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 Sunday, October 5, 2014, fifteen HJCC members and their families gathered at the Special Events Room at The Pineapple Room for a member visit with Chef Alan Wong, members of his staff and Lorna Tsutsumi, professor of entomology at the University of Hawaii – Hilo Campus. Chef Alan Wong spoke to the group about […]


Our Chamber was invited by the Chigasaki delegation led by Mayor Nobuaki Hattori and Chigasaki Chamber Chairman Toshimichi Yamaguchi to conduct a seminar on “Investments in Hawaii.”  The Chamber was represented by Chair Candice Naito, President Wayne Ishihara, Chair of International Business Development comittee Rika Hirata and Past Chair Christine Kubota who was the speaker.  […]

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Past Chair and retired CEO Joichi Saito, Central Pacific Bank received the prestigious Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation for his outstanding contributions to furthering the U.S./Hawaii relationship with Japan.  The presentation was done at the residence of the Honorable Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda.      


The GAC (Government Affairs Committee) coordinated a lunchtime presentation by University of Hawaii President David Lassner on September 9, 2014, at Manoa Grand Ballroom Lounge, with thirty-four participants. President Lassner shared the UH System’s strategic plan, including increasing the number of degrees and certificates granted, addressing the deferred maintenance issues, and increasing revenues from intellectual […]


The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce was recognized with a few other organizations by Representative Scott Saiki, Majority Leader, Hawaii Chair, Japan-Hawaii  Legislators’ Friendship Association.  The certificate was given to the Chamber for continuing to foster Hawaii and Japan relationships.