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About Keizai Doyukai
(Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was formed in 1946 by 83 far-sighted business leaders united by a common desire to contribute to the reconstruction of the Japanese economy. In the more than 60 years since then, KEIZAI DOYUKAI has solidified its leadership role in improving the Japanese economic community and in seeking solutions to numerous domestic problems and ensuring the overall well-being of Japanese society.

KEIZAI DOYUKAI membership comprises approximately 1,400 top executives of some 900 large corporations, all sharing the common belief that corporate managers should be key players in a broad range of political, economic, and social issues. Within KEIZAI DOYUKAI, each member sheds his/her corporate identity and participates as an individual, free to express opinions and ideas distinct from any specific company or industry. This feature distinguishes KEIZAI DOYUKAI from other economic organizations, giving it a broad, long-term perspective and ensuring objectivity and clarity in the discussions of issues.

In-depth studies, research and discussions provide KEIZAI DOYUKAI with an excellent understanding of the Japanese economy and its future potential. The results of these activities influence not only government policy and industry, but society as a whole

KEIZAI DOYUKAI maintains an independent stance, supported by its own studies and research, as it pursues active and constructive dialogue with political parties, government officials, labor organizations, and individuals in many other organizations as well.

KEIZAI DOYUKAI is deeply concerned with the problems confronting the world today and is committed to facilitating Japan's contribution toward their solution. This is reflected in a variety of multifaceted activities aimed at promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the rest of the world.

Through the active participation of business leaders who possess a clear vision of the future and are imbued with a spirit of challenge, KEIZAI DOYUKAI strives tirelessly to achieve ever-greater national well-being that is in harmony with the world economy.