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

Shinnenkai2016

26th Anniversary Shinnenkai

Join us in celebrating Keizai Silicon Valley’s 2016 Shinnenkai (New Year’s Reception) on Friday, January 29th at 5:30 pm at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club.

This year, we honor “the Orchid King” Mr. Andy Matsui with the Keizai Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award, and we present the Economic Innovation Award to his daughter, Ms. Kathy M. Matsui, chief Japan equity strategist and co-head of Asia Investment Research, Goldman Sachs.

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Testimonials

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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

Sanae Nakamura

Sanae Nakamura

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

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Yuka Nagashima

Program Manager

Danny Ooi

Danny Ooi

Program Manager

Joe Quinlan

Joe Quinlan

Content Manager

Gordon Sasamori

Gordon Sasamori

Director of IT

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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Thank you again to our honorees, our sponsors, and to everyone who joined us tonight! Truly an unforgettable event. #Shinnenkai2016
@MikeyNoWay and the Matsui Family. #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/gwPkfupI8n
The Matsui Family. Truly an inspiration. #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/yqTHwn33dL
Let the networking begin! #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/EendgLTz7J
鏡割り! #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/QnaCbRKbDb
Consul General Yamada addresses the audience. #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/KDxcwEZQom
@MikeyNoWay closes out the #firesidechat with the Matsuis for #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/ejKMyofNKo
@rdasher8 moderates the #firesidechat with honorees Andy and Kathy Matsui. #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/TQRkPKf7NK
Standing ovation for Mr. Andy Matsui's moving gesture and overwhelmingly inspirational speech. #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/7cBuP9HZP1
Mr. Andy Matsui announces a gift for the Asian University for Women of USD1 million. #Shinnenkai2016 https://t.co/wfHT87zCHj