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16th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise: Country Western

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM Boarding/6:30 PM Departing/10:00 PM Returning/World Yacht Marina Pier 81 (West 41st St. by the Hudson River)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Includes 3-course dinner, free open bar & live country western entertainment from Jake's Rockin' Country Band

This year's theme, Country Western, will feature live performances and square dancing. The funds raised will benefit P.S. 147 Brooklyn, New York's unique public school providing Japanese bilingual curriculum to children in Brooklyn's community. We greatly hope that you will be able to support this festive charity event this summer.

The cruise is a perfect opportunity for inviting your clients, company group outings, and parties for special occasions such as welcome/farewell parties. Live music in the boat from Jake's Rockin' Country Band, and a panoramic night view of Manhattan will surely be an unforgettable memory of your 2019 summer.

Please bring cash or check to purchase raffle tickets--prizes include international air tickets to custom tailored suits to luxury watches.

See pictures from last year's cruise here.

Register Online/or call us at 212-246-8001/email info@jcciny.org

 


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A New Era of AI's Business Revolution

Friday, August 9, 2019, 3:00PM-5:00PM, Nippon Club Tower 5F Sakura Room

Members: FREE/General: $20

JCCI and TATA Consultancy Services are teaming up for a special AI Seminar. Now that AI's business utilization has become a major management issue, Mr. Kazuya Fujinaga, IoT Head of Tata Consultancy Services in Japan, will introduce different models that are already implemented in various industries. The evening will also include networking with beer and wine.

Please note this seminar will be conducted in Japanese and limited to 40 seats.

 

Register Online/or call us at 212-246-8001/email info@jcciny.org

 


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The U.S. Educators Program, Celebrating its 30th Anniversary

JUNE 7, 2019--The JCCI Bon Voyage party was recently held Friday for the 30th U.S. Educators. This year, they will be traveling to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and the town of Ayabe.

The JCCI Community Affairs Committee established the U.S. Educators Program in response to concerns regarding the education of Japanese expatriate children living in the New York metropolitan area.  The goals of the program since its inception in 1989 have been twofold: to improve and encourage communication between Japanese students and American educators, and to demonstrate gratitude to the many educators who strive to ensure that expatriate students acculturate and thrive in their American surroundings.  Each summer, the program invites educators from New York metropolitan tri-state area schools that have a significant enrollment of Japanese students for a 2-week visit to Japan.  Program participants meet with their Japanese counterparts and gain first-hand exposure to Japan’s education system and culture.

This year, the educators will be traveling from June 28-July 12. JCCI wishes all educators a safe and pleasing trip!

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JCCI Celebrates with China General Chamber of Commerce-USA

FEBRUARY 27, 2019--Seven representatives from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI NY) met with twelve representatives from the China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) at a joint dinner reception to celebrate the Chinese New Year and instill further cooperation between Chinese and Japanese business communities in New York. The event was hosted by JCCI President Hidemoto Mizuhara at his corporate residence.

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Wrapping Up 2018 with the 5th Annual Women's Networking Event

NOVEMBER 28, 2018, NIPPON CLUB TOWER--The Japanese Chamber of Commerce successfully held its last event of the year, the 5th Annual Women’s Networking Event Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Speakers Kay Ikawa and Sharon Pierce of United Airlines delivered a much informative talk on the challenges women face, and the steps to thrive in the workplace for the next generation of women behind them.

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For Hiroshi Senju, Beauty is the Satisfaction of Living

OCTOBER 31, 2018, NIPPON CLUB TOWER--On a warm and breezy Halloween, Hiroshi Senju, acclaimed nihonga-painter and recipient of this year’s Eagle-On-The-World Award at JCCI’s 34th Annual Dinner, had an air of suaveness, donned in a dapper suit with clear-framed glasses. He expressed insightful thoughts on his philosophy, and described a few of his favorite painters throughout history before 60 attendees at the Nippon Club Tower Rose Room. The entire lecture was conducted in Japanese. 

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At The 34th Annual Dinner Gala, Generosity Comes Full Circle

OCTOBER 30, 2018, NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN--It was a much successful evening at JCCI's 34th Annual Dinner Gala, Growth Through Generosity, as an audience of more than 800 came together to celebrate the unwavering partnership between the U.S. and Japan. Special congrats to the honorees, Mr. Hiroshi Senju, Mr. George Takei, Mr. Michael Bloomberg, and Yasuhiro Makoshi on behalf of restaurateur Nobuyoshi Kuraoka.

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Despite Heavy Rainfall, the 26th Sanbetsu Charity Golf Tournament Held, $10,000 Raised for 2018 Japan Disaster Relief Fund

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, NEW YORK COUNTRY CLUB--Due to the weather, 9 holes were played at the 26th JCCI Sanbetsu Charity Golf Tournament. JCCI raised $10,000 for the 2018 Japan Disaster Relief Fund. A total of $160 was collected at the 8-hole penalty, and $120 at the 17-hole penalty. Nobody came home with a hole-in-one. 1st place overall went to Trading C, with a one-under par 36, led by team captain Koji Izutani of Sojitz Corporation of America.

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2018-19 Membership Directory Now Available

AVAILABLE NOW!
2018-19 Membership Directory 
会員企業名簿 2018-19

The 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 been sent to our member companies.

You may purchase additional copies here


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At the 15th Annual Dinner Cruise, JCCI Raises $5,000 Toward JEI (Japanese Educational Institute of New York)


JULY 17, 2018, WORLD YACHT MARINA PIER 81--With generous support from members, JCCI was able to raise $5,000 toward JEI (The Japanese Educational Institute of New York) at the 15th Annual Music and Dinner Cruise. What's more, all raffle purchases will go toward the 2018 July Western Japan Disaster Relief Fund. JCCI thanks you for your continuing cooperation and support. For photographs, please click here.


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Amidst the Rain, U.S. Educators Back in Town


Despite the flooding and rain that kept looming over the region, causing them to endure a 14-hour bus ride, the 29th U.S. Educator's have experienced a once in a lifetime, immersive two-weeks in Japan, visiting three public schools, and meeting with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. They've toured Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and had a home stay experience near Kyoto. What's more, they have also visited museums, shrines, temples, and memorials to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Special thanks to JTB, the Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES), and ANA for making this trip a one to remember for a lifetime!

Welcome back to all the Educators!


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