ABOUT KEIZAI

Keizai Silicon Valley

is a Silicon Valley based business and professional networking NPO organization. Its primary purpose is to provide opportunities for executives and professionals to develop the knowledge and human networks for successful US-Japan business.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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The New Space Industry: Views from the US and Japan

Over the last several years, the technology industry has turned to space as yet another area it can disrupt. Tech titans such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are involved with space launch startups and even Google has purchased a.

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Oktoberfest

SAVE the DATE Friday, October 7, 2016 Details to follow

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Testimonials

Yuka Nagashima, executive director and ceo fo HTDC says,  "since the tech businesses are developing innovations on existing technology, its important that the role of government include investments in innovation infrastructure such as broadband."

Yuka Nagashima

Program Manager

As a recent transplant to Silicon Valley, it was challenging to choose from so many opportunities to meet people and continue to learn. I was fortunate to have multiple people recommend Keizai Silicon Valley’s events as a great way to network with people interested in doing business with Japan or with connections to Japan. Because Silicon Valley is so big, it is easy to feel lost, but at Keizai SV, I felt welcomed by staff and other attendees who seemed genuine in their well wishes and intellectually curious about the topics its programs explored. That’s when I decided to join as a volunteer member. It has been such a pleasure working with other committed volunteer staff to bring quality events to this community. It is this type of group that adds diversity to Silicon Valley, a different perspective that adds to its innovation ecosystem.

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Gregory Bennett

Social Media Manager

I moved back to the Bay Area shortly after graduate school, and I involved myself with Keizai to expand my network and learn more about Japan-US business relations in Silicon Valley. Upon joining the staff, I was welcomed by a highly inspiring, innovative, and positive group of leaders who consistently provide me a new, fresh perspective on the corporate world outside of school and the myriad forms it can take in practice. Volunteering at Keizai has been thrilling and educational every step of the way and I thoroughly enjoy contributing my work to the organization in the realm of social media. I highly recommend it to those who are new to the Bay Area or are seeking to grow their network and expand their approaches to professional life.

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Tim Koide

Program Manager

Keizai Silicon Valley provides me with an opportunity to view Silicon Valley from the perspective of its role as a global innovation hub–a unique catch-all for the talent and ideas of the world. Through its events and fora, it allows me to stay informed of and connected to the movements of Japanese entities in the Valley, and gives me the network and architecture necessary to help facilitate dialogue and exchange between stakeholders from Japan and the rest of the world represented here.

Our Team

Chimmy Shioya

Chimmy Shioya

President

MayKao

May Kao

Vice President, Operations

Sanae Nakamura

Sanae Nakamura

Treasurer

Erny Arifin

Erny Arifin

Graphics Content Manager

Gregory Bennett

Gregory Bennett

Social Media Manager

Chris Daft

Chris Daft

Project Manager

Andre Davis

Andre Davis

Program Manager

Ayumi Fitisoff

Ayumi Fitisoff

Office Manager

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Kana Goulding-Hotta

Program Manager

Phill Keys

Phil Keys

Lead Program Manager

Akemi Koda

Akemi Koda

Program Manager

Tim Koide

Tim Koide

Program Manager

Ben Li

Ben Li

IT / AV Assistant Manager

Yoko Manabe

Yoko Manabe

Public Relations Manager

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Yoshi Manabe

Corporate Relations Manager

Hiromi Motojima

Hiromi Motojima

Photographer

Yuka Nagashima, executive director and ceo fo HTDC says,  "since the tech businesses are developing innovations on existing technology, its important that the role of government include investments in innovation infrastructure such as broadband."

Yuka Nagashima

Program Manager

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Danny Ooi

Program Manager

Joe Quinlan

Joe Quinlan

Content Manager

Gordon Sasamori

Gordon Sasamori

Director of IT

Sachi Sawamura

Sachi Sawamura

Program Manager

Nobuki Takeuchi

Nobuki Takeuchi

Program Manager

Greg Tsutaoka

Greg Tsutaoka

Program Manager

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Shota Ushihara

Visual Marketing Communications Manager

Dean Yonenaga

Dean Yonenaga

Alliance Manager

JunZhang

Jun Zhang

Event Manager

Board Members

RichardDasher

Richard Dasher

Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

Scott Ellman

Scott Ellman

CEO, USAsia Venture Partners

NadineGrant

Nadine Grant

President Emeritus

Koji Osawa

Koji Osawa

Managing Principal & Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners

Tsuyoshi Taira

Tsuyoshi Taira

CEO, Tazan International Inc.

Chimmy Shioya

Chimmy Shioya

Senior Director of Business Development, ZL Technologies, Inc.

Our Sponsorships

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Thanks to all for attending #KeizaiBioTech! Looking forward to seeing you all at our summer picnic in July. #KeizaiPicnic
Expect some impact from election campaign discussions on drug pricing and drug cost effectiveness #biotech #KeizaiBioTech
Research is very expensive. prohibitive for many countries to play in biotech area. but bioinfomatics, maybe #Keizaibiotech #biotech
trends in emerging countries: like Jpn, some aspects of ecosystem is lacking there. can't just have good science. #KeizaiBiotech #biotech