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1960
founds-jba

1960

Established in California as a nonprofit organization on December 30th

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1961

Inaugurated as Japan Traders Club of Los Angeles with the support of 48 companies

softball

1964

Held the first JBA Softball Tournament

Tokyo Olympics

1965

Olympic Games are held in Tokyo, the first Games in Asia
Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train) begins operating

jba_port_mayor

1969

Awarded a plaque from the Mayor of Los Angeles for fostering trade between the U.S. and Japan via the Port of Los Angeles

Asahi Gakuen

Established Asahi Gakuen, a Japanese Saturday school

Humans on Moon

Humans Set foot on the moon for the first time

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jba_meeting_60

1970

World Exposition is held in Osaka, the first EXPO in Asia

los-angeles-earthquake

1971

The Los Angeles Earthquake

Okinawa

1972

Okinawa is returned to Japan
Winter Olympics are held in Sapporo

Recession Begins

1973 – 1975

Recession begins

U.S. Educators to Japan Program

1975

Established U.S. Educators to Japan (USEJ) Program

jba-logo2

1978

Changed name to Japan Business Association of Southern California

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campaign

1980

Started campaign against Unitary Tax, which was eventually revised in 1986

Reaganomics

1981

Reaganomics Introduced

JBAs 25th Anniversary

1986

Celebrated JBA’s 25th anniversary by providing scholarships to graduate and doctorate students

cultural-exchange-forum

1988

Held the first California Forum for Economic & Cultural Exchange with state government

Sacramento Delegation

1989

Conducted the first annual JBA delegation to the California State Government in Sacramento

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torrance

1991

Celebrated JBA’s 30th anniversary
Opened a new office in Torrance

Fundraising

1992

Conducted fundraising campaign for rebuilding efforts after the L.A. Riots

USEJ Golf

1993

Established the JBA Golf Tournament to raise funds for USEJ

fundraise_1

1994

Conducted a fundraising campaign to aid Northridge earthquake victims

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1995

Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

business-research

1997

The first research study on Japanese corporations in Southern California

Nagano Olympics

1998

Winter Olympics are held in Nagano
Japan officially declares a recession

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Japanese Foreign Minister Award

2000

Awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Award for JBA’s contribution to local communities in California

Awarded the Governor’s commendation for charitable donations

911-memorial

2001

9/11 Attacks

fundraising

Conducted fundraising campaign for victims of 9/11 attacks

Red Cross

Sponsored Japanese Blood Drive for the American Red Cross

Fifa World Cup

2002

Signed a strategic partnership agreement with Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

FIFA World Cup is cohosted by Japan and the republic of Korea

fundraising-4

2003

Moved the official JBA office to Gardena

Conducted a fundraising campaign for victims of brushfires across Southern California

Networking Mixer

2004

Started networking activities with Japanese American business leaders

fundraising-3

2005

Niigata-Chuetsu Earthquake

fundraising-2

Conducted fundraising campaign and donated $71,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina victims

la_marathon

Started support for the LA Marathon

business-seminar

2006

Held the 100th JBA business seminar

Meeting with Governor

2007

Held the first meeting with the California Governor in Sacramento

recession

2008

The Great Recession in the United States

Environment Conference

2009

Held the first JBA Environment Conference

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JBA in Washington DC

2010

JBA representatives attended the inaugural conference of the U.S./Japan Council in Washington D.C.
Participated in the LAEDC Conference

JBAs 50th anniversary

Celebrated JBA’s 50th anniversary

fundraising-5

2011

Great East Japan Earthquake
Raised nearly $1 million to aid survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

JW Marriott Symposium

JBA 50th Anniversary Symposium and The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Hotel, LA Live
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 9 struck at Sanriku coast in Tohoku district of Japan

2010 Sacramento Visit

JBA announce to JBA members, Friends and Colleagues start request donation
Sacramento visitation

Japan Endless Discovery

2012

"Japan Endless Discovery" at The Grove
"Arigato From Japan Session"
Sacramento visitation

14th Torrance-Japan Business Reception

The 14th Torrance-Japan Business Reception at the battle ship Iowa

manzanaar

2013

April 27, 2013
JBA bus tour to Manzanaar (Local Community Relation)

sac_visit_2013

June 12 & 13, 2013
Sacramento visitation

nisei-week_japanese_festival

July 14, 2013
JBA donated to the Nisei Week Japanese Festival (Local Community Relation)

2013_golftournament

July 20, 2013
JBA Charity Golf Tournament

OCBC_economicdevelopment

July 23, 2013
Presentation at the OCBC Economic Development Committee

softball_tournament

September 8, 2013
Softball tournament JBA officers vs. US Japan Council Dream Team (Local Community Relation)

nye-barrels

2014

January 17, 2014
JBA New Years VIP Reception & Party

jald-1-25-reception

January 25, 2014
Japanese American Leadership Delegation Reception

japna-symposium

February 13, 2014
"Japan in 2014 Symposium" at InterContinental Hotel Century City

Miyake

May 30, 2014
Hideo Miyake elected as the 2014 President of JBA

Sacramento Visitation

June 18 & 19, 2014
Sacramento Visitation

Charity Golf

July 19, 2014
21st Annual JBA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

Education

August 2, 2014
US. Educators to Japan review meeting

Education

August 11, 2014
Prime Minister Abe’s Economic “Third Arrow” Implications for the U.S.–Japan Alliance report
August 14, 2014
2014 Survey Result of Japanese Business in Southern California

Education

September 7, 2014
US-Japan Council Dream team vs. JBA All Star team Softball Match

Education

October 22, 2014
Seminar “Japan-China relation update” by Hon. Consul General Harry H. Horinouchi.

Survey

November 12, 2014
Together, JBA and JETRO presented the "Survey of Japanese Companies in Southern California 2014" at the OCBC (Orange County Business Council) Economic Development Committee on November 12th.

2015-01

2015

January 16, 2015
Second Annual JBA VIP Reception

JALD01

January 31, 2015
“2015 Japanese American Leadership Delegation visit to Japan program” Dinner party with the participants

2014-general-meeting

March 20, 2015
2014 JBA General Meeting (JBA 2015 new officers were elected)

Shinzo Abe

May 1, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Welcome Luncheon and Economic Forum

Sacramento 2015

June 17 & 18, 2015
2015 Sacramento Visitation

networking2015

July 13 & 14, 2015
The Japanese and Japanese American Business Networking Initiative 2015 Meeting

Golf 2015

July 18, 2015
The 22nd JBA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

Sachiko Yoshimura

September 22, 2015
Recent developments and movements of Japanese Companies in Southern California

LALCC Networking

October 15, 2015
First networking reception with the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce

JALD

2016

January 30, 2016
"2016 Japanese American Leadership Delegation visit to Japan" program – Dinner Party

55th Reception

February 25, 2016
"The JBA 55th Anniversary Reception"

2015 JBA general meeting

March 18, 2016
2015 JBA General Meeting and Officers 2016

2016 Sacramento Visitation Report

June 22 and 23, 2016
2016 Sacramento Visitation Report

23rd JBA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

July 16, 2016
23rd JBA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

Survey

September 1, 2016
Survey Result of Japanese Companies in Southern California 2016

JALD

2017

February 4, 2017
Japanese American Leadership Delegation Visit to Japan – Dinner party with participants

56th Anniversary Reception

February 23, 2017
The JBA 56th Anniversary Reception

JBA GM

March 17, 2017
2016 JBA General Meeting

FDI Report 2017

June 15, 2017
Announcement of FDI Report 2017

2017 Sacramento Visitation Report

June 21 and 22, 2017
2017 Sacramento Visitation Report

JBA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

July 15, 2017
JBA Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

USED

July 19, 2017
2017 U.S. Educators to Japan review meeting

Ishigawa

2018

January 1, 2018
JBA New Year’s, President, JBA Greetings, Hitoshi Ishikawa

US-Japan Council and JBA Networking Reception

January 24, 2018
US-Japan Council and JBA Networking Reception

JALD Program Dinner Party with the participants

February 3, 2018
JALD Program Dinner Party with the participants

Jean Shiomoto

February 20, 2018
The JBA 57th Anniversary Reception

General Assembly

March 16, 2018
2017 General Assembly Meeting

Cheung

May 24, 2018
FDI Report 2018 Announced

Cheung

June 20-21, 2018
Annual Sacramento Visit 2018

Cheung

August 27, 2018
Survey Result of Japanese Companies in Southern California 2018