American Friends of the International House of Japan is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status. The organization is led by the Trustees listed below.

Kent E. Calder, President
Vice Dean for faculty affairs and Director, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS/John Hopkins University

Eugene Lee, Vice President
Trustee, Blakemore Foundation

David P. Janes, Treasurer & Assistant Secretary
Senior advisor for institutional development, Office of the President, Okinawa institute of science and technologY Graduate University; Managing Director, OIST Foundation

Samuel Kidder, SECRETARY
Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce (ret)

Victoria Lyon Bestor
Executive Director, North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (Retired)

C. Lawrence GReenwood, jr.
President, Japan society of northern california

Robert Hellyer
Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest University

J. ARIEL JEONG
Associate, WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI

SATORU MURASE
Partner, mayer brown LLP

Robert Orr
U.S. Ambassador, Asia Development Bank (ret)

Susan J. Pharr
Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

Ambassador David B. Shear

senior advisor, mclarty associates



SPECIAL ASSISTANTS TO THE BOARD


Shanti Shoji
Co-Founder and Vice President, Kizuna Across Cultures

Christine Pilcavage

Managing Director, Japan, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives