NameFriends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)
(和) グローバルファンド日本委員会 (FGFJ)
FoundedMarch 2004
Operated byJapan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Meisan Tameike Bldg. 7F, 1-1-12 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 731, New York, NY 10115

The FGFJ raises awareness and builds support for the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, encouraging greater Japanese participation in addressing the global crisis posed by these deadly diseases. It organizes briefings, policy dialogues, joint studies, international symposiums, and site visits, and it serves as an information source on the value of the Global Fund’s fight against the three diseases in order to promote greater understanding throughout all sectors of Japanese society. The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) launched this private initiative in 2004 and has operated it as a JCIE program since that time.

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.

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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]
Akio OkawaraPresident and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) [Director]
Katsumi HiranoExecutive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
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
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
Hiroshi SuzukiSenior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nobunao TagayaSenior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
Akira TakakuraPresident, Confederation of Japan Automobile Worker’s Unions
Masayoshi TaruiVice President, Japan AIDS & Society Association; Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Nozomi TomitaSenior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
Koji TsuruokaFormer Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
Satoko ItohManaging Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE [Assistant Director]

As of July 2022