ANNOUNCEMENTS
Financial

!! Register Now !!
International Tax Seminar
Friday, December 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

JCCI is partnering with PwC to familiarize you with recent changes affecting International Taxes. The US Treasury Department recently announced new taxation rules impacting thin capitalization of companies. The newest rule clarifies how to better handle loans and financial transactions between the head office and subsidiary companies. Since these revisions are both extensive and the final version, PwC professionals will provide an opportunity for you to understand how it affects your company's taxation. (Please note: This seminar will be conducted in Japanese.)

Cost: FREE  
Location: Nippon Club, 2F  Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

JCCI's 32nd Annual Dinner:
"Advancing Together" - A Celebration of the Bright & Hopeful Future of the U.S. and Japan

JCCI celebrated its 32nd Annual Dinner on November 10, 2016 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The roughly 900 guests in attendance celebrated the bright and hopeful future of the U.S. - Japan partnership. The diverse array of relationships now existing between our nations means our destinies have never been more intertwined. The event reaffirmed just how much our future success will surely come as result of us, "Advancing Together." Among the evening's highlights were an awards presentation, speeches on a broad range of topics in business, the arts, and international politics - and of course 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 express its deep appreciation to all participants, and give a special thank you to the night's very generous key people:

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Raymond L. Conner, Vice Chairman, The Boeing Company; President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Eagle on the World Awardee: Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
Eagle on the World Awardee: Mr. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Acclaimed Musician & Composer
Dinner Chairman: Mr. Tsutomu Yoshida, President & CEO, IHI, Inc.
Dinner Co-Chairman: Mr. Jim Rosenthal, Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley
JCCI President: Mr. Yasushi Takahashi, President & CEO, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

We are eager to join with you again to celebrate a special international friendship at the next Annual Dinner gala.


US Educators

JCCI’s 2016 U.S. Educators Program

This summer JCCI proudly sent its 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. From July 3rd to July 17th, the group toured Japan, visited several different schools, and met with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The itinerary included stops in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and a home stay experience in Mihama. In order to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they visited museums, shrines, temples, and memorials. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Best wishes to the 2016 Educators!

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 each year is June and schools are notified in late September.

The following Greater NY area schools were among the 2015 recipients:

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
2016 Directory

NOW AVAILABLE!
2016-17 Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2016-17

JCCI NY's 2016-17 Membership Directory is now available.

The new 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 automatically been sent to our member companies.

≫ Please click here to order the 2016-17 Membership Directory

BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS
2012 JCCI Member Business Survey Results

2016 JCCI Member Business Survey Results
(Members only)

In May 2016, 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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The Chamber's 2016 Charity Events Raise $15,000 for Kumamoto Earthquake Victims

JCCI President Yasushi Takahashi proudly presented donation checks to Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi twice this year in support of Kumamoto earthquake relief. The donations comes from JCCI & Nippon Club's popular Annual Music & Dinner Cruise and San-betsu Charity Golf Tournament. Both events helped raise funds for the “Consulate General of Japan Relief Fund (Kumamoto)".

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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!