Learn about the volunteers responsible for AFCEA 東京 TOKYO operations

Executive Committee

Scott Jarkoff


Scott currently works for McAfee as a Senior Security Adviser, and is based in Shibuya, Japan. Scott has been the AFCEA 東京 TOKYO Chapter President since 2014, but active with the chapter for almost ten consecutive years. He strives to increase local Japanese participation in the chapter while creating a more lighthearted atmosphere during monthly events.

Tohru Okamura

Tohru Okamura

Executive Vice President

Tohru Okamura works for the American Chamber of Commerce, Japan based in Kamiyacho, and is living in the downtown Tokyo area. He previously served as the VP, Plans and Programs before becoming the Executive Vice President.

Richard Chuckrey


Richard Chuckrey currently works at Pacific Stars and Stripes, and is based in Nishi-Azabu, Japan. Richard has been the AFCEA Tokyo Chapter Secretary since 2015 and previously served as the Vice President for Publicity.



The AFCEA 東京 TOKYO Secretary position is currently open. We are looking for a junior officer (O1-O3) or senior non-commissioned officer (E7-E9) to fill this role. Please contact us if you meet are interested.

Joseph LeRoy

Vice President of Technology

Joseph LeRoy currently works as a Security Engineer for a technology startup in Tokyo, Japan.

Chapter Vice Presidents

Bill Jokela

VP, Industry

Bill Jokela currently works as a US Government Contractor, and is based on Yokota AB in Fussa, Japan.

Jonathan Hobbs

VP, Plans & Programs

Jon lives in downtown Tokyo and is the founder and director of Hobbs & Associates, a boutique firm specializing in Intellectual Property and Cyber Security

Mihoko Matsubara

VP, Industry

Mihoko Matsubara is an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum and has extensive experience in academia, industry and government. She has served onboard the AFCEA International Cyber Committee and Executive Committee, and AFCEA 東京 TOKYO Executive Committee.

Miko Liggayu

VP, Plans & Programs

Miko Liggayu lives in the Tokyo area, and works closely with all the US military bases located throughout Japan, from Okinawa to Misawa.

Bridget Whyde

VP, Communications

Bridget Whyde is in Japan, working in the Yokohama area, and very involved in various volunteer efforts to help better educate the community on important technology related topics.

Currently Open

VP, Scholarship

Position currently awaiting a volunteer. If you’d like to volunteer for this position, please send us an email by visiting our contact page.