U.S. – Japan Healthcare Connection

Connecting Japan with Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship through its global network and broad healthcare programming capabilities.

Mission Statement

The U.S. – Japan Healthcare Connection strengthens the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area’s link with Japan through identifying and presenting the latest medical technology innovations and anticipated developments.

The U.S. – Japan Healthcare Connection is a collaboration between the Japan Society of Northern California (JSNC) and US-Japan Medtech Frontiers (USJMF), two leading Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area organizations with deep and unique links to Japan. It is governed by the U.S. – Japan Healthcare Council.

Upcoming Event in 2022

— The Future of Precision and Predictive Healthcare —

Healthcare Symposium | Meet 6 Companies

Shot of a scientist using a virtual reality headset while conducting research in a laboratory

May 24, 2022
4:00–6:30 PM (PDT)

May 25, 2022
8:00–10:30 AM (JT)





Lloyd B. Minor, MD

Carl And Elizabeth Naumann Professorship for the Dean of The Stanford School of Medicine, Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (Ohns) and, by Courtesy, of Neurobiology and of Bioengineering.


One important quest of healthcare is to prevent adverse events in individuals. The pandemic has been a worldwide tragedy, but it has brought a huge growth of telemedicine. Meanwhile, the proliferation of sensors and AI have increased availability of real time monitoring, and the development of correlations of an individual’s data to health outcomes. Combining all these factors and other data such as genetic sequencing and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) offer the opportunity to predict adverse events in patients. We will have Dean Lloyd Minor of the Stanford University School of Medicine as our keynote speaker and will also feature Japanese companies interested in products and technologies that might advance this concept and also interested in expanding their business and strategic partnerships in the US and globally.

Planned Programs

Japan Week in the Fall (Week of October 31, 2022)

  • Major Healthcare Conference (Awajishima, Hyogo)
  • Healthcare Growth Companies Roadshow & Reception in Tokyo: Introduce exciting, innovative US Healthcare companies to Japanese business, finance, academia and government
  • Preview Conference in another major Japan city

Bay Area Reception during the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

Timely interim program(s) introducing important topics and speakers.