The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce held its 12th Annual Inauguration and Generational Awards Luncheon in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on July 12.

The event was emceed by Mahealani Richardson, director of public relations for Shriners Hospitals for Children, and attended by special guests Dawn Amano-Ige, first lady of Hawai‘i; Taketoshi Katsuki, vice-chairman of the Fukui Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and his wife Reiko; Kahu Wendell Davis, who delivered the invocation; and guest speaker Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines. Also in attendance were Mona Choy-Beddow, Daniel Pyun and Bernadette Fajardo, presidents, respectively, of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce and the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Dave Erdman, president and CEO of PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. and PRTech LLC, was installed as chairman of the board. He was presented the chairman’s gavel by outgoing chair Tyler Tokioka. Serving with Erdman will be chair-elect Brian Nishida; vice chairs Mark Ibara, Jason Ito, Karl Kobayashi, Melanie Okazaki, Steven Teruya, Eric Tsugawa, Jon Tsukamoto and Wade Wakayama; and president Wayne Ishihara.

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