A Message from President Kawakami
Hello everyone, I hope you are well.
Unfortunately, I am sure many of you continue to struggle with the impact of COVID-19 in your daily personal and professional lives. Many of JBAH's activities were also cancelled or postponed and I sincerely hope everything will get back to normal as soon as possible.
The JBAH was established in 1967 as a non-profit trade organization to promote goodwill, commerce and cooperation between companies in the Greater Houston Area and Japan, through mutual assistance and friendship among the members. The JBAH also supports the Japanese Educational Institute of Houston ("Nihongo Hoshuko") and currently has 111 participating companies and 779 members.
As I am sure you remember, Houston was heavily impacted by the February winter storm this year. The JBAH and JBAH Houston Foundation, with support from its members, made a $27,500 donation to the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund Committee. We responded quickly with this show of support for the local community and our donation highlighted the strength of the relationship between Japan and Houston.
Thank you again for your joining us in our collaborative efforts to support our community, and please stay safe.
October 1st, 2021
President of JBAH & JBA Houston Foundation