[HJCC COVID-19 Conversation: Members Moving Forward] Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara (Owner, Remedy Intelligent Staffing)

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Virtual Samurai Classic Golf Outing


On Thursday, September 24, 2020 the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) held it's very first Virtual Samurai Classic Golf Outing. After staying indoors for several weeks under the State of Hawaii's second lockdown order, 82 HJCC members and guest golfers enjoyed a fun round of  golf outdoors with friends at Mililani Golf Course and Hawaii Prince Golf Club while maintaining social distance. We hope to see everyone at the Samurai Classic Golf Tournament in 2021!

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Business Solutions Webinar “Resilience Through Adversity”

By Derek Kaneshiro, Small Business Advocacy Committee Chair

On Tuesday, September 22nd, the Small Business Advocacy Committee and Women’s Diversity Initiative Committee presented HJCC’s first ever Business Solutions Webinar titled “Resilience Through Adversity”.  The panel for this webinar consisted of Kailey Wong (Founder, Beer Lab HI), Russell Hata (Chairman, President & CEO, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd), and Steven Teruya (President & COO, Finance Factors).  The moderator for this event was Jill Kuramoto (Chief Communications Officer & Client Development Director, RKT Media Hawaii).

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The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce appoints Jason Ito as Chair of the Board

HONOLULU, HI – The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) has appointed Jason Ito of Kyo-ya Management Co., Ltd., as chair of the board for FY 2020-2021. Ito’s responsibilities will include providing leadership to the Board of Directors, helping to guide and execute HJCC’s goals, fostering relationships within the business community and increasing membership.  

With more than 30 years of experience in the hotel and tourism industry, Ito began his career with ITT Sheraton at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and worked his way up in various managerial roles. Ito is currently the vice president of administration, labor and community relations for Kyo-ya Management Co., Ltd., a position he’s held for the past 11 years. As a HJCC member for 12 years, Ito was recognized as the HJCC Outstanding Member of the Year in 2018 and accomplished record sales in revenue as the chair of the Chopsticks & Wine fundraising event in 2019. In addition to his role at HJCC, Ito serves on boards and executive committees for the Waikīkī Improvement Association, the State of Hawaii’s Workforce Development Council, Aloha United Way, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, K.A.M.P. Hawai‘i, and Palama Settlement, among others.

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[HJCC COVID-19 Conversation: Members Moving Forward] Tyler Tokioka (Chair of the Board, Island Insurance Co., Ltd.)

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[HJCC COVID-19 Conversation: Members Moving Forward] Alan Wong (Chef/Owner, Alan Wong's Restaurants)


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Congratulations FY2020-2021 Executive Committee Officers

Congratulations to the Officers for the FY 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) who have been elected by our Board of Directors:

[HJCC COVID-19 Conversation: Members Moving Forward] Seiji Aspengren (Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Landmark Logistics Corporation)

Jill Kuramoto

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Hojitsu Seiko from Japan visits HJCC

 

Hojitsu Seiko from Gifu Prefecture of Japan visited President & CEO Wayne Ishihara. The company manufactures machinery parts and is planning to start wet cleaning services, which is a new type of professional cleaning in contrast to traditional dry cleaning, for Hawaii’s wedding businesses.

Volunteers participated in Meals on Wheels

HJCC members participated in the Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels on Saturday, February 29th.

16 Volunteers all wearing HJCC Laulima t-shirt delivered meals in the Kalihi and Makiki areas. It was a community service project co-sponsored by the Chamber's Laulima and Women's Diversity Initiative Committees.

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Bonding Over Coffee & Pastries at Coffee Hour

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) members and guests and gathered at Burgers on Bishop for coffee and pastries on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Coffee Hour hosted by the Women's Diversity Initiative Committee.

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Quad Chamber Legislative Mixer

The HJCC members attended 2020 Quad Chamber Legislative Mixer held at Mandalay Restaurant on Monday, February 10th.
Chair-Elect Jason Ito announced our 120th anniversary in his remarks.
This annual event was sponsored by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and held in collaboration with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Korean Chamber of Commerce.

Over 100 Network at SOLD OUT HJCC/HJJCC UH Men’s Basketball Mixer

 

On February 12th, 2020, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) and Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC) hosted the Rainbow Warrior B-Ball Night – a Social Networking Event - at the Stan Sheriff Center’s UH Men’s basketball game against the Long Beach State 49ers. Over 100 HJCC, HJJCC, Dual Members and guests enjoyed a night of food and company while cheering on the UH basketball team.

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Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce Tourism/Restaurant Chair Visits HJCC

President & CEO Wayne Ishihara was visited by Masahiro Kayukawa, Chair of Tourism/Restaurant committee, Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce on August 12th, 2019.

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