Silicon Valley - New Japan Summit 2018 English Report Now Available

The Silicon Valley - New Japan Summit 2018 english conference report is now available!

On November 5th and 6th 2018, Stanford SV-NJ and Ishin hosted the third annual Silicon Valley - New Japan Summit at Stanford University. This year, 85 Silicon Valley startups met with 400 people from 150 Japanese companies, with about half of the Japanese participants coming directly from Japan for this event.

This year’s summit brought together speakers from Panasonic, Fujifilm, ITOCHU, Rakuten, Obayashi, Nomura, Dreamers Fund, Sourcenext, Komatsu, HAX, StartX, Osaro, IHI Inc., SMBC, and TRI, to speak about Silicon Valley strategies, lessons learned from past “worst practices”, and large firm-startup collaboration experiences. 

This conference report provides an overview of the conference, and highlights from the panels and fireside chats throughout the day.



The Silicon Valley – New Japan Summit organized by Stanford SV-NJ and Ishin, was first held in November 2016 at Stanford University. The summit has since grown to an annual, two-day, two-country conference that has brought together a large number of prominent Japanese firms, and well-known and fast-growing Silicon Valley startups. 

The aim of the Silicon Valley – New Japan Summit is two-fold: 1) bringing together large firms and Silicon Valley startups to meet and build connections, and 2) highlighting large Japanese firms that have launched innovative initiatives and are successfully building a presence within the Silicon Valley ecosystem. 


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