The mission of the ACCJ is to further develop commerce between the United States of America and Japan, promote the interests of U.S. companies and members, and improve the international business environment in Japan. The ACCJ supports the collective interests of its members by proposing changes to improve the environment for international businesses in Japan. Through an active advocacy program, the ACCJ represents these interests to both the Japanese and American governments. The ACCJ also contributes to the shaping of public opinion through its relations with fellow business organizations, academics and think tanks, the press, and others.
Main office is in Tokyo. General inquiries should be directed to the main phone number (03-3433-5381)
Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)
DBJ provides integrated
investment and loan services to domestic and international clients.
Head office in Tokyo: Phone: +81-3-3270-3211
New York Representative
Office: 1251 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY
10020. Phone: +1-212-221-0708
Japan - United States Equivalency Agreement.
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JETRO is an independent
government agency organized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
(MITI). JETRO provides information and support to foreign companies looking for
entry and expansion in the Japanese market. The main office is in Tokyo, and it maintains
offices across the world.
Includes information on Japan laws and regulations, tips on conducting business in Japan, free consultation with experts, market opportunities by sector as well as free temporary office space in Japan.
Atlanta, Georgia: Assistant Director of Business Development - Trevin Dye, Phone: 404-681-0600
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Japan
The Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for organic plants and organic processed foods of plant origin were established in 2000 on the basis of the Codex Alimentarius Commission's Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods.
The organic JAS system has been further developed with the addition of the JAS Standards for organic livestock products, organic processed foods of animal origin and organic feeds which took effect in November 2005.
Operators certified by registered Japanese or overseas certifying bodies are able to attach the organic JAS logo to products that were produced or manufactured in accordance with relevant organic JAS Standards.
Information from MAFF in English:
U.S. Agricultural Trade Office - Japan
The U.S. Agricultural Trade Offices in Tokyo and Osaka provide a
variety of marketing and trade support services to U.S. exporters, ranging from
assisting first-time buyers and trade teams to arranging trade shows, seminars
and other promotional activities through which groups of U.S. agents can meet
Japanese traders. In addition, the office reports on the latest market trends and advises
U.S. business groups and
trade associations on their Japan
market development strategies
U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration
A global network of trade professionals that connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, advocacy/commercial diplomacy support.