Our themes are important to virtually all members (essentially, FDI is "our business" for most members). This committee's activities address FDI into Japan, whether through green eld investment or M&A, as well as FDI by Japanese enterprises overseas. Depending on the year and the projects we undertake, there can be a large or small number of active members. A substantial part of this committee's focus is advocating the policy, legal and regulatory changes that are most essential in order for Japan to increase FDI flows from their present low level as compared to other developed nations, including through public comments to proposed legislative changes. This committee also hosts/arranges speakers and events and facilitates information sharing, which further its objectives. Corporate members involved in investment activities, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital professionals and providers of M&A-related professional services are encouraged to join this committee.