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



December 19, 2023
Chairman Aeba’s new book The Return of Trump is published, ranks #1 in Amazon Japan’s U.S. Politics category
December 2, 2023
Held CPAC Japan 2023 in Tokyo
October 19-21, 2023
Chairman Aeba attends a CPAC Summit in Las Vegas
August 19-20, 2023
JCU goes to CPAC Australia / Chairman Aeba delivered a speech
July 22, 2023
held a seminar in Fukuoka
June 24, 2023
held a seminar in Sapporo
May 13, 2023
held a seminar in Okinawa
May 4-5, 2023
JCU goes to CPAC Hungary / Chairman Aeba delivers a speech
December 3, 2022
Held CPAC Japan 2022. Speakers included President Trump, Ambassador Robert O’Brien, and leaders of various Japanese conservative political parties among other prominent individuals
November 18-19, 2022
JCU goes to CPAC Mexico / Chairman Aeba delivered a speech
October 21, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviews historian and YouTuber Makoto Mogi
October 1, 2022
JCU interviews former Prime Minister Tony Abbott
October 1-2, 2022
JCU goes to CPAC Australia / Chairman Aeba delivered a speech / Interviewed by Fred Pawle of ADH TV
September 21-24, 2022
JCU went to New Direction’s Think Tank Central in Tallinn, Estonia / Chairman Aeba participated in a panel on “The Global Freedom Movement”
August 31, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviews author and conservative commentator Tetsuhide Yamaoka
August 24, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviews Sen Yamanaka, a Japanese entrepreneur, author, and political commentator based in the U.S.
August 4-7, 2022
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC Dallas 2022 / Meeting with President Trump
June 12, 2022
Held a seminar in Gifu titled “A Time For Choosing” on how the betterment of the world depends on a strong and independent Japan
May 20, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviews Candace Owens to discuss conservatism, the BLM movement, and the Japanese language version of her book Black Out
May 19-20, 2022
JCU goes to CPAC Hungary / Chairman Aeba delivers a speech
May 15, 2022
Held a seminar in Okinawa to commemorate the 50th-anniversary of the return of Okinawa to Japan and discuss Okinawa’s important role in maintaining freedom and peace in the Asia-Pacific region
May 13, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviewed Rui Matsukawa, Member of the House of Councilors to discuss Japan’s national security policy
February 26, 2022
PJ Media interviews Chairman Aeba
February 26, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviews Congressman Billy Long
February 25, 2022
NTD’s Tiffany Meier interviews Chairman Aeba is interviewed by
February 25, 2022
Sandy Rios interviews Chairman Aeba on American Family Radio
February 24-27, 2022
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2022 / Meeting with President Trump / Co-hosted a reception at CPAC with the ACU
February 12, 2022
Chairman Aeba interviewed Alice King (Birei Kin), a Taiwanese born Japanese political activist, critic of the Chinese Communist Party, and an advocate of the Taiwanese independence movement
February 11, 2022
Held a seminar in Tokyo titled “2022: Japan’s Time for Choosing”
December 4, 2021
Held CPAC Japan 2021. Speakers included President Donald J. Trump, Secretary Mike Pompeo, and Senator Bill Hagerty among other prominent individuals
November 12, 2021
Held a workshop titled “Can Liberty and Democracy Win Against Authoritarianism?”
October 15, 2021
Held a workshop titled “Versus China: How World War III Has Already Begun”
September 17, 2021
Held a workshop titled “Conservatism as a Bulwark Against Authoritarianism”
August 27, 2021
Held a workshop titled “How to Combat Totalitarianism; Learning from F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom”
July 16, 2021
Held a workshop on how conservatism can be utilized to confront Japan’s problems
July 9-11, 2021
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC Dallas 2021 / Meeting with President Trump
June 15, 2021
Chairman Aeba interviews Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
March 13, 2021
Held a seminar in Gifu, Japan
February 25-28, 2021
JCU Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2021
February 24, 2021
Chairman Aeba interviews Senator Bill Hagerty (former ambassador to Japan)
February 16, 2021
Chairman Aeba interviews Congressman Greg Steube
February 15, 2021
JCU’s Youtube Channel is ranked the #1 most influential YouTube Channel in Japan for theNews and Politics section
February 11, 2021
Held a seminar in Tokyo, Japan on how U.S.-China relations will impact Japan’s economy
December 5, 2020
Held CPAC Japan 2020
November 5, 2020
Matthew Noyes goes on the Liberal Democratic Party’s program “CafeSta” to discuss youthinvolvement in politics in Japan and the U.S. and the 2020 election (Japanese only).
October 29 to November 3, 2020
JCU live-streamed coverage of the U.S. Presidential election in the days leadingup to election day.
September 12-13, 2020
JCU participated in the Free Economics Research Conference. JCU’s Matthew Noyesgave a presentation titled “Socialism is Immoral”
August 5, 2020
Concerns with Losing South Korea to Election Fraud: Announced serious concerns regarding losing South Korea due to
June 2, 2020
JCU’s Matthew Noyes is featured on Linc Interviews to discuss JCU’s mission and East Asianforeign policy
February 26-29, 2020
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2020 / Meeting withPresident Trump
December 14, 2019
Symposium on Strengthening Japan-Taiwan Relations (Taiwan University Auditorium)
November 24, 2019
Held a JCU seminar in Okinawa
October 1, 2019
Main stage speech at conservative rally held in Seoul, South Korea with hundreds of thousands of onlookers / CPAC Korea 2019
September 25, 2019
Spoke at the bilateral conservative forum (Auditorium of the Republic of Korea National Assembly Library) to restore Japan-South Korea relations
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)
August 31-September 1, 2019
Held CPAC Japan 2019 (formerly J-CPAC 2019)
August 25, 2019
Organized a training for conservative students at Keio University, invited Matthew Noyes tolead the training.
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)
July 6, 2019
Chairman Aeba is interviewed by the Epoch Times
May 28, 2019
Talks with Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, Leader of the World Uyghur Congress
March 13, 2019
JCU Chief Researcher M. Watanabe gave a lecture on Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution atthe law school of Jindal University, India.
February 27-March 2, 2019
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech on the main stage at CPAC 2019 / Meeting with President Trump
January 19, 2019
Held a seminar on the book Trump’s America and the implications for Japan's future in Tokyo
November 17-18, 2018
Held CPAC Japan 2018 (formerly J-CPAC 2018) and welcomed Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney as a speaker
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
December 17-18, 2017
Held Japan's first CPAC, CPAC Japan 2017 (formerly J-CPAC 2017)
February 25, 2017
Chairman Aeba delivered a speech at CPAC 2017 on the main stage
January 25, 2017
Attended President Trump's inauguration ceremony and inauguration celebration ball
December 9, 2016
Held a Symposium on Japan-US Relations under the new Trump Administration at Meguro Gajoen
March 5, 2016
Chairman Aeba became the first Japanese to deliver a speech on the mainstage at CPAC 2016
February 11, 2015


  • 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.