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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
Jun. 2015 - May. 2017Senior Project Coordinator, Myanmar Liaison Office of The Nippon Foundation
Aug. 2010 - May. 2015Project Coordinator, International Program Department of The Nippon Foundation


MA in International Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
BA 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.