32nd Anniversary Keizai Shinnenkai, Virtual 2022-01-28

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Keizai SV will host Chiaki Mukai to receive the Distinguished Achievement Award for its virtual Shinnenkai.

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32nd Anniversary Shinnenkai Reception

Join us to celebrate the start of 2022 at a virtual Shinnenkai!

This year, we will kick off Shinnenkai with a traditional New Year's toasting and greetings led by Hiroshi Kawamura, the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco.

Let’s welcome the first Asian female astronaut Dr. Chiaki Mukai as our honor guest to receive the Keizai Silicon Valley Distinguished Achievement Award. Known for her space missions in 1994 and 1998 as a medical doctor and physiologist, Dr. Mukai made a remarkable contribution to life sciences and space medicine. She currently serves as the Specially Appointed Vice President at Tokyo University of Science. Professor Richard Dasher from Stanford University will host the award interview for Dr. Mukai. There will be a Q&A where event participants can ask her questions.

Following the award interview, the Dialogue session features the topic “What’s Happening with Digital Entertainment in Japan?” with Mr. Ray Hatoyama, CEO of Hatoyama-Soken and one of the Business Insider's top Harvard MBA graduates. Enjoy this intimate conversation led by Professor Dasher. Before establishing his research and consulting firm, Mr. Hatoyama served as the Managing Director at Sanrio Co., Ltd, driving the astounding Hello Kitty brand phenomenon behind the scenes. Sanrio's market cap grew from $500 million to $6.5 billion in five years with his contribution. We'll encourage you to bring questions.

We wish you Happy New Year and hope to see you all at Shinnenkai!


US Pacific — Friday, January 28, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Japan — Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Founded in 1990, Keizai Silicon Valley US-Japan Business Forum is an all-volunteer business and professional networking organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its primary purpose is to provide opportunities for executives and professionals to develop the knowledge and human networks for successful US-Japan Business

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