Works to promote transparency and fairness with relevant Japanese agencies for member companies' goods and services as related to the food and beverage industry. This includes advocating for tariff reductions and changes to Japanese regulations to match accepted world standards. Vision/Direction: (1) To reach out and engage related member companies and create a core group that will participate actively on the committee and the completion of its goals. (2) In conjunction with the U.S. Embassy's Department of Agriculture, to identify three areas/issues that are consistent with the overall ACCJ advocacy goals for the coming year. (3) To reach out to other trade groups and embassies to form a united front to encourage desired changes. Those who are active or interested in the import, distribution, manufacture/processing or marketing of food and agricultural products are encouraged to join this committee.