The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) was established in 1948 as a means of developing commerce between the U.S. and Japan, to promote the interests of U.S. business in Japan, and to improve the international business environment in Japan. Today the ACCJ has offices in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, and represents approximately 3,000 members from more than 1,000 companies in over 40 countries.
Since its founding, the ACCJ has built its reputation on the strength of providing both American and Japanese members, as well as a rapidly growing international base, with unsurpassed opportunity and advantage through advocacy, information and networking.
As a fully independent chamber of commerce run by and for its members, the ACCJ today is Japan's most influential foreign business organization, and serves as the primary forum for the foreign business community in Japan to identify and pursue shared interests and goals.
ACCJ is a non-profit member organization run by and for its members. Membership is open to individuals and companies of all nationalities.
Committees and Events
More than 60 ACCJ committees cover a wide range of interests and hold over 500 programs annually that are exclusively attended by ACCJ members and their accompanied guests.
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A high-profile participant in the debates that shape bilateral policy, ACCJ continuously works with its partners in the U.S. and Japanese governments to expand foreign direct investment and market access in Japan for foreign firms, to promote policies that would strengthen and make the Japanese economy more efficient, and to fully implement existing trade agreements between the United States and Japan.
Opportunities for ACCJ members to give back to the Japanese community are also made possible through charitable activities. ACCJ holds regular events, such as the Charity Ball and Walk-a-thons in Tokyo, Kansai and Chubu, to raise money for worthwhile causes.