Keizai Events

28th Anniversary Shinnenkai

This year, we honor Mr. Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kikkoman Corporation with the Keizai Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award for US-Japan Business.

Mr. Mogi joined Kikkoman in 1958 and has since been laying the foundation for the company’s foreign expansion. In 1957 Kikkoman established a sales company in San Francisco. In 1973 Kikkoman built its first soy sauce manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. In 1995 he became President and CEO of the firm and was still tirelessly transforming and expanding Kikkoman to be a worldwide business.

Aside from giving the keynote speech, Mr. Mogi will participate in a fireside chat with Prof. Richard Dasher touching on the hardships of globalization and how to succeed in a global economy. We will also be performing our traditional Kagamiwari (sake barrel “breaking”) ceremony. The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Jun Yamada is expected to lead this tradition.



Friday, January 26th, 2018

5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Reception

6:45 – 9:30 p.m. Program

10:00 p.m. Venue Close

Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club
3000 Alexis Drive | Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Early bird (before Sunday, January 7th 11pm PST): $55 (60 seats limited) SOLD OUT

Regular Registration (before Sunday, January 21st 11pm PST): $75

Late Registration (before Wednesday, January 24th noon PST): $100

Walk-in: $140