What is Keidanren?

Keidanren is the abbreviation for Keizai Dantai Reng?kai or the Japanese Business Federation, which is a Japanese association of businesses.

How Does Keidanren Work?

Established in 1946, Keidanren has absorbed and merged with many other organziations over the years. It mediates problems among its 800 members and acts as an advisor to the Japanese government on economic affairs.

Why Does Keidanren Matter?

Keidanren is a major player in Japanese economic policy, and it was a key factor in the founding of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party in 1955. More regulation and globalization have since restricted the association's power.