News & Events

February 17, 2021
Yankee Noodle Dandy: Building a ramen business in the U.S.
SVJP welcomes Kenshiro Uki, President of Sun Noodle North America and Hiro Hasegawa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ramen Hero as our... Read more
January 19, 2021
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,... Read more
January 7, 2021
The Year of Cybersecurity
The year 2020 has been like no other in recent time.  While private companies and government organizations have made amazing... Read more
November 19, 2020
Ikigai: Finding Purpose Through a Journey of Entrepreneurship in Japan
In 2008, a trip to Kyoto lead Victoria Tsai to a meeting with a geisha and a discovery of their... Read more
November 2, 2020
The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications for U.S. – Japan Relations
The November 3rd U.S. presidential election is the most consequential in our lifetime.  President Donald Trump and former Vice President... Read more
October 5, 2020
Japan: Capitalism That Works
Japan has what it takes to be a global champion economy, admired not just for socio-political stability but also for... Read more
October 5, 2020
Y-Combinator: Road to Silicon Valley
Together with Y Combinator (YC), the Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted a virtual event: “Road to Silicon Valley” on October... Read more
September 2, 2020
How Virtual Worlds Will Change Our Lives Forever
The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted their monthly Benkyokai webinar: “HOW VIRTUAL WORLDS WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES FOREVER, Case Study:... Read more
August 5, 2020
Venture Capital as the Bridge Between Japan and Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted the Benkyokai webinar: “Venture Capital as the Bridge Between Japan and Silicon Valley”. The webinar... Read more
July 1, 2020
Japan’s Energy Sector: Changes and Innovations for Sustainability
The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted the Benkyokai webinar, “Japan’s Energy Sector: Changes and Innovations for Sustainability”.  The speakers provide... Read more