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 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 (LDP) 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.

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Board of Advisors
Chair Emeritus
Yoshiro MoriFormer Prime Minister
Ichiro AisawaMember of the House of Representatives (LDP)
Motohisa FurukawaMember of the House of Representatives (Democratic Party for the People)
Akio OkawaraPresident and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
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.
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 ShinyoProfessor, Kwansei Gakuin University; Dean, 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
Koji TsuruokaFormer Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
Secretariat | Assistant Director
Satoko ItohManaging Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE

As of April 2022