THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center of Stanford University hosts the Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Program. One new category which may be of interest to Club members is the “Untold Story in Innovation Award,” in which the winner will receive a prize of $3,000; two runners-up will receive $1, 000 each.

The program invites professional and part-time writers alike to submit a one- or two- page pitch proposal in English of an unpublished instance of a successful innovation within a large and already established Japanese company or a foreign company that does business in Japan. Finalists will be asked to write the article for judging.

Those interested in entering should go to Note that the deadline has been pushed back from Jan. 30 to Feb. 19, U.S. time. (AK)