Membership benefits include: Priority participation in various events listed below; expanding networks in the Bay Area and Northern California; access to JCCNC membership directory, etc.
Seminars are typically held on a monthly basis and feature a variety of topics including flying cars, Silicon Valley ecosystem, sexual harassment prevention training, and corporate information management. Networking follows each seminar.
Annual Sacramento Visit
Every June, JCCNC sends a delegation to meet with legislators for the State of California. Concerns and questions are collected from members in advance to communicate with California legislators. A report on the annual Sacramento visit is distributed among members and posted to the website. JCCNC acts as a point of contact for government agencies and also cosponsors with JETRO a biennial survey among Japanese companies.
Support for California Driver’s License
JCCNC communicates directly with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to assist with driver’s license issues for employees of JCCNC member companies.
Corporate Operations Café
This committee was established in 2016 to provide JCCNC member companies with a casual way to share and discuss common issues facing office administrations and learn best practices.
New Year’s Party
The committee organizes a New Year celebration and networking opportunity for over 500 participants annually. The evening entertainment includes concert featuring renown recording artist and door prize raffle. In 2020, we invited Kaori Kishitani, Misato Watanabe in 2019, and Mai Kuraki in 2018. Other past artists include Anri, Hideki Saijo, and violinist Taro Hakase. Tables may be purchased to invite customers. Many wonderful prizes for door prize raffle are provided by generous member companies.
JCCNC organizes an annual golf tournament for JCCNC member companies and their guests and is one of the largest held in Northern California with approximately 150 golfers each year. The tournament includes door prize raffle with exciting prizes donated by member companies and closes with an award ceremony. Click here for application form.
Networking events are held to deepen relationships among members. Non-members may be invited to participate.
JCCNC Golf Club
Membership in the JCCNC Golf Club provides golfers with a Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) card which entitles bearers to discounts on green fees at Poppy Hills Golf Course, Poppy Ridge Golf Course at Pebble Beach, and many other courses. (First time annual fee is currently $50.)
Cooperation and Contribution to Community and Events
Every April, JCCNC supports and participates in events at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco. Other activities to support Nikkei communities include: annual student scholarships; organizing a biennial Manzanar National Historic Site Visit.