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

oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Happy Hour Networking

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Keizai Silicon Valley, JETAANC and Procopio have organized an Oktoberfest networking nomikai at Tied House in downtown Mountain View. Please join us to share ideas, meet new people and expand your network.

Additionally, you can casually ask any questions about patent law, copyrights, corporate law etc. to the Procopio attorneys at this Oktoberfest!

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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

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Yayoi Kaneko

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

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Tak Sato

WebMaster

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

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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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Inspired discussion going into overtime on Friday night in Palo Alto. Nice job moderating @pkeys! #KeizaiSpacehttps://t.co/S6jOnmrp7d
Interactive Q&A. The New Space Industry: Views from the US and Japan. #KeizaiSpace #KeizaiSV https://t.co/LXY3sXnFWn
Japan does not produce hardware; system, service, and data are equally important pillars of the space business & innovation #KeizaiSpace
#SiliconValley has an ecosystem ideal to a new industry, embracing technology and risk more than any other place in the world. #KeizaiSpace
@Astroscale, predominantly made up of Japanese corporations, is based out of Singapore, the country more open to innovation #KeizaiSpace
The space market in Japan is $17B, says Kohei Taya. His employer @IHI11 recruits startups in #SiliconValley. It als… https://t.co/lTddMCsPdY
The entry barrier to the space industry is still low for entrepreneurs with right technology or market segmentation… https://t.co/zuvgNlQd0P
Eric Anderson @AndOneTech says Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and even Google had foresight in the rising space… https://t.co/RfifWBdJfb
@planetos provides #API-based data repository for earth science data, enabling various solutions. @rsternfeld prese… https://t.co/P6ITufXtFa
The launch industry makes up only 2% of the space market" says @pkeys. #KeizaiSpace #KeizaiSV https://t.co/NwwLC9lA8c