99th CONVENTION
July 17–20, 2014
Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo Chiba 2014
Koshiro Kitazato

Koshiro "Kit" Kitazato

Kiwanis International trustee candidate


Club: Tokyo

District: Japan


The candidate in his own words...


Why did you decide to run for office? 

I believe in the great future of Kiwanis. At the same time, I feel the urgent need for radical transformations so Kiwanis can meet the rapidly changing world of diversity. With the Tokyo club celebrating its 50th anniversary, I humbly thought I could contribute to Kiwanis with Asia-Pacific as a growth engine.


What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?


My strength is leadership in cross-cultural environments, a skill acquired through my global career. This was proven by the remarkable success of The Eliminate Project Campaign by the Japan District with my leadership as district coordinator. I will bring my experience and passion to the Kiwanis International board for a stronger and more viable organization.


How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis? 

I would like to raise awareness of the Kiwanis brand in the global world as an organization helping children and the community. Through this heightened awareness, we will secure more members and upgrade the motivation of our current members engaged in volunteer activities.

Biographical information

I served in senior executive positions with global IT corporations for more than 40 years. As a 14-year Kiwanian, I contributed much to the growth of the Japan District, supporting global and community projects such as The Eliminate Project and the Kiwanis Doll project. I am married, have one son and two grandsons.

For more information about Kit, consult his campaign website or contact his campaign coordinator, Masayuki Ishihara, at japandist@japankiwanis.or.jp. Connect with Kit on Facebook, Twitter or Linked In.