2021 Summer Networking in the Park

Come and join us for an outdoor picnic, where we’ll welcome back our Keizai community for in-person events! We will hold the picnic at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. This 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Being Innovative in “with Corona” Era

COVID-19 changed our working environment and many of us were forced to get used to WFH (Work From Home) working style. Currently, the government is rolling out COVID vaccination and 40% of Americans either finished being vaccinated or at least received first vaccination. Pandemic may ease but some predict we may not come back to working in the office 100% of the time and we may need to adapt hybrid of WFH and Working in the office.  

The question is: Can we continue to be innovative when all of us are working from home? What will happen to our collaboration? Will we miss serendipity moment during our office chat? How will people deal with FOMO (Fear of missing out)? Will Silicon Valley continue to be the place for innovation?

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Electrification of Air Transportation

With the recent market and government interest in electric vehicles, it’s clear we are on our way to the electrification of much of our ground vehicle transportation system. There is another form of transportation that is starting on its path to electrification – aircraft. Air travel is recognized as one of the more carbon intensive transportation modes and electrification is one path to reducing its carbon footprint. This webinar will explore the technology and business opportunities of electric air transportation. 

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Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami 10-Year Anniversary Commemoration

On March 11, ten years ago, the largest earthquake in modern Japanese history shook the Tohoku region. The tsunami that followed devastated many areas in the region; and was the cause of the Fukushima nuclear accident. Keizai Silicon Valley invites the community and its members to observe a minute of silence for the victims, before we hear from two speakers who witnessed the aftermath of 3.11 and bravely took the initiative to respond to the disaster.

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Movie Night

Keizai Silicon Valley is pleased to present our first Keizai Movie Night. As our first film we will be showing “Three Sisters,” which was a highly popular movie from 2014. And as a follow-up, we will have a Q&A via Zoom with the film’s producer Seishiro Nishida, who also plays the role of the father in the film. The film will be in Japanese with English and Spanish subtitles.

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How Has COVID19 Accelerated Digital Transformation?

The digital transformations that were well under way for companies, governments, and education institutions all over the world before COVID-19 have been forced to adapt and accelerate those programs. In the first of two webinars, join our panel of Technology, Operations, and Strategy experts to learn about the opportunities and risks presented by digital transformation in the COVID-19 era.

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Mobility Innovations: What Do VCs, Accelerators, and Corporates Think?

The way we transport from point A to point B is rapidly changing. Autonomous vehicles, flying taxis, electric scooters, and so on. How are these technologies coming to reality and what comes next?

In this event you will hear from Venture Capitalists and an Accelerator in the mobility sector to picture the innovations that are going on and what comes next.

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The Privacy Tsunami!

You may have heard about the alphabet soup of new privacy legislation, including Europe’s GDPR and California’s effort to storm the stage, the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act). New privacy laws are upending the handling of consumer information and forcing companies to reevaluate business models.

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2019 Summer Networking

Sunday, August 4th

Come join us at our annual summer networking in the park. This year our event is going to be held at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. A babbling brook runs through this 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park. It is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Automated Food

What we eat, where it comes from, and how we eat it are all changing as consumers’ preferences evolve and they demand more selection and convenience to fit an ever- changing range of nutritional needs and lifestyles.

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Batteries and Clean Tech: Energy Storage Trends for Transportation and Grid Storage A Joint Program with the Japan Society of Northern California

First developed in 1800, batteries still play an important part in our digital world. Recently, batteries occupy an increasingly crucial role in reducing the carbon footprint of our transportation and electrical grid sectors. Yet, the limitations of battery technology remain a barrier to the market acceptance of electrified transportation and renewable energy. In conjunction with the Japan Society of Northern California, this program will explore recent trends in the North American, Japanese and Chinese markets in battery technology, 

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2018 Summer Networking

Sunday, August 5th

Come join us at our annual summer networking in the park. This year our event is going to be held at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. A babbling brook runs through this 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park. It is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Why are Japanese Corporates Interested in Silicon Valley Innovation Methods?

From design thinking to lean startup, Silicon Valley’s innovation methods have attracted global interest. As Japanese corporations strive to innovate, some have adopted these methods to disrupt their own innovation ecosystem. How are they learning these techniques? Can they be adapted for the framework of Japanese corporations? What are some of the results?

Avoiding Environmental Pitfalls When Doing Business in California

California has various environmental laws regulating companies and the proper management of hazardous products, including universal and hazardous waste, e.g. batteries, electronic devices, mercury-containing equipment, lamps, and paint. Improperly managing these products can lead to various fines and sanctions. These regulations can be confusing, especially to companies that are just starting to do business in California.

How to Launch and Scale High Growth Tech Business in Japan

Japan has historically enjoyed great prosperity based largely on its world class manufacturing — an area that lends itself to incremental improvement through kaizen, decentralized shop floor decision-making, and keiretsu-based value chains. Japan’s large companies embraced and optimized these principles, but what worked exceptionally well to drive Japan’s economic prosperity from 1970-1989 has faltered over the past 25 years. What happened? In two words… Digital Disruption!

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2017 Summer Networking

Come join us at our annual summer networking in the park. This year our event is going to be held at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. A babbling brook runs through this 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park. It is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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The Future of Medical Device Industry: Views from Japan and Silicon Valley

Medical Device Industry has been one of the largest sectors within the healthcare industry. United States and Japan are amongst the top 2 countries with largest Medical Device Industry. What are the market trends between Japan and United States? How will the rise of big data and personalized medicine shape the future of both healthcare systems?

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The Role of Silicon Valley in Japanese Innovation

Silicon Valley has been studied by the world as the epicenter of innovation. Japanese corporations have been visiting Silicon Valley consistently. What purposes do these trips serve Japan’s innovation ecosystem? Why do established corporations and VC firms from Japan establish a footprint here? How have their views of innovation and interactions with Silicon Valley changed over the years? How successful have they been in importing the Silicon Valley way back to Japan? What have we learned from their presence? Join us as we explore these and other questions in a moderated conversation among the panelists and with the audience.

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Oktoberfest Happy Hour Networking

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Keizai Silicon Valley, JETAANC and Procopio have organized an Oktoberfest networking nomikai at Tied House in downtown Mountain View. Please join us to share ideas, meet new people and expand your network.

Additionally, you can casually ask any questions about patent law, copyrights, corporate law etc. to the Procopio attorneys at this Oktoberfest!

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