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