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. and Ambassador from Japan to U.S. (2008-2012)

Masahiro Ikeno, NEC Corporation of America (retired)

Robert Isom, American Airlines

The Honorable Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas

Ambassador Ryozo Kato, U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) and Ambassador from Japan to U.S. (2001-2008)

Ambassador Ronald Kirk, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Shingo Mizuno, Fujitsu America, Inc.

Hideto Nishitani, Virtuous Capital

The Honorable Mattie Parker, Mayor of Fort Worth

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, The Japan Institute of International Affairs and Ambassador from Japan to U.S. (2012-2018)

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

R. Gerald Turner, Southern Methodist University

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