Ed Rogers ’87, President
Edward J. Rogers is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Tokyo-based Rogers Investment Advisors K.K., a specialist in performing intensive hedge fund due diligence and managing Asian hedge fund strategies since 2006. He is Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association APAC Japan Branch. Mr. Rogers has spent over 25 years in Asia and his experience includes working for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. Ed also serves as a Trustee on the Princeton in Asia board, is Chairman of the St. Alban’s Japan Church Endowment Fund, and President of the Princeton Club of Japan. Ed is also a founding member of the Japan Chapter of the Asia Society. He received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Hugh Kennedy ’00, Vice President
Hugh has been hanging around Princeton events for years, so they finally gave him something to do. One of the first students from Ireland to attend Princeton, afterwards he went home to Dublin and became the first chair of the Ireland Alumni Schools Committee. After ten years in that role, he decided to move to Japan for a break. In more recent times he has been helping to organize young alumni events in Tokyo, doing his share of candidate interviews, and he looks forward to seeing the Princeton Club of Japan grow further over the coming years.
Staughton Lewis ’93, Secretary
(Woodrow Wilson School). Staughton is a long term Tokyo resident who, after graduating from Princeton University, has been living and working in Japan for 25 years thus far. The majority of his career has been in financial services with JPMorgan Securities Japan Equity Derivatives Trading, and he is now currently the Chief Executive Officer of Siwelco LLC Japan. Besides equity derivative trading, he also is currently involved in investment real estate property in central Tokyo. He is very grateful for being able to support the club with serving the needs and interests of all Princeton University alumni based in Japan.
Walter Toshi Baily ’92, Alumni Schools Committee Co-Chair
Toshi is the Co-Chair of the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee in Japan. The Alumni Schools Committee coordinates the interviews of applicants to Princeton from across Japan, represents Princeton at college fairs, promotes Princeton in Japan by talking to high school students, teachers and administrators about Princeton, and welcomes newly admitted students to the local Princeton community. Toshi is passionate about spreading the word on Princeton in Japan and has worked with numerous high school principals, teachers, students and parents to talk about what makes Princeton a special place. Toshi firmly believes that there is enormous high school talent in Japan and that so many would benefit from what Princeton has to offer. Toshi has helped organize numerous college fairs at various high schools which has attracted students, parents and teachers numbering in the thousands across all events. Toshi is Managing Director and Head of Japan Fixed Income at BlackRock where he has worked since 2008. Toshi has also worked at Lehman Brothers as Head of Japan Fixed Income Research, Simplex Asset Management as Head Portfolio Manager and at Deutsche Bank Securities and Salomon Brothers as a proprietary trader. Toshi graduated with an A.B. in Economics from Princeton and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Evan Frost ’13, Young Alumni Chair
Evan Frost ’13 is a member of global investment firm Susquehanna International Group’s Japan branch, focusing on venture capital and private investments in public entities. Prior to joining Susquehanna, he worked at Japanese venture capital firm Spiral Venture Partners and studied at the International University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama. He received an AB in Philosophy from Princeton with a Certificate in Finance.
Max Tsumuraya *81, Treasurer & Secretary (Emeritus)
Max Tsumuraya graduated with an MSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1981 and worked with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Booz, Allen & Hamilton (Japan), and Korn/Ferry International-Japan. Max has been an Executive Search Consultant since 1999 specializing in managerial-level searches including CXOs for technology-intensive companies in the information technology, telecommunications, networking, and semiconductors industries. Now he is the Search Consultant with the highest reputation in Japan. Max was a former Secretary/Treasurer of the Princeton Club of Japan and in charge of the Club's Osawa Program over 25 years.
Peyton Bowman ’02
Peyton is Chief Academic Officer at Innovative Language Learning, a language-learning platform that's delivered over one billion audio and video lessons since its 2005 founding. After leaving Princeton with a bachelor's degree in Classics — and spending a couple years as a Latin teacher in Virginia — he joined the English faculty at Nagoya International Junior and Senior High School. It was his first time in Japan. Peyton has now been in the country for over ten years, and he got involved with the Princeton Club of Japan not long after he came to Tokyo in 2010.
Hidekazu Oki ’00 *03
Hidekazu Oki graduated with a B.S.E. degree in Computer Science in 2000 and a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering in 2003. He has been volunteering for Princeton club of Japan since 2010 when he first started the club's outreach to Japanese high school students as prospective students. He has also been a long time organizer of various social events for the club, including the end-of-the-year parties, summer social events, and evening talks and dinner parties for alumni by Princeton alumni and faculty. Professionally, Hidekazu is a software engineer with 16 years of experience in the field; he currently works for Honda R&D as Assistant Chief Engineer.
Kai Shibuya ’14
Kai Shibuya graduated with an A.B. in Anthropology in 2014. At Princeton, she was a member of the Princeton University Orchestra and Quadrangle Club. After graduating, Kai moved from her native California to Tokyo and has been involved in PCJ activities since 2015, helping coordinate social events, promote the school to parents and students, and interview applicants. She currently works as a product manager for SEO and UX. In her spare time, she plays violin in the chamber orchestra Ensemble Franc, dances classical ballet, and searches for good Japanese wine.