Introduction of New Members
On this page we will introduce new members, who joined the I-House on or after June 1, 2017, and who have allowed us to post his/her name and title (to be updated at the beginning of each month).
*From August 2019, names are being written as "First Name + Family Name" with the exception of Chinese and Korean. The family name is in capital letters.
16 new members (12 resident and 4 non-resident) joined in August 2019(in random order)
Dr. Lim EUNJUNG Assistant Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
Mr. Akira YOSHIDA President, Tetsudo Kiki Co., Ltd.
Ms. Ronna CHAO CEO, Novel Investment Partners Limited; CEO, Bai Xian Asia Institute
Mr. Masayuki TAKAYA CEO, President, Cainz Corporation
Ms. Mirjana MILANOVIC Senior Lead Designer, Department for Planning and Sustainability, City of Amsterdam
Mrs. Taeko AMINO President of AMINO Co., Ltd.
Mr. Hiroyuki AKASHI Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Komazawa University
Miss Michiko KATO
Dr. Prof. Tokuya OMI
Mr. Koji OKI
Mr. Taiichi MATSUO
↓ New members who joined on or before July 31, 2019 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Norbert F. SCHOERNER Photographer & Film Maker; Director, Bigsky Partnership Ltd.
19 new members (16 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in July 2019(in random order)
Mr. Cyrus D. HIGHSMITH Creative Director, Morisawa USA
Mr. Atsushi HORIKAWA Chief Investment Officer, Alliance Bernstein Japan Ltd.
Dr. Kazuyuki KATAYAMA Director-General, Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Eishi KATSURA Professor, the Graduate School of film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts
Mr. Ken NIIMURA President & CEO, TOPAZ CAPITAL, INC.
Prof. Tashika ODAGIRI Associate Professor, Kansai Gaidai University
Dr. SEN Keiiku Gynecologist, Aiiku Clinic
Mr. Shoji TSUBOYAMA President, CapitaLink Inc.
Mr. Katsuyuki TOCHIMOTO President and Representative Director, M-Theory Inc.
Mr. Seiichiro YAMAMOTO CFO, Y-Labs, Co., Ltd.
Mr. Takahiro YAGUCHI Assistant Section Chief, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Mr. Eiichi YOSHIKAWA Advisor to the President, MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Ms. Sawako MATSUO
Mr. Hideo SHINYA
↓ New members who joined on or before June 30, 2019 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Chisao SHIGEMORI Gardener
17 new members (10 resident and 7 non-resident) joined in June 2019(in random order)
Mr. Matsuda, Kota former House of Representatives member; founder of TULLY'S COFFEE
Mr. Cummer, Russell F. President & CEO, Paidy Inc.; Chairman, Exchange Corporation Limited
Prof. Hikotani, Takako Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor, Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Mr. Spiesshofer, Oliver M. Executive Director, Triuph Intertrade AG
Mr. Muto, Kiyoshi Vice Chief Director, NPO Sustainable Environment & Adaptable Dwelling
Ms. Farley, Margaret P. Executive Vice President, Edelman
Mr. Kimura, Kenichiro Kika Solutions
Mr. Okuda, Kazuhiro
Ms. Kono, Mari Teacher / Digital Media Artist
Prof. Kawai, Yoshihiro Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo / Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University / Chairman, OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee
Mr. Mizuno, Seiichi President, IMA Co., Ltd.
Mr. Liao, Benjamin
↓ New members who joined on or before June 2019 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mrs. Sato, Nami
15 new members (14 resident and 1 non-resident) joined in May 2019(in random order)
Ms. Chang, Annie AC Global Solutions Ltd
Mr. Nagai, Toru
Mrs. Yokotani, Megumi
Mr. Takahashi, Keitaro
Mrs. Ushioda, Masako
19 new members (12 resident and 7 non-resident) joined in April 2019(in random order)
Mr. Tani, Daniel M. Director, Foundation Grants, US-Japan Foundation
Mr. Ra, Jongyil University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Gachon University / Chair Professor, National Defense University
Dr. Aoki, Teruaki
Dr. Nagano, Kiminori Certified International Investment Analyst, Ph.D. (Higher Education, the University of Tokyo)
Mr. Yamamoto, Yasushi Founder & CEO, Corundum Innovation Co., Ltd.
Prof. Oba, Mie Professor, Tokyou University of Science
Prof. Murayama, Sadayuki Professor, Tama University / Specially Appointed Professor, The Graduate School of Project Design
Prof. Mostafavi, Mohsen Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Mr. Ito, Ren Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law/ CEO, Mercari Europe
Mr. Tsuji, Koji
Ms. Wada, Yoshiko I. President, World Shibori Network / Founder, Slow Fiber Studios / Trustee, Atopos Foundation
Ms. Richard, Sophie Independent art historian
15 new members (10 resident and 5 non-resident) joined in March 2019(in random order)
Mr. Koll, Jesper J. W.
Mr. Nakagawa, Mamoru Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property
Mr. Yamagishi, Kotaro CEO, Keio Innovation Initiative, Inc.
Ms. Joe, Niharika Chibber Associate Executive Director, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (U.S. Government)
Prof. Lee, Junghwan Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Internatinal Relations, Seoul National University
Mr. Egawa, Akiyasu Tohshin Shoji
Mr. Miyaji, Ushio
Ms. Kim-Weaver, Tammy Owner, American Summer Opportunities
↓ New members who joined on or before February 28, 2019 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Prof. Kamiya, Matake Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
13 new members (11 resident and 2 non-resident) joined in February 2019(in random order)
Mr. Tanaka, Tatsuo Director & Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets Japan, Inc.
Mr. Hirano, Eiji Director and Vice Chairman, Met life Insurance K.K.
Mr. Yoshino, Jiro Head for Japan, Center for Asia Leadership
Mr. Ogata, Katsuaki CEO & CIO, Capitalink Investment Inc.
Dr. Takahashi, Hiroshi
Mr. Hamada, Kiyoshi Trustee, Sassex County Historical Society, NJ, U.S.A. Member, Vernon Township Rotary Club, NJ, U.S.A.
Mr. Matsumoto, Ichiu General Manager, Kenzaisha Limited
Dr. Tanaka, Azusa Senior Consultant, Lifescience Dynamics
Mr. Inoue, Yuji
Mr. Suga, Shimpei
↓ New members who joined on or before January 31, 2019 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Arakawa, Tadahide Chairman, THE KOKUSAI.COM
8 new members (7 resident and 1 non-resident) joined in January 2019(in random order)
Mrs. Ikegami, Masa Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Mr. Kobayashi, Kenji Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Japan Automobile Importers Association
Mr. Watanabe, Daisuke Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Seikei University
Dr. Jin, Kumi
↓ New members who joined on or before December 31, 2018 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Ms. Iwaya, Junko
Dr. Govella, Kristi E. Assistant Professor, Asia Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
14 new members (11 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in December 2018(in random order)
Mr. Tada, Masayo Representative Director, Chairman, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
Mr. Tanabe, Yotaro Captain, All Nippon Airways
Dr. Marsh, Kathyann K. Associate Dean, University of San Diego, Hann School of Nursing , San Diego, California
Mr. Sato, Mamoru President, Forbo Siegling Japan Co., Ltd.
Mrs. Okamoto, Haruko
Miss Watanabe, Aki Yokohama National University
Mr. Sanada, Ikkan Founder, Ikkan Art International
Mr. Shimada, Hisatsugu
14 new members (10 resident and 4 non-resident) joined in November 2018(in random order)
Mr. Werbe, Stephen F. President, Arts Consortium of Delaware
Mr. Watanabe, Ryuji Advisor, Aso Corporation
Prof. Dr. Nakajima, Hideo MD, PｈD
Mrs. Lee, Chung Moon Painter
Dr. Sugaya, Atsuto Medical Corporation Owakai
Dr. Sato, Setsuko
Mr. Sawai, Masayuki
Miss Yong, Viola Mg Yoke
Mrs. Given, Joan
14 new members (11 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in October 2018(in random order)
Prof. Imai, Akiko Professor, Faculty of Global Business, Showa Women's University
Ms. Smethurst, Ayako President & Co-founder, Kizuna Across Cultures
Dr. Watanabe, Morio
Mr. Tsuji, Kosei
Dr. Sato, Junichiro
10 new members (resident only) joined in September 2018(in random order)
Mr. Horikoshi, Hidekazu President, Sotsu Corporation
Mr. Fuji, Katsuyuki CEO, X Lab Co., Ltd.
KAORUKO Flower Artist
Dr. Moskowitz, Ken Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Temple University Japan
Mr. Hino, Sumio Former Advisor of Ippan Shadanhojin Shoyu Club
Mr. Tsurumachi, Kazuhisa
Mrs. Imamura, Takako
Ms. Sato, Mieko
17 new members (11 resident and 6 non-resident) joined in August 2018(in random order)
Mr. Hastings, Paul D. Executive Director & CEO, Japan ICU Foundation
Mr. Sakaki, Masatoshi Certified Public Accountant
Mr. Iwamoto, Akihisa Partner & Patent Attorney, Showa International Patent Firm
Mr. Miura, Yosuke Director, HONE Studio Architecture & Design
Mr. Katagiri, Tomonosuke Vice President, Black Rock Japan Co., Ltd.
Prof. Chow, Clara K. Cardiologist; Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
Mr. Sole, Simon J. CEO, Bandoola Productions
Ms. Enokido, Fuyuki
13 new members (11 resident and 2 non-resident) joined in July 2018(in random order)
Mr. Obata, Naotaka Executive Adviser to the Board, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited
Dr. Kawashima, Shin Professor, University of Tokyo
Ms. Cottingham-Streater, Paige Executive Director, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Prof. Lester, Elizabeth Associate Dean Research College of Arts, Law & Education, University of Tasmania
Mrs. Ohno , Makiko Director, Gallery Concept 21
Mr. Kanda, Kozo
Mr. Inoue, Haruo
Mr. Ohira, Nobutaka
29 new members (22 resident and 7 non-resident) joined in June 2018(in random order)
Prof. Ogawa, Tadashi Professor, Atomi University
Dr. Yazaki, Takao Lecturer, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Kokushikan University
Mr. Noritake, Ryoji President, Health and Global Policy Institute
Ms. Sugimoto, Shino President, Arts and Creative Mind Association
Prof. Dr. Nakagawa, Shigeki Professor Emeritus, Nihon University
Mr. Kidder, Samuel H. Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (RET.), Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy Tokyo (RET.)
Ms. Taguchi, Kumi Broadcaster, ABC TV
Ms. Hatano, Ayako Gender Specialist, UNDP
Mrs. Mullins, Adena Zecha
Mr. Adachi, Tomoyuki Senior Manager, Skylight Consulting Inc.
Mr. Kanomata, Osamu BP Singapore Pte Ltd.
Ms. Kazuki, Reiko
Mr. Shibata, Masaru Managing Director, TC Capital Pte. Ltd.
Mrs. Betty C. Hoffman Sunabe Corporation
Mrs. Tanikawa, Chigusa
Dr. Tayama, Hiroshi Doctor and Director, Tayama Dental Office
Mrs. Tajima, Mika
Mrs. Saito, Sae
18 new members (13 resident and 5 non-resident) joined in May 2018(in random order)
Ms. Aiko Doden
Ms. Miyuki Fukuma Representative Director, College Women's Association of Japan
Mr. Keijirou Yamauchi CEO, Yamanouchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Mr. Hiroshi Katsumata
Ms. Komaki Foster Senior Manager, American Express Europe
Mr. Naoki Nishino
Mrs. Yukiko Watanabe
↓ New members who joined on or before April 30, 2018 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Miss Mina E. Pollmann PhD Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Under the Next Generation Fellowship Program” of the American Friends of the International House of Japan, Inc. (AFIHJ) )
37 new members (16 resident and 21 non-resident) joined in April 2018 (Out of 21 non-resident members, 15 members joined under the Next Generation Fellowship Program” of the American Friends of the International House of Japan, Inc. (AFIHJ))(in random order)
Mr. Ota, Kenji Legal Representative and CEO, Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd., Japan Branch
Dr. Homma, Shunichi Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
Prof. Ogata, Nobuyuki Professor, Faculty of Modern Life, Teikyo Heisei University
Mr. Watanabe, Yasuyuki Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Mr. Himuro, Toshio Chairman, Tei Enterprises Ltd.
Prof. Chan, Daniel T M Chair Professor and Yu Chiu Kwong Endowed Professorship in Medicine, University of Hong; and Chief of Nephrology, HK West Cluster Hospitals
Mr. Kojima, Koji CEO, Ea, Inc.
Mr. Howe, Robert C. Managing Director, Listed Equities Portfolio Manager, AKAMAI Capital
Mr. Kinouchi, Hikaru
Ms. Foster, Mariko A.
Miss Kurai, Hiro
≪Under the Next Generation Fellowship Program” of the American Friends of the International House of Japan, Inc. (AFIHJ) ≫
Ms. Thevenot, Jolie N. Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Alabama
Prof. Miura, Hiroya Artistic Director, IMJS/Japanese Cultural Heritages Initiatives, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Music Department Chair, Bates College,
Mr. Yi, Eugene Co-Founder and President, Cortico
Prof. Culver, Annika A. Associate Professor of East Asian History, Florida State University
Prof. Le, Tom Phuong Assistant Professor of Politics, Pomona College
Prof. Lipscy, Philip Y. Assistant Professor of Political Science and Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow, Stanford University
Ms. Shoji, Shanti M. Co-Founder and Vice President, Kizuna Across Cultures
Miss Khanal, Samjhana Global Director, Ashoka
Mr. Evans, Alexander E. MEXT Research Student, Graduate School of Humanitites, Kyushu University
Ms. Butler, Jennifer R. Student of Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, 2017-2018
↓ New members who joined on or before March 31, 2018 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Anzai, Takashi
18 new members (15 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in March 2018(in random order)
Dr. Hibiya, Junko President, Professor, International Christian University
Dr. Takada, Asako Professor, Hosei Business School, Hosei University
Mr. Maeda, Katsunari
Mr. Fujioka, Ryu senior adviser, Government & Industrial Affairs Dept., Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Prof. Olsen, Henrik P. Professor, Dr. Juris , Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
Mr. Van Ness, Harry A. Senior Programmer, Boojum
Dr. Nagura, Naoshige
Dr. Murase, Jutaro
12 new members (10 resident and 2 non-resident) joined in February 2018(in random order)
Mr. Edward Suzuki Principal, Edward Suzuki Associates
Prof. Saich, Anthony J. Professor of International Affairs, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Mrs. Lerner , Kiyoko
↓ New members who joined on or before January 31, 2018 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Nagashima, Masaru
10 new members (7 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in January 2018(in random order)
Prof. Ichimura, Hidehiko Professor, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics
Mr. Watanabe, Kenta
Mr. Nishikawa, Shoyo Manager, Uzabase, Inc.
Mr. Karatsu, Ken Cellist
Mr. Ichimura, Yuji
Mr. Ikeno, Kenichi The Chair, JCSOS
↓ New members who joined on or before December 31, 2017 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Iwamoto, Norihisa Director, Iwamoto Dental Office
Ms. Seville, Kaede Journalist
15 new members (9 resident and 6 non-resident) joined in December 2017(in random order)
Mr. Wijesekara, Samantha P. K. Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Japan
Prof. Kwon, Soonwook Professor, Sung Kyun Kwan University
Mr. Sitow, Hisashi Director, Branch Manager, Global Treasury, Money Markets Tokyo, Tokyo Branch, Credit Suisse AG
Mr. Porte, Thierry G. Managing Director, J. C. Flowers & Co. LLC
Mr. Tominaga, Taro CEO, Yokohama Kaiun International Co., Ltd.
Mr. Arimura, Ichiro General Manager, Planning Division, Seven Bank, Ltd.
Mr. Shima, Koji President, Paw Mark Japan
Ms. Nishimura, Kanako
14 new members (11 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in November 2017(in random order)
Mr. Akiyama, Masahiro Chairman, Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies -SSDP-
Mr. Yoshida, Hiroshi President & CEO, Fuji Denko Company
Mr. Nishikawa, Takamiki Representative Director, FOX NETWORKS GROUP JAPAN
Mr. Yamanami, Kenji
Mr. Maeda, Shogo Director, The Grew Bancroft Foundation
Mr. Sugano, Atsushi Senior Associate Professor, Meio University
Mr. Neureiter, Kirk R President, Fidelity Management & Research Japan Inc.
Mr. Nakanishi, Akihito
13 new members (11 resident and 2 non-resident) joined in October 2017(in random order)
Mr. Yamamoto, Hideo Director & Managing Corporate Officer, Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Ms. Cho, Yun Young Correspondent, NEWSIS
Ms.Pilcavage, Christine S. Managing Director, MIT-Japan Program
Mr. Taketsuru, Kotaro
Ms. Masuyama, Mika President, Masuyama & Company
Ms. Sakanishi, Rie President, The Cuisine Press Inc.
11 new members (8 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in September 2017(in random order)
Mr. Yamaoka, Koichi
Professor Cary, Ann B.
Mr. Takeuchi, Jeff Y.
Miss McGauley, Taera T.
↓ New members who joined on or before August 31, 2017 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Suzuki, Yosuke
Professor Dr. Futagami, Shiho Professor, Yokohama National University
Mr. Asanuma, Sho Executive Officer in charge of Overseas Operations, Asanuma Corporation
15 new members (12 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in August 2017(in random order)
Mr. Lee, Chanbuom Cousul-General, Republic of Korea to Japan
Dr. Claremon, Mirei Takashima CEO, Mirei TC Consulting, LLC.
Mr. Shibatsuji, Naoki Representative Director, Rise Inc.
Professor Yamamoto, Janet K., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, University of Florida
21 new members (18 resident and 3 non-resident) joined in July 2017(in random order)
Mr. Katori, Yoshinori Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dr. Kuno, Sachiko President and CEO, S&R Foundation
Ms. Higashi, Mariko International Development Manager
Mr. Kawamura, Tadao
Yamanami, Hirotaka SVP, Organization Development Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation
Mr. Baba, Yukihiro
Mr. Mizoguchi, Kanehiro
Ms. Sasamoto, Kiyomi
Ms. Mikoshiba, Naoko Ph.D, RN, The University of Tokyo
Mr. Maruyama, Isamu Deputy Managing Director, The International House of Japan, Inc.
Mr. Brown, Thomas M.
Mr. Kurosu, Taro
↓ New members who joined on or before June 30, 2017 and gave us consent to disclose their name.
Mr. Kato, Akihiko Shioh Artist (Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy)
Mr. Tomine, Hideki Vice President, Marketing, Kopin Corporation, Massachusetts, USA
15 new members (8 resident and 7 non-resident) joined in June 2017(in random order)
Mrs. Fish, Atsuko T. , Trustee, Fish Family Foundation / Founder, Japanese Women Leadership Initiative
Mr. Morisaki, Takashi, President, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Mr. Kita, Yosuke, Analyst, Policy Research & Consulting Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
Mrs. McAndrews, Mari N. , Volunteer
Mr. Hirata, Tetsuo, Principal, Hirata Associates, Inc.
Mr. Iwata , Yoshinobu, licensed tax accountant
Mrs. Hanway, Tomoko T.
Mr. McGuire, M. Walsh
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