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:
In the mid-1970s, a small group of Canadians recognized a need to develop a more organized presence and greater visibility for Canadian business in Japan, and formed the Canadian Businessman's Association (known today as the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan). They never imagined that their association would grow into the second-largest Canadian chamber of commerce outside of Canada, with a thriving and active membership of over 400 members.
Over the years, the chamber has evolved into a strong and capable organization that plays a vital role in promoting trade and commerce between Canada and Japan.