About us

JUNBA is a network among officers of Japanese university offices in the Bay Area. The current core members include officers of Hosei University, Kagoshima University, Kyushu University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, Tokyo University of Sciece and Tokyo Institute of Technology. The director of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) SF Office joined as a core member to promote the activities of JUNBA.

The mission of JUNBA is to assist the enhancement of education and research activities and the creation of new businesses for Japanese universities, by helping their internationalization movements, by helping the training of their students and personnel and by promoting a development of academia-industry relationships between Japan and the United States.

JUNBA members

Core Members

  • Hosei University Research Institute, California
  • Kagoshima University North American Center
  • Kyushu University California Office
  • Osaka University San Francisco Center
  • Tohoku University US Office
  • Tokyo University of Science San Francisco office
  • Yokohama City University California Office
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology Berkeley Office
  • JSPS San Francisco Office

 

The current members of JUNBA, including officers, Board Members, and Advisory Committee Members are as follows:

 

President:

  • Mr. Yuji Ide, Director, Kagoshima University North American Center

Vice President:

  • Dr. Masato Matsuo, Director, Kyushu University California Office

Executive Board & Secretary-General:

  • Dr. Seishi Takeda, Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) SF Office

Board Members:

  • Dr. Chikaosa Tanimoto, Executive Director, Osaka University San Francisco Center
  • Dr. Hiroko Yamazaki, Director, Yokohama City University California Offrice

Advisory Committee:

Honorary Committee Member:

  • Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine, Consul General of Japan in San Francisco

Executive Committee Members:

  • Mr. George Hara, Chairman, DEFTA Partners Group
  • Prof. Yoshio Nishi, Professor, Stanford University

Committee Members:

  • Mr. Naoyuki Hasegawa, Chief Executive Director, JETRO San Francisco
  • Mr. Alan J Kasper, Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC
  • Dr. Hiroshi Yagi, CEO, IMAnet, Inc.

JUNBA Office:

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


Core Members:

Hosei University

Hosei University Research Institute, California

800 Airport Blvd., Suite 504, Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: +1-650-401-6985 / Fax: +1-650-401-6983

Kagoshima University

Kagoshima University North American Center

633 Giguere Court, San Jose, CA 95133
Tel: +1-408-251-0100 (Ext.201) / Fax: +1-408-251-0161

Kyushu University

Kyushu University California Office

560 South Wincheter Blvd., 5th Floor, San Jose, CA 95118
Office: 408-938-5735 / Direct:408-621-2219

Osaka University

Osaka University San Francisco Center

120 Montgomery St., Suite 1270, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: +1-415-296-8561

Tohoku University

Tohoku University US Office

4410 El Camino Real, Suite 111, Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: +1-650-947-0664 / Fax: +1-650-947-0244

Tokyo University of Science

Tokyo University of Science San Francisco office

2001 Addison St., Suite 260, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: +1-646-460-5000 / Fax: +1-510-665-1891

Yokohama City University

Yokohama City University California Office

3945 Freedom Circle, McCandless Tower 1, ste. 1000 Santa Clara, CA 95054
Tel: +1-408-330-0800 Ext.108

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology Berkeley Office

2001 Addison St., Suite 260, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: +1-510-660-1890 / Fax: +1-510-665-1891

JSPS

JSPS San Francisco Office

2001 Addison St., Suite 260, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: +1-510-665-1890 / Fax: +1-510-665-1891