In 2013, Japanese government announced a series of structural reforms and economic liberalisation measurements aimed at - among other things - encouraging foreign direct investment into Japan.
The low levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Japan reflect the challenges foreign investors have been facing when trying to expand their business and access the world third largest economy. However, the Japanese government has been gradually taking a series of economic and structural measures to reduce trade barriers and attract FDI into their country. The Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his economic agenda “Abenomics” promised to revive Japan’s economy and double the amount of FDI by 2020.
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No less than 300 web pages with up-to-date information on Japan, more than 170 reports available as well as a lot of detailed information on the Japanese business culture.