Welcome to Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California


Latest Update

Oct. 27

Daizu Inc. page updated

Oct. 20

Donee / Grantee Information updated

Oct. 15

​Latest Kaiho was uploaded

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

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.  


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: 


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







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.


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)





「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。



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




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。





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


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



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







Become a Member


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.

Member Benefit

​Click here for more information.

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.


Platinum Sponsor 


Gold Sponsor


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


Tel: (650)522-8500

Fax: (650)522-8300

©2020 by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California.