ANNOUNCEMENTS
Financial

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Financial Planning Seminar:
"DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule and Best 401(k) Practice"
Wednesday, September 14, 9:30 - 10:30 am

JCCI is pleased to invite you to a special breakfast seminar detailing the important topic of financial planning. The recent ruling of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule redefines the roles and responsibilities of plan sponsors. For a timely discussion, we have invited industry experts to address future implications for plan sponsors and best practices. ERISA and labor law expert Andrew Fawbush J.D. will provide his insight on fiduciary responsibility risk and liability. Jason Carlough, from American Funds, and William Schories, from Oppenheimer Funds, will discuss recent trends in 401(k) plans and best practices to protect plans from the fiduciary risk. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about important regulatory changes surrounding 401(k) plans.

Please note this seminar will be conducted in English.

法改正に伴い、従業員の退職所得・年金を扱うフィナンシャル・プラナー、アドバイザーの義務・役割が大きく変わります。経験豊富な専門家が改正の内容とそれに伴う401(k)の活用法、またリスク回避について分かり易く解説いたします。 法務・会計及び人事担当者には貴重な機会です。多数ご参加いただきたくご案内申し上げます。 このセミナーは全て英語にて行われます。 (お申し込みは直接下記メリルリンチ社のキム氏までお願いいたします。)

Cost: FREE (Breakfast will be served)
Location: Nippon Club, 5th Floor, Sakura Room
RSVP: jonathan.y.kim@ml.com ; 212-382-8622

San-Betsu

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The 24th Annual San-Betsu Charity Golf Tournament
Wednesday, September 28th, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Each summer colleagues and friends come together to enjoy a fun day of golf, further relationships, and most importantly, give back to those in need. Sponsored by JCCI in cooperation with the Nippon Club, this fundraising event features a full day of golf in scramble play format. Last year’s outing saw 140 participants enjoying a fun day away from the office, along with a delicious dinner, and great raffle prizes. Teams will be decided by industry, providing a unique chance to form new contacts. Benefiting Kumamoto Earthquake Victims.

To register, please contact JCCI: 212-246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

US Educators

JCCI’s 2016 U.S. Educators Program

This summer JCCI proudly sent its next delegation of dedicated teachers, administrators, and guests to Japan through the US Educators Program. The initiative, now in its 27th year, has been an important tool for helping American educators better serve their students and Tri-State area Japanese communities. It also serves as a unique way to promote and share the culture of both countries. From July 3rd to July 17th, the group toured Japan, visited several different schools, and met with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The itinerary included stops in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and a home stay experience in Mihama. In order to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they visited museums, shrines, temples, and memorials. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Best wishes to the 2016 Educators!

Annual Dinner


Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

JCCI's 31st Annual Dinner - Over 900 Esteemed Guests Honor the Enduring Friendship between the U.S. & Japan

JCCI celebrated its 31st Annual Dinner on November 12, 2015 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The event celebrated the special relationship between the United States & Japan. This long-standing friendship has come to serve as a model worldwide in emphasizing peace, harmony and joint prosperity. The over 900 guests in attendance helped ensure the night was a tremendous success. Among the evening's highlights were an awards ceremony, speeches pertaining to business, art, and international relations, and exquisite food. The funds raised will benefit the J.C.C. Fund, which supports local non-profits helping with community enhancement, education, and U.S.-Japan relations. JCCI would like to thank all those involved for their generous support, and give special recognition to the key people who helped make the night possible.

Dinner Chairman: Mr. Kazuhiro Gomi, President & CEO, NTT America, Inc.
Dinner Co-Chairman: Mr. Carmine Di Sibio, Global Managing Partner, EY
JCCI President: Mr. Yasuyuki Sugiura, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic
Eagle on the World Awardee: Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Scientist & Inventor
Eagle on the World Awardee: Mr. J. Thomas Schieffer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

We look forward to seeing you at the next Annual Dinner as the Chamber continues to honor a relationship that will surely deepen for years to come.

OTHER UPDATES & EVENTS

2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes: You Can Help

Earthquake Relief

We ask you please consider offering your support to help victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes. This natural disaster has devastated the Kyushu Region of the country.

The Japanese American Association of New York is collecting donations for the JAA Kyushu Earthquake Relief Fund. More information about their efforts can be found on their website.

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is also now accepting donations. Please find info on how you can donate on their website.

Thank you for your compassionate assistance!

 

THE JAPAN-U.S. CHERRY BLOSSOM CENTENNIAL EVENTS

SAKURA GRANT PROGRAM

Sakura Grant Program
サクラグラントプログラム

The J.C.C. Fund and the JCAW Foundation are pleased to support the Sakura Grant Program as part of the Cherry Blossom Centennial Commemoration Project. The purpose of the program is to support schools that provide Japanese language and/or cultural education at the K-12 level. Grants range between $500 and $3,000 per institution. The application deadline was June 2015 and schools were notified in September.

The following Greater New York area schools were among the recepients:

Bayside High School
Center for Global Studies
Clarkstown High School North
Carnford High School
East-West School of International Studies
Francis Lewis High School
Northern Valley Regional High School
Northern Valley Old Tappan High School
Townshend Harris High School

For more information, e-mail sakuragrant@jcawf.org or call 202-833-2210.

JCCI-SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

SAKURA GRANT PROGRAM

JAA: 2016 General Scholarship
日系人会主催「JAA奨学金プログラム」

Since 1971, The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc. has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students of Japanese descent living in the tri-state area who are applying to United States institutions of higher learning.

The scholarships generally range from $1,000.00 to $6,000.00 and depending on the year, one round-trip ticket between New York and Japan.

The JAA Scholarship Committee presents the awards at the Annual Scholarship Dinner each summer.

For more information, go to the JAA website.

DIRECTORY
2016 Directory

NOW AVAILABLE!
2016-17 Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2016-17

JCCI NY's 2016-17 Membership Directory is now available.

The new Directory is an invaluable resource for information on Japanese and American member companies operating in the NY tri-state area.

Included are:
* MEMBERSHIP PROFILES & DATA / 会員企業プロファイル
* ANNUAL MEMBER SURVEY / サーベイ結果
* INFORMATION SOURCES (US&Japan)/ 組織及び情報源(米国&日本)
* MAJOR JCCI ACTIVITIES / 組織概要及び活動内容

A complimentary copy of the directory has automatically been sent to our member companies.

≫ Please click here to order the 2016-17 Membership Directory

BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS
2012 JCCI Member Business Survey Results

2016 JCCI Member Business Survey Results
(Members only)

In May 2016, JCCI conducted a survey of its Board of Director Companies and Regular Member Companies to determine the state of Japanese-affiliated companies in the New York metropolitan area. The following is an analysis of the responses.

J.C.C. FUND NEWS
Cruise2016

The 13th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise Raises $5,000 to Benefit Kumamoto Earthquake Victims

JCCI President Yasushi Takahashi proudly presented a $5,000 donation to Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi in support of Kumamoto earthquake relief on July 19, 2016. The donation comes from JCCI and Nippon Club's popular Annual Music & Dinner Cruise. This year's charity cruise helped raise funds for the “Consulate General of Japan Relief Fund (Kumamoto)".

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Charity Golf Proceeds Assist Students in Brooklyn

It's always great to see the impact that our members' contributions are making. We recently received an update from The Fund for Public Schools on how they are benefiting from the proceeds of the 2014 San-Betsu Golf Tournament. The money was put towards their Library REACH Program which allows schools to upgrade and enhance their libraries. We're happy to report contributions from the Tournament are now assisting students at the Prospect Heights Campus Library.

 

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Thank You to JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation

JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation has made a generous contribution of $2,000 to the J.C.C. Fund. This grant was given in support of the Chamber’s 2016 U.S. Educators Program. The program sends local educators with a large enrollment of Japanese students to Japan for a special two-week study tour. We greatly appreciate this gracious showing of support, done in the spirit of promoting positive relations between Japan and the United States.  Thank you again for your very kind contribution!