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  • 2019 President Donn Mende passes the gavel to 2020 President Ross Birch at the 70th Annual Installation & GMM 8/28/2020

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

Kahiau

“giving without expecting anything in return”

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Okage Sama De

“I am what I am because of you”

23rd Annual “A Taste of Hilo”
Online Silent Auction

In 2021 we celebrated 23 years of A Taste of Hilo event. For the second year, we held an online silent auction event in place of an in person event and what a record year in the books it turned out to be for us. Many, many thanks to our sponsors, donors, and community supporters for making it such a great success!! Amidst the pandemic, the challenges it brought, it too bestowed blessings and this year’s event a testament to that. Last year we were able to donate $5,000 to Hawaii Community College, this year we look forward to making another generous donation to our recipient. MAHALO ALL!!

23rd Annual JCCIH Golf Classic Tournament

Over the years, the Japanese Chamber and Industry of Hawaii (JCCIH) has been honored to play an integral role in perpetuating Japanese culture while supporting and connecting local businesses on the Big Island. As the JCCIH proudly celebrates the 23rd anniversary of its annual Golf Classic, we reflect and are thankful for your support throughout the years. Proceeds from the tournament support programming and administrative functions of our organization. We are thankful for all of our sponsors, participants, and volunteers that came out to support our 23rd Annual JCCIH Golf Classic Tournament! It was wonderful to see everyone at the course and a great day for play.

Here are the winners:

Silent Auction Winners:
1) 2 Night stay at Grand Naniloa Hotel, $75 Jackie Rey’s GC, & $25 The Seaside Restaurant GC
TED ALIP
2) Titleist Driver TS2 9.5` regular flex shaft
WAYNE MOKU
3) Callaway Mavrik Driver 9.0` even flow stiff shaft
ARNOLD TENGAN
4) Reed Takaaze Photography family/individual portrait session & a 16X20 wall portrait
AGNES YAMAUCHI
5) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Package
WAYNE MOKU
6) Nanea Golf Club
SUSIE DILL
7) The Fairmont Orchid fabulous dinner for two (2)
JAY IGNACIO
8) $100 Moon & Turtle GC & $30 Kadota Liqour 1 btl Coppola wine
WILL LEE

Low Net Winners:
1) $250 Big island Golf GC
48.0 THOMAS KADOTA JR & DERRICK MENDE
2) 2-Taylor Made Raw Face 60` Wedges
48.4 GERALD TAKASE & NANCY KELLY
3) 1-Taylor Made Raw Face 60` Wedges & 1-50` Wedges
49.2 JANEY EBESU & PHYLLIS FUNADA
4) Round of golf for two (2) at Waikoloa Beach & Kings’ Courses
49.8 WAYNE MOKU & JOSHUA MOKU
5) Pro Massage Guns
50.2 LAYNE OKI & VINIA ROSA

Low Gross Winners:
1) Ko Olina Golf Club & Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
61 BOBBY PERREIRA & TOM KALILI

23rd Place Winners:
1) 15,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles & One Kamaaina Round of Golf at Wailea Golf Club (Gold, Emerald or Blue Course)
54.8 JOE MARSH & AUKAI WONG

Game of Skill Winners:
$250 Cash
1) 3713163 – SAM ARAKI

Round of golf for four (4) at Westin Hapuna Beach Golf Course
1) 3713062 – ARNOLD TENGAN

TaylorMade Men’s Stealth Plus Driver 10.5` regular shaft
1) 3713049 – LAYNE FUNAI

Title Guaranty Donated Gift Bags:
1) NEWTON CHU – wine
2) KIMO LEE – sake
3) WENDY YAMADA – wine
4) DONN MENDE – sake
5) DWAYNE MIYASHIRO – sake
6) CURTIS CHONG – sake

Par 3 Winners:
Hole #2
$50 JAMES TYRIN
$100 CRAIG SHIROMA
$150 JAMES STAUB

Hole #8
$50 TERRY YAGIHARA
$100 RUSS McGARRY
$150 JASON SORIANO

Hole #16
$50 DAVE MENDIOLA
$100 GERALD TAKASE
$150 MARTIN CHING

Hole #13-Off The Green
$50 JAMES TYRIN
$40 AARON UENO

Hole #13
On the Green 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles Donated by Sherry Menor-McNamara & Naomi Menor
ROSS BIRCH

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