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Country Analysis Report: Japan, In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • May 2014
  • 87 pages
  • ID: 297322
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Japan's GDP grew by ~4.7 percent in 2010, and deflation was almost 0.72 %. Nevertheless, in 2011, the earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi hampered economic growth. The economy contracted by a farther 0.48 %. In 2012, the economy recovered mildly to grow at ~1.4 percent. In 2013, fiscal and monetary stimulus further pushed economic growth to ~1.5 percent.

Main elements and benefits

* Understand how Japan (JP) 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 (JP), containing top figures in the area and governance pointers.

* Understand customer demographics in Japan (JP) through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, and also healthcare and education.

Key Findings

The PESTLE analysis of Japan identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, alternatives, and threats framework.

The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Japan (JP), and also the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. This part also considers the country's performance according to world bank governance pointers.

The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Japan's economy, and also the country's performance relating to GDP growth, composition by industry (agriculture, market, and services), fiscal situation, worldwide investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking industry, and employment.

Main answers from this analysis

* How does Japan (JP) perform relating to technology-intensive sectors such as telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?

* What is the legal structure in Japan (JP) and are the laws conducive to investment?

* How does Japan (JP) perform relating to environmental indicators and its environmental policies?

* How does Japan (JP) perform relating to healthcare, income distribution, and education?

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