Keizai Events


32nd Anniversary Shinnenkai

This year, we will kick off Shinnenkai with a traditional New Year’s toasting and greetings led by Hiroshi Kawamura, the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco.

Let’s welcome the first Asian female astronaut, Dr. Chiaki Mukai, as our honored guest to receive the Keizai Silicon Valley Distinguished Achievement Award. Known for her space missions in 1994 and 1998 as a medical doctor and physiologist, Dr. Mukai made a remarkable contribution to life sciences and space medicine. She currently serves as the Specially Appointed Vice President at Tokyo University of Science. Professor Richard Dasher, from Stanford University, will host the award interview for Dr. Mukai. There will be a Q&A where event participants can ask her questions.