Volunteering to sit on a Chamber committee offers an excellent opportunity to have hands-on involvement in the development of the CCCJ and Canada-Japan business relations. Your input will influence Chamber programs, activities and policies, and the tangible results can offer great personal and professional satisfaction. Subcommittees are also periodically established to work on specific projects or tasks. Members are encouraged to participate on any committee of interest. Enthusiasm is the only prerequisite! Feel free to contact the CCCJ office at 03-5775-9500 or through the contact page to learn more about the activities of a particular committee.


Publications and Communications Committee

This committee provides direction for the Chamber’s Communications and Publications, aimed at both engaging members and promoting the CCCJ and the causes it represents across the wider business community. In close collaboration with the other committees, activities include production of the daily Canada-Japan Bilateral Business News, support for development of content for the website and quarterly magazine The Canadian, media outreach surrounding CCCJ announcements, as well as communication with members for events, Town Hall meetings and surveys.



Plans and implements events that are of two basic types: purely informational in nature or essentially social, ‘networking’ types. Themes and speakers are selected for the ability to reflect economic, social and cultural realities in the Japan/Canada relationship. Examples of the former include issues of interest to Canadian business people living and working in Japan such as corporate governance issues, ‘how to’ series in beginning and operating a business in Japan and issues of a social nature relating to living and working in Japan. Major ‘networking’ events include: the Maple Leaf Gala, the Annual Golf Tournament, resident and visiting political and business guest speakers, as well as monthly member networking events.


Finance and Administration

Ensures that the fiduciary responsibilities of the CCCJ are in place and maintained. The committee also oversees human resource requirements and works with the Chamber staff on general operations.



Endeavors to develop initiatives that enhance the benefits of membership and attract new members. Also assists with the implementation and analysis of an annual membership satisfaction survey.