STAFF

Matt Krebs
Executive Director

Matt Krebs enjoys facilitating meaningful Japan experiences for others in Boston. He was previously the director of the Japan/America Society of Kentucky where he established the JAPAN Summer Festival and the Kentucky/Japan Relief Fund, hosted the Manjiro/Whitfield Exchange Program, and expanded other programs and partnerships. In recent years, Krebs has been a technology industry analyst while pursuing a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology focused on technology in Japan. Krebs has lived in Japan at different times in his life and built cross-industry relationships in business, academic, diplomatic, and civic sectors. 

Jessie Berlingo
Communications Manager

Jessie Berlingo joined Japan Society of Boston as the Communications Manager in January of 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a Client Solutions Coordinator with additional design responsibilities at CFS, Inc. in Norton, Massachusetts. A New England local, Jessie studied Japanese in Nagoya from 2010-2011, with additional points of study in sadou and sumie. She holds a bachelor's degree in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Miwa Suzuki
Operations Manager

Miwa Suzuki joined Japan Society of Boston as an Operations Manager in May 2017. Prior to that, she was an Associate Director of Japan Client Management at Eurasia Group, a NY-headquartered geo-political consulting firm. A Japanese native born in Yokohama who loves the culture of whiskey, she worked at Suntory for 4 years before she relocated to the U.S. She holds her master’s degree in global affairs from New York University and bachelor’s in law/political science from Keio University.

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