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James Kondo

Chairman, International House of Japan

James Kondo has served as Chairman of the Board at International House of Japan - an independent foundation that contributes to building a free, open, and sustainable future - since 2019.


Kondo is also Senior Advisor at OpenAI, a Global Trustee and Co-Chair of Japan Center at Asia Society, a Trustee at Magsaysay Prize Foundation, and a Trustee at US-Japan Foundation.


He was previously Vice President of Growth Strategy at Twitter Inc. and Chairman of Twitter Japan, Special Advisor at the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government, and a consultant at McKinsey.


Kondo has been selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Asia 21 Fellow of Asia Society, and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Bosch Foundation.


He was a visiting student at Brown University, a graduate of Keio University and Harvard Business School, and a World Fellow at Yale University.

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