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Game Changers Forum 2024

Game Changers Forum 2024 View All of Our Event Photos Here On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrated a remarkable success of the 10th Annual Game Changers Forum at the Prince Waikiki. The theme this year was “The AI Paradigm Shift: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges.” We extend our heartfelt gratitude…

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HJCC & HJJCC Members Volunteer to “Stamp Out Hunger”

HJCC & HJJCC Members Volunteer to “Stamp Out Hunger” Volunteers from the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) and Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC) helped to sort the non-perishable foods that were donated to the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 11. This annual effort started…

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Mahalo for Celebrating the 20th Chopsticks & Wine with Us!

Mahalo for Celebrating the 20th Chopsticks & Wine with Us! View All of Our Event Photos Here Our milestone 20th anniversary celebration of Chopsticks & Wine attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 1,100 guests who enjoyed the HJCC’s signature food and wine extravaganza at the Hawaii Convention Center on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Thirteen…

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72nd Cherry Blossom Festival Ball

72nd Cherry Blossom Festival Ball The Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce held its 72nd Cherry Blossom Festival Ball on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the Sheraton Waikiki. HJCC Chair of the Board Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara, President & CEO Steven Teruya, and many HJCC Members attended the event in support of the HJJCC. Chair Kristi…

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Chigasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry Visit

Chigasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry Visit Chigasaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chair of the Board, Nobuyuki Kamei, and Mr. Kota Ajimura visited the HJCC office on Friday, March 8, 2024. During their visit, they actively participated in the Honolulu Festival. The Chigasaki Chamber is a member of HJCC, and both chambers have fostered…

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HJCC & HJJCC Networking Event: UH Men’s Basketball Game

HJCC & HJJCC Networking Event: UH Men’s Basketball Game Article by Kacie Hirotsu (Event Co-Chair) The HJCC and HJJCC hosted a joint networking mixer at the UH Men’s Basketball Game on March 6th, 2024. Members of both organizations got the opportunity to connect, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and get to know new faces. Head…

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Meishi Koukan Networking Event

Meishi Koukan Networking Event Article by Kailey Wong (Event Co-Chair) Our Meishi Koukan networking event was hosted at Beer Lab HI Beretania.  This year’s event featured a yatai-style beer garden where guests enjoyed an evening of mingling, networking, and exchanging business cards with members across all industries.  Mahalo to everyone who attended the sold out…

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Ehime Delegation Visit

Ehime Delegation Visit On Saturday, February 10, 2024, 12-members from the Ehime Prefecture Assembly including Chairperson Yasuhito Takayama visited President & CEO Steven Teruya and Mai Shiomi at the HJCC Office. Their visit to Hawaii was to celebrate their 20th sister-state relationship as well as attending a ceremony held by the Ehime Maru Memorial Association,…

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78th Annual Shinnen Enkai New Year’s Celebration

78th Annual Shinnen Enkai New Year’s Celebration Otsukaresama deshita to our Kabuki cast! From left to right: Aaron Muraki, Shannon Cleary, John Leano, Joy Barua, Tobie Egami, David Jones. Seated: Craig Hirasaki Watch the Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko Performance! Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) and their guests helped ring in the…

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Chair Kristi Goes to Washington DC

Chair Kristi Goes to Washington DC HJCC Chair of the Board Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara travelled to Washington DC to attend the 2024 Ambassador, Consul General and Japanese American Leaders meeting sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The purpose of this meeting is to bring leadership together from both sides of the Pacific to…

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