You are cordially invited to a Law Seminar, co-sponsored by JCCI and Saito Sorenson Lurie LLP, which will explore the hot topic of “White Collar Crimes.” The seminar will cover what Japanese companies should know, and how to deal with government agencies like the FBI. The seminar will feature a presentation from attorney Mr. Yasuhiro Saito, who has been advising many Japanese companies in this area. (Please note: This seminar will be conducted in Japanese.)
Cost: Members: $30 / Non-members: $40
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JCCI is proud to host another robotics seminar designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest technology trends. We will partner with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. in order to introduce you to “duAro”. This revolutionary dual-armed SCARA robot was created to work alongside humans. Kawasaki Heavy Industries will bring the robot and explain how it is revolutionizing the work world. The event will conclude with dinner and drinks. (Please note: this seminar will be conducted in Japanese.)
Cost: Members: $20 / Non-members: $30
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JCCI will hold its Annual Business Training Program this year on June 29th. The program will be a combined workshop for both Japanese and American (non-Japanese) employees, and feature experienced speakers who will lead workshops and discussions to provide participants with a clear understanding of cultural differences, practical skills in communication, and legal/compliance updates that employees should know. In the afternoon, all attendees will come together to hear a keynote speech and group discussion. A fun networking reception will follow.
Please join us for this Training Program focused on bridging cultural gaps and creating an atmosphere of mutual understanding.
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.
JCCI’s 2015 U.S. Educators Program
This past summer our 26th delegation of American teachers, administrators, and guests visited Japan for a special two week study tour. While there they participated in a wide range of activities in order to help them better serve their students and Tri-State area Japanese communities. After arriving in Japan on June 30th, Educators visited an elementary, middle, and high school, and the offices of the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The tour took them from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nara, returning to New York in mid-July. The participants also had the important opportunity to meet and hear from a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.
Best wishes to all the great Educators!
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 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
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-833-2210.
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.
For more information, go to the JAA website.
2015 Updated Membership Directory
JCCI NY's 2015 Updated Membership Directory is now available.
A complimentary copy of the directory has been sent to our member companies.
In November 2014, 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.
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.
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!
The 12th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise Raises $5,000 to Benefit Local Children
Mr. Yasuyuki Sugiura, JCCI President, and Mr. Toshikazu Nambu, J.C.C. Fund President, presented the $5,000 donation to Dr. Robert Houck and Ms. Yuriko Matsuda of Friends of the Children New York on July 21, 2015. The donation comes from JCCI and Nippon Club's Annual Music & Dinner Cruise. Friends of the Children New York provides mentors to NYC's most at-risk children.