Senior Advisors

Satoru (Andy) Ando


  • COO and SAP Practice Head of Sumisho Computer Systems (USA), Inc., Dallas
  • President and CEO of Sumitomo Computer Systems (USA), Inc., New York
  • General Manager of Sumitomo Computer System (USA), Inc., Dallas
  • Project Management and Development of High Tech Company, Dallas

Isao Arihara


  • Chairman and Representative Director of Eye Lighting Systems Inc.
  • Corporate Advisor, Managing Director (Corporate Planning, General Affairs and International Business), Director and General Manager (International Business) of Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd.
  • President and CEO of Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank of California
  • General Manager of Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank, Los Angeles Agency
  • Worked at subsidiaries of Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank in Amsterdam, London and other domestic locations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Waseda University

Shoji Honda


  • Auditor of OK Wave
  • Director and Executive Officer (Treasury and Accounting) of ASATSU-DK, Inc.
  • Auditor of D.A. Consortium
  • Standing Auditor of ASATSU-DK, Inc.
  • General Manager of Mitsubishi Bank (now The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.), Houston and Ohmori branches
  • MBA and Bachelor of Arts in Commerce from Waseda University; exchange student at the College of Wooster

Hideaki Iwatani


  • Permanent Associate of Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Director, CFO and Board Member of the Global Strategy Research Institute of Matsushita Electric Allied Telesis International, Asia
  • Chairman and CEO of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
  • President of Panasonic Consumer Electric Company
  • President of Panasonic Company West
  • Awarded for his contributions and dedication to international affairs (New York, 2001)
  • Recognized with an international humanitarian award (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Meiji Gakuin University

Kiyoshi Kawakami


  • President and CEO of Setsuyo Astec Corporation
  • Chief Representative (American Operations), President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA, Inc.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University

Gen Kimura


  • Associate Immigration Attorney of Hsyung & Associates
  • Law Clerk of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General
  • Campaign Strategist for the Office of Representative Rokuzaemon Yoshida
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington; JD from University School of Law, Indianapolis

Kyoowon Lee

South Korea

  • Executive Vice President of Hanwha Chemical Corporation
  • Executive Vice President (Strategic Management) of CHA Hospital Group and CHA Biotech
  • Completed studies in Advanced Business Administration at Korea University and Seogang University; Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Yonsei University

Hiro Masumoto

Silicon Valley

  • CEO & President B-Bridge International, Inc.
  • Founder & President Silicon Valley Japan University
  • International Sales Director, CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.
  • International Business Manager, Biochemical Department, Toyobo Co., Ltd.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Commerce from Doshisha University

Takehiko Noda


  • Advisor to the President’s Office of Transcosmos Inc.
  • Advisor of Victor Company of Japan, Limited
  • Director of BanTec Japan, Inc.
  • Chairman of Trade Business Support Center Foundation (under MITI)
  • Director of Nakayama Renaissance Group
  • Executive Officer of Pasona Inc.
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mitsubishi International Corporation, Los Angeles
  • General Manager (Steel Division) of Mitsubishi Corporation, Singapore and Jakarta
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Keio University

Kazuo Saito


  • Owner and CEO of Anco Tech, Inc.
  • Owner of Top Players, LLC
  • Sales and Marketing (New Products Strategy) for Nippon Mining Co., Ltd.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University, Tokyo

Leo A. Shinozaki

New York

  • Foreign Trade and Global Investment positions for Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, and Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc., New York
  • Vice President (Public Affairs) of Mitsui USA
  • Established Keidanren, the US office of the Japan Business Information Center of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Studies from Sophia Jesuit University, Tokyo

Makoto (Mark) Suzuki


  • President of Lambda Optical Systems
  • Executive Officer (Sales Operation and Management) of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
  • President of Hitachi Telecom (USA) Inc.
  • Manager (Office Information Systems) of Hitachi Ltd.
  • Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Europe Ltd.
  • Master of Science from Sophia University

Susumu Tabuchi


  • Senior Managing Director of J-COM Kansai Co., Ltd.
  • President and CEO of Osaka Cable Television Co., Ltd.
  • Vice President of Sumitomo Corporation of America and General Manager, Los Angeles office
  • General Manager (Railway Project) of Sumitomo Corporation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kobe University

Yasuteru Tachibana


  • Director/General Manager of Arai Parts of America, Inc.
  • Director/General Manager of Eto Precision of America, Inc.
  • Supervisor at Eto Co., Ltd.
  • Fitness Advisor at Mega Sports Co., Ltd.
  • Manager at Central Sports Co., Ltd.
  • Graduated Faculty of Foreign Language from Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University

Hideo Takada


  • Auditor of Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG Azusa), Tokyo office, and Lead Partner (Japanese Business Services Team), Atlanta office
  • Frequent Accounting, Tax and Advisory Services Speaker
  • Member of AICPA
  • Licensed CPA in the State of Georgia
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Keio University

Takaharu Tanaka

New York

  • President of Ikaho Country Club
  • Director, Secretary & Treasurer of Dowa International Corporation
  • President of Desert Dunes Golf Course
  • Senior Vice President of Mitsui Leasing (U.S.A.), Los Angeles
  • Treasurer of Japan Steel Works America, Inc.
  • Bachelor of Arts from Keio University

Masaki Tsukiji


  • CPA of KPMG, Osaka and Dusseldorf offices
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Kobe University; Master’s Degree with Distinction in Commerce from University of Wollongong, Australia

Katsuo Yamazaki


  • Professor Emeritus, Professor, Assistant Professor at Shizuoka Sangyo University, Business Administration
  • Visiting Professor of Management Faculty at Bellevue College, Washington
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management at Hiroshima University
  • General Manager, Automotive Components Division, Hiroshima of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Executive Vice President of United Technology Furukawa
  • Doctor, International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Florida
  • MBA from University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your business needs.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your business needs.