The Japan Society of Northern California is hosting a members-only gathering where you’ll have the opportunity to meet our board, staff, other members, and even the Consul General of Japan!
Yuko Suzuki and Richard Bischoff of Suzuki Marketing, Inc. will be discussing California wine, its history, pairing, and connection with Japan, and sake. They will also be providing mouth-watering samples of Suzuki Marketing, Inc.’s premium wine and sake. You don’t want to miss out on these delicious beverages, so come mingle and drink with us!
Our Annual General Members Meeting is complimentary for all JSNC members. New and returning members are
encouraged to register and attend! If you are not sure of your membership status, please ask our admin.
Suzuki Marketing, Inc. is dedicated to contributing to the growth of the wine industry and expanding the wine market in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.
Its President and Marketing Strategist, Yuko Suzuki, was born and raised in Japan and has extensive international experience both personally and professionally. She holds a MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in International Relations and Linguistics from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Ms. Suzuki previously served as Director of International Brand Development at E&J Gallo Winery, the world’s largest winery. While at Gallo, she contributed significantly to their 45% sales growth in Japan during her tenure by increasing brand awareness and royalty with development and implementation of effective marketing and public relations programs. In addition, she was responsible for development and rejuvenation of Gallo’s global brands.
Richard Bischoff is the Vice President of Business Development at Suzuki Wine, Inc. He is a certified Sake Professional and, as such, is knowledgeable and well-versed about all things sake!
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 – 6:30 PM Members Meeting
6:30 – 7:30 PM Talk & Tasting
Venue generously provided by Morrison & Foerster LLP