These academic, business, cultural, and government leaders support our mission to further mutual understanding and ongoing engagement between Japanese and Americans.

Advisory Council Members

Richard C. Benson, The University of Texas at Dallas

Michael M. Boone, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Joseph M. DePinto, 7-Eleven, Inc.

Sean Donohue, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, The America-Japan Society, Inc.

Masahiro Ikeno, NEC Corporation of America

Robert Isom, American Airlines

The Honorable Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas

Ambassador Ryozo Kato, Ambassador from Japan to U.S. (2001-2008)

Ambassador Ronald Kirk, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Shingo Mizuno, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Hideto Nishitani, Virtuous Capital

The Honorable Mattie Parker, Mayor of Fort Worth

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, The Japan Institute of International Affairs

Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer, Ambassador from the U.S. to Japan (2005-2009)

John M. Stich, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Dallas (2004-2020)

Shoichiro Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation

R. Gerald Turner, Southern Methodist University

Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)