Investing in Japan


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JETRO Invest Japan Report

This report compiles the recent trends of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Japan, related government policies and activities as well as JETRO’s activities. It also includes the results of the survey that JETRO conducted to foreign-affiliated companies about their perception of doing business in Japan.

Chapter Summary of each chapter PDF of each chapter (Full text)
1 Macroeconomic and Inward Foreign Direct Investment Trends in the World and Japan PDFPDF file (1.5MB)
2 Japan’s Business Environment and Foreign-Affiliated Companies PDFPDF file (1.3MB)
3 Changes and Business Opportunities Brought to the Japanese Market by COVID-19 PDFPDF file (1.3MB)
4 JETRO’s Efforts to Promote Investment in Japan PDFPDF file (1.2MB)

JETRO Global Trade and Investment Report

JETRO publishes an annual Global Trade and Investment Report (formerly published as JETRO White Paper on International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) until 2009). The paper includes JETRO's estimates for world trade and FDI figures, as well as in-depth analysis of the world economy and Japan's place in it. Previous white papers have focused on such issues as intellectual property rights, the impact of FTAs, overseas operations of Japanese firms as well as the state of foreign direct investment in Japan. The paper is first published in Japanese and later translated into English.