Consul General Shigeeda of Japan hosted a dinner at his residence with the leadership of our Chamber headed by Chairman Gordon Kagawa, Chair-Elect Candice Naito and President Wayne Ishihara. Also attending were the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii led by Sherry Menor McNamara. We were introduced to Ms. Sachiko Yoshimura, Chief Executive Director,Japan External […]
On September 11, 2013, delegation from Shizuoka paid courtesy visit to HJCC office. They participated in Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo held at HawaiiConvention Center. Small business owners made presentation on small windmill, energy efficient skylight and concentrator photovoltaic etc and discussed how to market their product in Hawaii. On September 12, […]
Our 12th Annual Ooh La La…Chopsticks & Wine event once again attracted an overflow crowd on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Hawaii Convention Center. A special thank you to our event planning committee led by Tri-Chairs Sidney Hamada, Arnold Hirotsu and Gordon Kagawa: Patti Fukada, Scott Higa, Warren Higashi, Stacie Koike, Randy Matsumoto, Candice Naito, […]
Sadako Sasaki was born on January 7, 1943 in Hiroshima, Japan. She was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped, was later diagnosed with leukemia, she died on October 25, 1955 at the age of 12. Prior to her passing, Sadako diligently folded paper cranes or “orizuru,” based on a Japanese legend that […]
Join us at our annual New Year’s Banquet Shinnen Enkai on the evening of Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. We will once again feature a lively celebration with traditional Japanese dancing, omamori sales, sake sampling and much more. You won’t want to miss out on the highlight of the evening — the kabuki play Gonin Otoko, with members re-enacting the scene on the Inase River from the 1960’s movie, Shiranami Gonin Otoko: tenka no odorobo, in which five infamous dorobos (thieves) tell their life stories before being captured by the police.