Pages

57 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Japanese economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Japan’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Japan’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Japan? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Japan’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Japan’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key regions for the Japanese economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Japan compare with others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Japan’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Japan’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Japan compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Japan changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Japan?
  • How are Japan’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Japan?
  • How good is Japan in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Japan?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Japan’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Japan?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Japan?
  • How is income distributed in Japan and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Japan?
  • How has quality of life in Japan changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Japan’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Japan’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Japan’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Japan’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Japan’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Japan changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Japan’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Japan and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Japan’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Japan?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Japan?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the JPY performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Japan and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency