Glen S. Fukushima

Co-founder, CAPA21

Glen S. Fukushima is the former chair of CAPA21, a progressive AAPI political action committee.

GlenFukushima_CAPA21His is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a prominent public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. From 1990 to 2012, Mr. Fukushima was based in Tokyo as a senior executive with one European and four American multinational corporations: Vice President, AT&T Japan Ltd.; President, Arthur D. Little Japan; President & CEO, Cadence Design Systems Japan; President & CEO, NCR Japan; and President & CEO, Airbus Japan.

Before embarking on his business career in 1990, he was based in Washington, D.C. as Director for Japanese Affairs (1985-1988) and Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan and China (1988-1990) at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President. In 1993 he was offered, but declined, an offer to be the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy. He began his career as an attorney at a prominent Los Angeles law firm.

Mr. Fukushima served two terms as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, 1998-1999, and Vice President, 1993-1997. He has served on numerous corporate boards and government advisory councils in the United States, Europe, and Japan and on the Board of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, America-Japan Society, Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Society of Boston, Japan Society of Northern California, Japanese American National Museum, U.S.-Japan Council, and Global Council of the Asia Society.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Tokyo Club, and Tokyo Rotary Club. Until June 2001, he served for eight years in the White House-appointed positions of Vice Chairman of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and Vice Chairman of the U.S. panel of CULCON (Joint Committee on United States-Japan Cultural and Educational Interchange). He was Chairman of the Mori Art Museum Best Friends and is a member of the Director’s Circle of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.