Keizai Events

31st Anniversary Shinnenkai

Join us in celebrating Keizai Silicon Valley’s 2021 Shinnenkai (New Year’s Reception Webinar) on Friday, January 29th.

This year we are going to host professional racing driver Mr. Takuma Sato as our honor guest to receive the Keizai Silicon Valley Distinguished Achievement Award. Famous for his “No Attack, No Chance” motto, Mr. Sato is the first Japanese and Asian driver to win Indianapolis 500, one of three most prestigious motor races in the world, and the twentieth driver to have multiple Indy 500 championship (2017,2020). Professor Richard Dasher from Stanford University will host the award interview for Mr. Sato.

We will also be hosting a Keynote Dialogue Session on the topic “2021: Beginning of a New Era for U.S. – Japan?” featuring Dr. Dan Okimoto, Co- Chairman of the Silicon Valley Japan Platform and Amb. John Roos, Founding Partner of Geodesic Capital and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Both guests will discuss topics including U.S. – Japan relations from various aspects with Professor Dasher and participants through fireside chat and breakout Q&A sessions.

The Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, Toru Maeda will kick off this year’s Shinnenkai with a virtual traditional New Year’s Toasting and Greetings.


US: Friday, January 29th, 2021

    Webinar: 5:00 – 6:30 PM (PST)

Japan: Saturday, January 30th, 2021

    Webinar: 10:00 – 11:30 AM (JST)


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