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.
  • Home to 37 million people, the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area is the largest populated metropolitan region in the world.

Recent Activity

TestimonyDec 09, 2018 - 3:45pm

Charles Freeman Testimony on U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiation Priorities

On Monday, December 10, 2018, U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for Asia Charles Freeman will testify before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on negotiating objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement.

CommentNov 21, 2018 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber and U.S.-Japan Business Council Joint Submission to USTR on U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its U.S.-Japan Business Council submitted comments on the negotiating objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. The issue- and sector-specific priorities contained in this document are those of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-Japan Business Council, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Press ReleaseNov 06, 2018 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Conferred with Japan’s Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this year the Government of Japan announced that U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue would be conferred with its Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun Imperial Decoration for his work to strengthen the trade relationship between the United States and Japan.

EventOct 31, 2018 - 7:09am to Nov 01, 2018 - 7:09am

55th Japan-U.S. Business Conference

The U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) and Japan-U.S. Business Council (JUBC) held the 55th U.S.-Japan Business Conference in Tokyo on October 31-November 1, 2018 under the theme, “Deepening U.S.-Japan Collaboration to Address Increasing Uncertainty.”

Press ReleaseSep 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Asia and U.S.-Japan Business Council President David Gossack today released the following statement on the trade announcement from President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

ReportApr 21, 2017 - 1:30pm
Report Cover for the 2017 Pacific Partners paper

Pacific Partners 2017: Japan's Economic Importance to the U.S.

This document, Pacific Partners 2017, is the third update on the ties between the U.S. and Japan, and is compiled by the U.S.-Japan Business Council. For this update, the growing exports of Japanese owned U.S. plants is but one of the highlights worth noting.