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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As I begin my role as your Chair of the Board, I am reminded of the phrase Okage Sama De – I am what I am because of you –and truly it is thanks to many that I am here to serve you.  Thanks to Island Insurance for providing me with the support and time […]

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The 2015 regular legislative session is now over. All that remains is to see which bills get vetoed, for everything else will become law. If the Governor is going to veto anything, he needs to let the Legislature know that by June 29th. And even if the Governor does veto a bill, it can still become law by a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate. Here are some highlights of tax developments this session.

Pacific Business News recently published an article on the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce which included quotes from President Wayne Ishihara. Click to read the complete story.


Since 1980, the Pan-Pacific Festival has brought together thousands of people from the Pacific Rim and around the world to share and celebrate various international cultures and traditions. The festival is one of Hawai‘i’s largest celebrations, which will take place from June 12-14, 2015. The weekend-long festival consists of the Pan-Pacific Ho‘olaule‘a (block party), Performing […]


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