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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.


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1. Solid Growth in Japan’s Inward FDI PDFPDF file (1.8MB)
2. Toward Improvement of Business Environment PDFPDF file (1.0MB)
3. New Trend of Inward FDI in Japan – Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Contributing to Solving Problems Japan Faces and Expanding Overseas Markets for Japanese Companies PDFPDF file (1.1MB)
4. Perception of the Business Environment in Japan among Foreign-affiliated Companies PDFPDF file (1.8MB)
5. Foreign Investment for Revitalization of Local Economy – Attract Foreign-affiliated Companies Taking Advantage of Regional Characteristics PDFPDF file (1.6MB)
6. Investment Promotion Activities of JETRO PDFPDF file (3.5MB)

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.

Efforts by Local Governments to Promote the Establishment of Enterprises

Local governments throughout Japan are implementing a variety of unique measures aiming to revitalize the regional economy and expand employment. For example, proactive efforts have been made to promote the establishment of enterprises, by taking such measures as easing regulations and providing financial support for special zones in an aim to form industrial bases with a competitive advantage, and providing subsidies to increase foreign-capital enterprises rooted in each local area. This report describes the latest trends in efforts being made by local governments, including industrial policies and what is being done to attract enterprises.

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