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Buheita Fujiwara was elected to a three-year term to the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees during the Asia- Pacific District Convention held in Nepal in March 2020. He represents the Asia-Pacific region of Kiwanis International.
A 22-year member of Kiwanis, Buheita has served as governor of the Japan District, chairman of Kiwanis Japan Fund, club president and district lieutenant governor. He was also chairman of district membership and international relations committees. He holds a George F. Hixson Fellowship award.
In 2017, Buheita produced a song entitled “Give Dreams to Children.” He persuaded a world-renowned Japanese opera composer and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tokyo to compose it without charge. He is a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Tokyo.
Buheita holds a Master of Arts degree in administrative sciences from Yale University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tokyo. He worked for Sharp Corporation, a Japanese electronics company, and was chief executive officer of a ceremony service company.
Outside Kiwanis, Fujiwara is a leader of two groups in noh play (a form of Japanese theater) and a member of the Tokyo Club, a renowned social club.
Fujiwara and his wife, Hiroko, have three children and six grandchildren. His hobbies include Japanese theater, bridge and golf.