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Posted: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 9:25 AM


Japan Society of Northern California presents:

Big in Japan - Inside Dandelion Chocolate's Successful Market Entry

Wednesday, July 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm, San Francisco


Japanese love gourmet treats and they love San Francisco. So it's no surprise that one of our city's most appealing indulgences, Dandelion Chocolate, is being enthusiastically embraced by Japan's consumers.

In 2015 Dandelion Chocolate entered the Japanese market with a factory and cafe in Tokyo and have expanded with two additional cafes in Kamakura and Ise.

In this program we'll hear from Dandelion co-founder Todd Masonis and his collaborator for Dandelion's entry to Japan, Seiji Horibuchi. They will share the strategy that has enabled Dandelion to thrive in the notoriously difficult Japanese market, including forgoing central Tokyo and instead opening in the less conventional locations of Kuramae, Kamakura, and Ise. They will also talk about about the bean-to-bar small-batch artisan chocolate world, their use of using Otani Ware from Tokushima for its tableware, and creating a special hot chocolate using hojicha roasted green tea.

Taste it yourself! Dandelion Chocolate is generously providing samples of their chocolate to the attendees of this event.

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Networking & Registration
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM Presentation with audience Q&A
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Networking & Reception

Light appetizers and drinks provided

Student Members: $5.00
JSNC Members: $10.00
Student Non-Member: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00

Wednesday, July 12

Morrison Foerster
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105

$5 - $25.

Phone: 415-986-4383

About Japan Society of Northern California:
The Japan Society of Northern California is an educational non-profit organization and the West Coast's leading forum on Japan and US-Japan relations. Its mission is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the peoples of the US and Japan in a changing world by providing programs that help to expand knowledge, increase personal interaction and facilitate discussion of important issues.

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