TIPS School Board

Ms. Ikuko Tsuboya-Newell

Chairperson


Ms. Ikuko Tsuboya-Newell (Bea) is the founder of TIPS. She began International Secondary School (the former name of TIPS) in 2000 and has been the driving force behind the school. In addition to TIPS, Bea is the founder and chairperson of Tokyo International School (TIS) and IB Japan Ambassador. She is also an advisor for the Council for the Implementation of Education Rebuilding, Cabinet Secretariat and is heavily involved in the improvement of both international education and Japanese education.

Ms. Jun Takeda

Finance & School Development


After graduating from Tokyo University, Mr. Takeda started his career at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. From 2014, he led the organization of the Global Education Foundation to promote IB programs in the Japanese education system and support IB students financially. Mr. Takeda has been working for TIPS as a School Development Consultant since 2018 and currently takes the role of school development/ finance management at Tokyo International School (TIS) as well.

Ms. Junko Kawano

Marketing & Branding


Ms. Kawano has been a business development consultant and media producer at Kawano Junko Office and CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) at Life Shift Japan. Ms. Kawano is undertaking a master's degree for Social Innovation in Media and Governance at Keio University. In her former career, she worked at the largest publishing company in Japan, Recruit, as a head editor for several magazines. Subsequently, she moved to Sumitomo Corporation to develop new businesses in the fashion and education industries.

Mr. Ryo Tsuboya

Liaison with International Schools


Mr. Tsuboya is a Vice Chair of the Tokyo International School (TIS) Board. After graduating from university, he started his career as an editor and web development manager. He was also a web section manager in a major finance company for three years. From 2012, he started to work at TIS Group as a business manager and was in charge of Finance and Operations. He is currently Director of Operations at TIS Group.