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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.

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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”

Dear Chamber Members,

We are deeply heartbroken by the devastation from the fires on Maui. At this time, Maui is in dire need of help. With a united voice, the Island of Hawaiʻi Chamber Hui supports the efforts of the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi.

Please join us in helping our neighbors receive the support they need by donating to one or more of the following relief efforts:

Maui Chamber of Commerce – Uniting our Community Fund
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation – Maui Strong Fund 
Maui United Way
Chamber of Commerce – Hawaiʻi Business Relief Fund

With gratitude and aloha,

Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce
Randy Kurohara, President
Miles Yoshioka, Executive Officer

Hui ʻOihana, Hawaiʻi Island Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
Benson Medina, President

Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaiʻi
Garth Yamanaka, President

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
Dennis Boyd, Chair
Wendy Laros, President & CEO

25th Annual – A Taste of Hilo

Event Date: October 15, 2023 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Sangha Hall
Silent Auction Dates: Bidding opens October 9 and will close during the live event on October 15, 2023. Auction pick up will occur on-site.

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. Last year, 2022, we accomplished our most successful silent auction event to date! We surely have all of you to thank for it.

This year’s silent auction event will run from October 9 – October 15, 2023. We hope that you may find yourself as either a corporate sponsor, or a donor making contributions toward our silent auction through gift certificate(s), product(s), or services. Your help supports higher education, the JCCIH and the local food and beverage industry. Pick-up of silent auction items will be held at the event on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

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. Let’s help creative culinary artists thrive!

Corporate Sponsorship & Silent Auction Donation Forms


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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