Board of Councilors



* Yoko Aniya Professor Emeritus, University of Ryukyus

* Akito Arima

Chairman, Japan Science Foundation
Chancellor, Musashi Education Institution, Nezu Education Foundation
President, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture

Neil Calder

Vice-President for Public Relations and Communications, OIST

Monte Cassim

Special Aide to the Chancellor, The Ritsumeikan Trust

John Dickison

Vice-President for Buildings and Facility Management, OIST

Machi Dilworth Vice-President for Gender Equality, OIST

Yoshiharu Doi

CEO, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute

Ralph Eichler Former President, ETH Zurich

Frederick Gilman

Dean of the Mellon Collage of Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Ryo Hirasawa

Chief Director,  Institute for Future Engineering
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Member, Administrative Council, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Keith Hodgson

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

George Iwama Executive Vice-President, OIST

Tisato Kajiyama

Board Chairman and President, Fukuoka Women's University
Former President, Kyushu University

Makoto Kobayashi Honorary Professor Emeritus, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 

Maki Kubo

Vice-President for Administrative Compliance, OIST

Yoshimi Nagahama Mayor, Onna Village

Ryo Matsumoto

Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

Professor, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University

Emi Matsushima

General Counsel, OIST

Reiko Ann Miura-Ko

Co-founding Partner, Floodgate

Ken Peach

Professor Emeritus, the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute, Oxford

Hermann Schunck

Former Director General, Basic Research, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Eiki Senaha

President Emeritus, Meio University
University Consortium Okinawa Executive Board Member

Katsuhiko Shirai

President, The Open University of Japan
Former President, Waseda University

Former Chairman of Okinawa Development Council

Shigemitsu Shokita

Councilor, Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center

*Hiroko Sho

Councilor, Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center
Director, Okinawa International University

Hirotaka Sugawara Special Advisor to the President and Distinguished Professor, OIST

David Swinbanks

Managing Director, Nature Publishing Group Regional Markets & Science & Medical Communications Asia-Pacific | India | Middle East |Iberoamerica | Russia 

Managing Director, Macmillan Science & Education Australia & New Zealand 

Keiji Takanashi Vice-President for Finanancial Management, OIST

Fuji Takayasu

Former Assistant PR Officer of the US Consulate in Okinawa

Nobuaki Tanaka

Former Under Secretary General at the UN Headquarters

CEO, GaiaContact

Isho Urasaki Vice Governor, Okinawa Prefectural Government

Albrecht Wagner

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY

Eriko Wauke Principal, Okinawa AMICUS International

Jeffery Wickens

Dean of the Graduate School, OIST

Tadashi Yamamoto

Chair of the Faculty Assembly/Council, OIST

Hideo Yamasaki

Dean of Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus

Philip Yeo

Chairman, SPRING Singapore

*3 persons are also governors. As of November 1, 2014.