Which Bay Area names are on the invite list for the U.S.-Japan state dinner?

California might show up in a big way at President Joe Biden’s state dinner with the prime minister from Japan on Wednesday. Aside from a fancy California roll, several Silicon Valley business leaders and Bay Area locals are on the guest list.

The president and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, will be meeting with Japan’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida, and his wife, Yuko Kishida. This is the fifth state dinner of Biden’s term, and a number of people with connections to the Bay Area are expected to be in attendance.

Biden and Kishida have been in diplomatic talks regarding increasing U.S.-Japan military cooperation, the wars in Ukraine and Israel and the growing security threats in the Pacific by China and North Korea.