Why Japan?

With high technology, an educated workforce and being one of the safest countries on the planet, Japan is one of the best places to invest. But that’s not all, GDP growth, reducing corporate taxes and a steady growth in FDI will make Japan a go-to investment destination.

Japan as a source of FDI

Despite having the image of having a closed market and M&A activities that favor outbound investment, Japan is an amazing and underrated place to invest.

Its attractiveness comes in the form of being one of the largest and most dynamic economies. Investors can benefit from a highly skilled workforce, advanced technology, high infrastructure and overall cost-effectiveness.

While Japan has been regarded as a market with many barriers to entry, the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Abe, has created new initiatives to streamline and make it easier for foreign capital to enter the market. Under new government policies, Japan’s net inward investment has climbed from 17.8 trillion yen in 2012 to 24.4 trillion yen in 2015. An almost four time growth from its amount in 2001. With increased FDI, the government targets 35 trillion yen for 2020. To encourage this, regulatory reforms across various industries are taking place. Further lowering of the corporate tax rate and subsidies are given to encourage regional investment.

WHY JAPAN?

A large sophisticated developed market with an appreciation for foreign brands. Growing GDP and continuous improvements for ease of doing business. Most importantly a government backed initiatives to boost foreign capital into the country. Japan wants you.

More reasons why investment into Japan should be on your radar.

  • Year on Year GDP growth
  • Year on Year Corporate Profits across all industries.
  • Deregulations and reforms in both key and traditional industries.
  • Access to advanced cost-effective infrastructure
  • Based on comparative cost among developed nations in Asia, Japan offers a more economical option.

Myths about the Japanese Market

  • Tightly regulated and closed market
  • Limited foreign ownership of companies 
  • Expensive and difficult to do business 
  • Lack of English among professionals 
  • Consumer preference for domestic brands

References

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Government of Japan 

Invest Japan

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