ANNOUNCEMENTS
AI

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JCCI AI Seminar: The Accelerating Trend of AI’s “Business Revolution.”
Tuesday, November 28th   4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

JCCI and Works Applications are teaming up for a new AI seminar titled: The Accelerating Trend of AI’s “Business Revolution.” Now that AI 's business utilization has become a major management issue, we will consider what to expect from this trend in the coming decade. The evening will also include a buffet dinner and wine. (Please note: this discussion will be conducted in Japanese.)

Date & Time:Tuesday, November 28th   4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE (Member) / $30 (Non-Member)
*Buffet Dinner & Drinks included      
Location: Nippon Club, 5F Sakura Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

Law

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JCCI Immigration Law Seminar: New Developments Impacting Employment Visas
Wednesday, December 6th   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please join JCCI and Kramer Levin for a special seminar covering the latest developments in immigration law. The seminar will cover a review of the Business Immigration visa categories, including B-1, H-1B, L-1, E-2 , O-1, F-1 and J-1 visas, as well as, an in depth discussion on current immigration trends under the Trump administration. The expert panel will further outline strategies to address recent USCIS, ICE, USDOL, and US DOS initiatives, including a significant increase in I-9 and H-1B audits and requests for additional evidence.

Please note: This seminar will be conducted in English.

Date & Time:Wednesday, December 6th   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 (Member) / $50 (Non-Member)
Location: Nippon Club, 2F Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

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 include: 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 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 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

Some photos from the event will be posted soon. We look forward to joining with you again at the next Annual Dinner Gala.


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!

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 devastation caused by the recent outbreak of hurricanes impacting the U.S. and our neighbors. We are happy to report that so far over $160,000 has been 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 go 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

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.

J.C.C. FUND: U.S.-JAPAN FRIENDSHIP NEWS
Cruise2017

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.

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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.

Cruise2016

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)".

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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.