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The Logistics Operations Underlying Retail: US, China, and Japanese Models Compared

September 12, 2019

This event is part of the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project Public Forum Series. Consumption is a major driver of national economies, and scholars often study important differences across...

U.S.-China Economic Tensions and Their Implications

April 17, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Rising US-China economic tensions are normal and were to be expected as China modernized.

How China Can Lead the Way Towards Cooperative Innovation: A Discussion with Amb. Craig Allen, President of U.S.-China Business Council

March 11, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Forty years after the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, we are at a historic inflection...

Japan in the Bay Area: From Competition to Collaboration

February 26, 2019

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute and the Walter H.

HOW DOES VENTURE CAPITAL WORK AND HOW DO JAPANESE CORPORATIONS LEVERAGE VENTURE CAPITAL?

February 13, 2019

Since its establishment, DNX Ventures (formerly Draper Nexus Ventures) has acted as a bridge between growing Silicon Valley businesses and large Japanese firms.

Innovative Japanese Companies Harnessing Silicon Valley - Part 2

December 20, 2018

This is part 2 of a talk presenting how innovative large Japanese companies are harnessing Silicon Valley.

Dual Labor Markets and Economic Globalization: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing

December 6, 2018

Labor market duality refers to the coexistence of temporary workers with low dismissal costs and permanent workers with high dismissal costs within the same firms.

An Insider’s Vantage on 20 years of Japan’s Startup Ecosystem, its Current Challenges, And Attempts to Harness Silicon Valley

November 19, 2018

Hiroaki Yasutake has had a front row seat in the development of Japan’s startup ecosystem for the past 20 years as he joined Rakuten as one of its earliest employees, spending many years at its CTO...

A New Perspective on News: The SmartNews Approach and Political Balancing

October 5, 2018

In 2012, as giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google began to position themselves as the go-to places to read news, a little-known news app called SmartNews emerged and started gaining...

HARNESSING SILICON VALLEY: THE STRATEGIES, STRUCTURES, AND ACTIVITIES OF INNOVATIVE LARGE JAPANESE FIRMS IN SILICON VALLEY

September 11, 2018

Large Japanese firms have a long history of having offices in Silicon Valley, mostly starting in the 1980s and 1990s in the heyday of semiconductors, early computing, software, and communications...

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan

July 6, 2018

Gender inequality in the workplace is still a reality and an issue that must be tackled head-on in Silicon Valley and Japan.

Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work

March 27, 2018

Modern-day markets do not arise spontaneously or evolve naturally. Rather they are crafted by individuals, firms, and most of all, by governments.

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

The Long Road to Making Money

January 25, 2018

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy is a record of a thirty-year research project that Gary G.

<Spotlight Japanese Startup> Voice4u and Social Innovation: How Innovative Technology Enables A New World for People with Autism & Special Needs

January 16, 2018

Voice4u is a revolutionary AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) system that helps individuals express their feelings, thoughts, actions, and needs.

Harnessing Silicon Valley: Corporate and Government Funded Accelerator Programs in Silicon Valley -- Implications for Japan 

December 5, 2017

GSVlabs is a startup and corporate innovation accelerator located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Redwood City.

Patterns of Innovation in Asia: Large Companies Harnessing the Power of Small Firm Innovation

October 10, 2017

*/ We have reached venue capacity.  RSVPs are no longer being accepted.In China, Japan, and Korea, large companies have historically played predominant roles in their economies.

Human Autonomy in the Age of Automation: Envisioning 2045

September 29, 2017

The conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.This event is at full capacity.

GROW: Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Human Intelligence

September 25, 2017

GROW is an automated solution to evaluate job candidates, developed by Tokyo-based people analytics startup, Institution for a Global Society (IGS).

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

August 31, 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Chile

May 12, 2017

Chile, being positioned on the Pacific-facing rim of South America, has a natural tendency toward Asia, not only geographically, but also politically, culturally and economically.

Silicon Valley Does it Repeatedly: From Fairchild to Uber and Beyond

March 8, 2017

Martin Kenney is a Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International...

Manufacturing in California: What Lies Ahead

January 4, 2017

Many observers have written off U.S. manufacturing, and manufacturing in California in particular.

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