ANNOUNCEMENTS
Women

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2016 Women's Networking Event
Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the third annual Women’s Networking Event, hosted by JCCI and the Nippon Club. Ms. Megan Lee of Panasonic North America, and Ms. Lorraine Reategui of JP Morgan will share their insights about the challenges and advantages that women encounter in the workplace, and provide some tips to women who hope to advance to executive positions. The talk will be followed by a casual networking session with food and drinks. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! This seminar will be conducted in English

JCCI/日本クラブは下記の日程で、「第3回女性のためのネットワーク・イベント」を開催いたします。ゲストスピーカーに、北米パナソニックのメーガン氏と、JP モルガンのロレーン氏をお招きし、仕事場での女性マネージャーとしてのチャレンジ、特権などあらゆる角度からお話しいただきます。カジュアルな雰囲気で、ワインとお食事を囲んで女性だけの集いは、きっと盛り上がるのではないでしょうか。このイベントは英語で行われます。

Cost: Members: $30 / Non-members: $50   
Location: Nippon Club, 2F  Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

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 Shieffer, 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.

US Educators

JCCI’s 2015 U.S. Educators Program

This past summer our 26th delegation of American teachers, administrators, and guests visited Japan for a special two week study tour. While there they participated in a wide range of activities in order to help them better serve their students and Tri-State area Japanese communities. After arriving in Japan on June 30th, Educators visited an elementary, middle, and high school, and the offices of the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The tour took them from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nara, returning to New York in mid-July. The participants also had the important opportunity to meet and hear from a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Best wishes to all the great Educators!

OTHER UPDATES & EVENTS

2016 Kumamoto Earthquake: You Can Help

Earthquake Relief

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is now accepting donations to help victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. The natural disaster has greatly impacted the Kyushu Region of the country. Details on how to donate can be found on their website.

We ask you please consider offering support if you can.

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.