About us

JUNBA is a network among officers of Japanese university offices in the Bay Area. The current core members include officers of Fukuoka Institute of Technology, J.F. Oberlin University, 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.

Core 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
  • Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc
  • Tohoku University US Office
  • Yokohama City University California Office
  • 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, Director, Kyushu University California Office

Vice President:

  • Dr. Maria Domoto, Exective Director, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America

Executive Board & Secretary-General:

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

Board Members:

  • Mr. Satoshi Hattori, Regional Manager, Waseda USA, San Francisco Office
  • Dr. Satoshi Kabasawa, Regional Director, Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives
  • Mr. Hiromitsu Takenouchi, Director, Fukuoka Institute of Technology California Office
  • Mr. Tomohisa Koyama, Executive Director, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc.

Observer:

  • Dr. Hiroko Yamazaki, Director, Yokohama City University California Offrice

Advisers:

Honorary Adviser:

  • Mr. Masato Watanabe, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

Executive Adviser:

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

Advisers:

  • Mr. Toshiro Okada, JETRO San Francisco
  • Mr. Nobukazu Hinata, Visiting Scholar, Office of the President, University of California
  • 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


Core 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

560 South Winchester Blvd., Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95128
Tel: +1-408-680-3159
E-mail: us-office@ms.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Kyushu University

Kyushu University California Office

560 South Winchester Blvd., 5th Floor, San Jose, CA 95128
Office: +1-408-938-5735 / Direct: +1-408-621-2219
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: +1-415-296-8561 / Fax: +1-415-296-8676
E-mail: info@osaka-u-sf.org

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

Yokohama City University

Yokohama City University California Office

740 Paseo Tierra, San Marcos, CA 92078
E-mail: kokusai@yokohama-cu.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