The Hong Kong-Japan Business Co-operation Committee (HK-JBCC) and its counterpart, the Japan-Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committee (J-HKBCC), were established in 1979. The Committees organise high level business-to-business dialogue to foster understanding between the business communities of Hong Kong and Japan, and promote trade, investment and other economic co-operation between the two territories.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) acts as the Secretariat for the Hong Kong Committee and the Japan Business Federation (formerly known as the Keidanren) serves as the Secretariat for the Japan Committee. The two Committees are represented by leaders from a broad spectrum of trade and industry. Their members meet once a year to enhance mutual understanding and explore new dimensions that can broaden and deepen business partnership between Hong Kong and Japan.

It is the priority of HK-JBCC to explore new dimensions in Hong Kong’s econo mic relations with Japan and to act as a catalyst for a broader and deeper business partnership. The Committee has also undertaken to explore ways of promoting Hong Kong as a trade and service platform for Japanese companies to expand business in the Chinese market.