership Committee Co-Chair
Michael Feyder

Executive Vice President 
Quest International LLC

Kiyoshi Furukawa
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

Immediate Past Chairman
Terry S. Hara
Deputy Chief (ret.)
Los Angeles Police Department

Chairman Emeritus
Nancy Woo Hiromoto
Vice President
N. F. Stroth & Associates

Tetsuo Ishida
Tax Director
Deloitte Tax LLP

Hitoshi Ishikawa
Senior Vice President / General Manager of Los Angeles Branch
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Judy Johnson
Chief Marketing And Communications Officer
Caruso Affiliated

Tammie Kanda
Corporate Communications
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Acey Kohrogi
Advisor, Pacific Rim Operations
San Diego Padres

Hirokazu Kurihara
Vice President & Regional Manager, S.W. Region, U.S.A.
Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.

Japan America Kite Festival® Committee Co-Chair
Graciela Meibar

Hideo Miyake
Director, Administration The Americas
General Manager, Los Angeles Office

All Nippon Airways, Co. Ltd.

106th Anniversary Dinner Committee Chair
Douglas Montgomery
Vice President, Category Management
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Membership Committee Co-Chair
Perry Moreth
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Global Banking

Co-Vice Chair Emeritus
Kappei Morishita
General Manager
Panasonic Corporation

Programs Committee Co-Chair
Brian K. Peck
Deputy Director, International Affairs & Business Development
Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development

Chairman Emeritus
JASSC Endowment Fund Trustees Chair
Edward A. Perron
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Japan America Golf Classic Committee Chair
Matthew Sanders

Jeffrey Shimamoto 
Founder & CEO
Glissando Capital LLC

Mark K. Sullivan
Management Consultant

Hideaki Takase
Head of Asian Corporate Banking (West)
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Yukuo Takenaka
President & CEO
Takenaka Partners LLC

Toshiki Ueno
Deputy Chief Representative,
Representative Office in New York
Development Bank of Japan, Inc.

Julia Wada
Group Vice President - HR and Business Tech Solutions
Toyota Financial Services

Masahiko Yamaguchi
General Manager
Hitachi, Ltd.

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