Local Knowledge Matters

SVJP gives members unique access to cultural leaders, political influencers and successful executives. Our advisors are prominent figures in their fields with the power to help you achieve your ambitions in Japan.


Scott Belsky
Chief Product Officer, Adobe and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud
Bill Bradley
Managing Director, Allen & Company and Former U.S. Senator
John Diekman
Founding Partner, 5AM Ventures
Yoshiaki Fujimori
Senior Advisor, Lixil Group Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oracle Corporation Japan
Kenya Hara
Designer & President, Nippon Design Centre and Professor, Musashino Art University
Yasuchika Hasegawa
Corporate Counselor, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Toyo Ito
President, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Kohei Itoh
President, Keio University
Takeo Kanade
U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
David Kelley
Founder & Chairman, IDEO and Founder & Faculty Director, Stanford
Hiroaki Kitano
President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
Hiroko Kuniya
Journalist and Goodwill Ambassador, FAO of the UN
Dr Sachiko Kuno
Co-Founder, President & CEO, S&R Foundation
Stephen Luczo
Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital Partners
John Maeda
SVP Chief Experience Officer, Everbridge
Yoky Matsuoka
Fellow, Panasonic Corporation
Sanjay Mehrotra
President & CEO, Micron Technology and Co-Founder, SanDisk Corporation
Akira Morikawa
Representative Director, C Channel and Former CEO, LINE
Dave Morin
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Offline Ventures
Takeshi Niinami
President & CEO, Suntory Holdings Limited
John Roos
Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital and Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Ali Rowghani
CEO, Y Combinator Continuity
John Thompson
Chairman of the Board, Microsoft
Jerry Yang
Co-Founder, Yahoo! and Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures
Paul Yock
Founder & Director, Stanford Biodesign and Professor of Medicine & Engineering, Stanford University