About JCU

Who We Are

The Japanese Conservative Union (JCU) was founded in 2015 and our mission is to foster dialogue to expand understanding of conservative ideas, not only between the US and Japan but also within Japan and across Asia.

JCU believes the proper role of government is to protect its citizens' lives, safety, and wealth through a commitment to the rule of law and strong national security; to unleash economic growth by minimizing tax and regulatory burdens, thus empowering all generations to prosper; and to operate efficiently and transparently.

Who We Do

1. JCU Defines Conservatism

To define and measure the practice of “conservatism” in Japan, JCU conducts its "JCU Rating," calculating each Diet member’s conservative ranking based on their voting behavior. This project assesses how the members contribute to the enactment of legislation based on conservative principles, such as small government, lower taxes, less regulation, strong national security and commitment to the U.S.-Japan alliance.. JCU will expand this practice to include ranking the governments of other Asian countries.

2. JCU Grows Conservatism

To promote conservatism not only in Japan but also in other Asian countries, we carry out various activities with the aim of educating the next generation. With the cooperation of U.S. conservatives, especially the American Conservation Union (ACU), we invite key officials and thought leaders from Japan and the U.S. to participate in seminars and events designed to explore the current political and cultural climate in the U.S. and Japan, as well as the future of Japan-U.S. relations. In addition, we work to form conservatives with international knowledge by sponsoring participation in U.S. CPAC, writings, media appearances etc.

3. JCU Wins for Conservatism

JCU works within the political process to advance conservative ideals and policies, JCU will begin implementing election planning support and study sessions in an effort to influence policy makers in Japan. In addition, JCU’s mission includes education and promotional activities to shape public opinion in Japan and abroad.

Our Global Partner

The American Conservative Union (ACU)
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the nationʼ s original conservative organization.
For more than fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense.
As America's premier conservative voice, ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates, and the public.
Matthew A. Schlapp
Message from ACU Chairman
Letʼ s Spread Conservative Movement around the Globe

When you see what's happening over the globe, it's important for America, Japan, and other allied countries to work more closely with each other.
We all know one thing: our diplomats and our governments can't solve all of our problems. Just as the US had the tea party where people protested against heavy taxes on the tea during the Revolution, I'm sure every country has similar episodes of the government taking too much money from people. So, the idea that we collaborate as citizens of different countries, who have the similar or same values, is incredibly important.
It's very honorable that JCU collaborates as a partner with us in spreading conservative causes of small government and lowering taxes around the globe.