Benjamin Boas

Benjamin Boas for Parthenon Japan


Global Communications Specialist

Senior Advisor


  • Serving as a Cool Japan Ambassador recognized by the Cabinet Office of Japan
  • Author of two Japanese language books on Japanese pop culture & education
  • Client experience with top content brands including Studio Ghibli, Netflix, and NHK
  • Mahjong enthusiast & Martial Arts practitioner


Benjamin Boas is Parthenon Japan‘s Senior Advisor in charge of the Global Communications practice. He has over a decade of experience as a consultant with extensive knowledge of Japan’s content production industry. Recognized by the Government of Japan’s Cabinet Office as a Cool Japan Ambassador, he is the author of two Japanese language books on Japanese culture and English education in Japan.

His career has led to extensive work with publishers including Kawai Juku, Shogakukan, Tokyo University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, and popular media including NHK, Netflix, Studio Ghibli, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Metropolis Magazine, The Japan Times, and TimeOut Tokyo.

A graduate of Brown University and former Fulbright Scholar, Benjamin has held research positions at Tokyo University and Keio University. He also has experience designing cultural experience for Harvard Club of Japan, Brown University Club of Japan, Pasona Group, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Outside of work, Benjamin competes in Mahjong and holds two International Mahjong Championships. He is also a master in martial arts with a 2nd-degree black belt from the Yoshinkan Aikido Hombu Dojo.