Koshiro "Kit" Kitazato
Tokyo, Japan

Kitazato, KitKoshiro “Kit” Kitazato of Tokyo, Japan, was elected to a three-year term as a trustee of Kiwanis International in July 2014 at the Kiwanis Asia-Pacific Convention in Tokyo-Chiba, Japan. He was appointed to the Kiwanis International Board for an additional one-year term for the 2017-18 administrative year.

A member of the Kiwanis Club of Tokyo for 16 years, Kit has served as club president, lieutenant governor and in 2012-13 as governor of the Japan District.  He was 2009-10 Distinguished Club President, 2012-13 Governor of the Year and 2012-13 Distinguished Governor.  He served as Host Committee Chair for the 99th Kiwanis International Convention in Tokyo-Chiba.  He also served as the Japan District coordinator for The Eliminate Project with which he made significant contribution by making the Japan District rank number one in fundraising totals per member average for the three consecutive years, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Kit is a George F. Hixson Fellow, a Charter Walter Zeller Fellow, a Mother’s Day Zeller Fellow and a Major Gift Donor.

A corporate senior executive of a global IT company, Kit provides leadership in cross-cultural environments.  He holds bachelor’s degree in international relations and had broad spectrum of business experiences in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  He has also had extensive involvement in the educational programs for young people in the world as his life work, still keeping active role as board director of the Institute of Global Education and International Management Association.         

Kit and his wife, Fusae, have one son and two grandsons.