OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Each fiscal year, a selected individual(s) of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is designated by the Chair of the Board to be the “Outstanding Member(s) of the Year” for their significant contributions to the Chamber.

Congratulations to the 2020 Outstanding Member of the Year

Derek Kaneshiro
VP, ATM Product Manager
Central Pacific Bank
Member since 2015

  

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) Chair of the Board Jon Tsukamoto selected Derek Kaneshiro (Vice President, ATM Product Manager, Central Pacific Bank) as the Outstanding Member of the Year for FY 2019-2020.

A presentation award was made by Chair Tsukamoto at the recently held General Membership Gathering event. It marked the 50th year HJCC honored a member. The selection is based on overall activity, participation and leadership qualities.

Kaneshiro has been a member of the HJCC for five years. He is the Standing Committee Chair for the Small Business Advocacy and also is a member of the Board of Directors. "Derek exemplifies a member with outstanding leadership and group dynamic skills," stated Chair Tsukamoto. In his acceptance speec, Derek stated that he "accepts this award on behalf of his committee members who continue to generate the various successful workshops geared to Small Business". He also thanked his family and company for allowing him to be very active in the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrates their 120-year anniversary in 2020.


PAST OUTSTANDING MEMBERS

1980 - Tatsuko Hino
1981 - Ronald Ushijima
1982 - Teruo Himoto
1983 - Donald Doi
1984 - Walter Tagawa
1985 - Walter Saito
1986 - Minoru Ueda
1987 - Dean Matsushima
1988 - Yoshiharu Satoh
1989 - Buster Komori
1990 - Leonard Katsarsky / Glenn Nakamura
1991 - Paul Yamashige
1992 - Garrett Serikawa
1993 - Wayne Ishihara
1994 - Howard Hanada / David Seya
1995 - Rene Mansho / Tony Masamitsu
1996 - Thomas Sakamoto
1997 - Melanie Hashimura
1998 - Daniel Takehara
1999 - Natsuko Lambert
2000 - Wayne Miyao / Robert Nagao
2001 - Joseph Sailer
2002 - Albert Kobayashi / Robert Kuniyuki / Kiyoshi Ohbe / Yoshiyuki Otoshi
2003 - Ralph Honda / Jodi Nozoe / Stanley Yamamoto
2004 - Fred Morinaka
2005 - Emi Anamizu / Sidney Hamada
2006 - Leo Asuncion, Jr. / Ronald Hayashi / Jodi Ito
2007 - Christine Kubota / Sammy Li
2008 - Richard Matsu / Tyler Tokioka / Tetsushi Uno
2009 - Roy Ishihara / Takae Okuma-Johnson
2010 - Roy Amemiya, Jr / Scott Higa / Arnold Hirotsu / Michael Nomura / Lynette Lo Tom
2011 - Mark Ibara
2012 - Brian Nishida / Terry Noyama
2013 - Rika Hirata / Jon Tsukamoto
2014 - Davis Higa
2015 - Patti Fukada / David Yamashita
2016 - Jodi Nozoe Chang
2017 - Steven Teruya
2018 - Jason Ito / Myles Shibata
2019 - Rick Mishima