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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Past Chair and retired CEO Joichi Saito, Central Pacific Bank received the prestigious Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation for his outstanding contributions to furthering the U.S./Hawaii relationship with Japan.  The presentation was done at the residence of the Honorable Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda.      


The GAC (Government Affairs Committee) coordinated a lunchtime presentation by University of Hawaii President David Lassner on September 9, 2014, at Manoa Grand Ballroom Lounge, with thirty-four participants. President Lassner shared the UH System’s strategic plan, including increasing the number of degrees and certificates granted, addressing the deferred maintenance issues, and increasing revenues from intellectual […]


The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce was recognized with a few other organizations by Representative Scott Saiki, Majority Leader, Hawaii Chair, Japan-Hawaii  Legislators’ Friendship Association.  The certificate was given to the Chamber for continuing to foster Hawaii and Japan relationships.


The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th Annual Chopsticks & Wine event featuring “Hollywood and Wine” on Thursday, October 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. The event, which started with just five restaurants over 10 years ago, has blossomed into one of Hawaii’s signature foodie events featuring the culinary delights of over a dozen of Hawaii’s most respected chefs and the wine paired to go with it.


We were visited at our Chamber office by a delegation led by Yasuhiro Abe, Chairman of the Fukuoka Chamber Wholesale Commercial Division.  They also presented a Hakata doll in a display case.  In the evening our members who visited Fukuoka hosted their delegation to a Chinese dinner at Beijing restaurant.