Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
2014-2015 Board of Directors


Terry S. Hara
Deputy Chief, West Bureau
Los Angeles Police Department

Co-Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Joseph C. Portillo
Managing Director & Treasurer
Fiduciary Trust Company International

Co-Vice Chair
Ryuji "Rick" Watanabe
Vice President, Regional Head, West
General Manager LA Branch
Mitsubishi Corporation

Finance Committee Chair

Glen I. Hamakawa
Ernst & Young LLP

Norman A. Futami
Paul Hastings LLP

Corporate Secretary
Vivien Usui 
Partner, Audit Services

Douglas G. Erber
Japan America Society of Southern California


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

Chairman Emeritus
Robert Brasch
Pacific Partners, Inc.

Chairman Emeritus
Mark E. Buchman
PacRim Financial Consultants

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.

Chairman Emeritus
Russell L. Hanlin
President Emeritus, Sunkist Growers
Union Properties

Immediate Past Chairman
Nominating Committee Chair

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

Tetsuo Ishida
Tax Director
Deloitte Tax LLP

Communications Committee Chair
Judy Johnson

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

Hideki Kishimoto
E.V.P, Union Bank, N.A.
General Manager, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Acey Kohrogi

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

Japan America Kite Festival® Committee Chair
Graciela Meibar

Rikan Miura
Deputy Chief Representative,
Representative Office in New York
Development Bank of Japan, Inc.

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

All Nippon Airways, Co. Ltd.

Mari Miyoshi
Sumitomo Realty & Development (USA) Inc.

105th 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

Immediate Past Co-Vice Chair
Kappei Morishita
General Manager, Blu-ray Standard Group, Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory
Panasonic R&D Corporation of America

Programs Committee Co-Chair
Brian K. Peck
Adjunct Professor
USC Gould School of Law

Chairman Emeritus
Endowment Committee Chair
Edward A. Perron
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jeffrey Shimamoto 
Founder & CEO
Glissando Capital LLC

Mark K. Sullivan
Management Consultant

Yukuo Takenaka
President & CEO
Takenaka Partners LLC

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

Masahiko Yamaguchi
General Manager
Hitachi, Ltd.

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