Board of Councilors



* Yoko Aniya Professor Emeritus, University of Ryukyus

Tomokiyo Arakawa

Principal, Okinawa AMICUS International

* Akito Arima

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

Robert Baughman

Executive Vice President for Sustainable Development of Okinawa, OIST

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

Yoshiharu Doi

CEO, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute

Ralph Eichler  

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


Tisato Kajiyama

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

Yoshihisa Kawakami

Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture

Makoto Kobayashi

Professor Emeritus of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

Maki Kubo

Vice-President for Administrative Compliance, OIST

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

Director, Particle Therapy Cancer Therapy Institute, Oxford

Hermann Schunck


Eiki Senaha


Fumiyasu Shikiya

Mayor of Onna Village

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

Ulf Skoglund

Chair of the Faculty Assembly/Council, OIST

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 

Fuji Takayasu

Former Assistant PR Officer of the US Consulate in Okinawa

Nobuaki Tanaka


Gail Tripp

Vice-Chair of the Faculty Assembly/Council, OIST

Albrecht Wagner

Director General Emeritus, the DESY

Jeffery Wickens

Dean of the Graduate School, OIST

Tadashi Yamamoto


Hideo Yamasaki


Philip Yeo

Chairman, SPRING Singapore

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