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The 26th Annual JCCI San-Betsu Charity Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, New York Country Club. 9:00am-5:30pm

Play: $400 per person/Tee Marker Sponsor: $700/Donate A Raffle Prize/Become A Benefactor

It's time once again for friends and business partners to join together for a relaxing day of golf and networking. 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.

More importantly, proceeds this year will benefit the victims from the 2018 Western Japan flood. The event will also feature a delicious dinner, trophy presentations, and great raffle prizes including a brand new Toyota car and round-trip business class tickets to Japan.

To register, please contact us at info@jcciny.org or register online via this link.


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2018-19 Membership Directory to Be Published Mid-August


Stay tuned for the latest updates!

This year's image used for the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 2018-19 Membership Directory is that of the Oculus in Lower Manhattan. The site, known as the "World Trade Center Transportation Hub," is the center for various modes of transportation in Lower Manhattan, from numerous New York City Subway lines to the New Jersey PATH rapid transit system. The Oculus has come to symbolize the idea of connection, of gathering together as one, of growth, no matter your origin. As JCCI continues to build on its proud 86 year legacy, this serves as a fitting reminder of the Chamber's long held values.


JCCI Establishes Fund for Western Japan Flood

The tragedy and devastation the massive flood and landslides brought to the western region of Japan has affected us all. The Japanese Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Nippon Club, has decided to establish the 2018 July Western Japan Disaster Relief Fund through the J.C.C. Fund to aid the victims of the disaster through the end of September 2018. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact us at info@jcciny.org. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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At the 15th Annual Dinner Cruise, JCCI Raises $5,000 Toward JEI (Japanese Educational Institute of New York)


JULY 17, 2018, WORLD YACHT MARINA PIER 81--With generous support from members, JCCI was able to raise $5,000 toward JEI (The Japanese Educational Institute of New York) at the 15th Annual Music and Dinner Cruise. What's more, all raffle purchases will go toward the 2018 July Western Japan Disaster Relief Fund. JCCI thanks you for your continuing cooperation and support. For photographs, please click here.


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Amidst the Rain, U.S. Educators Back in Town


Despite the flooding and rain that kept looming over the region, causing them to endure a 14-hour bus ride, the 29th U.S. Educator's have experienced a once in a lifetime, immersive two-weeks in Japan, visiting three public schools, and meeting with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. They've toured Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and had a home stay experience near Kyoto. What's more, they have also visited museums, shrines, temples, and memorials to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Special thanks to JTB, the Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES), and ANA for making this trip a one to remember for a lifetime!

Welcome back to all the Educators!


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Save The Date (October 30, 2018): JCCI'S 34th Annual Dinner Gala, "Growth Through Generosity," featuring distinguished guests as Michael R. Bloomberg, George Takei, and Hiroshi Senju.


Left: Hiroshi Senju's Waterfall 1996
©HIROSHI SENJU MUSEUM KARUIZAWA

This year's theme, Growth Through Generosity, focuses on the spreading of values, knowledge, and ideas. It is about the notion of giving--the selfless qualities of our nature-- for a greater cause. These acts of generosity, like a ripple in a pond, reverberate, and form lasting relations we all can take part in. 

JCCI's largest event of the year is set to take place on October 30, 2018 at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas). We're humbled to have this year's Keynote Speaker to be Michael R. Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Three-term Mayor of NYC; Koki Umeda, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine America will be this year's Dinner Chairman; Vincent P. Colman, New York Metro Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers will be this year's Dinner Co-Chairman; Eagle on the World awardees this year are Hiroshi Senju, Internationally-Acclaimed Artist, and George Takei, Actor, Author, and Activist. The Honorary Commemorative Award will go to the late Nobuyoshi Kuraoka, Founder of Restaurant Nippon in NYC and Japanese Food and Culture Advocate.

For more information, please contact info@jcciny.org.

OTHER UPDATES & EVENTS

HURRICANE RELIEF FUND UPDATE

Hurricane Relief

JCCI, in cooperation with The Nippon Club, created the Hurricane Relief Fund in response to the outbreak of hurricanes impacting the U.S. and our neighbors. We are happy to report that over $170,000 was raised by our members.  Additionally, $105,000 has been donated by the Chamber’s J.C.C. Fund, which celebrates U.S. - Japan friendship. All the funds went to AmeriCares, a non-profit disaster relief and global health organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs. Thank you again for your generous support!

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 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 sakuragrant@jcawf.org or call 202-833-2210.

JCCI-SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

SAKURA GRANT PROGRAM

JAA: 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
2017 Directory

AVAILABLE NOW!
2017-18 Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2017-18

JCCI NY's 2017-18 Membership Directory is now available.

The 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 2017-18 Membership Directory

BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS
2012 JCCI Member Business Survey Results

2017 JCCI Member Business Survey Results
(Members only)

In April 2017, 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: U.S.-JAPAN FRIENDSHIP NEWS
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Thank You JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation!

The J.C.C. Fund has again received a generous grant of $2,000 from JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation. This special support is given in the name of promoting positive relations between Japan and the United States. The funds will go towards the Chamber's 2018 delegation of the U.S. Educators Program, which sends tri-state area educators from schools with Japanese students to Japan for a two-week study tour. We offer our sincere gratitude to JTB Cultural Exchange Corporation for contributing to this long running program.

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

This past 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.

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

JCCI & JCC FUND proudly presented donation checks twice to Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi 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 “2016 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 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.