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’).

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019

CONTACTS:
Joy Goto
Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, Inc.
(808) 351-7033
joy@strykerweiner.com

Applications now being accepted with a deadline of Oct. 11, 2019

HONOLULU, HI – Applications for the third annual Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program (EYBLP) are now being accepted. The program begins on Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Honolulu and includes a program in March 2020 in Hiroshima. The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) is seeking next generation leaders who are interested in broadening their knowledge of, and exposure to leadership skills, international business development and Japanese culture.

The EYBLP was created as part of the Sister-State agreement between Hawaii and Hiroshima, and administered through a partnership between the HJCC and the Hiroshima Prefectural Government. The primary objectives of the program are:

  1. To build skills and awareness among Hawaii’s young professionals to drive change in local organizations and global communities;
  2. Expose participants to business models, challenges and opportunities that business leaders face locally and globally; and,
  3. Raise Hawaii’s and Hiroshima’s profile internationally and create long-lasting business and interpersonal relationships between participants.

The program features a curriculum of guest speakers, business tours and other events in Hawaii and Hiroshima. The curriculum aims to foster individual, group and professional growth, and provides networking and growth opportunities for those interested in international business.

Now in its third year, the EYBLP has already created success stories among its participants and has fostered a strong alumni network of business leaders and owners in Hawaii and Hiroshima.

When describing his experience in the EYBLP, Casey Ching, Vice President – Corporate Real Estate for Servco Pacific Inc. said, “The program really broadened my perspective on doing business locally and internationally. Both cohorts (Hiroshima and Hawaii) came in with such great energy and eagerness to learn from one another, it was truly amazing to see the life-long friendships and business relationships and opportunities that sprouted from this program.

“It’s been such a privilege to participate in this program, it was such a great opportunity to meet like-minded people from both Hawaii and Japan, learn from one another, develop leadership skills, as well as look for opportunities and ways to work together,” added Tiffany Mitani, Corporate Recruiter Talent Acquisition, Bank of Hawaiʻi.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. For more information and to receive an application, please contact the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Wayne Ishihara at (808) 949-5531 or wayne@hjcc.org.

The first EYBLP cohort in Hiroshima, 2018.

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’).