European Business Council in Japan (EBC)

The EBC is a lobby group representing 15 national chambers of commerce and industry from Europe, as well as business confederations in Japan. Since its establishment in 1972, the EBC has actively pursued its goal of sustained improvement of trade and investment conditions for European business.

About the EBC

The EBC was registered with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 2008 as the European (EU) Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

The EBC currently works for around 2,500 local European corporate and individual members through fees paid via their respective national chamber of commerce. Some 200 companies participate directly in one or more of the EBC’s 23 industry committees, whose work covers a wide variety of economic sectors.

The EBC works closely with the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, the national European Embassies, and other business organisations to co-ordinate policy proposals and make suggestions to the Japanese Government on how to create an open environment for trade and investment in Japan. Please visit the EBC website for further information:

EBC Website 

Benefit for AHK Japan Members

Corporate members of AHK Japan will enjoy preferred membership conditions of the EBC and get access to numerous committees of the EBC. If you are interested, please directly contact Ms. Valerie Moschetti (+81-(0)3-3263-6225 / vmoschetti(at)