Dr. Satohiro Akimoto is Chairman of the Board and President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. He joined the organization in
James L. Schoff is senior director of the “U.S.-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative” at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. As leader
Misa Imanaka-Miller has been with Sasakawa USA since the late 1990s and serves as the Director of Administration. Miller became
Shanti Shoji joined Sasakawa USA in February 2020 and serves as the Director of Programs, overseeing the development and management
Izumi Swarts joined Sasakawa USA in June 2020 and serves as the Associate Communications Manager. She manages external communications for
Kat Jordan joined Sasakawa USA as Administrative Assistant in October 2015 and now assists with both administrative and accounting responsibilities.
Benjie Canady joined Sasakawa US in May 2020 and serves as an Associate Program Officer providing programmatic support for The
Eliya Harnood joined Sasakawa USA in June 2021 as an Associate Program Officer. She provides support for the Japan U.S.
Isabelle Burke joined Sasakawa USA in June 2021 and serves as a Program Assistant. She supports the Director of Programs
Ambassador James Zumwalt became Chief Executive Officer of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in February 2017. In September 2019, he
Tomohiko Taniguchi joined Sasakawa USA as a Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow in December 2015. He is a professor at the Keio
Mr. Hideshi Tokuchi joined Sasakawa USA in September 2016 following a 36-year career of service to the government of Japan,