JCCI, in cooperation with PwC and the Nippon Club, will hold its annual Tax & Accounting Seminar. The main topics this year will be: U.S. - Japan Transfer Tax Regulation Updates, Corporate Tax and its U.S - Japan comparison, Fintech and cyber security in accounting, Changes and Points of Personal Income Tax & Preparation, and IFRS / US GAAP updates.
Please note this seminar will be conducted in Japanese.
Cost: JCCI/NC Members $50, Guests $70
JCCI and Softbank America are teaming up for a special presentation to introduce you to the role of robotics in corporate activities. This presentation will feature Mr. Jun Shimba, CEO of Softbank America and, of course, their innovative robot Pepper! Come meet the robot that is already creating a sensation in Japan.
Please note this seminar will be conducted in English & Japanese. A buffet dinner and cocktails are included.
Cost: JCCI/NC Members $20, Guests $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 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 this year’s Educators!
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.
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.