About TFC


Special Advisors

The TFC has invited two world leaders in business and academia to provide comprehensive advice about the activities of the TFC.

Tetsuro Higashi

Tetsuro Higashi

Former CEO
Tokyo Electron Limited


Makoto Kobayashi

Honorary Professor Emeritus
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board was established as an organization to evaluate the proposed thematic programs gathered from throughout the world, and to provide advice on the activities of the TFC.


Sayaka Dake

Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University


Arjen Doelman

Director of Lorentz Center
Lorentz Center, Center for Scientific Workshops in All Disciplines


Yuko Harayama

Emeritus Professor
Tohoku University


Mathias Kläui

Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz


Toru Nakano

Emeritus Professor
Osaka University


Hirosi Ooguri

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe,
The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study,
The University of Tokyo


Huey-Jen Jenny Su

President Emeritus
Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
National Cheng Kung University


Katsuya Yamori

Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Past International Advisory Board Members

April 1, 2014 – November 20, 2016

Reiko Aoki

Executive Vice President, Professor
Kyushu University

April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017

Oliver Smithies

D. Phil. Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2018

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

The Former Director and Honorary Professor at IHES
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques

April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2019

Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Professor Emeritus
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2020

Makoto Kobayashi

Honorary Professor Emeritus
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

April 3, 2017 – March 31, 2020

Takamitsu Sawa

Vice Director
International Institute for Advanced Studies

April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2023

Peter Gruss

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University