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SOLD OUT! State of Web3/Metaverse

February 8 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Topics of Silicon Valley – Japan Connection

SOLD OUT! Due to venue capacity, we cannot allow walk-ins.

Registered Guests: Please arrive early to secure a seat!

**In Person Event (English Program)**

Digital Garage in cooperation with the Japan Society of Northern California is bringing together the Web3/Metaverse community for seminars, panels, workshops, and more! 

Japan is at the forefront of creating evolving content for the Web3/Metaverse space, including not only manga, anime, and character goods but also design, concept and social aspects.

 Come join us to hear Silicon Valley based experts, entrepreneurs, investors, enterprises and influencers thoughts on “what is really happening right now” in this field and why the Japan can be the “key” for Web3/Metaverse industry. Don’t fall behind the curve and miss out on the opportunity to hear the expert voices of the season.

This program is generously supported by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.



▼Event Details
Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 8th
3:30-4:00 PM  Registration
4:00-6:30 PM  Program
6:30-7:00 PM  Networking

DG717 Digital Garage
717 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Suggested donation $20 at the door or online upon registration

Click below to read more about our amazing speakers:


4:00-4:05 PM  Opening Remarks
Yasushi Noguchi | Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco

4:05-4:10 PM  Greetings and Introduction
Rocky Mitsuhashi & Maika Isogawa | DG717 

4:10-4:40 PM  SESSION 1
Bay Area Japanese Founders in Web3/Metaverse

Moderator: Kazushi Okamoto | Nonagon Capital

  • Maika Isogawa | Webacy, Founder and CEO
  • Datz Itsuki Daito | DeStore, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Nao Yukawa | DeMind, Founder and CEO

4:40-5:00 PM  SESSION 2: Startup Presentation
US Web3 Start-Ups in Japan Market
Moderator: Maika Isogawa | Webacy, Founder and CEO 

  • Alex Kehr | SuperLocal, Founder and CEO
  • Kai Chen | Parasol, CEO

5:00-5:15 PM  SESSION 3: Fireside Chat
Forefront of Creating Evolving Japanese Content in Web3/Metaverse

  • Rehito Hatoyama | Hatoyama Studio, CEO
  • Emi Yoshikawa | Ripple, VP, Strategy and Operations

5:15-5:25 PM  Break & Refreshments

5:25-5:40 PM  Entertainment

  • YOYOKA | Drum Performance 

5:40-6:05 PM  SESSION 4: Enterprise Panel Discussion
Japanese Enterprises in Web3/Metaverse

Moderator: Rocky Mitsuhashi | DG717 , President

  • Yurie Iino | NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Manager
  • Ken Naganuma Ph.D. | Hitachi America, Researcher
  • Ludovic Copere | Sony Ventures, Senior Investment Director
  • Jay Onda | Marubeni Ventures, Director

6:05-6:20 PM  SESSION 5: Fireside Chat
Social Impact in Web3/Metaverse

  • Koki Uchiyama | Hottolink Founder and Group CEO
  • Naoko Okumoto | NIREMIA Collective, Founder and CEO

6:20-6:30 PM  Closing Remarks

  • Rocky Mitsuhashi | DG717, President
  • Steve Pollock | Japan Society of Northern California, President

6:30-7:00 PM  Networking


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February 8
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Digital Garage
717 Market St,
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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