OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

Chair

Mr. Steve Sombrero

President

Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks

Vice Chair

Mr. Jerry Tsuda

Vice President

Central Pacific Bank

Secretary

Ms. Betty Brow

Financial Advisor

Merrill Lynch

Treasurer

Mr. Alex Yee

Tax Manager

KKDLY LLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders. Directors are elected by the membership for a three-year term. Initial terms can range from 1-3 years depending on which class the Director is placed in. The Directors are further divided into three “classes” so that one-third of the Board comes up each year for reelection, which allows for continuity.

Officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve for a one-year term that coincides with the Society’s fiscal year that runs from January 1st to December 31st. Positions include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

DIRECTORS

Mr. David Asanuma
Retired Director, Community Relations
JTB Hawaii

Ms. Sachi Braden
President & Principal Broker
Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties LLC

Mr. Daniel Dinell

Executive Director
Trees for Honolulu's Future

Mr. Dennis Francis
President & Publisher
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Mr. Douglas Goto
President
The Pacific Bridge Companies

Mr. Howard Hamamoto
President
Quarters Inc.

Mr. Robert Ichikawa
Managing Partner
Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda LLP

Mrs. Atsuko Igarashi
Past Chair
Tomodachi Committee

Mr. Duane Kawamoto
Food & Beverage Manager
Neiman Marcus

Mr. Hiroyuki Kitagawa
President
JTB Hawaii Travel LLC

Mr. Hiroshi Kuroda
Vice President & Regional Manager
Japan Airlines

Mr. Akemi Kurokawa
Director
The Breakers at Waikiki

Mr. Sal Miwa

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Wing Spirit Inc.

Dr. Dennis Ogawa
President
Nippon Golden Network

Mr. Joichi Saito
Chairman Emeritus
Central Pacific Bank

Ms. Barbara Tanabe
President & Owner
Hoakea Communications LLC

Mr. Dennis Tsuhako
Partner
Accuity LLP

Mr. Tsuyoshi Tsurumi
President & Co-founder
Lokahi Foundation

Mr. Stanford Carr
President
Stanford Carr Development LLC

Mr. Peter Dames

Executive Vice President

Servco Pacific, Inc.

Lt. Gen. Emerson Gardner

President

Emerson Gardner LLC

Mr. Gerard Gibson
Vice President & Managing Director
Turtle Bay Resort

Mr. Robert Harrison
Chairman & CEO
First Hawaiian Bank

Ms. Dawn Hirai
Senior Vice President
Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations

Mr. Nobuyuki Inada
Senior Vice President

Halekulani Corporation

Mr. Denis Isono

Chairman & President, Central Pacific Foundation

Central Pacific Bank

Mrs. Karen Knudsen
Director, Office of External Affairs
East-West Center

Ms. Susan Kosasa
Former Office Manager
Thomas S. Kosasa, M.D.

Mrs. Kazuko Love

Chair
Tomodachi Committee

Mr. Toshiya Matsumoto
Vice President, International Banking Division
Bank of Hawaii

Mr. Lawrence Okinaga
Partner
Carlsmith Ball LLP

Ms. Jean Rolles
Co-Chair
Youth Education Committee

Mrs. Ina Tateuchi
President
Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation

Ms. Jill Tokunaga
Senior Director, North America and Hawaii Sales
Hawaiian Airlines

Ms. Sharon Weiner
Former Senior Advisor
DFS Group LP

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.

ABOUT US
ADDRESS

1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 204

Honolulu, HI 96814

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

(808) 524-4450

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