ACCJ Viewpoints - The Chamber's Official Position

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan's "Viewpoints" are the core products of ACCJ Advocacy. An ACCJ Viewpoint is a brief paper, generated by a committee, that expresses the Chamber's official position on a specific issue. Viewpoints are primarily used to express opinions on current policies, policies under consideration by the Japanese and/or U.S. governments, and policies under discussion in bilateral or multilateral forums. They are also used to raise new concerns about issues not currently on the Japanese government agenda.

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pdfEliminate Burdensome Individual Financial and Tax Reporting Requirements (English only)
Independent Business Committee, Legal Services Committee, Taxation Committee 

pdfChange Filing Deadlines for Corporate and Consumption Tax Returns in View of Increasing Tax Complexity and Compliance Burdens for both Taxpayers and the Tax Administration
Taxation Committee

pdfAdd Flexibility to the Labor Contract Law to Address Burgeoning Social Inequality While Spurring Economic Growth
Growth Strategy Task Force

pdfReduce Greenhouse Gases, Save Money for Consumers, and Generate Jobs by Developing Markets for Residential Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
Energy Committee 

pdfSimplify the Process for Quasi-drug (QD) Registration
Toiletries, Cosmetics & Fragrances Committee 

pdfReview the Bank Sales Channel to Further Enhance Choice and Convenience for Insurance Consumers
Insurance Committee 

pdfEnsure Further Transparency in Government Procurement of Supercomputing and Revise the Procedures to Introduce Supercomputers
High Performance Computing Task Force 

pdfEnsure a Level Playing Field between Kyosai and FSA-Regulated Insurance Companies
Insurance Committee 

pdfMake Japan More Attractive to Foreign Talent By Amending Scope of Inheritance and Gift Tax Laws
Taxation Committee 

pdfEstablish the Necessary Frameworks to Make Integrated Resorts a Vibrant Contributor to the Japanese Economy
Integrated Resorts Task Force 

pdfMitigate the Decline in Japan’s Population and Support Japan’s Economic Future by Significantly Expanding the Use of Foreign Workers
Globalization Committee & Growth Strategy Task Force 

pdfPromote Oral Care to Prevent Periodontal Disease and Dental Caries
Healthcare Committee 

pdfThe Government Pension Investment Fund and its Asset Managers Should Support Japan’s Corporate Governance Code
Growth Strategy Task Force & Foreign Direct Investment Committee 

pdfAlign Consumption Tax Law with the Best Interests of Japanese Consumers, Japan’s Insurance Industry and Japanese Society at Large
Insurance Committee

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