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Tadashi Yamamoto, President

Tadashi YamamotoTadashi Yamamoto, who passed away in April 2012, was president of JCIE, which he founded in 1970.  He also concurrently served as the director of the Trilateral Commission Pacific Asia Group, the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, the German-Japan Forum, and the Korea-Japan Forum. Mr. Yamamoto also was director of the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan, a private support group that strives to further the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Japan and throughout Asia.

An informal advisor to numerous prime ministers and senior government leaders, he served as Japanese executive director of the Japan-US Economic Relations Group (1979–81), the US-Japan Advisory Commission (1983–84), and the Korea-Japan 21st Century Committee (1988–91. In addition, he was a member of the First and Second Prime Minister’s Private Council on International Cultural Exchange (1988–89, 1993–94) and executive director and a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on Japan’s Goals in the 21st Century (1999-2000).

Mr. Yamamoto studied at Sophia University, continued his undergraduate education in the United States at St. Norbert College, and received his M.B.A. from Marquette University. He was decorated by the governments of Australia, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. In 2008, he was awarded the US-Japan Foundation Distinguished Service Award, and in 2011 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese Government.

>> Commemorative Booklet Traces Career of Tadashi Yamamoto (October 2011)
>> Award Honors Lifelong Work of JCIE President (October 2011)
>> Profile of Tadashi Yamamoto as ACCJ Person of the Year (January 2010)

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