Welcome to Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
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.
Become a Member
Upon agreement to JCCNC mission statement, please submit the application form as prescribed.
Corporation located in Northern California engaging in U.S.-Japan business.
Corporate or Individual determined by the JCCNC Board of Directors to be of significantly contributing to JCCNC.
Consul General of Japan Consulate General in San Francisco, or those who elected that the JCCNC board is suitable for honorary.
Students, Scholars, and Retirees only may apply for Associate Membership.
How to Apply
Click to download the application below.
Fill out an application blank and put your signature.
Return to JCCNC via E-mail or Fax.
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.
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 this year.
Japanese Cultural & Community Center of No. California
Located in San Francisco, Japan town. 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
Preserving the Japanese American history, culture and art of the Bay Area. Every Friday afternoon, card making volunteer opportunity. Experience San Jose Japantown walking tour by a JAMSJ docent.
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
1875 South Grant Street, Suite760, San Mateo, CA 94402