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Jason Matsumoto

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Jason is a fourth-generation Japanese American from Chicago. He earned a business degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and spent one year in Japan as a study-abroad student attending Sophia University in Tokyo. By day, he is a director of pricing for financial derivative products at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By passion, Matsumoto is the director and composer for Ho Etsu Taiko, a Chicago-based ensemble centered around Japanese drumming. Most recently, he has assumed the role of Producer for The Orange Story,a film project funded by the U.S. National Parks Service that aims to provide educational content about civil liberties as told through the lens of Japanese American incarceration during WWII.