This report was developed and written by Sean Randolph, Senior Director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and Kenji Kushida, Research Scholar at the Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University, with support from Niels Erich, a consultant to the Institute, and Economic Institute Research Associate Isabel Monteleone.
We deeply appreciate the encouragement for this project provided by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, and the support given by World Innovation Lab (WiL) for the Institute’s Japan research activity. Larry Greenwood, President of the Japan Society of Northern California, contributed valuable expertise on trade and community issues.
The Economic Institute also wishes to thank the manny individuals who contributed their time and ideas to this effort through personal interviews.
Featured Header Image: View of Mounty Fuji from Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture; photo by David Edelstein on Unsplash
Harumi Wharf, Tokyo; photo by Nagatoshi Shimamura on Unsplash