October 14, 2020


Welcome Message from the Chairman

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) is comprised of leading U.S. companies that place a high priority on doing business in Japan and is the primary U.S.-based business organization promoting stronger economic ties between the two countries. Our core mission is to advance U.S.-Japan business and government ties, to identify and expand new opportunities, and to facilitate growth across sectors including digital economy, energy and infrastructure, financial services, healthcare innovation, travel, tourism, and transportation.

The USJBC plays an essential role in fostering a cooperative and mutually beneficial U.S.-Japan economic relationship. Having lived and worked in Japan for several years during a pivotal time in my career, I am genuinely passionate about expanding business ties between our two nations. As chairman of the USJBC, I look forward to building on the long history of the Council. Further, I invite businesses of all sizes and sectors to join us with your vision, leadership, and international business experience to further the Council’s mission and expand two-way American business trade and investment with Japan.

Douglas L. Peterson is president and chief executive officer of S&P Global. He assumed chairmanship of the USJBC on October 27, 2020, following former USJBC chairman Mr. Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco.