ANNOUNCEMENTS

JCCI PresidentShingo Ueno
JCCI President

New Year's Greeting From JCCI's President

It is my great pleasure to wish a Happy New Year to all our members. The start of a new year offers a great opportunity to consider all we can achieve in the months ahead. I am honored to be working with you as we carry on the mission that has guided the JCCI for nearly 86 years: fostering friendships and economic relations between the U.S. and Japan. In order to help facilitate this, JCCI is hard at work planning new workshops, networking events, and seminars to give you all the info you need to stay competitive and forge new, lasting relationships.

The past year was an incredibly eventful one for the Chamber. We proudly held our 33rd Annual Dinner Gala, appropriately titled: “Strength in Unity.” The event re-affirmed how much we can achieve when we work together for mutually beneficial goals. Proceeds from the Annual Dinner Gala will be used to fund the Chamber’s philanthropic activities. Your kind support throughout the years has provided over $17 million dollars for community outreach activities in education, research and cultural events. Additionally, the Chamber’s U.S. Educators Program sent its 28th delegation of NY area teachers to tour Japan to better serve their students. Last year our members also generously raised over $170,000 to help the victims of the hurricanes that devastated the U.S. and our neighbors. JCCI would not be able to serve the community in this way without your generous participation, and for that I am very grateful. Meanwhile, in order to promote strong U.S.-Japan business ties locally, we proudly hosted numerous discussions and workshops covering artificial intelligence, cyber security, immigration law developments, business skills for multi-cultural business environments, and much more. The positive feedback has been tremendous, and we are proud to play a vital role in facilitating an in-depth exchange of ideas among Japanese and American professionals.

In 2018, we remain committed to partnering with you so we may thrive together. It’s exciting to think about all we will learn from each other this year. As JCCI President, I am confident that through deepening our relationships, many rewards will come. The JCCI team wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

JCCI's 33rd Annual Dinner Gala:
"Strength in Unity" - A Celebration of the U.S.-Japan Partnership

JCCI's 33rd Annual Dinner Gala was celebrated on November 9, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The guests in attendance came together to honor the U.S.-Japan friendship. While the rewards of this partnership are abundant and diverse, its endurance can be traced to a single source, our unity. The evening's highlights included: a special awards presentation, speeches on a broad range of topics in business, the arts, and international politics - and exquisite food and entertainment. The funds raised 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:

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

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

Special Commemorative Awardee:
David Rockefeller
Philanthropist & Business leader
* Accepted by 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:
Edwin Conway
Global Head of Institutional Business
BlackRock

We look forward to joining with you again at the next Annual Dinner.

» Past Speakers and Awardees


US Educators

JCCI’s U.S. Educators Program

JCCI was thrilled to send another 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 most recent delegation toured Japan from July 2nd through July 16th. During the immersive two-weeks abroad, they visited three public schools, and met with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The summer 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 all the Educators!

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.

Cruise2017

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.

Cruise2016

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.