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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
We hope you will all join us at the Annual Dinner as we honor a truly special international friendship.
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!
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 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
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-833-2210.
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.
For more information, go to the JAA website.
JCCI NY's 2016-17 Membership Directory is now available.
A complimentary copy of the directory has automatically been sent to our member companies.
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.
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)".
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.
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!