About us

JUNBA is a networ k among officers of Japanese university offices in the Bay Area. The current core members include officers of Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America, Kagoshima University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, Yokohama City University and Waseda University. The director of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) San Francisco Office joined as a core member to promote the activities of JUNBA.

The mission of JUNBA is to assist Japanese universities with the enhancement of education and research activities and the creation of new businesses opportunities. JUNBA aims to attain this mission by facilitating internationalization movements at Japanese universities, supporting the training of university students and personnel, and promoting the development of academia-industry relationships between Japan and the U.S.

Members

  • Fukuoka Institute of Technology California Office
  • Kagoshima University North American Center
  • Kyushu University California Office
  • Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America
  • Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives
  • Ryukoku University Berkeley Center
  • Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc
  • Tohoku University Center
  • Waseda USA, San Francisco Office
  • JSPS San Francisco Office

 

The current members of JUNBA, including officers, board members, and advisers are as follows:

 

President:

  • Dr. Masato Matsuo, President, Kyushu University California Office, Inc.

Vice President:

  • Dr. Satoshi Kabasawa, Regional Director, Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives

Executive Board & Secretary-General:

  • Dr. Toru Tamiya, Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Office

Board Members:

  • Ms. Aya Chiwata, Director, Fukuoka Institute of Technology California Office
  • Dr. Maria Domoto, Exective Director, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America
  • Mr. Tomohisa Koyama, Executive Director, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc.
  • Mr. Satoshi Hattori, Executive Director, Waseda USA, San Francisco Office
  • Ms. Junko Yamasaki, RUBeC U.S. Administrator, Ryukoku University Berkeley Center

Advisers:

Honorary Adviser:

  • Mr. Jun Yamada, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

Executive Adviser:

  • Mr. Tatsuro Yoneda, Professor/Fellow, California State University, East Bay

Advisors:

  • Mr. Yoshiaki Tojo, JETRO San Francisco
  • Dr. Richard B. Dasher, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

JUNBA Office:

  • c/o JSPS San Francisco Office
    2001 Addison St., Suite 260
    Berkeley, CA 94704-1181


Members:

Fukuoka Institute of Technology Berkeley Office

Fukuoka Institute of Technology California Office

1150 Ballena Blvd, Suite 250, Alameda, CA 94501
Tel: +1-510-814-7368 / Fax: +1-510-521-3972
E-mail: caloffice@fit.ac.jp

Kagoshima University

Kagoshima University North American Center

1999 South Bascom Ave, Suite 700, Campbell, CA 95008
E-mail: kjigyo@kuas.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Kyushu University

Kyushu University California Office, Inc.

900 East Hamilton Ave., #100, Campbell, CA 95008
TEL: +1-408-879-7355
Fax: +1-408-904-5135
E-mail: kyucao@gmail.com

J.F. Oberlin University

Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America

1175 Park Pl, Suite 125, San Mateo, CA 94403
Tel: +1-704-968-2102
E-mail: office@obirin-gakuen.org

Osaka University

Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives

44 Montgomery St., Suite 3580, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: +1-415-583-4881 / Fax: +1-415-296-8676
E-mail: info@osaka-u-sf.org

Ryukoku University

Ryukoku University Berkeley Center

2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: +1-510-809-1483 / Fax: +1-510-809-1481
E-mail: rubecadmin@shin-ibs.edu

Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc.

Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc.

One Copley Parkway, Suite 305, Morrisville, NC 27560
Tel: +1-919-535-8724
E-mail: nagoya@tpnu.org

Tohoku University

Tohoku University Center

UC Riverside Extension Center 1200 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507
Tel: +1-951-827-3852 / Fax: +1-951-827-2160
E-mail: tuc-riverside@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp

Waseda USA, San Francisco Office

Waseda USA, San Francisco Office

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2440, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: +1-415-693-9286 / Fax: +1-415-693-9287
E-mail: infosf@wasedausa.org

JSPS

JSPS San Francisco Office

2001 Addison St., Suite 260, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: +1-510-665-1890 / Fax: +1-510-665-1891
E-mail: info@junba.org