Japan America Society of Southern California

   Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909

2017 - 2018 Board of Governors


BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Dr. Hitoshi Abe
Director
UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

Jonathan Beutler

Director of Public Affairs
Sunrider International


George A. Brumder

Chairman Emeritus
Pacific Asia Museum

Brian Chuan
Senior Director of Tourism Marketing
South Coast Plaza

Gregory Crowe
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Global Corporate Banking


Matthew E. Digby
Partner
Squire Sanders LLP, Tokyo Office

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

Satoshi Furuya
Senior Vice President
Tokio Marine America

William Tolin Gay
Partner
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Iori Hamada
Senior Sales Director 
Imperial Hotel America, Ltd. 

Rex Y. Hamano

Principal
Hamano Holdings LLC


Hideki Hara
Director
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Randy Higa
Vice President, General Merchandise Dept.
Jalux Americas, Inc.


Katsuhiko Hirahara
Coordinator, HR & Administration
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

John Iino
Managing Partner
Reed Smith LLP

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

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

Acey Kohrogi
Advisor, Pacific Rim Operations
San Diego Padres

Rikiko Kubo
Philanthropist

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

Nia Lyte
President
Shinca Group

Chief Deputy Emile Mack 
Administrative Operations Commander (Ret.)
Los Angeles Fire Department

Toby Rose Mallen 
Principal
Mallen Law

Michiko Murakami
Sales Account Executive - Nikkei / Global Sales & Distribution
Delta | KLM | Air France


Keiichi Nishimoto
Chief Executive Director 
JETRO Los Angeles

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

Brian K. Peck
Director, Transnational Law & Business Center
USC Gould School of Law

Steven G. Polard 
Managing Partner 
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

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

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

Mark K. Sullivan
Management Consultant

Yu Tanabe
International Representative
Cybozu, Inc.

J. George Tanaka 
Managing Director, Retail Specialized Markets
MUFG 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

Partner
KPMG LLP

Julia Wada
Group V.P., H.R. & Busn. Tech. Solutions
Toyota Financial Services

Teruko Weinberg
President, LANSCA
Teruko Weinberg, Inc.

William T. Whitaker
Correspondent 
CBS News

Jeff Yamazaki
President
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California

Kashif Zubair
Chief Executive Officer
Adroit Business Solutions LLC
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