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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Chairman Gordon Kagawa and President Wayne Ishihara were visited by the Chigasaki City Delegation led by Mr. Takehiko Kimura, Deputy Mayor of Chigasaki City.  Other members were Nobuyuki Kamei, Vice Chairman, Chigasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tadao Hirose, Chair, City Council and other City Officials.

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Event Chair Randall Chung, Russell Hata, Jason Higa, Gregg Mueller, Howard Dicus

How do two local companies with a combined longevity of 159 years in business continue to evolve and stay at the forefront of their industries? If you were one of the attendees at the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Game Changers event you would have heard the insider stories first hand from Russell Hata (Chairman & CEO, Y. Hata & Co., Limited) and Jason Higa (CEO, FCH Enterprises Inc.) [...]

The Membership Development Committee (MDC) held its first “HJCC Karaoke Night” on Tuesday, March 11 at Krazy Karaoke.  This event brought together HJCC members and friends for a night of fun, networking, prize-giveaways, good eats, and entertaining karaoke. The event commenced with the “Ice Breaker Contest”, in which randomly grouped teams were tasked to sing […]


  The Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau paid a courtesy visit to the HJCC with the 2013 Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors Saaya Yoshiyama, Emi Morimoto and Rina Nishita (l to r).  With them were President Ishihara and Chairman Kagawa. They were in Honolulu to participate in the 20th annual Honolulu Festival from March 7th – 9th

The Hawaii District Office of the SBA has extended the deadline for eligible small businesses to submit their applications for the executive level “Emerging Leaders Initiative” course for 2014.  The one page applications are due to the Hawaii District Office on Friday, March 7, 2014. The Emerging Leaders initiative has been a catalyst for expanding […]