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IP Law Seminar for Japanese Companies:
Patent Litigation and Cross-Border M&A

Thursday, September 14, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Please join Orrick and JCCI for an informative law seminar covering the latest developments in IP legal trends impacting Japanese companies. Orrick attorneys will address U.S. intellectual property law with a focus on patent litigation and IP issues in cross-border M&A transactions. Two experts from Orrick’s New York office will offer their insights and answer your questions. Please note: This seminar will be conducted in English & Japanese.

To register, please contact JCCI: 212-246-8001 /


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The 25th Annual San-Betsu Charity Golf Tournament
Tuesday, September 19th, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

This summer gathering provides the perfect opportunity for colleagues and friends to enjoy a relaxing day of golf, form new relationships, and most importantly, support a worthy cause. The Japanese term San Betsu means “industry-based” – and in this tournament participants are grouped in teams of similar industries and fields. This allows participants to further their business relationships while taking part in a friendly game of golf. The Annual San-Betsu Charity Golf Tournament has therefore emerged as one of JCCI’s most popular events.

The Chamber is proud to announce that this year’s San-Betsu Charity Golf Tournament proceeds will be contributed to JASSI, providing crucial New York area social services.

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

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JCCI's 33rd Annual Dinner Gala
Thursday, November 9, 2017

It is with great excitement that we announce the details of JCCI’s 33rd Annual Dinner Gala. The Annual Dinner is our signature fall event, and the single biggest fundraiser for the Chamber’s JCC Fund. This year’s gala will be held on the evening of Thursday, November 9th at the New York Hilton Midtown. 

We are honored to have this year as the Annual Dinner’s Key People:

Eagle on the World Award:
Maestro Placido Domingo
Opera Singer & Conductor

Eagle on the World Award:
Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi
Nobel-prize winning Scientist & Professor

Special Commemorative Award:
David Rockefeller
Philanthropist & Business leader
* Accepted by Mr. Charles Rockefeller

Keynote Speaker:
Simon Winchester
Best-selling Author & Journalist

Dinner Chairman:
Hideki Kunugi
SVP, The Americas & General Manager, New York
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Dinner Co-Chairman:
Mark McCombe
Senior Managing Director

Formal invitations with RSVP details will be sent soon, so kindly mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you November 9th!

US Educators

JCCI’s 2017 U.S. Educators Program

JCCI was thrilled to send its latest group of esteemed teachers and educational administrators to tour Japan via our U.S. Educators Program. Now in its 28th year, the program has long been a resource for giving American educators insights to help them serve their Japanese students and communities. The delegation toured Japan from July 2nd through July 16th. During the immersive two-weeks abroad, they visited three public schools, and meet with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. This summer’s tour passed through Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and featured a home stay experience near Nara. In order to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they also saw museums, shrines, temples, and memorials. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Best wishes to the 2017 Educators!


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!




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 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 have been among the 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 or call 202-833-2210.



JAA: 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.

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

For more information, go to the JAA website.

2017 Directory

2017-18 Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2017-18

JCCI NY's 2017-18 Membership Directory will be available later this summer.

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

Included are:
* INFORMATION SOURCES (US&Japan)/ 組織及び情報源(米国&日本)

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

≫ Please click here to order the 2017-18 Membership Directory

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.


14th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise Raises $5,000 for New York area Social Services

This summer JCCI & Nippon Club's popular charity cruise allowed $5,000 to be donated to the non-profit, JASSI. The organization's services aim to improve the quality of life of people living in the NY tri-state area through workshops on health insurance, domestic violence, emergency preparedness, hospital procedures, immigration, suicide prevention, and more. We thank all of you who helped make this annual charity event another huge success.


Special Thanks to JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation!

The JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation generously granted $2,000 to the J.C.C. Fund in support of its commitment to promoting positive relations between Japan and the United States. The grant will go toward supporting the 28th delegation of the 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. The J.C.C. Fund would like to express its sincere appreciation for this contribution to the long running program.


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

JCCI & JCC FUND proudly presented donation checks to Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi twice last 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)".


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 22nd Annual 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.