As the premier organization for Japanese business and industry, Nippon Keidanren is committed to the strengthening and further development of the Japanese and global economies.
While the Japanese economy is regaining strength, over the next decade it faces ongoing challenges associated with globalization, as well as a rapidly aging workforce. To help meet these challenges, Nippon Keidanren believes Japan must pursue technological innovation, and economic and social reforms which would include improving education policies and the relationship between the central and local governments to facilitate the Japanese people’s and businesses’ efforts to take advantage of 21st century opportunities.
Nippon Keidanren has issued policy proposals to the government of Japan in the following areas:
Keidanren’s FY 2008 General Assembly Resolutions: http://www.keidanren.or.jp/english/policy/2008/035.html
Keidanren's Major Activities: http://www.keidanren.or.jp/english/profile/activity.html
Keidanren's Vision Statement: http://www.keidanren.or.jp/english/policy/vision2025.pdf
Corporate Social Responsibility
Nippon Keidanren recognizes that corporate social responsibility is an important factor when selecting products and services, as well as evaluating corporations.
Keidanren’s Charter of Corporate Responsibility is available at: http://www.keidanren.or.jp/english/policy/csr.html
Research papers on corporate philanthropic activities:
*Interim Report on Corporate Philanthropic Activities in the Age of Corporate Social Responsibility (December 2007)
*Summary of the Survey on Corporate Philanthropic Activities in Fiscal 2004 (February 2006)
DOSHU-SEI - Decentralization and Local government system - Reform
Doshu-sei is widely debated political reforms, which, if implemented, would reorganize Japan’s 47 prefectures into a smaller number of administrative bodies covering broader regional blocs. Keidanren regards the Doshu-sei as an “'ultimate structural reform” which could not only cede more powers to local authorities but also revitalize local economies. In order to establish an administrative system appropriate for the 21st century, we encourage this discussion domestically and internationally.
Selected Keidanren statements:
*Keidanren Vice Chairman of the Board of Councillors Tsutomu Okuda, “Regional Government System and Decentralization” (Economic Trend, September 2007 )
*The second proposal for the introduction of Doshu-sei (Japanese-only) (March 2008)
*The first proposal for the introduction of Doshu-sei (Japanese-only) (March 2007)
Additional Keidanren policy priorities are here.