Tomoko Hosaka Mullaney
  • Executive Director, U.S.-Japan Business Council

Tomoko Hosaka Mullaney is Executive Director of the U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Established in 1971, the USJBC is the largest U.S.-based association representing American business interests in Japan.

Prior to starting her current role, Ms. Mullaney was Vice President, Japan at The Asia Group, a firm that provides strategic and business advisory services to the world’s leading companies. With her deep personal and professional knowledge of Japan, she supported clients across a variety of sectors providing them with advice and analysis of the country’s complex political, economic, and market landscape.  

Before joining The Asia Group, Ms. Mullaney was an award-winning business journalist and leader in media and technology. She served as deputy economics editor at The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. and was the lead economic writer in Tokyo during the 2008 financial crisis and aftermath. She was a key member of the AP team that reported on the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, and covered numerous Japanese administrations, companies, and business trends.

She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Waseda University and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.