In conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the first Japanese immigrating to Hawaii (called the “Gannenmono”), Past Chair Tyler Tokioka appeared in an interview on JP Lam’s “Naruhodo” on KIKU-TV. Tokioka educates Lam (and the audience) with a brief history of the Gannenmono and introduces the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s Tokioka Heritage Resource Center, […]
Honolulu—The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) has appointed Wayne Ishihara president and chief executive officer. Ishihara has been president of the HJCC since 2009, when he retired from American Savings Bank as the Senior Vice President for Operations and a member of the Executive Management Team. As president and chief executive officer, Ishihara […]
On Saturday, April 14th, the Program and Community Affairs Committee (PCAC) volunteered in its first of two Laulima events this month. The Adopt-a-School program “adopted” Pearl Highlands Intermediate School, and our HJCC members helped spruce up the campus, including painting the exterior. In conjunction with the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC) and their […]
Board of Director Rika Hirata helped the HJCC acquire an authentic chо̄chin (lantern) used by an actual Kabuki actor in Japan. The chо̄chin was donated by Director Sanemon Tobaya, Director of Kabuki Japanese Music. It will replace the existing lantern used in the annual Shо̄kо̄ Shiranami Gonin Otoko performance at our Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s Banquet). […]
A first-of-its-kind Hawaii-Japan mission of Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program (EYBLP) wrapped up its inaugural program last week with eight young business leaders from Hawaii visiting Hiroshima to learn about business and cultural practices unique to the area and Japan.