!! Save The Date !!
Details will be released soon regarding this year's charity golf outing. Sponsored by JCCI in cooperation with the Nippon Club, this fundraising event is planned as an all-day golf tournament. Teams will be formed by industry, providing a unique opportunity to expand your network of friends among colleagues in your respective areas of business. Proceeds this year will benefit victims of the Kumamoto Earthquakes.
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. A recap of the trip with photos will be posted soon.
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.
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 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
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-833-2210.
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.
For more information, go to the JAA website.
2015 Updated Membership Directory
JCCI NY's 2015 Updated Membership Directory is now available.
A complimentary copy of the directory has been sent to our member companies.
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.
The 13th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise Raises $5,000 to Benefit Kumamoto Earthquake Victims
JCCI President Yasushi Takahashi proudly presented a $5,000 donation to Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi in support of Kumamoto earthquake relief on July 19, 2016. The donation comes from JCCI and Nippon Club's popular Annual Music & Dinner Cruise. This year's charity cruise helped raise funds for the “Consulate General of Japan Relief Fund (Kumamoto)".
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.
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!