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Prime Locations for Business Success in Japan, Hyogo/Kobe

Don’t miss key business opportunities in Japan’s flourishing ICT, AI/IoT, Biomedical, Health-Tech industries including business support information and insights!

Form of Event
Healthcare, Biomedical, ICT, AI/IoT, Health-Tech, Business in Japan, Hyogo, Kobe
Date and Time
Friday, December 10, 2021 7:00am -8:10 am (JST)/
Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00pm-3:10pm (PST)
Free of charge
Hosted by
Hyogo-Kobe Investment Support Center, Hyogo Business & Cultural Center, Kobe Trade Information Office
With support from
Washington State Department of Commerce, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, JETRO San Francisco
Public relations cooperation
Japan-America Society (the State of Washington, the State of Oregon, Northern California), Japan Business Association of Seattle


1. Benefits of doing business in Hyogo/Kobe

Masakazu Furukawa
Deputy Director-General, Hyogo-Kobe Investment Support Center, Hyogo Economic Development Center

2. Benefits of doing business in Hyogo/Kobe Ⅱ

Junko Kobayashi
Executive Director, Hyogo Business & Cultural Center

3. Hyogo and Kobe startup ecosystem

Kenju Inada
Director. Kobe Trade Information Office

4. Introduction of Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster

Keiko Kobayashi
Chief Project Coordinator, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe, Center for Cluster Development and Coordination, Startup Group Global Expansion & Collaboration

5. Building Partnerships in Japan

Joshua Flannery
CEO, Innovation Dojo Japan LLC

6. How Progenicyte Japan's business leaped by expansion to Japan

Kiminobu Sugaya
Representative Director, Professor of Medicine, PROGENICYTE JAPAN CO.,LTD.
College of Medicine, University of Central Florida

7. Why Base Your Business in Kobe -- Not Tokyo

Frith Maier
CEO, Native English Institute

8. Bonds Investment Group's activities in KOBE

Sho Nakayama
Associate, Bonds Investment Group

9. Our Support for American Startups

Takaya Yamashita
Chief Executive Director, JETRO San Francisco