The Hakone Board of Trustees is an integral part of the Foundation. Trustees are appointed for two-year terms, with a maximum three consecutive terms.
Founding CEO - Lon Saavedra
Board President - Connie Young Yu
Vice President - Ann Waltonsmith, Ph.D., Mayor Emeritus of Saratoga
Mayor of Saratoga - Emily Lo
Treasurer - Faramarz Yazdani, Ph.D.
Board Secretary - Elaine Salter
Members of the full Hakone Board of Trustees
Yuki - Haruyuki Hashimoto
Howard Miller - Vice Mayor of Saratoga
Advisory Board and Honorary Trustees
William E. Glennon
Norman Mineta, Former Member of Congress and U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Kiyoshi Yasui, 14th generation traditional Japanese architect
Consul General of Japan in San Francisco