Frequently Asked Questions About IJCC Membership

What kind of organization is the IJCC and what are its objectives?

The Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization.  Established in 1973, we aim to promote the development of trade and commerce between Ireland and Japan and to encourage bilateral economic relations. The Chamber is run by its members and is a not-for-profit organisation.

Do I have to be Irish or work for an Irish company to be a member?

Membership of the Chamber is open to anyone with an interest in Irish and Japanese business. In addition to Japanese and Irish people, we have people of many other nationalities as members. This open policy also applies to companies as well as many of our members are multinationals. We also have many members both Irish and Japanese - who are working for foreign companies and multinationals who have an interest in business links between Ireland and Japan.

What are the merits of being a member?

Being a member of the Chamber offers many benefits depending on membership category. Please see the membership page here.

How do I become a member?

Please submit an application online here. Once the board approve the application, the secretariat contact you accordingly for the next step.

What is the difference between categories?

The different categories of membership and the benefits that apply to each are set out on our "Membership Types" page. Categories are designed to enable all Members to participate in a range of activities and events and to play a role in the work of the Chamber. 

What kind of events do you hold?

Most of our events are business-related, ranging from small-scale seminars to large-scale events such as business award ceremony. We also hold business networking events of various sizes. Details are available here.