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Hidden Superstars: Japan’s New Leaders in Global Business

Keizai Silicon Valley

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Discount
First 30 registrations by Saturday, April 27 (11:00 pm)
Ended $15.00 $0.00
Regular Registration
Saturday, May 11 (11:00 pm)
Ended $20.00 $0.00
Late Registration
closes on Tuesday, May 14 (12:00 noon)
Ended $35.00 $0.00
Keizai Board & Authorized Staff
Board of Directors of Keizai Society and authorized staff members only.
Ended Free $0.00
Keizai Society would like to thank the sponsors for their generosity.
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Overview


In the 1980s, Japanese export products ruled the world, in particular in household electronics. Now one is hard-pressed to find a Japanese brand name, especially in new product categories. Pundits have suggested that Japan “has lost it”, referring to both clever product commercialization and innovation. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Some Japanese companies may have lost out, but there are new pockets of Japanese leadership in hi-tech materials and components that are critical to the superior performance of end products. This is not only happening in electronics, but also in transportation, machinery, and green technologies. Professor Schaede will explain Japan’s indispensable role in the global supply chain by putting the spotlight on these new areas of innovation and technological leadership, and by analyzing management practices of these “New Japan” leaders. She will be joined by panelists from such leading companies who will lay out the opportunities and challenges they see in being “superstars” from Japan, and from an American company who can provide a perspective from the procurement point of view.


Ulrike Schaede (Keynote Speaker)– Professor of Japanese Business, UCSD

Kurt Kelty – Director, Powertrain Supply Chain and Battery Technology at Tesla Motors

Mark Slezak – Vice President of Sales & Technology, JSR Micro, Inc.

Tomoya Yamashiki– Partner, Azalea Technology, LLC




Wednesday, May 15th, 2013



5:30 P.M. – 6:15 P.M.



6:15 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.



8:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.





Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by Saturday, April 27 (11:00 pm)



Regular Registration by Saturday, May 11 (11:00 pm)



Late Registration by Tuesday, May 14 (12:00 noon)



Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)


Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.

For more information, including panelist bio,

please visit http://www.keizai.org



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

You may park in the free JCC parking lot on the first floor.  Please enter through Fabian Way.  The forum will be held in the Arts and Culture Center.  Take the elevator at the far right end of the parking lot to 4th floor.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket, however, please update your registration information (see below) or contact us prior to the day before the event so we can update the name tag.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, login to Eventbrite web site to update your information, including the attendee name.


What is the refund policy?

Early Bird Discount ticket is non-refundable.  Refund request for regular and Late Registration must be submitted one day prior to the event.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Tickets are transferrable (see above).  We prefer to print the correct name/company info on the name tag, however, we accept walk-up substitutions.


Have questions about Hidden Superstars: Japan’s New Leaders in Global Business? Contact Keizai Silicon Valley

When & Where

Oshman Family JCC (Jewish Community Center) Palo Alto, Taube Koret Campus, F-401, 4th Floor, Freidenrich Conference Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Keizai Silicon Valley

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Keizai Silicon Valley (http://keizai.org) is a Silicon Valley based business and professional networking organization. One of its primary purposes is to provide a venue of programs that showcase specialists with expertise on issues critical to the success of entrepreneurs and companies doing business with Japan and the U.S. 

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Hidden Superstars: Japan’s New Leaders in Global Business
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