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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.

Is Financial Inclusion only an emerging markets, bottom-of-the-pyramid problem or is it also a challenge for the middle class and in developed countries too? 

November 21, 2016

Over two billion adults in the world (38% of all adults) are unbanked. Several more are underbanked and may have basic accounts but do not have access to credit or insurance services and not ...

Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women: Stanford Silicon Valley US-Japan Dialogue 2016

October 28, 2016

As Japan faces a shrinking and aging population, it must pursue productivity growth to remain a wealthy nation.

Do Startups Learn When They Fail? Using Crowdfunding Data to Compare When and If Entrepreneurs Learn from Experience and Observation

October 19, 2016

Do startups learn from their own past experiences? What about observing other entrepreneurs' experiences?

Zero to One and One to Ten: The art of starting a startup and scaling

June 1, 2016

Akiko Naka was born on October 12th 1984 in Japan.

Managing Open Innovation: Lessons from Harnessing Silicon Valley

May 9, 2016

For firms around the world, the question of how to harness Silicon Valley's innovation engine is increasingly important.

Big Data: Lessons from the Field

May 4, 2016

Gaurav Kataria is a Big Data leader at Google who is responsible for driving Production Adoption initiatives across various Google for Work product lines - Gmail, Drive, G+, Hangouts, Google Docs,...

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Back to the Source: Yamaha Motor's Challenges on Business Development

March 9, 2016

Hiroshi “Hiro” Saijou is CEO and Managing Director at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley.

Understanding Investors and Preferred Stock Financings in Silicon Valley

February 24, 2016

Joseph Z. Perkins, a partner in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms. Mr.

Chronicles of the Silicon Valley - Japan Relationship and Lessons Learned: An insider's view of large firms, startup firms, and entrepreneurs since the 1970s

February 4, 2016

Masa ISHII is founder and a Managing Director of AZCA, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in US-Japan corporate development for high technology companies.  To date, AZCA has helped...

Silicon Valley and Asian Economies

February 2, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by NHK WORLD, Global Agenda, and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.About NHK and Global AgendaNHK WORLD is NHK's international broadcast service....

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Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Hayato Watanabe Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-19, Hamamatsu Shinkin Bank
Dongmin Yao Visiting Scholar
Tetsuji Ito Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Development Bank of Japan
Jiangbo Lu Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, PetroChina
Toshiyuki Watanabe Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, The Asahi Shimbun