Who We Are


Name Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)
(和) グローバルファンド日本委員会 (FGFJ)
Founded March 2004
URL http://fgfj.jcie.or.jp
Operated by Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Address Japan
Meisan Tameike Bldg. 7F, 1-1-12 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan

135 West 29th Street, Suite 303, New York, NY 10001

The activities of the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), are guided by a Board of Advisors consisting of leaders from all sectors of society in Japan, and it hosts a multiparty Diet Task Force. These bodies are chaired by two members of Japan’s House of Representatives: Ichiro Aisawa from the Liberal Democratic Party and Motohisa Furukawa from the Democratic Party for the People.

FGFJ is a special initiative operated by the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE). Founded in 1970, JCIE is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening Japan's role in international networks of policy dialogue and cooperation. JCIE undertakes a wide range of programs of policy research, international dialogue, and exchange related to the themes of globalization, governance, and civil society. It has been promoting policy studies and dialogues focused on human security issues since the late 1990s, when it launched a five-year groundbreaking dialogue program, the Intellectual Dialogue on Building Asia's Tomorrow, which helped develop the concept of human security. JCIE has been involved with HIV/AIDS initiatives in Japan since 1997, and in 2007, it launched a major project on global health and human security.

Board of Advisors

Chair Emeritus
Yoshiro Mori
Former Prime Minister
Ichiro Aisawa
Member of the House of Representatives (LDP)
Motohisa Furukawa
Member of the House of Representatives (Democratic Party for the People)
Akio Okawara
President and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange
Katsumi Hirano
Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Haruhiko Hirate
Global Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Mitsuko Horiuchi
President, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women; Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University; former Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Chieko Ikeda
Senior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Minister of Health, Labor, and Welfare
Masaki Inaba
Program Director for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum; Board Delegation Member, Developed Country NGO, the Global Fund (2004-2009)
Aikichi Iwamoto
Director, Department of Research Promotion, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Yuzaburo Mogi
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation
Nobuyuki Morishima
Executive Deputy President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Toshihiro Motobayashi
Executive Director, Department of International Affairs, Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)
Ray Nishimoto
Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Kosuke Okada
Director, International Programs, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Shigeru Omi
President, Japan Community Healthcare Organization; Regional Director Emeritus, World Health Organization for the Western Pacific
Akira Takakura
President, Confederation of Japan Automobile Worker's Unions
Masayoshi Tarui
Vice President, Japan AIDS & Society Association; Professor, International University of Health and Welfare; Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Takao Toda
Senior Special Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Kazuyuki Yamazaki
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Akio Okawara
President and CEO, JCIE
Assistant Director
Satoko Itoh
Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE
Tomoko Suzuki
Senior Program Officer, JCIE
Xiao Ying Leong
Program Officer, JCIE