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Business Solutions Japan Update Presented by Central Pacific Bank

Business Solutions Webinar - Japan Update Presented by Central Pacific Bank

By Derek Kaneshiro, Small Business Advocacy Committee Chair

On Monday, August 30th, the Small Business Advocacy Committee and Women’s Diversity Initiative Committee hosted a Japan Update webinar presented by Central Pacific Bank’s Paul Yonamine (Chairman & CEO, CPF; Executive Chairman, CPB), Hikaru Utsugi (General Manager, International Banking Division), and Nozomi Heenan (Client Serivces Manager, International Banking Division). 

The moderator for this event was Jill Kuramto (Communications Chairperson; Chief Communication Officer & Client Development Director, RKT Media).  The webinar focused on Japan’s current economy and the potential opportunties for Hawaii once Japanese tourism returns.  There were approximately 50 attendees who listened, participated in trivia questions, and engaged in a question and answer session.   

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Mahalo for supporting Red & White Talent Taikai


By Kari Kiyota, Event Committee Chair and Membership Development Committee Chair

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Mahalo for joining us at Building A Foundation Webinar


Mahalo for joining us at HJCC Webinar “Building A Foundation for Success”

By Co-Chairs Tobie Wada and Derek Kaneshiro

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MC3 Webinar "Are You Prepared For Disasters?"

Managing for Climate Change Committee (MC3) Webinar 

Are You Prepared For Disasters?

By Rachel Fukumoto, Chair of MC3


As global populations prepare for the effects of climate change, our local community is working to do so as well. In recent years we have already experienced the symptoms of climate change, including sea-level rise, erosion, extreme flooding and an increase in hurricanes and tropical storms, amongst other events. On November 4, 2020, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce with the Managing for Climate Change Committee (MC3) presented, “Are You Prepared For Disasters” a Zoom webinar, providing HJCC and Quad Chamber members with information on how to prepare for the increase of catastrophic events.

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Climate Change Webinar - Are you prepared for disasters?

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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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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.