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 2017-2018 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
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
Michael McMurdo
Larry Nagayama
Brian Nishida
Casey Nishimura
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.  


George Takase
Allen Komori
Deneen Nakashima
Gary Oda


James Ota
Taylor Kirihara
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
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.

Tsukasa Harufuku
Glenn Muranaka
Tyler Tokioka
Alan Wong

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in July of 2004 to honor the contribution and legacy of Past Chairs (and Past Presidents prior to 1989), who are no longer active on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.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