Japan Innovation Night at the Venture Café


Join the Japan Society of Boston for Venture Café’s first ever Japan Innovation Night, a gathering of Japanese entrepreneurs, community leaders, and changemakers in the Greater Boston Area.


The focus of the night will be on innovation and entrepreneurship in Japan. This is the perfect opportunity to create meaningful connections with like-minded people, exchange ideas, and forge new collaborations. You will be able to:


  • Meet Japanese and Japan-interested people from various industries and sectors
  • Connect with potential business partners and mentors
  • Learn more about successful Japanese companies’ innovative initiatives
  • Discuss solutions for the various social issues Japan currently faces (e.g. rapidly aging society, shrinking labor force, increased focus on gender equality)
  • Deepen existing connections between Boston and Tokyo
  • Come hear our speakers (Japanese youth, women, and corporate leaders) share their vision and passion to change the world for the better.



3:30 – 5:00 PM Innovation in Japan: Millennial Perspectives

5:15 – 6:15 PM Women & Social Entrepreneurship (JWLI)

6:30 – 7:30 PM Panel Discussion: Snapshots of Global Business


Admission: Free. All sessions will be held in English.


Japan Innovation Night at the Venture Café Kendall takes place Thursday, November 2, from 3 – 8 PM