Taiki Yamamoto Bio

Taiki Yamamoto joined JCIE/USA in September 2023 as an intern.

Kevin Bayes Bio

Kevin Bayes joined JCIE/USA in June 2023 as a program and administrative assistant.

Simeon Barrett Bio

STAFF PROFILE SIMEON BARRETT スィメオン・バレット Intern, JCIE/[email protected]  In April 2023, Simeon Barrett joined JCIE/USA as an intern. Prior to joining JCIE, Mr. Barrett was a member of the KAKEHASHI Inouye Scholars Program in collaboration with the TOMODACHI Initiative. Provided by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the KAKEHASHI Project sent him and 15 other undergraduate students […]

Isao Kano Bio

STAFF PROFILE ISAO KANO 狩 野  功President and CEOJapan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/Japan) Mr. Isao Kano took the helm of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/Japan) in April 2023, bringing 40 years of experience in international business and the extensive knowledge he has gained through postings in seven different countries. Having joined Mitsubishi Corporation […]

Miyu Yamanaka Bio

STAFF PROFILE MIYU YAMANAKA 山中 実結 Intern, JCIE/USA [email protected]  Miyu Yamanaka joined JCIE/USA in February 2023 as an intern. Prior to joining JCIE, Miss Yamanaka worked in internship positions for GR Japan, the Japan Public Affairs Association, and Eurasia Group,  where she covered Japanese politics, Japanese ICT policy, and US-Japan relations. At JCIE, Miss Yamanaka supports […]

Hayley Hutchison Bio

STAFF PROFILE HAYLEY HUTCHISON, MPH ヘイリー・ハチサンProgram Officer, JCIE/[email protected] Hayley Hutchison joined JCIE/USA in September 2021, where she works as a program officer primarily focusing on global health programs and also provides support for the women’s leadership program. She also assists with digital marketing, graphic design, and social media efforts. Before joining JCIE, Ms. Hutchison worked […]

Luna Vassão Bio

Luna Vassão joined JCIE/USA in September 2021 as an intern. Alongside her internship, she is pursuing a BA at New York University in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development, and studies Japanese and Chinese language. Prior to joining JCIE, Miss Vassão was a strategy intern at the Libra Group, a research intern at People for Success Corean Reunification in South Korea, and a Fundraising Intern and Marketing Consultant at Church Urban Fund in England.

At JCIE, Miss Vassão supports the team on website and social media updates, office administration, and ongoing JCIE programs and projects.

Kazuyo Kato Bio

STAFF PROFILE KAZUYO KATO 加藤和世Executive Director, JCIE/[email protected] Kazuyo joined JCIE/USA as Executive Director in April 2021, after spending nearly two decades at nonprofit organizations dedicated to US-Japan relations and international affairs in both the United States and Japan. Prior to JCIE/USA, she was Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Initiatives at Japan Society in New […]

Hitoshi Tanaka Bio

STAFF PROFILE HITOSHI TANAKA Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange Hitoshi Tanaka is Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute, Ltd., and a senior fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange. Prior to joining JCIE in September 2005, Hitoshi […]

Tomoko Yoshida Bio

STAFF PROFILE Tomoko Yoshida 吉田智子Senior Program Officer, JCIE/[email protected] Tomoko Yoshida joined JCIE/USA in 2018 as a senior program officer, where she manages its global health initiatives. Previously, she worked at Coca-Cola (Japan) and its foundation, helping manage mainly its Tohoku Reconstruction Fund programs as well as running sports education programs at schools around the country. She started her career at Sunstar Inc., […]