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 (JCIE)
Katsumi Hirano
Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mitsuko Horiuchi
President, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women; Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University; former Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Masaki Inaba
Director for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum; Board Delegation Member, Developed Country NGO, the Global Fund (2004-2009)
Sachiko Imoto
Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Aikichi Iwamoto
Director, Department of Research Promotion, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Shigeyuki Kano
Director, 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
Seiya Kato
Director, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti Tuberculosis Association
Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Nobuaki Mito
Managing Executive Officer & Representative Director, President of Health & Crop Sciences Sector, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
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)
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
Takako Ohyabu
Chief Global Corporate Affairs Officer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takahiro Shinyo
Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University; Dean, Integrated Center for UN and Foreign Affairs Studies; Chairman of the Board, Malaria No More Japan (MNMJ)
Hiroshi Suzuki
Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nobunao Tagaya
Senior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
Akira Takakura
President, Confederation of Japan Automobile Worker's Unions
Masayoshi Tarui
Vice President, Japan AIDS & Society Association; Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Koji Tsuruoka
Former Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom


Assistant Director
Satoko Itoh
Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE