EVENTS

Evolution: Accelerating Innovation Through U.S., Japan, and India Connections

On November 2, 6:00PM (PT) // November 3, 10:00AM (JT), the SVJP Benkyokai featured a venture capital firm with a…

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Accelerating Innovation: The Rise of Japanese Startups

Japanese startups, once the “benchwarmers” sitting on the sidelines of Japan’s business sector, have now moved onto the main court…

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Managing Escalating Tensions in the Indo-Pacific Region

What explains the ever growing cycle of confrontation and worsening strategic interactions between the US and China? How can we…

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Grit and Humility: The Story of an Issei Entrepreneur

In 1956 with just $24.32 in his pocket, Akira Nagamine ventured to the United States to fulfill a 30-month contract…

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Crypto- The Promise Versus Current Reality

In January 2009 an anonymous developer under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin- the first ever decentralized cryptocurrency. Over the…

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Cybersecurity and Risk Management, Keeping Up with the Evolving Landscape

What does it take to deliver quality news to readers around the world? On June 1, 6pm PT// June 2,…

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The Decentralized Web, The Metaverse, and the “Next Big Thing”

Why did Facebook rename itself for the Metaverse? What is the metaverse & how are people experiencing it? Why are…

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Scaling Up Climate Change Solutions Under Different Spheres of Influence

When it comes to climate change, experts have been measuring our carbon emissions for years, and policy-makers have come up…

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Using Virtual Reality to Treat Mental Illness

Mental illness is a silent epidemic that causes enormous pain and economic loss. Treatments such as psychiatric drugs have had…

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Work-Life Balance: Staying Physically, Mentally and Emotionally Fit in 2022

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform recently hosted its first monthly Benkyokai webinar of 2022: “Work-Life Balance: Staying Physically, Mentally, and…

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Beyond Abenomics: Priorities & Challenges for Japan’s New Prime Minister Kishida

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform held its December monthly Benkyokai webinar on the topic of “Beyond Abenomics: Priorities and Challenges…

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Beyond Abenomics: Priorities & Challenges for Japan’s New Prime Minister Kishida

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform held its December monthly Benkyokai webinar on the topic of “Beyond Abenomics: Priorities and Challenges…

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Creating the Future of Healthcare Through Digital Technology

Healthcare is becoming more of a societal problem with chronic diseases impacting whole communities, not just individuals. Using breakthrough technology…

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Post-Game Retrospective: The Economic, Political, and Social Impact of the Tokyo Olympics

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform held its October monthly Benkyokai webinar,  “Post-Game Retrospective: The Economic, Political and Social Impact of…

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MPower: Shaping a Better World Through ESG Investing

Our September Benkyokai discussed the three co-founders’ personal and professional journeys leading to their partnership, their strategic and unique advantage…

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The Evolution of ITOCHU’s Business Model and Sustainability of Society

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform’s August monthly Benkyokai webinar featured Claire Chino, President & CEO, ITOCHU International Inc. Itochu is…

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Why Clubhouse and the Social Audio is the Future of the Creator Economy

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted the July monthly Benkyokai webinar to learn from James Andrews, Social media influencer, Entrepreneur,…

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Leading with Passion and Values: Changing Japan’s Job-Seeking Landscape

Wantedly is a social hiring platform that allows companies and talents to meet based on shared mission, vision, and passion,…

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The Year of Cybersecurity

The year 2020 has been like no other in recent time.  While private companies and government organizations have made amazing…

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