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 2019-2020 Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is elected by the Board of Directors.

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Board of Directors

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


Seiji Aspengren
Ina Chang
Casey Ching
Peter Hamasaki
Rika Hirata
Mark Ibara
Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara


Larry Ishii
Brian Kealoha
Michael Lam
Richard Manungas
Gayle Marumoto
Keven Matsuura
Michael McMurdo


Kurt Murao
Marc Nakamoto
Shannon Okinaka
Kaiulani Shinsato
Dana Takushi
Brice Ueda
Ronald Ushijima
Neal Yokota

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


Kristin Alm Kamakahi
Roy Amemiya, Jr.
Derek Kaneshiro
Kari Kiyota


Deneen Nakashima
James Ota
Joji Seta
Eric Tsugawa
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
Brian Nishida
Melanie Okazaki
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.

Douglas Goto
Gordon Kagawa
Christine Kubota
Eric Tsugawa
Tyler Tokioka

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in July of 2004 to honor the contribution and legacy of Past Chairs (and Past Presidents prior to 1989), who are no longer active on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.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