James Kondo is Advisor at the Laboratory of Social Machines at MIT Media Lab and Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University. Kondo is also Co-Founder of Table for Two, Co-Chair of Silicon Valley Japan Platform, and President of Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation. Previously, Kondo was Vice President of Twitter Inc, and Chairman of Twitter Japan. He was also Special Adviser to the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, Co-Founder and President of the Health and Global Policy Institute, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Kondo studied at Brown University, graduated from Keio University and Harvard Business School, and was a Yale World Fellow.