Greetings from Sammy Takahashi, Acting President:

The Japan Canada Chamber of Commerce was founded by late Kazuko Komatsu in 2003. We are a non-profit organization registered with the federal government of Canada. The main role of the Japan Canada Chamber of Commerce has been to strengthen the relationship between Canada and Japan through business and economic activities. In the coming years, we’d also like to expand our role by adding some cultural and educational activities between the two countries.           

In 2019, among many other activities, we’d like to focus our efforts on the following two goals:

One is to further strengthen our sister city relationship between Canada and Japan. Particularly, the relationship between Richmond and Wakayama as well as that between North Vancouver and Chiba, which will soon commemorate their 50th anniversary.

Another is to put an emphasis on promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo among the Canadian people, so that they will go and visit Japan to watch the games.  

We’d also like to help those athletes who will go to Japan to learn about the country, the people and the culture of Japan.

I would like to attract your attention to our activities and have you become a member of our association. We’ll do our utmost to keep all of our members satisfied.

Thank you.







この使命を実行するために、2003年にはChinese Entrepreneurs Society of Canadaと協力体制を取るべき同意がなされました。

また、2005年にカナダ社会との交流を活発にするために、他民族の多いカナダのBurnaby Board of Trade




Dear Members,

The Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce was registered with the Ministry
of Industry of Canada in 2003 as the only federally registered
Japanese Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Canada. The majority of our
members are comprised of corporate and individual members and also
those who are interested in business between Japan and Canada, mostly
based in Canada. Our mission is to encourage and develop business
relationships, not only in the Japanese community but with other
various communities within our multi-cultural society. Also, we wish
to contribute to society through our activities and cooperate with the
community to be better citizens and develop long term friendships.

We have executed our mission step by step. In 2003, the cooperation
agreement between JC-COC and Chinese Entrepreneurs Society of Canada
was made. In 2005, in order to advance our mission to local Canadian
society, we established a joint membership with the Burnaby Board of
Trade. Consequently, we have been involved in a variety of events
which have helped to develop the well balanced, multi-cultural
business and friendly society that we share.

In 2014, we built some large bridges between Japanese Companies and
our members. Now we are expanding with new, stronger relationships
and many new members and directors. We welcome you to our team and
look forward to establishing new ties.


Japan- Canada Chamber of Commerce
Kazuko Komatsu

初代会長, 名誉理事



The five founders, Economic Consul of Japan in Vancouver Mr. Tomoo Isaka (2003), Daishowa Marubeni International President Mr. Tokiro Kawamura (2003), JETRO Vancouver General Manager Mr. Nobuyuki Nakamura (2003), Vancouver Shinpo President Ms. Saeko Tusda and Pacific Western Brewing President Ms. Kazuko Komatsu established The Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Commemoration of The Establishment of The Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Establishment of The Joint-Membership with The Burnaby Board of Trade.

Our Mission

会員の使命 寛容と協調の精神を以って、人の輪を世界へ広げる努力をする。 会員相互の啓発、互助をはかり事業の更なる安定と発展に努力する。 日系社会に留まらず、カナダ社会との関連を深め、ビジネスを推進していく。 自主的に地域社会へ貢献し、良き市民と成るべく努力をする。

The mission of The Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and promote business relations between Japanese and Canadian companies, and to encourage and recognize the activities of entrepreneurs, large and small, within the Japanese-Canadian community. They offer their members opportunities to learn and network within a supportive environment, and foster the highest standards of community leadership and cooperation. They believe that it is very important that Japanese companies operating in Canada participate in local events through local business groups in order to learn about government policies and plans for the future.