We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic
growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, "Members Supporting Members."

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership
interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is one of Honolulu’s major business organizations, representing a cross-section of the city’s businesses, industries and professions. As members of the Chamber, businesses and government professionals are given an opportunity to collectively seek solutions to Hawaii’s community and business problems which can best be solved by group action.

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Networking, simply speaking, is one of the tools that almost every business person aspires to master, but is typically feared or avoided by many. However, before the attendees of the Networking 101 event could face their fears and the challenges of networking, they had to brave torrential rain, a flash flood warning, and the occasional moat to jump over or traverse through.

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Led by Chair Tyler Tokioka, President Wayne Ishihara and Vice Chairs Melanie Okazaki and Mark Ibara were invited to meet with Consul General Misawa. This was his first official meeting with the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

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“Leadership…It starts with getting in the game.” was the theme illustrated throughout the 11th Annual Inauguration & Generational Award sold-out luncheon event with over 500 attendees. Most notable was the keynote speech by Mr. Colbert Matsumoto, Chairman, Island Insurance, who told the compelling story of the multiple points of leadership that collectively saved the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii by raising $9 Million in just a few months. This remarkable success would not have been possible without many individuals deciding to get involved; many of whom were driven by the ‘kachikan’ values; beginning with Mr. Matsumoto, who accepted the daunting leadership role.

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Shizuoka Prefecture Government Delegation, led by Tetsuo Iwaki, Director of Economy and Industry Department, visited HJCC. Companies in Clean Energy industry from Shizuoka and Chamber members also had an opportunity to meet and exchange the information during Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits & Expo at Hawaii Convention Center.

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Eighteen delegates from Chatan City of Okinawa Prefecture visited HJCC. Delegation was lead by Masakatsu Kamiyama, Deputy Mayor of Chatan, and Yoshiaki Komesu, President of Chatan Town Commerce and Industry Association.

We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic
growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, "Members Supporting Members."

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership
interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.