[Event] Japan's Tech Industry for Entrepreneurs & Businesses - Oakland, CA

May 09, 2016



Event Overview:
Recent changes to Japan’s tech industry have opened doors for foreign entrepreneurs eager to access the world’s second-largest consumer market. This evening seminar will highlight how East Bay companies and startups can make the most of these changes in a series of expert presentations.

Entrepreneurs and executives who attend this event will hear about:

  • ·     What business opportunities are available to them in Japan’s high-demand tech industry
  • ·      What resources are available to them both here and in Japan to make a seamless market entry

Who Should Attend:
This event is ideal for East Bay entrepreneurs and company executives looking to expand their business model into Japan.

Order of Events:
5:15pm-6:00pm                Network/Reception
6:00pm-6:20pm                Host Introductions 
6:20pm-7:20pm                Speaker Presentations
7:20pm-7:45pm                Q&A
7:45pm-8:30pm                Networking



  1. Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, JETRO Advisor
    (Former CTO & VP, Corporate Development at Panasonic North America)
  2. Marco Mascorro, Co-founder, CEO of Fellow Robots
  3. Masanari Arai, Co-founder, CEO of Kii Corporation


Speech Topics:

  1. "Japan IoT Market Opportunities: Fastest International Growth to 2020" - Mr. Tsuyuzaki
  2. "How the Service Industry is Changing with Service Robots in Japan" - Mr. Mascorro
  3. "How to Enter the Japan Market with Your IoT Products & Solutions" - Mr. Arai


Event Hosts:
“Unlocking New Opportunities” is hosted by 2.0akland’s Tech and Innovation community, The Port Workspaces and the Japan External Trade Organization, a non-profit, government-funded organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world.