Board Member Introduction

Chairman Mr. Etsuo Yamamoto

Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1934. Graduated from the Faculty of Law from Kyushu University. Study abroad at the Graduate School of Economics in University of Florida, USA. In 1970, established a company specializing in importing folk crafts, handicrafts from around the world. Advisor of the International Seia company. Doctoral Dissertation Jury of Department of Art History, Benares Hindu University, India. President of the International Garuda Society. A researcher of bird and snake mythology. Member of the Oxus Society. Literature magazine Doujin "Four People" Doujinshi.


[Major Books]

"Snake and Nietzsche" Soei publication, "Garuda's Journey" Japan Bali Association, "Chasing Birds and Snakes: Myth of Birds and Snakes" International Seia Co., Ltd., "Let's Go to India" Fusosha publication, etc.

Vice Chairman Mr. Koichi Ishikawa

Born in 1949. After graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, worked at the Japan Trade Promotion Association (JETRO) and the International Trade and Investment Institute (ITI). In April 2005, he became a professor at the Asian Institute of Asia University and Research Fellow at the Asian Institute of Asia University from April 2019. He is the specialist of the economic integration in ASEAN and in Asia.


[Major Books]

"Establishment of ASEAN Economic Community and Japan" (co-author, 2016, Bunshindo), "Development of Asia and regional integration in search of new international cooperation" (co-author, 2015, Nihon Hyoronsha), etc.

Vice Chairman Mr. Sekijo Nakamura

Natural painter, former chairman of Matsumoto City Cultural Association


Director Ms. Yoshiko Kato

University of Fukui Keishin High School Teacher


Director Mr. Tetsuo Tsukada

President of International Service Center, Chinese art research collector


Director Mr. Michio Mizuno

Born December 22, 1958 in Chiba prefecture. Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Literature (1983-1984, studied abroad in Beijing Language and Culture University). In 1985, joined Yasuda Trust & Banking, served as the Asia Office of the Overseas Management Department and the Beijing Representative Office. Joined Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance in 1998 and is a researcher at Sompo Japan Research Institute. In 2015, director of the school corporation Hanazawa Gakuen, Representative Director of Mizuno & Associates Co., Ltd., Representative Director of Orfriends Co., Ltd.


[Major Books]

"New Kazusa 33 Kannon Pilgrimage" Chiba daily, "Chinese Business" JTB publishing, "Pocket Edition: Chinese Conversation Handbook" Nitto publication, etc.

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​理事 米澤 美也子 (よねざわ みやこ)


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Auditor Mr. Fumio Igawa

Specified non-profit corporation Furusato TV Advisor


Auditor Mr. Kazuhiro Kikuchi

Tohoku Bunkyo University Junior College Department Specially Appointed Professor, Doctorate in Literature


Advisor Mr. Teijiro Furukawa

Chairman of the Mother and Child Aiikukai of the Onshi Foundation, Former Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat, Counselor of Ise Jingu, President of Ise Jingu Shrine


[Major Books]

"My History" Nihon economic newspaper publication, "Requiescats: The Life of Hull" Bungei shunju planning publication Department, "Kasumigaseki Half-Life Record: Supporting 5 Prime Ministers” Saga newspaper publication.

Advisor Mr. Kosaku Maeda

Director of Afghanistan Research Institute, President of Oxus Society, Specially Appointed Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, etc.


[Major Books]

"Xuanzang, go to the Silk Road" Iwanami publication, "The rise and fall of the Kingdom of Bactria" Chikuma publication, "Bamiyan, a Buddhist site in Afghanistan" Sho books publication, and many more.