Alice Liu

Alice Liu joined JCIE/USA in February 2024 as an intern.

Kevin Bayes Bio

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

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 […]

Kazuyo Kato Bio

STAFF PROFILE KAZUYO KATO 加藤和世Executive Director, JCIE/USA 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 […]

Staci Custus Bio

STAFF PROFILE STACI CUSTUS ステイシー・カスタスProgram Officer, JCIE/USA Staci Custus joined JCIE/USA in January 2020 as a program associate, focusing on global health programs and online communications. Previously, she worked in the marketing department of Routledge Press, where she assisted in online promotions for recently published textbooks, library monographs, and trade books. Shortly after, Ms. Custus […]

Susan Hubbard Bio

STAFF PROFILE SUSAN HUBBARD スーザン・ハバードFellow, JCIE/USA Susan Hubbard is a fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) in New York and a midwife at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She served as a senior associate at JCIE/USA for more than a decade until 2016, during which time she led JCIE/USA’s programs on global […]

David Monico Bio

STAFF PROFILE DAVID MONICO デイビッド・モニコCommunications Consultant, JCIE/USA​ David Monico started his career with JCIE/USA in January 2007 where he assisted in the political exchange programs for US Congressional members and staff to Japan on a yearly basis and also facilitated US corporate philanthropic programs in Japan. He currently assists JCIE with the Healthy & Active […]

Stephen McHugh Bio

STAFF PROFILE STEPHEN McHUGH スティーブン ・マキューProgram Officer, JCIE/USA Stephen McHugh joined JCIE/USA in April 2019. Prior to joining JCIE, Mr. McHugh taught English at a high school in Tokyo as part of the JET Program, following which he served as a JET Program Coordinator for six months in Washington DC, where he managed the application […]

Kim Ashizawa Bio

STAFF PROFILE KIM GOULD ASHIZAWA 芦沢 キンバリーSenior Advisor, JCIE/USA Kim Gould Ashizawa joined JCIE/USA as a senior associate in 1999. Previously, she worked for the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) from 1991 to 1999, where she assisted in establishing the US operations of the newly created fund and oversaw the intellectual exchange grant-making […]