In 1965, 15 Japanese enterprises in the Netherlands organized and carried on the Japan Businessmen’s Club as an unofficial entity, in order to foster and promote friendship and economic relations between the Netherlands and Japan.
On February 5th 1976, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands. With the establishment of the JCC, the Japan Businessmen’s Club liquidated its assets and transferred its members to the JCC. Since then the JCC has expanded it’s activities and has 350 members (as of June 2015).
As a consequence of the expansion of the JCC, the expectations and requirements for the Chamber have increased significantly. In addition, the JCC is practically the core organization which covers the whole of the Japanese society in the Netherlands.