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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Richard Matsu, a long time member and corporate supporter of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) was one of the honorees at the recently held annual “Gala Event” by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. He was the Executive Vice President of Marukai and through their “Taste of Marukai” event annually donated $10,000 to […]


On June 24, 2014, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, together with partners the Hawaii Association of Realtors, Hawaii Independent Insurance Agents Association, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Land Use Research Foundation, hosted a forum for Democratic gubernatorial candidates Governor Neil Abercrombie and State Senator David Ige.  The lunch time forum, which […]


On June 25th, 2014, HJCC IBD (International Business Development) held its annual Nihongo De Douzo! Japanese Language Networking Event at the C’Est Si Bon Ballroom at the Pagoda Hotel & Restaurant.  The evening’s program, presented entirely in Japanese, offered a great chance for the Japanese-speaking members and Japan facing businesses to network and develop relationships. […]

On June 5th, the Small Business Advocacy Committee (SBAC) hosted another Business Solutions Workshop presented by Paul Saito, HJCC member and Partner at Cades Schutte.  The event was generously sponsored by Cades Schutte and focused on wage and hour law updates and proper classification of independent contractors.  Approximately 25 people attended the event held at the Harbor […]

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A delegation from Chigasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by Vice Chairman, Nobuyuki Kamei paid a courtesy visit since they participated in the Pan Pacific Festival.   Possible business opportunities were also discussed.