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.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).

FY 2018-2019 Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is made up of 12 Officers. They are elected by the Board of Directors.

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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.
Richmond Bal
Casey Ching
Randall Chung
Peter Hamasaki
Rika Hirata
Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara


Larry Ishii
Blake Isobe
Brian Kealoha
Phyllis Kihara
Gayle Marumoto
Keven Matsuura
Michael McMurdo


Marc Nakamoto
Joji Seta
Dana Takushi
Eric Tsugawa
Brice Ueda

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.  


Kristin Alm Kamakahi
Derek Kaneshiro
Deneen Nakashima
Gary Oda


James Ota
Curt Otaguro
Ronald Ushijima
Kristine Wada

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


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


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


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

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

Gordon Kagawa
Morgan Kaya
Victor Lim
Lynette Lo Tom

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in July of 2004 to honor the contribution and legacy of Past Chairs (and Past Presidents prior to 1989), who are no longer active on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.  


Howard Hanada
Eigo Kudo
Russell Mezurashi


Mieko Otsuka
Garrett Serikawa
Norman Shigemura


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.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).