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Obamacare Seminar
Thursday, April 17, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

JCCI will host a seminar on Obamacare, co-sponsored by Nippon Life Insurance and Towers Watson, which will explore important topics such as Obamacare updates concerning Japanese companies and individuals. This seminar will feature presentations from Mr. Daisuke Hiyoshi and Mr. Haruka Urata, and address such topics as how Obamacare affects our daily life. Please note that this seminar will be conducted in Japanese.

Women's Networking

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Women's Networking Event
Wednesday, May 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

What are some of the challenges—and advantages—women encounter in the business world? What is it like to make the transition from the private sector to an NGO? What are some tips for women seeking executive positions? Ms. Keiko Tashiro, Chairperson & CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings, and Ms. Allison MacEachron, Director of Business Council for the UN, will address these topics and more at JCCI’s Women’s Networking Event. Hear their insights, and then enjoy casual networking with food and drinks! Please note that this event will be conducted in English.

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

JCCI's 29th Annual Dinner - 1,000 Distinguished Guests Gather to Celebrate the Chamber's Anniversary

JCCI's 29th Annual Dinner was held at the New York Hilton Midtown on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. The event was a huge success, with a full house of almost 1,000 guests who enjoyed speeches from business and political leaders, an award ceremony, fabulous entertainment, and great food. JCCI is grateful to all participants, whose contributions will go to the J.C.C. Fund, which supports organizations in the Tri-State area working for community enhancement, education, and U.S.-Japan relations. JCCI would like to extend a special thank you to the key individuals who helped make the night such a memorable one:

Dinner Chairman: Mr. Toshiya Hasegawa, Co-CEO, Nomura Holding America, Inc.
Dinner Co-Chairman: Mr. Alan MacDonald, Vice Chairman, Citibank
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ian Bremmer, Author and President, Eurasia Group
Eagle on the World Awardee: Mr. Hideki Matsui, Professional Baseball Player
Eagle on the World Awardee: Former Ambassador John V. Roos, United States Ambassador to Japan
Special Awardee: Former Senator Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senator from Hawai'i

We hope to see all our guests again next year!

US Educators

U.S. Educators Program Report

The 24th Annual US Educators Program successfully ended its two week trip to Japan with the return of the participants to New York on July 12. 13 educators, 3 accompanying guests and a representative from JCCI went to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, Hakone and Nara, visiting four schools, the Japan Overseas Educational Services and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Among the many cultural and historical activities of the program, they spoke with an atomic bomb survivor in Hiroshima, enjoyed a tea ceremony in Kyoto, visited a factory that makes traditional Japanese wind chimes, and stayed over night with local host families. JCCI would like to thank once again the many people and organizations who supported the program.




Sakura Grant Program

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 Sakura Grant Program is to support public, private, and charter/magnet schools that provide Japanese language and/or Japanese cultural education to students at the K-12 level in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Grants will range between $1,000 and $3,000 per school, per school year. The application deadline was June 30, 2013 and schools were notified in September 2013.

For more information, e-mail or call 202-833-2210.



JAA: 2013 General Scholarship

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.

The scholarships generally range from $1,000.00 to $6,000.00 and depending on the year, one round-trip ticket between New York and Japan. In 2013 there was a new $10,000 Nishimiya award.

The JAA Scholarship Committee presented the awards at the Annual Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. The keynote speaker was Columbia University Professor Gerald Curtis.

For more information, go to the JAA website.



2014 Directory

2014 Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2014

JCCI NY's 2014 Membership Directory is now available!!

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

≫ Please click here to purchase the 2014 Membership Directory (PDF order form)

2012 JCCI Member Business Survey Results

2013 JCCI Member Business Survey Results
(Members only)

In November 2013, 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.

Chamber's Earthquake Relief Activities

Ocean Conservancy

Thank you JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation

The JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation generously granted $2,000 to the J.C.C. Fund in support of its commitment to strengthening positive relations between Japan and the United States. The grant will go toward supporting the 25th delegation of the U.S. Educators Program, which sends tri-state area educators from schools with high enrollments of Japanese students to Japan for a two-week study tour. The J.C.C. Fund would like to express its sincere appreciation for this contribution.

Ocean Conservancy

The Nippon Club and JCCI Donate $71,000 to the Ocean Conservancy for Tsunami Debris Cleanup

Mr. Kazuhiro Takeuchi, President of the J.C.C. Fund, presented the donation to Ms. Betty Hallman, Director, Corporate Relations, and Mr. Nick Mallos, Conservation Biologist and Marine Debris Specialist, of the Ocean Conservancy on July 9, 2013.

The donation comes from JCCI and the Nippon Club's Eastern Japan Earthquake Fund. We are grateful to JCCI and Nippon Club members, whose generosity makes it possible for us to fund ongoing relief efforts in the wake of the 3/11 disaster. This donation will support mobilizing cleanups where tsunami debris washes ashore in the U.S.

Picture (from left to right): Mr. Kazuhiro Takeuchi (Sumitomo Corporation, President & CEO and J.C.C. Fund President), Ms. Betty Hallman (Ocean Conservancy, Director, Corporate Relations) and Mr. Nick Mallos (Ocean Conservancy, Conservation Biologist and Marine Debris Specialist)

All Hands

The Nippon Club and JCCI Donate $10,000 for the Queens Library Foundation for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Mr. Mitsuhiko Kawai, President of the JCC Fund, presented the donation to Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO of Queens Library, and Diana Chapin, Executive Director of the Queens Library Foundation, at the Peninsula Library in Rockaway Beach on March 8, 2013.
The donation, made possible thanks to the generous contributions of JCCI and Nippon Club members, will help the many libraries in Queens that suffered storm damages. Despite their own challenges following the hurricane, Queens libraries served as crucial community centers in the hardest hit areas.

Picture (from left to right): Ms. Diana Chapin (Executive Director, Queens Library Foundation), Mr. Mitsuhiko Kawai (President of the JCC Fund), Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki (Consul General of Japan in New York), Ms. Simone-Marie Meeks (wife of Rep. Gregory Meeks) and Mr. Thomas W. Galante (President & CEO of Queens Library)

All Hands

The Nippon Club and JCCI Donate $95,000 for All Hands Volunteers' Sandy Relief

Mr. Mitsuhiko Kawai, President of the JCC Fund, presented the donation to Mr. David Campbell, Executive Director of All Hands Volunteers, on February 6, 2013.
Thanks to the generous contributions of JCCI and Nippon Club members, the JCC Fund was able to donate $95,000 to All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit that provides assistance to communities in the wake of natural disasters. JCCI's donation will help All Hands Volunteers in their storm response, which includes Project Long Island and Project Staten Island, initiatives that work closely with community-based organizations to help homeowners with the first step on their road to recovery.


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