Establishment of the Japan History Council of New York

The Japan History Council of New York was established on December 12, 2020 by fifteen eminent persons from a variety of backgrounds. The Council aims to collect, preserve, publish, and disseminate the Japan-related history in New York and its surrounding areas and pass on this history to future generations.


-    Chair: Shunichi HOMMA, Professor, Columbia University, and President, Japanese Medical Support Network (JAMSNET)

-  Vice-Chairs: Toshiko AKIYOSHI, Composer and Pianist

       Hidenori TAKAOKA, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

       Susan J. Onuma, President, Japanese American Association of New York, Inc (JAA)

-    Honorary Chair: Kanji YAMANOUCHI, Ambassador, Consul General of Japan in New York