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, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America, Kagoshima University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, Yokohama City University, Waseda University, Ryukoku University and NAIST (Nara Institute of Science and Technology). 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

  • 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
  • Yokohama City University California Office
  • Waseda USA, San Francisco Office
  • NAIST - UC DAVIS International Collaborative Laboratory for Medical & Bio Informatics
  • JSPS San Francisco Office

 

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

 

President:

  • Mr. Tomohisa Koyama, Executive Director, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc.

Vice President:

  • Dr. Kazuhiko Hasegawa, 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. Mari Maruyama, Executive Director, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America
  • Dr. Masato Matsuo, President, Kyushu University California Office, Inc.
  • Dr. Masato Miyake, Director for International Cooperative Research, NAIST-UC DAVIS International Collaborative Laboratory for Medical & Bio Informatics
  • Mr. Yoichi Aizawa, Executive Director, Waseda USA, San Francisco Office

Advisers:

  • 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:

    Kagoshima University

    Kagoshima University North American Center

    28 2nd St. 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
    E-mail: us-office@gm.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

    Kyushu University

    Kyushu University California Office, Inc.

    288 Casitas Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032
    TEL: +1-408-621-2219
    E-mail: kyucao@gmail.com

    J.F. Oberlin University

    Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America

    5811 NE 197th St, Kenmore, WA 98028
    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

    Yokohama City University

    Yokohama City University California Office

    10901 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037
    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

    NAIST

    NAIST - UC DAVIS International Collaborative Laboratory for Medical & Bio Informatics

    1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

    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