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U.S.-Japan Business Council

Established in 1971, the U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a Washington, D.C.-based business association whose mission is to advance U.S. business interests in Japan and promote stronger economic ties between the United States and Japan.

USJBC member companies collectively account for a substantial share of overall U.S. economic activity with Japan, and place high priority on doing business in Japan and helping forge the most cooperative and mutually beneficial economic relationship possible between the two countries.

Facts about Japan

  • Japan is the world’s third largest economy by nominal GDP.
  • The U.S. and Japan together represent approximately 30 percent of global Gross Domestic Product.
  • Japan is a member of the G7 and the G20.
  • Tokyo ranked second on the Innovation Cities Index in 2019 and fourth on the 2020 Global Cities Index.
  • Japan has the second longest life expectancy in the world at 84.9 years according to the United Nations Development Programme.

The 58th Annual U.S.-Japan Business Conference

Event recap and statements

Nearly 300 business executives gathered virtually for the second time in the Councils’ shared history. Featured government speakers included Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, David Turk, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, and Yoko Ishikura, the new Chief Digital Officer of Japan’s newly created Digital Agency.

< USCC President and CEO Suzanne Clark and Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Koji Tomita, at a reception in his honor, 9/27/21

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