ANNOUNCEMENTS
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JCCI’s Cyber Security Seminar
Tuesday, October 17th   2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

JCCI will host a special seminar detailing the latest innovations in Cyber Security. In today's world, cyber incidents occur daily. They impact businesses by exposing personal information and trade secrets, and there are even accusations that hacking affected the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Every company faces risks associated with cyber incidents – whether they are aware of these incidents or not.  In this seminar, experienced practitioners in law, information security, and technology in the U.S. and Japan will talk about the cyber security systems that companies should consider employing, and the risks when proper cyber security measures are not taken. Please note: This seminar will be conducted in English & Japanese.

Date & Time:Tuesday, October 17th   2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
* (5 - 6pm:  Cocktail Reception with Hors d’oeuvre
Cost: JCCI/NC Members Free, Guests $30
Location: Nippon Club, 5F Sakura Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

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Special JCCI Talk: Rudolph Giuliani
Thursday, October 26th   6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

JCCI invites you to join us for a special talk by Rudolph W. Giuliani, former NYC Mayor and Chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice at Greenberg Traurig.  Mr. Giuliani will address the principles of leadership that have guided him throughout his career. He will share lessons learned from his experiences serving in the Justice Department, as U.S. Attorney, his two terms as Mayor of New York City, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and today. The event will include his talk, Q&A and networking reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proudly brought to you by JCCI, in collaboration with Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Florence Rostami Law, LLC.

Date & Time:Thursday, October 26th   6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
* Event includes talk, Q&A and networking reception.
Cost: $80 (Member) / $100 (Non-Member)
Location: Nippon Club, 2F Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

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Health Seminar: Cancer Detection & Prevention
Thursday, November 2nd   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For expatriates working in the USA, it is important to manage and protect your health while here. We have invited a MRI specialist to speak about the importance of early cancer detection, in addition to offering practical tips to stay healthy in daily life. Because early stages of cancer often don't have distinct symptoms, knowing what type of preventive care is necessary can be crucial. Please join us for this informative seminar to learn how to better protect your health. (This seminar with be conducted mostly in English with some Japanese translation.)

Date & Time:Thursday, November 2nd   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE (Member) / $20 (Non-Member)
Location: Nippon Club, 5F Sakura Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

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JCCI Talk: Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi
“Innovation in Chemistry & Passion in Life”
Friday, November 10th   12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

JCCI will proudly host a Luncheon Talk with Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi.  In 2010, Dr. Negishi was awarded a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in Chemistry. During the special talk he will share insights about the challenges and experiences which led to his Nobel Prize, and discuss what motivates him to excel in his field. The talk will be followed by Q&A and a casual networking session. Please note: this event will be conducted in Japanese.

Date & Time:Friday, November 10th   12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 (Member) / $80 (Non-Member)
*Lunch included.
Location: Nippon Club, 2F Rose Room
RSVP: (212) 246-8001 / info@jcciny.org

Annual Dinner

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JCCI's 33rd Annual Dinner Gala
11/9/2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

JCCI's 33rd Annual Dinner Gala will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday, November 9, 2017. We cordially invite you to join with us to celebrate the unwavering strength of the U.S. – Japan relationship. While the rewards of this partnership are abundant and diverse, its endurance can be traced to a single source, our unity. Please join with nearly 1,000 other prominent business leaders as we honor the contributions each person can make supporting the special U.S. – Japan friendship. 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.

33rd Annual Dinner Gala's 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:
Mark McCombe
Senior Managing Director
BlackRock

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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

Hurricane Relief

The tragedy and devastation caused by the recent outbreak of hurricanes has affected us all deeply. The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc., in cooperation with The Nippon Club, has established the Hurricane Relief Fund to aid the victims. The Chamber's J.C.C. Fund, promoting U.S.-Japan Friendship, will also contribute $100,000 to the relief effort on behalf of the Japanese community. We ask you please consider offering your generous support to those in need.

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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
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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.

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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.