Time Living in Japan: More than 25 years (Lived in Tokyo since 1994)
Employer: U.S-Japan Council (Japan)
Current Job Title: Corporate governance specialist
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance (Law, Ethics, Compliance, Corporate Secretary, Gov’t Affairs)
Education: Juris Doctorate; Certificate in Neuro Leadership
Language Ability: Native English, Level 3 Japanese
Favorite Thing About Living in Japan: As a fourth generation American of 100% Japanese ancestry, I love Japanese culture, arts and crafts; especially kabuki, dance, kimono
Favorite Place to Visit in Japan: Kabuki, museums, antique fairs
BIO:Royanne Doi is a fourth generation AJA (American of Japanese Ancestry), born and raised in Hawaii, living in Japan since 1994. She is a California lawyer and corporate governance specialist (law, ethics, compliance, corporate secretary and government affairs).
Ms. Doi is also an adjunct professor, teaching an executive MBA course at Hitotsubashi University. She is an experienced public speaker – giving more than 100 speeches in the last 5 years.
In addition to her current role as Representative Director of the US-Japan Council (Japan board), Ms. Doi has served on various volunteer boards including the Japan In-house Counsel Network, the Association for Women in Finance in Japan, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and was the treasurer/director of the Japan-United States Education Commission (“Fulbright Japan”).
She has three passions: economic empowerment for women, Asia with an emphasis on Japan, and the intersection between neuroscience and behavioral ethics.