ANNOUNCEMENTS
San-Betsu

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The 24th Annual San-Betsu Charity Golf Tournament
Wednesday, September 28th, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Each summer colleagues and friends come together to enjoy a fun day of golf, further relationships, and most importantly, give back to those in need. Sponsored by JCCI in cooperation with the Nippon Club, this fundraising event features a full day of golf in scramble play format. Last year’s outing saw 140 participants enjoying a fun day away from the office, along with a delicious dinner, and great raffle prizes. Teams will be decided by industry, providing a unique chance to form new contacts. Benefiting Kumamoto Earthquake Victims.

To register, please contact JCCI: 212-246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

Law

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Law Seminar: Taking Control of Legal Fees: Strategies & Tips from the Inside
Thursday, October 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You are cordially invited to a special law seminar sponsored by JCCI and Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP. When faced with a situation where you need the assistance of an attorney, whether for litigation or corporate transactions, many executives are finding it hard to budget for or control legal costs. While legal fees may be an inevitable part of business - there are strategies for keeping your legal expenses on budget.  At this informative seminar, “Taking Control of Legal Fees: Strategies & Tips from the Inside”, executives will learn from two highly-experienced partners at a New York law firm how to manage and maximize the return on the legal work being done for companies. Please note: This workshop will be conducted in English.

Cost: Members: Free / Non-members: $20   
Location: Nippon Club, 5F  Sakura Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

Annual Dinner

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JCCI's 32nd Annual Dinner
11/10/2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

JCCI's 32nd Annual Dinner will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday, November 10, 2016. We cordially invite you to join us to celebrate the bright and hopeful future of the U.S. and Japan. The diverse array of relationships now existing between our nations means our destinies have never been more intertwined. Please join with us, and nearly 1,000 prominent business leaders, as we look forward to our many future successes. By purchasing a table or making a contribution, you will be supporting the Chamber’s J.C.C. Fund, which provides grants to organizations actively engaged in education, U.S.-Japan relations, and community enhancement within the Greater New York Metropolitan area.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Raymond L. Conner, Vice Chairman, The Boeing Company; President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Eagle on the World Awardee: Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
Eagle on the World Awardee: Mr. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Academy Award -Winning Musician & Composer
Dinner Chairman: Mr. Tsutomu Yoshida, President & CEO, IHI, Inc.
Dinner Co-Chairman: Mr. Jim Rosenthal, Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley

We hope you will all join us at the Annual Dinner as we honor a truly special international friendship. 

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US Educators

JCCI’s 2016 U.S. Educators Program

This summer JCCI proudly sent its next delegation of dedicated teachers, administrators, and guests to Japan through the US Educators Program. The initiative, now in its 27th year, has been an important tool for helping American educators better serve their students and Tri-State area Japanese communities. It also serves as a unique way to promote and share the culture of both countries. From July 3rd to July 17th, the group toured Japan, visited several different schools, and met with officials from the Japan Overseas Educational Services. The itinerary included stops in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and a home stay experience in Mihama. In order to experience the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they visited museums, shrines, temples, and memorials. Please click here to see some photos from the trip.

Best wishes to the 2016 Educators!

OTHER UPDATES & EVENTS

2016 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!

 

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 were among the 2015 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: 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
2016 Directory

NOW AVAILABLE!
2016-17 Membership Directory
会員企業名簿 2016-17

JCCI NY's 2016-17 Membership Directory is now available.

The new 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 2016-17 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 NEWS
Cruise2016

The 13th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise Raises $5,000 to Benefit Kumamoto Earthquake Victims

JCCI President Yasushi Takahashi proudly presented a $5,000 donation to Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi in support of Kumamoto earthquake relief on July 19, 2016. The donation comes from JCCI and Nippon Club's popular Annual Music & Dinner Cruise. This year's charity cruise 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 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!