Overview of KEIZAI DOYUKAI
DOYUKAI is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was founded in 1946 by 83 far-sighted business leaders, united by a common desire to contribute to reconstructing Japan's economy. In the 70 years since then, DOYUKAI has solidified its leadership role in improving the Japanese economic community and in seeking solutions for numerous domestic problems and ensuring the overall well-being of Japanese society.
DOYUKAI membership comprises approximately 1,400 top executives of some 980 corporations, all sharing the common belief that corporate managers should be key players in a broad range of political, economic, and social issues. Within DOYUKAI, each member sheds his/her corporate identity and participates as an individual, free to express opinions and ideas unconstrained by the interest of any specific company or industry. This feature distinguishes DOYUKAI from other business 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 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.
DOYUKAI maintains an independent stance, supported by its own studies and research, as it pursues active and constructive dialogues with political parties, government officials, labor organizations, and individuals in many other organizations as well.
DOYUKAI is deeply concerned with the problems the world confronts today and is committed to making Japan part of the solution. This commitment is embodied in a range of activities designed to engage Japan with the rest of the world.
Through the active participation of business leaders who possess a clear vision of the future and wish to sincerely take on challenges to realize it, DOYUKAI strives tirelessly to achieve ever-greater national well-being in harmony with the world economy.