ANNOUNCEMENTS
Financial

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Financial Seminar: 2016 Transfer Tax Update
Monday, June 27, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

JCCI is partnering with PwC to familiarize you with recent changes affecting Transfer Taxes.  The US Treasury Department recently announced new taxation rules impacting small capital companies. The new rule clarifies how to better handle loans and financial trades from the Head office and subsidiary companies. Since these revisions are extensive, PwC professionals will provide an opportunity for you to understand how it affects your company’s taxation. Space is limited so please RSVP soon to obtain a spot. Networking time will follow. (Please note: This seminar will be conducted in Japanese.)

Cost: FREE  
Location: Nippon Club, 5F  Sakura Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

Training Program

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2016 Business Training Program for American & Japanese Employees
Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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.

Cruise

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JCCI & The Nippon Club's 13th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise
Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

The arrival of summer means JCCI and Nippon Club’s Annual Music & Dinner Cruise is just around the corner! This exciting member's event only happens once a year. Come join us for spectacular views of Manhattan, exquisite dinner, and live Latin music. This year, we are pleased to be sailing aboard a new state-of-the-art ship, the Hornblower Hybrid. It will allow for an even more breathtaking view of the beautiful city nightscape. A portion of this year's proceeds will help victims of the Kumamoto earthquakes. Please note: Sponsorship opportunities are still available if you wish to lend your support.

We look forward to seeing you aboard the ship!

To register, please contact JCCI: 212-246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

US Educators

JCCI’s 2016 U.S. Educators Program

The arrival of summer means it’s time to send our next delegation of dedicated teachers, administrators, and guests to Japan through the US Educators Program. The initiative, now in its 27th year, has been an important tool for helping American educators better serve their students and Tri-State area Japanese communities. It also serves as a unique way to promote and share the culture of both countries. This July participants will tour Japan for two weeks, visiting several different schools, as well as the offices of the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The itinerary includes stops in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and a home stay experience in Mihama. In order to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they will see museums, shrines, temples, and memorials. A recap of the trip with photos will be posted upon their return.

Congratulations to the 2016 Educators!!!

Annual Dinner


Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

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.

Dinner Chairman: Mr. Kazuhiro Gomi, President & CEO, NTT America, Inc.
Dinner Co-Chairman: Mr. Carmine Di Sibio, Global Managing Partner, EY
JCCI President: Mr. Yasuyuki Sugiura, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic
Eagle on the World Awardee: Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Scientist & Inventor
Eagle on the World Awardee: Mr. J. Thomas Schieffer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

We look forward to seeing you at the next Annual Dinner as the Chamber continues to honor a relationship that will surely deepen for years to come.

OTHER UPDATES & EVENTS

2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes: You Can Help

Earthquake Relief

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 JAPAN-U.S. CHERRY BLOSSOM CENTENNIAL EVENTS

SAKURA GRANT PROGRAM

Sakura Grant Program
サクラグラントプログラム

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
Center for Global Studies
Clarkstown High School North
Carnford High School
East-West School of International Studies
Francis Lewis High School
Northern Valley Regional High School
Northern Valley Old Tappan High School
Townshend Harris High School

For more information, e-mail sakuragrant@jcawf.org or call 202-833-2210.

JCCI-SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

SAKURA GRANT PROGRAM

JAA: 2016 General Scholarship
日系人会主催「JAA奨学金プログラム」

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.

The JAA Scholarship Committee presents the awards at the Annual Scholarship Dinner each summer.

For more information, go to the JAA website.

DIRECTORY
2015 Directory

2015 Updated Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2015

JCCI NY's 2015 Updated Membership Directory is now available.

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

Included are:
* MEMBERSHIP PROFILES & DATA / 会員企業プロファイル
* ANNUAL MEMBER SURVEY / サーベイ結果
* INFORMATION SOURCES (US&Japan)/ 組織及び情報源(米国&日本)
* MAJOR JCCI ACTIVITIES / 組織概要及び活動内容

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

≫ Please click here to purchase the 2015 Updated Membership Directory

BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS
2012 JCCI Member Business Survey Results

2014 JCCI Member Business Survey Results
(Members only)

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.

J.C.C. FUND NEWS
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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.

 

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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!

 

Friends

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.