Membership

Tokyo at night

Chairman

Doug Peterson


President and Chief Executive Officer
S&P Global


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.

 


 Board Members


Chuck Robbins (Chairman Emeritus)
Chairman and CEO
Cisco

Charles D. Lake II
President, Aflac International
Chairman and Representative Director, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd.
 
Seiji Kiyohara
Executive Vice President, Regional President for Asia
American Express Company
 
Will Shaffer
President, Boeing Japan
Vice President, Boeing International
 

Lee Waite
Representative Director, President and CEO
Citigroup Japan Holdings Corporation

Vivek Lall
Chief Executive
General Atomics Global Corporation

Takanao Tamai
President
Johnson & Johnson K.K. and Medical Company, Japan

Alfonso "Chito" Zulueta
Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Company
President, Lilly International

Dirk Ostijn
Chairman, President and CEO
MetLife Insurance K.K.
Executive Vice President, MetLife, Inc.

Ed Bowers
Representative Officer and CEO, MGM Resorts Japan
Executive Vice President, Global Development, MGM Resorts International

Alberto Tamura
President & CEO
Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd.
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.

Scott Sleyster
Executive Vice President and Head of International Businesses
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Kazuya Ogawa
Chairman
Zimmer Biomet G.K.

Myron A. Brilliant
Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Members (as of March 2021)

 

3M
Abbott
AbbVie
Adobe
Aflac
AIG
Airbnb
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
American Express
Amgen
Amway (Alticor, Inc.)
AT&T
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Boeing
Bristol Myers Squibb
Caterpillar Inc.
Centrus Energy Corporation
Chevron
Cisco
Citi
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Dow

Eli Lilly and Company
Exelon Nuclear Partners
Facebook
FedEx Express
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
General Atomics Global Corporation
General Electric
Gilead Sciences
Google
Honeywell
IBM Corporation
Intel
Johnson & Johnson
KKR
Lockheed Martin
MasterCard
McLarty Associates
Medtronic Inc.
Merck
MetLife
 

MGM Resorts International
Morgan Stanley
Pfizer Inc.
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Philip Morris International
Polaris
Procter & Gamble
Prudential Financial Inc.
Qualcomm
RGA Reinsurance Company
Sempra Energy
S&P Global
Splunk
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Uber
UPS
Visa
Xcoal Energy &Resources
Zimmer Biomet

 

 

Chairman's Circle Benefits include:

  • Seat on the Council's Board of Directors and priority access to Council's leadership;
  • Leadership role in setting the strategic direction of the U.S.-Japan Business Council;
  • Customized advocacy counsel to resolve trade and commercial issues with Japan;
  • Opportunity to chair a sector-specific Working Group and set sector-specific advocacy goals;
  • Priority invitations and leadership opportunities for briefings, bilateral meetings and conferences, and exclusive programs with senior Japanese and U.S. government officials;
  • All corporate membership benefits listed below.

Corporate Member Benefits include:

  • Opportunities to engage in members-only events and trade missions;
  • Input into Council policy position papers and reports;
  • Participation in sector-specific working groups;
  • Invitations to briefings, bilateral meetings and conferences;
  • Increased visibility for company branding;
  • Assistance with securing appointments for company executives visiting Japan; and,
  • Networking through plenary meetings and briefings.

 

For information on joining the U.S.-Japan Business Council please contact Sonna Russo.