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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Law Seminar, Sponsored by Sugimoto & Kawashima Brussels BVBA and Internet Initiative

Friday, November 8, 2019, Nippon Club 2nd Floor Rose Room, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Free Admission

From January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to begin. The introduction of a legal compensation is a high risk of litigation, and a complete compliance system is essential. While CCPA mainly operates in California, and is a law that applies broadly to the collection and sale of personal information of California residents, it is widely applicable and can operate both in New York and Japan. This may be applicable when collecting and selling personal information of California residents (including those who are traveling to New York). It is a law that needs attention for many companies.

In this seminar, three experts, Mr. Akihiro Kawashima, Sugimoto, Kawashima Law Office; Mr. Kohei Ogawa, Internet Initiative Business Risk Consulting; and Mr. Takeshi Sugimoto, Sugimoto, Kawashima Law Office, will explain the practical implementation of CCPA compliance in an easy-to-understand manner, taking into account the proposed CAPA Regulation proposed by the Attorney General of California.

This event is co-hosted with JETRO, and will be conducted in Japanese.

For questions and RSVP, please contact us at info@jcciny.org or 212-246-8001

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Save the Date: 35th Annual Dinner Gala

The Power of Unwavering Harmony

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street

Reception 6:00PM/Dinner 7:00PM (Black Tie Optional)

JCCI cordially invites you to our 35th Annual Dinner Gala. This year's theme focuses on the Japanese character for harmony, "Wa" --an allude to "Reiwa," Japan's new era name meaning "beautiful harmony."With brushstroke grace, we build upon our values, our visions, and our peaceful friendships to celebrate the power of unwavering harmony. Please join with us at this festive event as we honor the contributions each person can make in supporting the special U.S.-Japan friendship.

At this year's Gala, we are humbled to have Mr. Kazuo Koshi, Managing Executive Officer & Deputy Regional Executive for the Americas, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., as Dinner Chairman; Mr. Joe Ucuzoglu, CEO, Deloitte, as Dinner Co-Chairman; and Mr. James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley as Keynote Speaker

The late Mr. Donald Keene, Japanese Scholar, Historian, Teacher, Writer, and Translator of Japanese Literature will be honored for the Commemorative Award, and Ms. Caroline Kennedy, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations will be recognized as recipients for the Chamber's premier Eagle on the World Award.

Advanced reservations are required by Friday, October 18th. All invitations will be sent to JCCI Members. If you have not received or would like to attend, please contact us at info@jcciny.org or 212-246-8001.



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JCCI Attends Memorial Service for Donald Keene

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FACULTY HOUSE—JCCI representatives recently attended a Memorial Service for Donald Keene, Alumnus, University Professor Emeritus, and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature, organized by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University.

Keene, this year’s Commemorative Awardee for JCCI’s 35th Annual Dinner Galathe Power of Unwavering Harmony next month, was the advocate for Japanese literary studies in the United States and beyond, inspiring generations of students during his teachings. 

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Sunny This Time--JCCI NY Holds 27th Annual Sanbetsu Golf, Telecommunications-C Wins Cup

SEPTEMBER 17, NEW YORK COUNTRY CLUB--On a clear, sunny day with not a cloud in the sky, JCCI NY and the Nippon Club held its 27th Annual Sanbetsu Charity Golf Tournament, raising $10,000 toward the Japanese Educational Institute of New York (JEI). More than 100 golfers participated. First place overall went to Telecommunications-C, scoring 8-under-par 72, led by team captain Yasumitsu Iizuka of IIJ America Inc.

With pleasant skies and breezy winds, golfers could only forget about last year's monsoon-like conditions.

Longest Drivers:

No. 7: Nobuyuki Baba (13A), Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

No. 14: Jason Hurlock (12A), Boston Higashi School

Near Pin:

No. 3: Kohei Nishioka (12B), 8″2', NTT America, Inc.

No. 8: Kenji Kimura (8B), 11″6, ISI-Dentsu

No. 12: Tomoya Nishijima (4A), 6″4, Deloitte LLP

No. 17: Tomoya Nishijima (4A), 5″45, Deloitte LLP

JCCI thanks all who have participated, and looks forward to having you again next year!


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2019-20 Membership Directory Available Now!!

2019-20 Membership Directory 
会員企業名簿 2019-20

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

Included are:
* INFORMATION SOURCES (US&Japan)/ 組織及び情報源(米国&日本)

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

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At the 16th Annual Dinner Cruise, JCCI NY Raises $5,000 Toward P.S. 147

JULY 24, 2019, WORLD YACHT MARINA PIER 81--JCCI NY and the Nippon Club raised $5,000 toward P.S. 147's Japanese Dual Language Program at the 16th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise. Serving grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade, P.S. 147 is home to the only dual language immersion program in Japanese in the NYC Public School System.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, and Jake's Rockin' Country Band for making this country western night a one to remember.


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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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