Quarterly Business Forum

The Japan Society of Boston delivers engaging events to the Japan/Boston business community. Through our government and board member connections, we offer unparalleled access to Japanese insights, ideas, and expertise.

Corporate Friendship Committee

Companies at the Partnering Level and above are part of our Corporate Friendship Committee. These donors plan the Quarterly Business Forum and other business-related events with the aim of strengthening the Japan/Boston commerce community.

Bain CapitalFidelity InvestmentsPutnam Investments

New BalanceJapan AirlinesSunovionZEN Associates

Highlighted Past Speakers


Ken Hokugo

Head of Corporate Governance, Director, Hedge Fund Investments of the  Pension Fund Association of Japan


Hirotaka Takeuchi

Professor of Management Practice in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School

Ryohei Yanagi, Ph.D. 

CFO, Eisai Co., Ltd. and Visiting Professor, Waseda University

Wendy Cutler

President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute, in Washington D.C.

Masahiro Mori

Chief Representative of GPIF America, in New York 

Kathy Matsui

Chief Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan