You are cordially invited to attend the third annual Women’s Networking Event, hosted by JCCI and the Nippon Club. Ms. Megan Lee of Panasonic North America, and Ms. Lorraine Reategui of JP Morgan will share their insights about the challenges and advantages that women encounter in the workplace, and provide some tips to women who hope to advance to executive positions. The talk will be followed by a casual networking session with food and drinks. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! This seminar will be conducted in English
Cost: Members: $30 / Non-members: $50
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!
The Consulate General of Japan in New York is now accepting donations to help victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. The natural disaster has greatly impacted the Kyushu Region of the country. Details on how to donate can be found on their website.
We ask you please consider offering support if you can.
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 email@example.com 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.