The Japan Association of Corporate Executives (経済同友会, Keizai Dōyukai) is a Japanese professional association of independent leading executives. Founded in 1948, the group engages in advocacy on public policy issues related to the development of the Japanese economy in both a domestic and global context. The association is commonly referred to as "Keizai Dōyukai". Keizai Dōyukai conducts in-depth policy studies, publishes position papers, and holds regular meetings and seminars on issues relating to the development of the Japanese economy. The association seeks to engage with political parties, government officials, labour organizations and other economic stakeholders. For most of the post-war period, Keizai Dōyukai has promoted a more progressive, innovative and market-based economic approach to business issues in contrast to the position of country's other main corporate sponsored business associations; Keidanren and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (日本商工会議所); in Japanese and English.