The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) was established in 1878, making it the oldest economic organization in Japan. TCCI membership is comprised of companies of a variety of types and sizes: large enterprises, SMEs, private enterprises, other organizations, and individual businesspersons in the 23-ward area of metropolitan Tokyo. Members are involved in all types of business, and work together to overcome problems or enhance business opportunities that would not be possible for individual entities. The number of members was 77,060 as of March 2014.
Each member belongs to one of nine divisional groups organized based on industry type, and also belongs to a chapter associated with one of Tokyo's 23 wards.
Members elect 150 councilors who deliberate and determine important matters such as annual budgets and final accounting results at the General Meeting of Councilors. The most recent election was held in 2013.
At the Executive Councilors' Meeting, Chairman, Vice Chairmen, Special Advisors, Executive councilors, Auditors, and President treat opinions and requests put together by several committees (listed below) so as to continuously improve the management environment.