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Executive Director
Mari Tanaka

Career History

Apr. 2021 - PresentExecutive Director, The Nippon Foundation Human Milk Bank
Jun. 2017 - Mar. 2021Manager, Special Projects Department of The Nippon Foundation
- A speech writer for the chairman of The Nippon Foundation at the Executive Communications Team
- A member of the "True Colors Festival" project, which promotes diversity and inclusion through performing arts
Jun. 2015 - May. 2017Senior Project Coordinator, Myanmar Liaison Office of The Nippon Foundation
- School construction projects in Ayeyarwady Region, Shan State, Rakhine State.
Aug. 2010 - May. 2015Project Coordinator, International Program Department of The Nippon Foundation
- Farmers' supporting projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria, Mali
- Various scholarship projects supporting students from Japan, ASEAN, Central Asia, and South America
- Networking project of women social entrepreneurs in ASEAN


Sep. 2008 - May. 2010MA in International Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University
(Conflict Management, Development Economics)
Apr. 2004 - Mar. 2008BA in Political Science, Keio University


- 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200) by Yoga Alliance
- Associate Certified Fundraiser by Japan Fundraising Association
- Sign Language Proficiency Test (Level 2)
- Fire and Disaster Prevention Manager

Professional Membership

Japanese Society for Breastfeeding Research

Contact Us5,000 infants Need Donor Milk
Five thousand infants born preterm or with very low birth weight
need donor milk every year in Japan.