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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The HJCC presented our 2nd Business Master Class featuring Irene Hirano Inouye, President of the U.S.-Japan Council on February 24, 2015 at the First Hawaiian Bank Board Room. 32 HJCC Women members and guests listened to Irene share her personal journey from health care, to Japan American Museum and now to U.S.-Japan Council…

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Wow, what an awesome way to kick-off the New Year, HJCC style! Our members along with their guests rang in the New Year at our annual Shinnen Enkai Banquet. This year was a special 70th anniversary edition and with that our Sensei did a fabulous job once again for a first ever all female Dorobo cast!…


We were visited by the Director of International Trade, Takayasu Noaki  from the Shizuoka Prefecture Government who were in Honolulu to promote their beef, strawberry, wasabi and marine products during a two day show at a local Japanese store.  With them were food product people from Shizuoka.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Best wishes for continued success and good health.  It has been a very busy year under the leadership of Chair Candice Naito and your Board of Directors.  We have implemented new changes and continued to address the needs of our membership for added member value. The Generational Awards Banquet (Installation of Officers/Directors) […]

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Our November elections are now behind us. We have gone to the ballot boxes and have chosen those who will lead us forward in government. But let’s not kid ourselves. Elections are happening every day. People are constantly voting, with their dollars and with their feet. If you provide a good or service that people want, and they buy it, they have voted those dollars for you. If you provide customers a bad experience and they walk away, they have voted against you with their feet [...]