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FGFJ Advisory Board

FGFJ Advisory Board

The FGFJ Advisory Board is made up of leading figures from various sectors of Japanese society–government, business, civil society, medicine, and academia–who are actively involved in the work of the FGFJ. The board is co-chaired by two key figures in the Diet: Ichiro Aisawa of the Liberal Democratic Party and Motohisa Furukawa of the Democratic Party of Japan. FGFJ Diet Task Force More than two dozen Diet members from all of the major parties participate in the FGFJ Diet Task Force, which convenes regularly to explore ways to broaden Japan’s role in the fight against communicable diseases and exchange views with leaders from around the world.

Advisory Board

As of May 2024
Board of Advisors
Yoshiro MoriFormer Prime Minister [Chair Emeritus]
Ichiro AisawaMember of the House of Representatives (LDP) [Co-Chair]
Motohisa FurukawaMember of the House of Representatives (Democratic Party for the People) [Co-Chair]
Isao KanoPresident and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) [Director]
Mitsuko HoriuchiPresident, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women; Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University; former Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Masaki InabaDirector for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum; Board Delegation Member, Developed Country NGO, the Global Fund (2004-2009)
Sachiko ImotoSenior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Aikichi IwamotoDirector, Department of Research Promotion, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Shigeyuki KanoDirector, Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM); Member, Technical Review Panel for Malaria, The Global Fund (2017–2021)
Mihoko KashiwakuraHead of East Asia Relations, Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Seiya KatoDirector, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti Tuberculosis Association
Osamu KuniiCEO and Executive Director, the GHIT Fund
Kiyoshi KurokawaChairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Yoshiro MatsuoExecutive Deputy President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Nobuaki MitoManaging Executive Officer & Representative Director, President of Health & Crop Sciences Sector, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Yoshiko NorimatsuAssistant General Secretary, Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)
Kosuke OkadaDirector, International Programs, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Shigeru OmiRepresentative, Board of Director, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association; Regional Director Emeritus, World Health Organization for the Western Pacific
Keiichi OnoSenior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Takako OhyabuChief Global Corporate Affairs Officer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takahiro ShinyoTrustee, Kwansei Gakuin University; Dean and Professor, Integrated Center for UN and Foreign Affairs Studies; Chairman of the Board, Malaria No More Japan (MNMJ)
Yasuhisa ShiozakiFormer Member of the House of Representatives
Hideo SuzukiDeputy Director General, Cabinet Secretariat, Office of Healthcare Policy
Akira TakakuraPresident, Confederation of Japan Automobile Worker’s Unions
Nozomi TomitaSenior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
Koji TsuruokaFormer Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
Secretariat
Satoko ItohManaging Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE [Assistant Director]