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NEXT UPCOMING EVENT

New Year's JCCI Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Nippon Club 2nd Fl. Rose Room

12-12:30 PM Lunch/12:30-3PM Panel/$100 Members/$120 General/$50 Students

As we've passed the year dealing with impeachment hearings, trade wars, and immigration control, what's next for us? What will the 2020 Presidential elections be like? What is the future of the Japan-U.S. economy and security? What should Japan pursue onwards now that the Olympics are approaching?

This panel discussion will feature expert analysis from our speakers, Junko Nishioka (SMBC), Kiichi Takekuma (TV Asahi), Kazutami Yamazaki (Washington Watch), Hiroyuki Takai (Sumitomo Corporation of Americas), Mitsuru Claire Chino (ITOCHU International, Inc.), Gerald Curtis (Columbia University), and moderator Yoshiki Kishida (Jiji Press).

Please note this seminar will be conducted in Japanese with a Q&A and networking reception to follow.

To register, please follow this link or contact us at 212-246-8001/info@jcciny.org


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Celebrating Harmony at the 35th Annual Dinner Gala

NOV. 13, 2019—While the rewards of the special U.S.-Japan partnership are abundant and diverse, its endurance can be traced to a single source: Harmony. More than 900 leading American & Japanese community and business members joined together to celebrate on November 13, 2019, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.

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JCCI Attends Memorial Service for Donald Keene

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FACULTY HOUSE—JCCI representatives recently attended a Memorial Service for Donald Keene, Alumnus, University Professor Emeritus, and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature, organized by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University.

Keene, this year’s Commemorative Awardee for JCCI’s 35th Annual Dinner Galathe Power of Unwavering Harmony next month, was the advocate for Japanese literary studies in the United States and beyond, inspiring generations of students during his teachings. 

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Sunny This Time--JCCI NY Holds 27th Annual Sanbetsu Golf, Telecommunications-C Wins Cup

SEPTEMBER 17, NEW YORK COUNTRY CLUB--On a clear, sunny day with not a cloud in the sky, JCCI NY and the Nippon Club held its 27th Annual Sanbetsu Charity Golf Tournament, raising $10,000 toward the Japanese Educational Institute of New York (JEI). More than 100 golfers participated. First place overall went to Telecommunications-C, scoring 8-under-par 72, led by team captain Yasumitsu Iizuka of IIJ America Inc.

With pleasant skies and breezy winds, golfers could only forget about last year's monsoon-like conditions.

Longest Drivers:

No. 7: Nobuyuki Baba (13A), Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

No. 14: Jason Hurlock (12A), Boston Higashi School

Near Pin:

No. 3: Kohei Nishioka (12B), 8″2', NTT America, Inc.

No. 8: Kenji Kimura (8B), 11″6, ISI-Dentsu

No. 12: Tomoya Nishijima (4A), 6″4, Deloitte LLP

No. 17: Tomoya Nishijima (4A), 5″45, Deloitte LLP

JCCI thanks all who have participated, and looks forward to having you again next year!

 

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2019-20 Membership Directory Available Now!!

AVAILABLE NOW!
2019-20 Membership Directory 
会員企業名簿 2019-20

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 been sent to our member companies.

Order Here!

 

 

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At the 16th Annual Dinner Cruise, JCCI NY Raises $5,000 Toward P.S. 147

JULY 24, 2019, WORLD YACHT MARINA PIER 81--JCCI NY and the Nippon Club raised $5,000 toward P.S. 147's Japanese Dual Language Program at the 16th Annual Music & Dinner Cruise. Serving grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade, P.S. 147 is home to the only dual language immersion program in Japanese in the NYC Public School System.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, and Jake's Rockin' Country Band for making this country western night a one to remember.

 

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The U.S. Educators Program, Celebrating its 30th Anniversary

JUNE 7, 2019--The JCCI Bon Voyage party was recently held Friday for the 30th U.S. Educators. This year, they will be traveling to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and the town of Ayabe.

The JCCI Community Affairs Committee established the U.S. Educators Program in response to concerns regarding the education of Japanese expatriate children living in the New York metropolitan area.  The goals of the program since its inception in 1989 have been twofold: to improve and encourage communication between Japanese students and American educators, and to demonstrate gratitude to the many educators who strive to ensure that expatriate students acculturate and thrive in their American surroundings.  Each summer, the program invites educators from New York metropolitan tri-state area schools that have a significant enrollment of Japanese students for a 2-week visit to Japan.  Program participants meet with their Japanese counterparts and gain first-hand exposure to Japan’s education system and culture.

This year, the educators will be traveling from June 28-July 12. JCCI wishes all educators a safe and pleasing trip!

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JCCI Celebrates with China General Chamber of Commerce-USA

FEBRUARY 27, 2019--Seven representatives from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI NY) met with twelve representatives from the China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) at a joint dinner reception to celebrate the Chinese New Year and instill further cooperation between Chinese and Japanese business communities in New York. The event was hosted by JCCI President Hidemoto Mizuhara at his corporate residence.

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Wrapping Up 2018 with the 5th Annual Women's Networking Event

NOVEMBER 28, 2018, NIPPON CLUB TOWER--The Japanese Chamber of Commerce successfully held its last event of the year, the 5th Annual Women’s Networking Event Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Speakers Kay Ikawa and Sharon Pierce of United Airlines delivered a much informative talk on the challenges women face, and the steps to thrive in the workplace for the next generation of women behind them.

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For Hiroshi Senju, Beauty is the Satisfaction of Living

OCTOBER 31, 2018, NIPPON CLUB TOWER--On a warm and breezy Halloween, Hiroshi Senju, acclaimed nihonga-painter and recipient of this year’s Eagle-On-The-World Award at JCCI’s 34th Annual Dinner, had an air of suaveness, donned in a dapper suit with clear-framed glasses. He expressed insightful thoughts on his philosophy, and described a few of his favorite painters throughout history before 60 attendees at the Nippon Club Tower Rose Room. The entire lecture was conducted in Japanese. 

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At The 34th Annual Dinner Gala, Generosity Comes Full Circle

OCTOBER 30, 2018, NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN--It was a much successful evening at JCCI's 34th Annual Dinner Gala, Growth Through Generosity, as an audience of more than 800 came together to celebrate the unwavering partnership between the U.S. and Japan. Special congrats to the honorees, Mr. Hiroshi Senju, Mr. George Takei, Mr. Michael Bloomberg, and Yasuhiro Makoshi on behalf of restaurateur Nobuyoshi Kuraoka.

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