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425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States

June 2015

Japan and the Shackles of the Past

June 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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$35

Japan is one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in history. Yet it has not been an easy path; military catastrophe, political atrophy, and economic upheavals have made regular appearances from the feudal era to the present.…

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September 2015

Big in Japan: Takeshi "Ted" Homma of Rakuten on Why Silicon Valley is Crucial to Japanese Firms’ Global Strategies

September 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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Takeshi (Ted) Homma has spent his career in the digital business world, and is currently helping Rakuten pursue opportunities in Silicon Valley.  Based on his experience as an entrepreneur, working inside large corporations such as Sony and Rakuten, and advising Japanese startups, Ted will share his views on the challenges facing Japanese companies right now.…

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June 2016

Why are Talented Young Japanese Flocking to San Francisco? – Big in Japan, with Eriko Sekiya

June 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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$15 – $20

Graduate of Keio University, worked at elite firms then started two companies of her own. Plus appearing on television and radio, and publishing several books including a bestseller. Eriko Sekiya was a well-known successful businessperson with everything going for her in Japan, but she gave it up to come to get a master’s degree at Stanford.…

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September 2016

Big in Japan: Bringing authentic ramen to the Bay Area, with Abram Plaut of Mensho Tokyo Ramen and Ramen Beast

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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$5 – $25

Don’t make the mistake of looking at the bowls of steaming noodles on Abram Plaut’s Instagram while hungry – this ramen connoisseur loves to introduce people to Japan’s most delicious ramen. And he knows where to find it! Tokyo-based Plaut has eaten thousands of bowls of ramen, appears in the Japanese media as a ramen…

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October 2016

Creating the Next Biomedical Powerhouse in Japan

October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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Despite groundbreaking technological innovations in biotech and medicine, Japan still faces challenges in becoming a world leader in biotech and medicine. On Wednesday, October 12th, Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka will be the keynote speaker for a panel discussing these issues and how Silicon Valley entrepreneurship can help to bring this technology to market. …

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Big in Japan: Levent Arabaci on Implementing Culture Change at a Large Japanese Company

October 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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$5 – $25

In recent years, many of the large firms that historically were the foundation of the Japanese economy have been losing their competitive edge and seen their market shares slipping. Determined to avoid having Hitachi suffer the same fate, CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi decided that it needed to change the way that it managed its people and…

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February 2017

Big in Japan – Robert Cole of U.C. Berkeley on the Japanese Software Industry: What went wrong and what can we learn from it?

February 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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$5 – $25

The Japanese IT sector increasingly lags the U.S. IT sector in software innovation, contributing to the weakening competitiveness of Japanese firms. In this next installment of the Japan Society’s Big in Japan series, U.C. Berkeley’s Robert Cole will look at the factors contributing to Japan’s software weakness, including being slow to realize the transformational role…

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April 2017

Asahi Beer at the Annual General Members Meeting

April 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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Free

The Japan Society of Northern California is hosting a members-only gathering where you’ll have the opportunity to meet our board, staff and other members! Kozo Kimura of Asahi Beer U.S.A. Inc. will be showcasing the Asahi Beer brand and discussing the rich history of Japanese beer. They will have samples for you to try, so come mingle and…

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July 2017

Big in Japan – Inside Dandelion Chocolate’s Successful Market Entry

July 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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$5 – $25

Japanese love gourmet treats and they love San Francisco. So it’s no surprise that one of our city’s most appealing indulgences, Dandelion Chocolate, is being enthusiastically embraced by Japan’s consumers. In 2015 Dandelion Chocolate entered the Japanese market with a factory and cafe in Tokyo and have expanded with two additional cafes in Kamakura and…

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April 2018

Sequoia Sake at the Annual General Members Meeting

April 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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Free

The Japan Society of Northern California is hosting a members-only gathering where you’ll have the opportunity to meet our board, staff and other members!

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July 2018

SOLD OUT : Japanese METI Minister Seko: Connected Industries and the Japan-Silicon Valley Nexus

July 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482 United States
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We will host a very special public program where Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko explains how Japan plans to harness the power of business connections to transform itself

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