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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HJCC Members and guests toured ChefZone on March 12, 2015 as part of a Member Visit coordinated by the Membership Development Committee. ChefZone is Y. Hata & Co.’s newly opened cash-and-carry wholesale club…

An event in the making! HJCC presented “A Golf Outing” hosted by our Diversity Initiative Committee. On March 4th, 8 HJCC women members gathered at the beautiful Kapolei Golf Course. Three Head Golf Professionals taught the game of golf through a program called SNAG (Start New at Golf)…

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The Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau led by Nobuyoshi Tanada, Executive Director visited Chair Candice Naito with the Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors who are in Honolulu to participate in the Honolulu Festival.

As we welcomed in the Year of the Sheep, the Chamber celebrated its 70th Annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s) Banquet with a first time all female DOROBO cast. Of course, the event was sold out! Mahalo goes to our Event Chair, Gordon Kagawa and his planning committee, the cast members and foremost the patient “senseis” that guided the ladies, the Kojyo and Meakashi through their first class act…

The term “Kuroko” (literal translation: black child//black clothes) is used in reference to the stagehands in traditional Japanese theatre, dressed all in black so as to appear invisible. They move about kabuki and noh stages much as a stealthy ninja at night. They may even hold props or move scenery, but are rarely apparent on stage. Such is the case with Seiji Aspengren, Owner and CEO of Courier Corp. of Hawaii, one of our HJCC Kuroko Recognition Honorees…