U.S.-Japan Business Council

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 first as the world’s most innovative city according to the Innovation Cities Index in 2018.
  • Japan has the third longest life expectancy in the world with 83.7 years according to the World Health Organization.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseOct 28, 2020 - 7:30am

U.S.-Japan Business Council Appoints S&P Global CEO Douglas L. Peterson as New Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) announced today that Doug Peterson, president and chief executive officer of S&P Global, has been elected chairman of the USJBC for a two-year term, effective October 27, 2020.

Press ReleaseOct 27, 2020 - 9:30pm

Joint Statement 57th U.S.-Japan Business Conference

Redefining U.S.-Japan Business Priorities Amidst a Global Pandemic

ReportSep 29, 2020 - 9:00am

Leveraging Digital Technologies to Improve Health Care Outcomes: An opportunity for policy collaboration in the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship

Digital advancements in health care are propelling innovation and driving long - term structural changes in how health car e is delivered — trends that the COVID -19 pandemic has only accelerated. From digital tools driving research and development of treatments and vaccines for COVID -19 to delivering health care remotely through telemedicine, both the response and recovery phases are heavily dependent on new technologies.

Letters to CongressAug 03, 2020 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Dr. Kenneth Weinstein to be Ambassador to Japan

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the nomination of Dr. Kenneth Weinstein to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan.

CommentJan 14, 2020 - 9:00am

Joint Statement on WTO Trilateral Discussions

The trilateral discussions between the European Union, Japan and the United States need to deliver concrete proposals that restore the global level playing field with regards to market distortive practices.  

TestimonyDec 04, 2019 - 5:30pm

Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements

WRITTEN COMMENTSON: “U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements”TO: Subcommittee on Trade, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & MeansBY: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S.-Japan Business Council

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

‘We can’t fall behind on trade:’ Trump must strike a deal with Japan now, says US Chamber CEO

When you stand still on trade, you fall behind. Nowhere is this more apparent for the United States than in Japan, the world’s third largest economy and long a top market for U.S. exports. It’s also why the U.S. just launched negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan.

Above the FoldSep 27, 2019 - 10:30am
President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

This agreement will allow U.S. farmers and businesses to compete on a more level playing field.

Press ReleaseSep 25, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Partial U.S.-Japan Trade Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs, U.S.

EventSep 17, 2019 - 2:15pm to Sep 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

56th U.S.-Japan Business Conference

On September 17-18, the U.S.-Japan Business Council and the Japan-U.S. Business Council held the 56th Annual U.S.-Japan Business Conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C.   To view the Joint Statement of the 56th U.S.-Japan Business Conference, please click here.