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Introduction

Japan's GDP grew by 4.66% in 2010, and deflation was almost 0.72 %. However, in 2011, the earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi hampered economic growth. The economy contracted by a further 0.48 %. In 2012, the economy recovered mildly to grow at 1.42%. In 2013, fiscal and monetary stimulus further pushed economic growth to 1.53%.

Features and benefits

* Understand how Japan can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
* Gain an understanding of the political situation in Japan, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
* Understand customer demographics in Japan through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Japan identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Japan, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Japan's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.

Your key questions answered

* How does Japan perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
* What is the legal structure in Japan and are the laws conducive to investment?
* How does Japan perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
* How does Japan perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

Table Of Contents

Country Analysis Report: Japan, In-depth PESTLE Insights
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographic location
PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Roiled relationship with China
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1945
1945-93
1993-2012
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Structure of legislature
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1950
1950-90
1990-2013
Structure and policies
Financial system
Stock markets
Insurance
Performance
GDP and growth rate
Fiscal situation
International investment position
Monetary situation
Key monetary indicators
Banking sector
Unemployment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Performance
Opportunity sectors
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Corporate income tax
Labor law
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Legal indicators
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Environmental actions
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
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