HILO — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui congratulated the newly installed officers of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii at its 67th Annual Installation Dinner and General Membership Meeting.
“The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii is such a unique and special organization that honors the history and ancestry of Japan, while embracing the generosity of spirit of our island community. Japan and Hawaii share a special bond, one that goes back several generations. So many Hawaii residents, including myself, are of Japanese descent and maintain close ties to family and friends in Japan. The Japanese culture has also contributed tremendous gifts to Hawaii, positively adding to our multi-ethnic culture, one that celebrates the diversity of our peoples and heritage,” the Lt. Governor said during his keynote address.
The Chamber’s incoming president is Audrey Takamine. Distinguished guests included members of the Higashi Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce, the JCCIH’s sister chamber. “