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  • Our Board of Directors, Mike Miyahira and Dwayne Mukai, volunteers at the Tanabata Festival on 8/19/23

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

Upcoming Events

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”

25th Annual – A Taste of Hilo

Event Date: October 15, 2023 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Sangha Hall

With your help and the help of many others in our community, we’ve graciously made financial contributions to Hawaiʻi Community College toward their workforce development programs. In 2022, we accomplished our most successful silent auction event to date! Last year, we hosted our first in-person event after the pandemic.  We saw a lot of old friends and met new supporters at Taste of Hilo 2023!  We hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

Your help supports higher education, the JCCIH and the local food and beverage industry.  For a quarter century, the enthusiasm and creativity surrounding A Taste of Hilo have amazed the many individuals involved with this event. We can continue this momentum with your support and hope you see you back in October 2024!

25th Annual JCCIH Golf Classic Tournament

Join us on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Hilo Municipal Golf Course for our silver anniversary golf tournament!  Every team of two wins a prize!

We’re happy to have the support of our Title Sponsor, Big Island Candies, for this milestone anniversary!  If you are interested in sponsoring or signing up a team, click the flyer below!  If you would like to donate prizes or goodie bag items, email  Hope to see you there!

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