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Yuko Handa
Managing Director

Yuko Handa has been a business professional for over 20 years, with experience in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. Born and raised in Japan, in the Shonan region of Kanagawa prefecture, from a young age, she was educated in International Schools in Yokohama. She attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she earned her BA degree in Sociology. Returning to Japan after graduation, she worked for three years at an Asian Airline, before joining Analog Devices in Japan. In 2005 she relocated to the United States with her family and now calls New England her home.

Danielle Archer

Operations Manager

Danielle Archer has studied Japanese language and culture for more than 10 years. She graduated from UMass Boston in 2013, receiving her B. A. in East Asian Studies, and in 2014 traveled to Fukuoka, Japan as a Fulbright Fellow to continue her study at Kyushu University. A Massachusetts native, Danielle now lives in Brookline with her family, where they enjoy cooking, riding bicycles, and watching Bollywood movies together. 

Mari Tanaka

Mari Tanaka joined the Japan Society of Boston as Administrative Coordinator in October 2018. She majored in International Studies at Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College in Tokyo. After graduation, she started working at a logistics company in Kanazawa, Japan, where she oversaw training new employees. Later, she worked in the public relations and management departments. She likes creating posters and videos, as well as thinking about new designs.

Lamar Montgomery

Lamar Montgomery is a full time student at UMass Boston majoring in Anthropology while minoring in Japanese. He is a Navy Veteran and has travelled across Europe all the way to Asia. He hopes to set out to Japan for work in the future.


Michael H. Armacost
Lawrence K. Fish
Heisuke Hironaka
Dean LeBaron
Seiji Ozawa
John Curtis Perry
Robert D. Reischauer


Vernon R. Alden


Peter M. Grilli

Board of Directors

Brian Chiappinelli*

John Cullen*

Nicholas Elfner

Glen S. Fukushima

Megan Gates

Andrew Gordon*

Todd Guild

William W. Hunt, Chairman*

Midori Morikawa

Susan Napier

Kiyoko Morita*  
Ronald Provost
Bernard Pucker 
Toby Rodes, Treasurer*
Roger T. Servison*

John A. Shane, Vice Chair* 

John Sinclair     

May Takayanagi 

Hirotaka Takeuchi
Keiko Thayer

Ezra F. Vogel 

Mikio Yoshimura

*denotes Executive Committee

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