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  • Toby Taniguchi, 2022-2023 President with Lincoln Ashida, 2021-2022 President

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i has been a leading voice for the East Hawai‘i business community for nearly 70 years.

JCCIH promotes a sustainable economic environment in which local businesses can flourish, provide meaningful jobs, and foster a healthy, vibrant Hawai‘i Island.

Kahiau (giving without expecting anything in return) and Okage Sama De (I am what I am because of you) are the bedrock of our organization and are what set us apart.

JCCIH believes in partnerships; we work closely with other chambers and organizations on Hawai‘i Island, and have deep ties with our sister chamber in Japan, the Higashi-Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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Mission Statement

To promote the well-being of our community through business and personal relationships advancing the values of

Kahiau & Okage Sama De


“giving without expecting anything in return”


Okage Sama De

“I am what I am because of you”

24th Annual
A Taste of Hilo

Check Presentation to Hawaii Community College

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii (JCCIH) has donated $12,500 to Hawaiʻi Community College from the proceeds of its 2022 “A Taste of Hilo” online auction.

JCCIH members joined Hawaiʻi Community College administrators and staff for a mahalo luncheon on Tuesday, March 28 at Bamboo Hale, the collegeʻs fine dining restaurant, to celebrate the gift.

Check Presentation with A Taste of Hilo Co-Chairs Tiana Hirota & Jessica Hamad and President Toby Taniguchi to Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas and UH Foundation’s Director of Development, Kristin Vierthaler. 

The donation continues JCCIHʻs longstanding support of Hawaiʻi CC and its students.  Since “A Taste of Hilo” was founded in 1998, JCCIH has donated approximately $200,000 to Hawaiʻi CC for scholarships, programs, and teacher development.

Mahalo nui loa to all the sponsors, donors, and community supporters for making the Taste of Hilo a continued success and helping to support Hawaiʻi Community College!

24th Annual JCCIH Golf Classic Tournament

We send our gratitude and a big MAHALO to all of our sponsors, especially our title sponsor Big Island Candies, and to our prize, goodie bag and silent auction donors, on-course vendors, golfers and silent auction bidders!

The Golf Classic Chairs and committee members worked so hard at planning this year’s tournament and our event day volunteers were a huge help!  Everyone contributed in various ways to our success, and for that we are so very grateful!

Mayor Mitch Roth, Allan Ikawa of Big Island Candies, JCCIH President Toby Taniguchi and Golf Committee Tri-Chairs – James Tyrin, Susie Dill & Audrey Takamine – kick off the tournament with a customary “kagami-biraki,” breaking of the sake barrel lid. 

Please join us next year at our 25th Anniversary of the JCCIH Golf Classic on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Hilo Municipal Golf Course!  We are excited for this silver anniversary and invite you to join in on the fun!  Mark your calendars and we’ll see you next year!

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