We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic
growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, "Members Supporting Members."

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership
interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

FY 2016-2017 Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is made up of 12 Officers. They are elected by the Board of Directors.

Officers

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Board of Directors

Elected Directors
Elected Directors serve for two year terms.  Each year, 15 Directors are elected by the general membership.  


Roy Amemiya, Jr.
Randall Chung
Dave Erdman
Peter Hamasaki
Russell Hata
Clayton Hill
Rika Hirata
Mark Ibara
Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara
Blake Isobe


Jason Ito
Phyllis Kihara
Karl Kobayashi
Keven Matsuura
Larry Nagayama
Brian Nishida
Jodi Nozoe Chang
Melanie Okazaki
Joji Seta
Myles Shibata


Dana Takushi
Steven Teruya
Eric Tsugawa
Jon Tsukamoto
Randi Tsushima
Wade Wakayama
Amy Watabayashi

Appointed Directors
Appointed Directors serve for a one year term.  They include 11 Standing Committee Chairs and three others who are selected by the Chair of the Board.  They are approved by the Board of Directors.  


Richmond Bal
Sydette Higuchi
Allen Komori
Ken Lincoln


Michael McMurdo
Deneen Nakashima
Casey Nishimura
Gary Oda
James Ota


Richard Park III
Brice Ueda
Ronald Ushijima

Past Chairs
All Past Chairs automatically become lifetime Directors until they decide to step down at which time they become Honorary Board members.  


Benjamin Fukumoto
Sidney Hamada
Ronald Hayashi
Scott Higa
Arnold Hirotsu
Kathryn Inkinen


Wayne Ishihara
Gordon Kagawa
Wayne Kato
Leonard Katsarsky
Wayne Kirihara
Christine Kubota
Wayne Miyao
Gregg Mueller


Candice Naito
Glenn Nakamura
Joichi Saito
Walter Saito
Gerald Ushijima
Raymond Yamasaki

Advisors
Advisors serve for a one year term.  They are appointed by the Chair of the Board.

Tsukasa Harufuku
Duane Kurisu
Noriko Namiki
Al Tomonari

Honorary Board of Directors
The Honorary Board of Directors was created in July of 2004 to honor the contribution and legacy of Past Chairs (and Past Presidents prior to 1989), who are no longer active on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.  


Robert Fujii
Howard Hanada
Eigo Kudo
Russell Mezurashi


Mieko Otsuka
Garrett Serikawa
Norman Shigemura
Walter Tagawa


Bert Tokairin
Lionel Tokioka
Allan Totoki
Minoru Ueda

 

We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic
growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, "Members Supporting Members."

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership
interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.