We believe in a society that we can call “our own society” through shared values. We must cherish and hold in esteem the ideas that are at the foundation of our society.

Our shared values should not be unnecessarily upheaved by the waves of change. What should be defended must be defended. At the same time, we must consider how to navigate the waves of change. How are we to hold fast to the shared values ​​of Japan, which have been nurtured through thousands of years of tradition and culture. Here is the basis of how we ought to conserve.

So, what are the values that should be at the basis of our society? For that, we turn the words of the proud Japanese thought leader Fukuzawa Yukichi, “Whosoever perfectly realizes the principle of Independence, both of Mind and Body, and, paying due respect to his own person, preserves his dignity unblemished, ―him we call a man of independence and self-respect.”

All individuals maintain their dignity by having a spirit of independence. The only exceptions being when this results in infringing on another’s rights or results in one man being overly dependent on another.

This is the ideal ideological foundation for us to connect with American conservatism, which advocates for limited government, and to reform the conservative movement in Japan. If the government is large, we will be subject to and controlled by it. Without regard for defending oneself, we are subject to threats both ideological and militaristic in nature. We affirm that a limited government is the only way to uphold and defend individual rights. We believe that capitalism is the only economic system of our time that is compatible with political liberty.

How do we orient the ideal conservative movement in Japanese society, a society where big government has taken root since the onset of WW II? We will continue to work to make the concepts espoused by Fukuzawa Yukichi the core of our ideal conservative movement in Japan, notably the idea of "perfectly realizing the principle of Independence, both of Mind and Body," "paying due respect to oneself," and maintaining ​​"unembellished dignity."



Name The Japanese Conservative Union (JCU)
Address 1-22-11 Ginza, Bisidence 2nd Floor, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
Established February 11, 2015
Phone +81-3-6778-5087
FAX +81-3-6701-7380
Email info@conservative.or.jp



February 11, 2015
March 5, 2016
Chairman Aeba became the first Japanese to deliver a speech on the mainstage at CPAC 2016
December 9, 2016
Held a Symposium on Japan-US Relations under the new Trump Administration at Meguro Gajoen
January 25, 2017
Attended President Trump's inauguration ceremony and inauguration celebration ball
February 25, 2017
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech at CPAC 2017 on the main stage
December 17-18, 2017
Held Japan's first CPAC, CPAC Japan 2017 (formerly J-CPAC 2017)
February 21, 2018
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2018 / Announcement of APCU’s Establishment / Meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence
November 17-18, 2018
Held CPAC Japan 2018 (formerly J-CPAC 2018) and welcomed Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney as a speaker
January 19, 2019
Held a seminar on the book Trump’s America and the implications for Japan's future in Tokyo
February 27-March 2, 2019
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2019 / Meeting with President Trump
March 13, 2019
JCU Chief Researcher M. Watanabe gave a lecture on Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution at the law school of Jindal University, India.
May 28, 2019
Talks with Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, Leader of the World Uyghur Congress
July 6, 2019
Chairman Aeba is interviewed by the Epoch Times
August 9-10, 2019
CPAC Australia 2019 / Meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (at that time, Member of the House of Representatives)
August 25, 2019
Organized a training for conservative students at Keio University, invited Matthew Noyes to lead the training.
August 31-September 1, 2019
Held CPAC Japan 2019 (formerly J-CPAC 2019)
September 1, 2019
Pro-democracy activist “Andy” Chan Ho-tin invited to CPAC Japan, detained in the airport / issued a statement requesting immediate release / Impromptu Hong Kong visit (meeting with Mr. Chan Ho-tin and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai)
September 25, 2019
Spoke at the bilateral conservative forum (Auditorium of the Republic of Korea National Assembly Library) to restore Japan-South Korea relations
October 1, 2019
Main stage speech at conservative rally held in Seoul, South Korea with hundreds of thousands of onlookers / CPAC Korea 2019
November 24, 2019
Held a JCU seminar in Okinawa
December 14, 2019
Symposium on Strengthening Japan-Taiwan Relations (Taiwan University Auditorium)
February 26-29, 2020
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2020 / Meeting with President Trump
June 2, 2020
JCU’s Matthew Noyes is featured on Linc Interviews to discuss JCU’s mission and East Asian foreign policy
August 5, 2020
Concerns with Losing South Korea to Election Fraud: Announced serious concerns regarding losing South Korea due to
September 12-13, 2020
JCU participated in the Free Economics Research Conference. JCU’s Matthew Noyes gave a presentation titled “Socialism is Immoral”
October 29 to November 3, 2020
JCU live-streamed coverage of the U.S. Presidential election in the days leading up to election day.
November 5, 2020
Matthew Noyes goes on the Liberal Democratic Party’s program “CafeSta” to discuss youth involvement in politics in Japan and the U.S. and the 2020 election (Japanese only).
February 11, 2021
Held a seminar in Tokyo, Japan on how U.S.-China relations will impact Japan’s economy
February 15, 2021
JCU’s Youtube Channel is ranked the #1 most influential YouTube Channel in Japan for the News and Politics section
February 16, 2021
Chairman Aeba interviews Congressman Greg Steube
February 24, 2021
Chairman Aeba interviews Senator Bill Hagerty (former ambassador to Japan)
February 25-28, 2021
JCU Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2021
March 13, 2021
Held a seminar in Gifu, Japan


  • 江口 峻 SHUN EGUCHI

    Founder of JCU

    After graduating from Takushoku University in Tokyo, he joined the Sankei Shimbun, Japan's only conservative national newspaper. He served as a sales director and the president of Sankei's branch newspaper specializing in economic news, Fuji-Sankei Business Eye. Later, he served on Sankei's board of directors. After retiring, Shun Eguchi founded JCU with Jay・H・Aeba in 2015.

  • 饗庭 浩明 HIROAKI AEBA

    JCU Chairman

    Chairman of the Japanese Conservative Union (JCU). Since 2012, he has served as an advisor to the Republican National Committee (RNC). In 2015, he founded JCU as the counterpart to the American Conservative Union (ACU). In March 2016, even though it was before Trump became the Republican nominee, he published the book titled The Trump Revolution that supported Trump despite vocal objections from people around him. Together with the Japanese language version of Clinton Cash published in February (Jay serving as the editorial supervisor), his books have achieved first place in the bestseller rankings on Amazon Japan. After President Trump was elected, the phrase "Trump Revolution" which he coined became widely used among conservatives. He also supervised the Japanese language edition of the book Trump’s America: The Truth about our Nation’s Great Comeback (2018, Sankei Shimbun Publications Inc.).



When you see what’s happening all over the globe, it’s important for America, Japan, and other allied countries to work more closely together. We all know one thing, our diplomats and our governments can’t solve all of our problems. So the idea that we would collaborate as citizens of different countries who have similar or the same values is incredibly important. In America, we have the Tea Party, and it’s a historical allusion to the fact that at one time, taxes on tea rose to a great extent. I’m sure in Japan you have similar episodes of government taking too much of your money and that spirit is the same spirit.

Matt Schlapp

As ACU Chairman, I am very pleased that JCU shares common values with us and that they will help with spreading the ideas of limited government, reducing taxes, and other conservative values worldwide.