Past Events

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
June 2, 2020
Rakuten’s Culture for Globalization and its PMI Impact
The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted a Benkyokai webinar featuring Mr. Shinji “Sandy” Kimura, Chief Strategy Officer of Rakuten USA,... Read more
May 5, 2020
The Corona Virus, U.S. Presidential Election and U.S. Japan Relations
The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted its first Benkyokai webinar. It discussed the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the... Read more
April 3, 2019
Adobe’s Chief Product Officer discusses his professional journey
(Palo Alto – April 3, 2019) Scott Belsky, executive, entrepreneur, author, investor, and Adobe’s Chief Product Officer, sat down with Tab... Read more
March 6, 2019
Founder & CEO of Treasure Data discusses founding and running an enterprise
(Palo Alto – March 6, 2019) Hiro Yoshikawa, VP & General Manager, Data Business at Arm and Founder & CEO... Read more