The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan is a private sector, not-for-profit business organization founded in 1975 to promote the development of commerce between Canada and Japan.
Representing some 35 business sectors, the CCCJ is a member-driven, member-focused organization and is the longest serving Canadian Chamber in Asia. With over 400 member representatives, the CCCJ represents a broad cross-section of businesspersons and entrepreneurs from Canada, Japan and other countries. Membership is comprised of Canadian companies and individuals with ties to Japan and Japanese companies and individuals with ties to Canada.
The Chamber carries out its mandate in a variety of ways, including:
- Holding speaker luncheons, seminars and networking events
- Providing relevant and timely information through our website, quarterly magazine The Canadian, and annual membership directory Connections.
- Offering business promotion opportunities and timely information on launching and operating a business in Japan.
- Advocacy: the CCCJ creates press releases alone or in conjunction with other organizations on a range of issues important to Canadians in Japan and relevant to the Canada/Japan relationship. The CCCJ also meets with key Japanese policymakers and other stakeholders on issues of importance to the Canadian business community in Japan.
- Maintaining close ties with other foreign and domestic chambers of commerce in Japan and other Canadian chambers/business associations in Asia to broaden and deepen our information network.
Mandate of the CCCJ
- Promotes the development of commerce between Canada and Japan;
- Promotes measures to benefit and protect the interests in Japan of companies and citizens of Canada;
- Represents various opinions of the business community of Canada and Japan regarding trade, commerce, finance, industry and related matters;
- Collects and disseminates among its members statistical data and other information concerning commerce or other undertakings of interest to them;
- Associates and cooperates with other organizations sharing mutual interests;
- Promotes facilities for social networking among members and holds periodic functions of a social nature to promote friendship among Canadians and others in Japan; and
- Does any and all other things incidental or related to the above objectives.