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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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.

Gordon Kagawa

Time truly has flown quickly by as my chairmanship comes to an end and it is with mixed emotions that I write my outgoing message. As I reflect back on my term as it officially began, I commend our committees, Board members, Executive committee and with the guidance of our office staff for tackling issues […]