Commission & Secretariat

The Commission is composed of ten members, five Americans and five Japanese, who are appointed annually by their respective governments. Two members on each side represent the government while the remaining members come from the private sector. The Commission plays an important role in devising plans and setting policies regarding Japan-U.S. exchanges.

Commission Members

Japanese Honorary Co-Chairman American Honorary Co-Chairman
The Honorable Shinsuke SUGIYAMA
Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Honorable Caroline Bouvier KENNEDY
Ambassador of the United States of America to Japan
Japanese Members (Alphabetical Order) American Members (Alphabetical Order)
Etsuko KATSU
Vice President
Meiji University
Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs,
Embassy of the United States of America
Yoshiko KOJO
Graduate School for Arts and Sciences
U of Tokyo
Royanne DOI [Treasurer]
Corporate Chief Ethics Officer
Prudential Financial, Inc.,
Japan Representative Office
Fumiaki KUBO
Graduate School for Law and Politics
University of Tokyo
Cultural Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Koichi MORIMOTO [Chair]
Director-General for International Affairs
Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology
Professor of Management
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Masato OTAKA
Deputy Director General for Press and Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Associate Professor
Hitotsubashi University,
Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy


Sanno Grand Building 207, 2-14-2 Nagata-cho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0014
TEL: +81-3-3580-3231 FAX: +81-3-3580-1217

Next to Akasaka-Mitsuke Station, Sanno-shita Exit (Exit 11) - Marunouchi Line, Ginza Line
5 min walk from Nagata-cho Station - Hanzomon Line, Yurakucho Line, Namboku Line
7 min walk from Tameike-sanno Station - Namboku Line, Ginza Line

Please note that EducationUSA advising center is located at American Center Japan

Office Hours

The day-to-day operations of the Commission are carried out by a Secretariat with the following divisions:

Executive Director: Matthew S. Sussman / Executive Office

Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fulbright Grant Program

Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

General Affairs

Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

EducationUSA Advising Center

NOF Tameike Building, 8F, 1-1-14, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052