Welcome to the U.S.-Japan Business Council


The U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based business association whose mission is to support 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 priorities on doing business in Japan and helping forge the most cooperative and mutually beneficial economic relationship possible between the two countries.

What’s New:


March 29, 2016 – The U.S.-Japan Business Council Releases 2016 Policy Statement:
Re-Centering Abenomics: New Structural and Regulatory Reforms  Remain Vital for Economic Growth

Japanese  translation


52nd U.S.-Japan Business Conference (December 3-4, 2015)

Washington, DC, USA - December 3, 2015: 54th Annual U.S.-Japan Business Conference. Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

USJBC Chairman John C. Lechleiter speaks at the 52nd U.S.-Japan Business Conference on December 3, 2015.  USJBC President Jim Fatheree is on his left.

Policy Statement -USJBC FINAL 3-28-16

December 4, 2015 – USJBC Releases Joint Statement from the 52nd U.S.-Japan Business Conference.

May 8, 2015 –  Third Arrow Report Press Release: The U.S.-Japan Business Council Urges Third Arrow Action to Spur Growth in Japan-TPP, Structural Change a Springboard for New Growth and Stronger Ties – 

Third Arrow Report Press Release-Japanese Translation

2015 Policy Statement – English

2015 Policy Statement – Japanese


April 29, 2015 –  The USJBC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted H.E. Shinzo Abe for a Business Roundtable Event.

Washington, DC, USA - April 29, 2015: Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, with Tom Donohue, Myron Brilliant and U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Michael Froman. Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. -Japan Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted H.E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan on April 29. (Starting from the right, Prime Minister Abe, Tom Donohue, USCC President and CEO, Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, and Tami Overby, Senior Vice President for Asia).



April 6, 2015 The U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) and Japan-U.S. Business Council (JUBC) support Japan’s bid to host a permanent secretariat for the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR).

IFIAR Joint Statement


51st U.S.-Japan Business Conference (November 13-14, 2014)0717

Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso delivers keynote speech

November 14 – USJBC Releases Joint Statement from 51st U.S.-Japan Business Conference.

Japanese Translation
July 16 – USJBC Issues Statement in Support of Japan’s Revised Growth Strategy

July 7 – USJBC Issues Statement on Japan and TPP

June 10 – USJBC Issues Statement on Annual Price Revisions on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Japanese Translation

May 16 – U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) Released: Sure Shot:  How Abenomics’ Third Arrow Can Hit a National Strategic Bullseye for Japan

Japanese Translation

April 21 – USJBC, U.S. Chamber, Keidanren and JUBC Joint Statement on TPP

Japanese Translation

USJBC Highlights:

USJBC Celebrates 50th Anniversary
November 14-15, 2013

H.E. Kenichiro Sasae delivers keynote speech at the 50th U.S.-Japan Business Conference.


U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman briefs USJBC members during Plenary Session of the 50th U.S.-Japan Business Conference.

November 15 – The U.S. – Japan Business Council Releases Joint Statement from 50th U.S.-Japan Business Conference.

November 14 – Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks at the U.S.-Japan Business Conference’s Gala Dinner.

November 14 – Senator Max Baucus’s Speech at the U.S.-Japan Business Conference.

June 26 The U.S. – Japan Business Council (USJBC) released Pacific Partners Japan’s Economic Importance to the U.S. The report provides an assessment of Japan’s importance to the U.S. economy and measures the economic contribution of Japanese firms in the U.S. This snapshot provides clear and compelling evidence of the significant contribution Japanese companies make to the U.S. economy.

June 9 – U.S.-Japan Business Council’s Public Comments to USTR Regarding Japan’s Participation in TPP.

May 16 – U.S.-Japan Business Council released Japan’s Entry Into TPP: Historic Opportunity To Strengthen U.S.-Japan Relations and Regional Cooperation.

April 12 – U.S.-Japan Business Council Welcomes Successful Conclusion of U.S.-Japan Consultations on Japan’s Entry into TPP Negotiations; USJBC Chairman Charles Lake Calls this an ‘Historic Opportunity’.

TPP_USJBC Statement on US-Japan Consultations_4-12-13

See Japanese Translation of Press Release

Mar 15 – U.S.-Japan Business Council Welcomes Japan’s Decision to Formally Seek Entry into TPP Negotiations; Urges Successful Conclusion of U.S.-Japan Pre-Consultations
USJBC Chairman Lake Calls Japan’s Participation a ‘Game Changer’ for TPP

See Japanese Translation of Press Release