Past Events

July 7, 2021
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,... Read more
June 2, 2021
From Wall Street to Silicon Valley: Adapting, Resetting and Reinventing in the Age of AI
Junta Nakai began his career trading stocks, but by 2017 his company had gone from 600 traders down to 2... Read more
May 5, 2021
Local Government Tackling Global Issues
The Silicon Valley Japan Platform’s May monthly Benkyokai webinar discusses “Local Government Tackling Global Issues” featuring three Japanese American Bay... Read more
March 3, 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
February 3, 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 13, 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
December 2, 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 5, 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 7, 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