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James Kondo

James Kondo

Board of Directors


James Kondo is an executive in the social, technology and policy arena. He is currently Chairman of International House of Japan (I-House), an independent foundation that promotes international cooperation for a free, open, and sustainable world.
In addition, James is also Senior Advisor of OpenAI; Co-Chair of Asia Society Japan Center; and a Visiting Professor at Keio Medical School. He was previously Vice President of Growth Strategy at Twitter Inc and Chairman of Twitter Japan, having also served as Special Advisor at the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government.
James has been selected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Yale World Fellow by Yale University, Asia 21 Fellow by Asia Society, and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy. He was a visiting student at Brown University and is a graduate of Keio University and Harvard Business School. James currently resides in Tokyo and enjoys cooking, jazz and zen meditation.

International House of Japan

Asia Pacific Initiative