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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.