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RakuNest member: Japan Society of Northern California

Please tell us about Japan Society of Northern California and mission in the Silicon Valley.

Founded in 1905, the Japan Society of Northern California works to advance U.S. – Japan collaboration and understanding in a global context. The Society offers an array of programs and networking opportunities for people and organizations in the Bay Area with a strong interest in Japan. It is the place to go for U.S. – Japan insights, opportunities, collaboration, and networking.


The Society offers unique programs that draw on the diversity of our region, its importance and an exemplar of innovation and economic growth, and our historic ties to Japan, across fields including business, technology, and the arts.


Our speaker events, symposia and conferences, social events, school education programs and language lessons provide our members opportunities for networking, learning, enrichment and engagement.  Through our activities, members can meet and collaborate with industry, academic, and government leaders shaping the Japan – U.S. relationship and the world at large.


Please join us in our mission at the Japan Society of Northern California to understand and shape one of the Bay Area’s most important global relationships!

What type of technology are you interested in and what kind of companies would you like to meet in Silicon Valley?

The Japan Society of Northern California (JSNC) believes strongly that innovation and entrepreneurship are critical to the long term viability of both Japan and the U.S. The Society also believes the San Francisco/Silicon Valley ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship affords innumerable opportunities for constructive interaction with Japan.  The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium is the signature event of the Innovation Awards Program, organized by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the US – Asia Technology Management Center of Stanford University.  Each year, two companies (one each from Japan and the U.S.) receive the SunBridge Emerging Leader award for technological innovations deemed to be disrupting their markets.

C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr.

Japan Society Northern California


Miho Greenberg

Japan Society Northern California

Chief Operating Officer

About Japan Society Northern California: 

About Staff: https://www.usajapan.org/about/staff

Founded: 1905

Japanese Corporate Members: 53

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