The Journal The Authority on Global Business in Japan

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The Journal

The Journal is the authority on global business in Japan. Published for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) since 1964, the magazine now serves as one of the country’s leading sources of English-language business information and analysis.

Featuring in-depth articles covering areas such as finance and banking, science and technology, healthcare, the economy and market trends, as well as profiles of corporate leaders and the region’s trailblazing entrepreneurs, The Journal offers a rare glimpse into the minds of those at the vanguard of international business. This 2-in-1 magazine targets a broad readership, with articles written by professional journalists that include comment by experts. Regular columns and syndicated content from select partners such as Nikkei Asian Review, Fast Company, and The Diplomat appear alongside monthly features and translations from Japanese media. The Journal is your touchstone for business intelligence, designed to demystify the inner workings of the Japanese corporate landscape.

The second part of The Journal is reserved for ACCJ news and member contributions, including photos and reviews of ACCJ events, as well as articles from chamber leaders in the Tokyo, Kansai, and Chubu regions. Custom Media has been publishing the magazine since September 2013. This partnership heralds a new era of engaging content, excitement, and creativity for the publication. Custom Media brings a wealth of experience in print and digital publishing, along with a strong creative background in communications.

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) was established in 1948 as a means of developing commerce between the U.S. and Japan. Today the ACCJ has offices in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, and represents over 3,000 members from more than 1,000 companies and over 40 countries.

Custom Media

Custom Media is an award-winning media, design, and market-entry agency specializing in innovative print and digital publishing—magazines, marketing, websites, apps, videos, and communications. Our company launched the BCCJ ACUMEN magazine in 2008 and also manages a bilingual video channel, Business in Japan TV.