Who We Are

Matt Krebs
Executive Director

Matt Krebs enjoys facilitating meaningful Japan experiences for others in Boston. He was previously the director of the Japan/America Society of Kentucky where he established the JAPAN Summer Festival and the Kentucky/Japan Relief Fund, hosted the Manjiro/Whitfield Exchange Program, and expanded other programs and partnerships. In recent years, Krebs has been a technology industry analyst while pursuing a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. Krebs has lived in Japan at different times in his life and built cross-industry relationships in business, academic, diplomatic, and civic sectors. 

Jessie Berlingo
Communications Manager

Miwa Suzuki
Operations Manager

Board of Directors 2016

ADVISORY BOARD
Michael H. Armacost
Lawrence K. Fish
Jan Fontein
Heisuke Hironaka
Dean LeBaron
Seiji Ozawa
John Curtis Perry
Robert D. Reischauer

SENIOR ADVISOR 
CHAIRMAN, Global Culture Center of the JSB
Peter M. Grilli

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Matt Krebs



CHAIRMAN
William W. Hunt

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Vernon R. Alden

VICE CHAIR
John A. Shane

TREASURER
John Cullen

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brian Chiappinelli
Glen S. Fukushima
Andrew Gordon
Todd Guild
John M. Mang
Kiyoko Morita 
Ronald Provost
Bernard Pucker
Toby Rodes
Roger T. Servison
May Takayanagi
Hirotaka Takeuchi
Keiko Thayer
Ezra F. Vogel

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