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Association of Japan Industrialists Club

A network of trilateral interaction between industry, academia, and government and various industries for small- and medium-sized enterprises

The Association of Japan Industrialists Club is composed of managers of small- and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing and service industries. With the Federation of Japan Industrialists Club is the Club’s head, and there are a total of 17 such clubs throughout the country in areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyusyu and Yamaguchi, Chugoku and Shikoku, and Miyagi. The Club plays an important role as a network of managers achieving cooperation between various industries.

Utilizing regional characteristics

All industrialists Clubs undertake detailed management using their region’s special characteristics. Through interaction and exchange between members of various industries, the club is highly active not only in promoting mutual friendship, but also in exchanging information related to economy and business management.

Big results through the industry-academia cooperation

Association of Japan Industrialists Club

The Club achieves steadily results in the realm of business-academia collaboration, a field which has been drawing a great deal of attention. Enthusiastic action in this area include the TDU Business-Academia Collaboration Meeting (conducted by Tokyo Denki University), NITEC Saitama Business-Academia Collaboration Meeting (conducted by Nippon Institute of Technology), and Tokyo Business-Academia Collaboration Meeting (conducted by Shibaura Institute of Technology, Musashi Institute of Technology, and Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology).

‘Kakehashi’ - Association of Japan Industrialists Club page


The Club publishes ‘Kakehashi’ on first Friday of every month in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. This page has a variety of formats, such as ‘My hobbies’, section introducing member hobbies; a section that introduces the Club members’ corporate news, and case studeies of collaboration between industry and academia.

Active Mutual Exchange

The Club proactively promotes interregional interchange among members and contributes to the expansion of members’ business opportunities. Moreover, the Club organizes round-table conferences with governors and industries in each region, as well as holding economic lectures and company visits.