Responsibility, Integrity, Strength, & Empowerment

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) cordially invites you to honor organizations and individuals who exemplified kachikan values of Responsibility, Integrity, Strength, and Empowerment at our inaugural RISE event on September 22, 2021. The outstanding honorees embraced their kuleana and continue to lead our community and State of Hawai‘i through immense change.

Our Honorees

Kamehameha Schools
Y. Hata
Mayor Derek Kawakami

RISE will feature in-home dining delivery, coupled with an online virtual program.


Thank you for supporting the JCCH and for being an important part of celebrating the achievements of these inspiring organizations and individuals who have given so much to our community through their service and leadership.


Mahalo to Our Sponsors






Bank of HawaiiKTA SuperstoresKyo-ya
Enterprise HoldingsHEIupspring
Remedy Intelligent StaffingDonna & Nolan KawanoHawaiian Electric
HouseMart & Ben Franklin CraftsY. Hata & Company Ltd.Finance Factors, Ltd.



HEIWells Fargo AdvisorsAnn TeranishiiQ360
William & Reyna KanekoOsaki Creative GroupRobbie & Cindy AlmOta & Hara, A Limited Liability Law Company
a.link LLCNisei MaintenanceDamon Key Leong Kupchak HasertCarole Hayashino & Kyle Tatsumoto
PBR Hawaii & AssociatesTenrikyo Mission of HawaiiJ. Morey Company, Inc.Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii
Robert & Ashley KurisuKAI HawaiiJennifer A. OyerAlexander & Baldwin

Special mahalo to our event partners:

Choco LeʻaCreative JuicePili GroupElite Parking
Chef Paul MatsumotoMW RestaurantChai'sCopy Hut
Ashley NagaokaTaiko Center of the PacificHerb Ohta Jr. 


Chef Paul MatsumotoMW RestaurantChef Chai's
Tamagoyaki “Crostini”
Mentaiko Aioli, Ao Nori
Crab Cake, Heart of Palm Relish, Wasabi KojiNaked Shrimp Salad with Lemongrass Garlic Vinaigrette
Ho Farms Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Cilantro and Mint Leaves
Salmon “Ochazuke”
Pan Roasted Salmon, Rice Cream, Pickled Vegetables, Bubu Arare, Ikura, Green Tea Gelee
Miso Shortrib Stew, Vegetable Medley, RiceBraised Beef Shank with Panang Curry Sauce
Green Peas, Bell Pepper and Kaffir Lime served with Steamed Thai Jasmine Rice
Pan Roasted Rib Steak
Charred Red Onions, Ho Farm Tomatoes, Cilantro, Sumida Farms Watercress
Dessert Duet (TBD) being done by KahiauCustom Truffle Set from Choco Leʻa
Macha Crunch Bar & Custom Truffle Set from Choco LeʻaCustom Truffle Set from Choco Leʻa