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.
In a dialog between Andy and Kathy, we’ll hear how Andy combined Japanese values with American entrepreneurship in creating major new markets in the flower industry, and how he has transferred the lessons of his success first to his family and then through the Matsui Foundation scholarship program for children of farm workers. Joining us from Tokyo, Kathy has been ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine in 2000, 2001 and 2006, and she was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” for her work on the “Womenomics” theme. Kathy also maintains the family tradition of active nonprofit service.
We will be performing our traditional Kagamiwari (sake barrel “breaking”) ceremony. The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Jun Yamada is expected to lead this tradition.