Spotlight Events (2016-9)

Spotlight Events


[Partner Event] The Next Big Revolution: Internet of Things 
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Where: Japan Society

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017


With the number of devices connected to the Internet rapidly increasing, IoT has the capacity to revolutionize the way we work and live. This program examines IoT in the United States and Japan, particularly the latest IoT innovations and application of IoT in business to increase profitability and improve efficiency. The speakers also discuss IoT’s role in addressing the aging society in Japan. Lastly, the program explores the challenges and uncertainties associated with IoT. Admission fee REQUIRED. 


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Investment Opportunities in Japan Toward the New Asia-Pacific Era

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 9:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m.)

Where: The Pierre

2 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065


You are cordially invited to attend Investment Opportunities in Japan Toward the New Asia-Pacific Era, a two-hour seminar, sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), focusing on the current and future business environment and opportunities in Japan for American companies. RSVP REQUIRED.


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[Partner Event] 5th Annual How to Do Business in the Pacific Rim

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 8:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Sacramento State Harper Alumni Center

6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819


Join the California Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian) at our 5th annual How to do Business in the Pacific Rim event. California is one of the 10 largest economies in the world, with much of our state benefiting from international trade, tourism and investment.  Come learn how others are leveraging our strategic Pacific Rim location and California brand to increase revenues, secure financing, recruit tourists, and leverage data for economic growth. Our issue experts from the commerce, tourism, logistics, and marketing will share their insights on ways to help you grow your business, organization, or community. 

Registration REQUIRED.


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[Partner Event] Corporate Venture Capital in Japan: Challenges and Future
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Time: 4:15-6:00 p.m.

Where: Philippines Conference Room

3rd Floor, Encina Hall
616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305


The Stanford Silicon Valley - New Japan Project (SV-NJ) is a collaboration between Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC). This is its Public Forum Series for the 2016-2017 academic year with a talk on Corporate Venture Capital in Japan. RSVP REQUIRED.


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[Partner Event] Moving Beyond Money Capitalism:
Japan's Alternative Economic Model of Satoyama Capitalism
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Where: Japan Society

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017


Japan is facing unprecedented and extraordinary challenges; Japan’s massive government debt, slow economic growth rate, demographic shifts, and deadly earthquakes and tsunamis. In the midst of all this, satoyama capitalism, an alternative economic model that focuses on fostering self-sustainable local economies, has been attracting immense attention in Japan. In particular, rural areas are embracing this new concept by utilizing locally available resources, technology, and infrastructure to restore their vitality. In this program, Kosuke Motani, Chief Research Economist at the Japan Research Institute and author of best-selling book Satoyama Capitalism, discusses the paradigm shift towards satoyama capitalism and the concept behind this economic model. He also shares best practices and examples of communities implementing satoyama capitalism in Japan. Admission fee REQUIRED.


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[JETRO San Francisco Webinar] Introduction to Japan's Digital Healthcare Market
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m. 
Location: Online

This is the fifth webinar in JETRO San Francisco's webinar series. This webinar will serve as an introductory course to Japan’s digital healthcare market. It will highlight current trends in the healthcare technology, recent policy changes to increase foreign competition, and possible entry methods into the Japanese market.

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