Welcome to Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California

 

Latest Update

Sep. 16

"Sexual Harassment Seminar"

Information uploaded

Sep. 15th

Member Directory Updated

(Member only page)

Sep. 10th

COVID-19 Useful Information

Daizu Inc. page updated

Aug. 14th

Grantee / Donee NPO information added

Our Background

Within the heart of California, San Francisco and Silicon Valley

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) was founded in 1950 to promote business, mutual understanding, and goodwill between Japan and the United States.

In 1951, JCCNC was incorporated as a California nonprofit.

JCCNC is the only chamber of commerce for Japanese businesses originally founded by Japanese Americans.  One of its unique qualities lies in the fact that it comprises of Japanese and Japanese American businesses, corporations and organizations, all with ties between Northern California and Japan.
JCCNC provides assistance to businesses from Japan wishing to open a Northern California office.  It also works in conjunction with the Consulate General of Japan to convey information through a joint disaster crisis management system.

In the U.S., volunteerism and corporate responsibility is considered an important part of business.  JCCNC members support local communities, organizations, and programs as a means to encourage corporate responsibility.

JCCNC continues to promote goodwill and friendship between Japan and the United States.  It provides networking opportunities as well as informational seminars that educate Japanese corporations about doing business in California.

 

COVID-19 Related Information

Updated: April 29, 2020

"Sakura Radio" offers programs designed not only to help Japanese navigate life in America, but also to provide a platform where listeners can get exposure to Japanese language and culture.  

www.SakuraRadio.com

Click here for more information

Updated: June 12, 2020

The updated flight information on Japanese airlines can be found in the links below:
【JAL】 https://www.jal.co.jp/jp/ja/info/2020/inter/200610_02/

【ANA】 https://www.ana.co.jp/ja/jp/topics/notice200206/#4

Updated: June 12, 2020

Announcement from Japanese restaurants and food industries

As the Bay Area starts to reopen amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we have created a featured page to post updates and announcements from JCCNC members. Featured Articles

Updated: 2020年4月29日

COVID-19: New Tax Legislation Impacts for Japanese Companies

View Replay: 

https://tax.kpmg.us/events/webcasts/2020/new-tax-legislation-impacts-japanese-companies.html

April 14, 2020

サンフランシスコ総領事館、ジェトロ・サンフランシスコ、新エネルギー・産業技術総合開発機構シリコンバレー事務所および北加日本商工会議所(JCCNC) 緊急アンケート結果速報

 

第2回結果速報(4月9日)

https://www.jetro.go.jp/ext_images/usa/CVD19RPT4.pdf

 

第1回結果速報(3月23日)

https://www.jetro.go.jp/ext_images/usa/COVID19_Updates/COVID19_Updates_JapanesePDF.pdf

April 8, 2020

Here is the information provided by one of our JCCNC members, Yorozu Law Group on COVID-19 for California businesses and employers.

https://yorozulaw.com/news/

COVID-19 CA and Local Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders (No. 1)

COVID-19 Business Operations and Employment Concerns (No. 2)

April 7, 2020

From GO-Biz (The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development):

Financial and Technical Assistance for Small Business

Resources are available throughout California for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, click here to see resources on GO-Biz's website. Click here for a list of free or discounted technology tools for small businesses.

April 2, 2020

The updated store hours for Japanese and Asian grocery stores in the Bay Area (Bay Spo)

https://ameblo.jp/baysposf/entry-12586261725.html

 

Events

第11回JCCNCセミナー 

「セクシャル・ハラスメント問題 防止セミナー」

昨今の「MeToo」運動に代表される通り、セクシャル・ハラスメントに関わる問題は跡を絶たず、同問題に関する知識や認識を見直す重要性はますます高まっています。今回は法律事務所Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP の下田範幸氏と降旗美晴氏を講師にお招きし『セクシャル・ハラスメント問題 防止セミナー』 を開催致します。

カリフォルニア州の法律では、5人以上の従業員を持つ雇用者に、全従業員に対して二年に一度セクシャル・ハラスメントを防止するためのトレーニングの受講を義務付けています。本セミナーは、最新の判例・事例の解説を含め、法律に規定されているセミナー要件を満たす内容となっており、JCCNC会員の受講者には、Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP より後日修了証が発行されます。

 

また、JCCNC会員以外の方にとっても、アメリカでは最もセクシャル・ハラスメントに厳しいと言われるカリフォルニア州の判例、事例を学んで頂くことで様々な状況における対処に役立てて頂けるかと思いますので是非ご参加ください!

日時:2020年9月18日(金)3:00pm-5:30pm (PDT/米国西部時間)

​詳細はこちらから

第10回JCCNCセミナー 

「日系アメリカ人の歴史『その時、何が起きたのか?』」

今回のセミナーでは、日系アメリカ人・サンノゼ歴史資料館からGordon Smith氏とMichael M Sera氏を講師にお招きし、日系アメリカ人の歴史についてセミナーを行います。

セミナー後半は質疑応答と参加者の皆さんも交えてのディスカッションを開催予定でおります。是非ご参加ください。

 

※本セミナーは英語で行いますが、リアルタイムの英語字幕の表示および、講師による日本語での補足を交えながら進行します。

 

日時:2020年9月4日(金曜日)5:00PM - 7:00PM(PDT/米国西部時間)

内容:

5:00pm-6:00pm 日系アメリカ人の歴史「その時、何が起きたのか?」(Mr. Smith & Mr. Sera)

6:00pm-7:00pm 質疑応答と参加者を交えたディスカッション

 

講師:

Gordon Smith氏 Board Vice President/Head Docent of Japanese American Museum of San Jose

Michael M. Sera氏 Board President of Japanese American Museum of San Jose

 

会場:Zoom Webinarにて開催

言語:英語/日本語

定員:500名

参加費:無料

お申込み:下記のリンクからご登録下さい。

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D8YuiWxZSUSnM0N9Uly22Q

第9回 JCCNCセミナー

『アメリカの教育システムと教育イノベーション :格差、差別、そしてポストコロナへ 』

今回のセミナーでは、昨年の10月にもご登壇頂いた在サンフランシスコ日本国総領事館・領事(科学技術・教育担当)の橋本 一郎氏をお招きし、格差、差別やポストコロナという観点からアメリカの教育事業をテーマにご講演いただきます。

 

本セミナーは二部構成となります。

第一部:アメリカの教育事情の基礎

これから就学するお子様や、既に就学中のお子様をお持ちで今後アメリカに引っ越しする可能性のある方、またはアメリカでの永住も検討されている方にお勧めです。

 

第二部: Massive Open Online Courses(MOOC)について

高等教育のオンライン化が社会に与える影響についてお届けします。

お子様をお持ちの方のみならず、オンライン教育に関心のある方にも有益なセミナーになっておりますので是非ご参加ください。

日時:2020年8月21日(金曜日)5:00PM - 7:00PM(PDT/米国西部時間)

講師: 橋本 一郎 氏 在サンフランシスコ日本国総領事館・領事(科学技術・教育担当)

内容:

5:00pm - 5:05pm 今回のセミナーについて(JCCNC 中島) 

5:05pm - 6:00pm 第一部 アメリカの教育システム / レクチャーとQ&A

6:00pm - 6:05pm 休憩

6:05pm - 7:00pm 第二部 高等教育のオンライン化が社会へ与えるインパクト / レクチャーとQ&A 

言語:日本語

参加料:無料

会場:Zoom Webinarにて開催

申込URL:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pNlalThDQ_qkmbfV8KYkjQ

定員: 500名

司会:中島恒久 JCCNCセミナー委員長(Fujisoft America, Inc. COO)

講師プロフィール: 橋本 一郎 氏(HASHIMOTO, Ichiro)

在サンフランシスコ日本国総領事館・領事(科学技術・教育担当)

2006年に東京大学理学部数学科を卒業し、2008 年同大学院数理科学研究科修士を経て文部科学省に入省。同省では主に科学技術政策の立案に従事し、次世代蓄電池の産学連携プロジェクトの立ち上げや世界的に注目が強まる量子コンピュータ等の量子科学技術戦略の立案に携わる。同省在籍中にミシガン大学経営大学院にてMBA を取得。2017年、文部科学省から初めての在サンフランシスコ総領事館出向者に抜擢され現在に至る。

 
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Become a Member

 

Platinum Sponsor 

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Gold Sponsor

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Qualifications

Upon agreement to JCCNC mission statement, please submit the application form as prescribed.

Membership Categories

Corporate Membership:

Corporation located in Northern California engaging in U.S.-Japan business.

Special Membership:

Corporate or Individual determined by the JCCNC Board of Directors to be of significantly contributing to JCCNC.

Honorary Membership:         

Consul General of Japan Consulate General in San Francisco, or those who elected that the JCCNC board is suitable for honorary.

Associate Membership:         

Students, Scholars, and Retirees only may apply for Associate Membership.

How to Apply

  1. Click to download the application below.

  2. Fill out an application blank and put your signature.

  3. Return to JCCNC via E-mail or Fax.

Bronze Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsors, please contact us from inquiries

 

Bay Area Communities

JCCNC supports programs and activities hosted by many Japanese American communities and organizations here in the Bay Area.

Please participate as we will introduce such activities and events, along with volunteer opportunity information.

Japantown Community Congress of San Jose

San Francisco Japantown Foundation

National Japanese American Historical Society

Formed for the preservation of the historic and cultural heritage of San Jose Japantown

--one of last three remaining Japantowns in the U.S.--and to promote efforts to sustain and enhance the diversity, vibrancy, and viability of this community.  Visit engraved benches installed throughout Japantown that provide information about the historic significance of each site (one of their many innovative projects). 

Formed in 2006 with the vision to preserve and  honor San Franicsco Japantown’s history by fostering and providing funding for activities that reflect the Japanese American heritage, and to engage Japanese of all generations and all experiences.  It identifies and supports historic, social, cultural, economic, and artistic assets that benefit the Japantown community. Its annual fundraising event held in January each year is to introduce "Osechi". 

A membership organization founded in 1980 to preserve the history of Japanese Americans in general and educating the public about the contributions of Japanese Americans to American Society.  Its work includes ground-breaking exhibitions and educational events for the public, historical research, and development of educational resources for teachers and students.  Try their Japantown Cultural and Historical Walking Tour.

Wakamatsu Farm

Located in Placerville

(near Sacramento)

Site of the first Japanese Colony established by immigrants from Aizu Wakamatsu arrived in 1869, to introduce Japanese tea and silk to Americans. 

150th anniversary events were held last year.

“The Center”

Located in Japantown, San Francisco

Raised $600,000 for the victims of Kobe Earthquake in 1995; led the community to raise $3.5 million for the victims of Tohoku Earthquake.

“Tabemasho” – The Center’s largest annual fundraising event is held in September each year.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose

Located in San Jose’s Japantown, with the mission to collect, preserve and share the Japanese American history, culture and arts with the greater Bay Area.  Docent tours of the Gallery and Japantown walking tours are available.  Also come visit the JAMsj store for books and volunteer made cards and crafts.

 

Partner Organizations

Valued Partnerships

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)

Japan National Tourism Organization

The Japan Society of Northern America

California Chamber of Commerce

 

Get in Touch

New Location Effective June 1st, 2020

950 Tower Lane, Suite 345, Foster City, CA 94404

mail@jccnc.org

Tel: (650)522-8500

Fax: (650)522-8300

©2020 by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California.