Innovation: Silicon Valley and Japan

January 22, 2015 at 9am - 4:45pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford University
616 Serra St 1st floor
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
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Sponsored and organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) in Association with U.S.-Japan Council

Professor Takeo Hoshi speaking at the conference at Stanford University (Photos by Rod Searcey)

From January 22 to 23, 21 experts from Japan and the United States gathered at Stanford University to discuss innovation, promote exchange of best practices, and enhance connections between the two countries. This was part of the Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue. The conference was sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) and organized by the Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in association with USJC. Speakers included USJC Members Kenji Kushida and Takeo Hoshi, as well as Ambassador John V. Roos (click here to see the agenda and full list of speakers). 

Click here to read a detailed summary of the program on the APARC website. 

Among the speakers were Council Member Takeo Hoshi (front row, second from left), Ambassador Roos (front row, third from left) and Council Member Kenji Kushida (back row, second from right). Also pictured: Associate Members Kei Ashizawa (back row, third from left) and Ginger Vaughn (back row, right)

Click here to see more photos.