New Year's Panel Discussion

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New Year's Panel Discussion
NEW DATE: Tuesday, February 17th, 12 - 3pm

Due to severe weather concerns, JCCI has rescheduled its Panel Discussion from 1/27. Previously registered individuals will remain on the guest list. The registration period will also be extended to accomodate those interested in attending. We greatly apologize for any inconvenience.

Topic: "2015 Perspectives on US - Japan Politics, Economics & Asian Affairs."
Moderator: Kenji Hattori (Jiji Press)
Panelists: Masaaki Osumi (Toshiba America), Paul Sheard (Standard & Poor's), Keiko Tsuyama (Journalist), Paul Muroyama (Paul Muroyama & Associates), Kent E. Calder (John Hopkins University) and Masumi Kakinoki (Marubeni America).

Cost: JCCI/NC Members $80, Guests $100, Students $50
Location: Nippon Club, 2F Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 /
Please note that this discussion will be held in Japanese and that lunch will be served.

New Year

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Tax & Accounting Seminar
Tuesday, February 10, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

JCCI, in cooperation with Deloitte and the Nippon Club, will hold its annual Tax & Accounting Seminar. Topics to be covered include: Changes and Points of Personal Income Tax and Preparation, Updating of U.S.-Japan Transfer Tax Regulation, and Comparison of US - Japan Corporate Tax Law.
Please note this seminar will be conducted in Japanese.


Cost: JCCI/NC Members $40, Guests $50
Location: Nippon Club, 2F Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 /

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

JCCI's 30th Annual Dinner - Over 850 Distinguished Guests Celebrate the Chamber's Pearl Anniversary

JCCI celebrated its 30th Annual Dinner on November 12, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The pearl, the symbol of 30th anniversaries, was also the symbol of this year's gala. The event was a great success attracting over 850 guests. We enjoyed an awards ceremony, speeches from business and community leaders, entertainment, and truly exquisite food. Contributions raised will benefit the J.C.C. Fund, which supports Tri-State area organizations working for community enhancement, education, and U.S.-Japan relations. JCCI is grateful to all participants, and would like to extend a special thank you to the key people who helped ensure the night was a memorable one.

Dinner Chairman: Mr. Yoshimi Inaba, Executive Chairman, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Dinner Co-Chairman: Mr. Robert F. Arning, Vice Chair, KPMG LLP
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Daniel P. Amos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aflac
Eagle on the World Awardee: Mr. David Bouley, Chef and Restaurateur
Eagle on the World Awardee: Dr. Kent E. Calder, Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Eagle on the World Awardee: Dr. Koichi Wakata, JAXA Astronaut

We hope you will all join us at the next Annual Dinner as we continue to honor an extraordinary international friendship.

US Educators

JCCI's 2014 U.S. Educators Program - Report

This year, JCCI sent its 25th delegation of educators on a study tour of Japan, from June 30 to July 14, 2014. 15 teachers, administrators, and guests traveled to Japan to gain new insight into Japan's culture and educational system, in order to better serve their students and Tri-State area communities. The group went to Tokyo, Miyagi, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara, and Hakone, where they visited Japanese schools, educational institions, and major cultural sites. They toured a region that was devastated by the 3/11 disaster and learned about the country's ongoing recovery, explored beautiful temples and shrines, met with an atomic bomb survivor in Hiroshima, enjoyed a tea ceremony in Kyoto, and stayed overnight with host families in historical Asuka village. Please click here to see some photos from their journey!

You can also read about the educators' experiences in their own words by visiting the program's official blog.




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


Special Thank You to JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation

The J.C.C. Fund would like to express its sincere appreciation to JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation for a generous contribution of $2,000. The grant was given in support of the Fund's efforts to strengthen positive relations between Japan and the United States. The grant will be utilized for the 2015 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.

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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