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.

Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment is an important subject when it comes to Japan. In 2020 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development noted that Japan was the largest investor in the world, with more than 227 billion dollars invested abroad in 2019.

Incentives & Subsidies

From generous tax breaks to the potential for an accelerated immigration process, Japan offers many subsidies and incentives to attract foreign investment.

Joint Ventures

The joint venture is one of the most implemented approaches in trying to enter a foreign market, the Japanese one included.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Japanese M&A business represents a sector whose importance has been growing in the last few years.