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James W. Fatheree

James W. Fatheree is president of the U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) and senior director for Japan and Korea at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Fatheree works with the board of directors and member companies to set strategic direction and policy priorities for the USJBC and provides substantive and management oversight. He also interacts with senior U.S. and Japanese government officials and corporate executives in pursuing the Council’s mission. The USJBC, which was integrated into the Chamber in June 2012, represents the interests of U.S. companies operating in Japan and works to improve bilateral trade and economic relations.
In his role as senior director, Fatheree helps set Chamber priorities and policy positions for Japan and Korea as part of the Asia division’s overall agenda and programs.
Previously, he worked in the International Trade Administration, on Capitol Hill, and in several private firms on trade issues.
A native Texan, Fatheree received a B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in international economic policy from American University, and a certificate in international business from Georgetown University.
Fatheree resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Richelle, and three sons. His hobbies include cycling, hiking, and scuba diving.

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