List of Directors for 2018

Patron

  • Her Imperial Highness Princess Yohko

Board of Directors

Chairman

  • Satoshi Kose (Professor Emeritus, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture/ Senior Research Fellow, Building Research Institute, Japan. [Jul. 2002 — Mar. 2003])

Vice Chairman

  • Chika Sekine (President & Founder, UDIT Inc. / Visiting Professor, Doshisha University)

Executive Director

  • Keiji Kawahara (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Design / Chair, Department of Design, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences)

Director

  • Koichi Iga (Vice Chairman, Color Universal Design Organization)
  • Ayako Kaechi (Director, Japan Universal Fashion Association)
  • Masayoshi Kubo (Professor, Osaka University of Arts / Honorary Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
  • Karin Matsumori (UD Advisor)
  • Koichiro Osame (Director, General Media Strategy Office, Tokyo HQ The Sankei Shimbun)
  • Makoto Oshima (Professor, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences)
  • Jiro Sagara (Professor, Kobe Design University)

Council

Councilor

  • Francesc Aragall (President, Design for All Foundation: Spain)
  • Thomas Bade (CEO, Institute for Universal Design: Germany)
  • Roger Coleman (Professor Emeritus, Royal College of Art: UK)
  • Valerie Fletcher (Executive Director, Institute for Human-Centered Design: USA)
  • Atsushi Ohi (President, Japan Institute of Design Promotion)
  • Yukio Ota (President, Sign Center)
  • Hatoko Shimizu (Councilor, Shufuren)
  • Yoko Takahashi (President, Japan Philanthropic Association)
  • Toshimasa Yamanaka (Professor, University of Tsukuba)

Inspector

  • Tokumitsu Makihara (Certified Public Accountant)
  • Masafumi Narikawa (Director, SRA Holdings, Inc.)

Secretariat General

  • Kumiko Kawahara
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