The Tokyo Junior Chamber (Tokyo JC) was set up as a Public Interest Incorporated Association in 1949 when the wounds caused by war to both the cities and the souls of the people were still raw. It was set up by young people brought together in the belief that the rebuilding of the country into a new Japan was the duty of the youth.
Since then, Tokyo JC has carried out various activities towards the ideal of “The realization of a bright and rich society”. In addition, Tokyo JC is made up of members of individual free will, irrespective of nationality, gender, employment or religion.
The Japan JC is founded on the principles of “Service”, “Discipline” and “Friendship”. In accordance with these principles, Japan JC: carries out activities for mutual development and exchange; cultivates public spirit; carries out activities to contribute to social development through regional cooperation; and proactively tackles social issues through volunteerism and administrative reform. Given that our broad fields of activity give experience in various types of practical training, when we include those members who have moved on from the JC having reached the age of 40, we see that JC has turned out many talented people not only as volunteer leaders, but also in the worlds of politics and business.
The Tokyo JC is a Local Organization Member (LOM) made up of the activity region of the 23 wards of Tokyo. Tokyo JC also belongs to the Japan JC Public Interest Incorporated Association, the National Organization Member (NOM). Please see the “Network” page for further details.
Ideals and Objectives
The ideals and objectives of the JC are clearly outlined in the “JC Declaration” and “Mission Statement”.
Tokyo JC’s Internal Organization
The structure of the Tokyo JC is broadly as illustrated below.