Tsukuba International School is led by Tsukuba Global Academy (TGA), which is an educational organization (学校法人) recognized by the Ibaraki Prefectural Government.

Tsukuba International School was established by local foreign residents in 1992. It was run by Mr. Tim Boyle from 1992 to 2008. In 2008, the school was handed over to Mr. Masayasu Kano who decided to create the educational organization of Tsukuba Global Academy to run the school. TGA gained educational organization status in March 2009.

Tsukuba Global Academy is comprised of seventeen Trustees, two Auditors, and eight Deans.


Past Chairs

  • 2009-11 Mr. Masayasu Kano
  • 2011-13 Ms. Chieko Kano
  • 2013-present Mr. Masahito Kano

Current Trustees of Tsukuba Global Academy

  • Mr. Haruo Aizawa
  • Ms. Caroline Benton
  • Mr. Steven Bleistein
  • Ms. Lisa Bond
  • Ms. Joanne Handa
  • Mr. Koji Hoshida
  • Ms. Chieko Kano
  • Mr. Naoki Kokawa
  • Mr. Minoru Kubo
  • Mr. Brian Landberg
  • Ms. Xiaoyin Miyao
  • Ms. Hijiri Nakai
  • Ms. Masako Ohkawara
  • Mr. Atsushi Shibata
  • Mr. Hiroshi Shiga
  • Mr. Haruhisa Togo
  • Mr. Yasuhiko Tohsaku

Current Auditors of Tsukuba Global Academy

  • Mr. Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Mr. Tokio Yamaguchi

Current Deans of Tsukuba Global Academy

  • Chair: Mr. Masahito Kano
  • Ms. Shaney Crawford
  • Mr. Takayasu Ichihara
  • Ms. Seiko Ikehara
  • Mr. Brian Landberg
  • Ms. Yoko Nakaniwa
  • Mr. Koji Nomura
  • Mr. Akira Yokota