1. OVERVIEW
1.1. Catalyst
1.2. Summary
1.2.1. Key findings
1.2.2. PESTLE highlights
1.2.3. Key fundamentals

2. TABLE OF CONTENTS

3. LIST OF FIGURES

4. LIST OF TABLES

5. KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

6. GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

7. PESTLE ANALYSIS
7.1. Summary
7.2. Political analysis
7.2.1. Overview
7.2.2. Current strengths
7.2.3. Current challenges
7.2.4. Future prospects
7.2.5. Future risks
7.3. Economic analysis
7.3.1. Overview
7.3.2. Current strengths
7.3.3. Current challenges
7.3.4. Future Prospects
7.3.5. Future risks
7.4. Social analysis
7.4.1. Overview
7.4.2. Current strengths
7.4.3. Current challenges
7.4.4. Future prospects
7.4.5. Future risks
7.5. Technological analysis
7.5.1. Overview
7.5.2. Current strengths
7.5.3. Current challenges
7.5.4. Future prospects
7.5.5. Future risks
7.6. Legal analysis
7.6.1. Overview
7.6.2. Current strengths
7.6.3. Current challenges
7.6.4. Future prospects
7.6.5. Future risks
7.7. Environmental analysis
7.7.1. Overview
7.7.2. Current strengths
7.7.3. Current challenges
7.7.4. Future prospects
7.7.5. Future risks

8. POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
8.1. Summary
8.2. Evolution
8.2.1. Pre-1945
8.2.2. 1945-93
8.2.3. 1993-2017
8.3. Structure and policies
8.3.1. Key political figures
8.3.2. Structure of government
8.3.3. Structure of legislature
8.3.4. Key policies
8.4. Performance
8.4.1. Governance indicators
8.5. Outlook

9. ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
9.1. Summary
9.2. Evolution
9.2.1. Pre-1950
9.2.2. 1950-90
9.2.3. 1990-2018
9.3. Structure and policies
9.3.1. Financial system
9.3.2. Stock markets
9.3.3. Insurance
9.4. Performance
9.4.1. GDP and growth rate
9.4.2. Fiscal situation
9.4.3. International investment position
9.4.4. Monetary situation
9.4.5. Key monetary indicators
9.4.6. Banking sector
9.4.7. Unemployment
9.5. Outlook

10. SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
10.1. Summary
10.2. Evolution
10.3. Structure and policies
10.3.1. Demographic composition
10.3.2. Education
10.3.3. Healthcare
10.3.4. Social welfare
10.4. Performance
10.4.1. Healthcare
10.4.2. Education
10.5. Outlook

11. TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
11.1. Summary
11.2. Evolution
11.3. Structure and policies
11.3.1. Intellectual property
11.4. Performance
11.4.1. Opportunity sectors
11.5. Outlook

12. LEGAL LANDSCAPE
12.1. Summary
12.2. Evolution
12.3. Structure and policies
12.3.1. Judicial system
12.4. Performance
12.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system
12.4.2. Legal indicators
12.5. Outlook

13. ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
13.1. Summary
13.2. Evolution
13.3. Structure and policies
13.3.1. Environmental regulations
13.3.2. Environmental actions
13.4. Performance
13.4.1. Environmental impact
13.5. Outlook

14. APPENDIX
14.1. Ask the analyst
14.2. Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Japan - Key Fundamentals, 2017-2024f
Table 2: Japan - Key Facts, 2019
Table 3: Analysis of Japan's Political Landscape
Table 4: Analysis of Japan's Economic Landscape
Table 5: Average Monthly Total Cash Earnings Per Regular Employee (in thousands of yen)
Table 6: Analysis of Japan's Social Landscape
Table 7: Analysis of Japan's Technological Landscape
Table 8: Analysis of Japan's Legal Landscape
Table 9: Analysis of Japan's Environmental Landscape
Table 10: Mid-year Population by Age (As a Percentage of Population, by Gender), 2019
Table 11: Patents Received from the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2014-19

List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Japan
Figure 2: Per capita GDP in US$, 2010-2021f
Figure 3: Gross General Government Debt in Selected Countries, 2017
Figure 4: General Government Balance, 2017
Figure 5: Public Budget Revenue and Expenditure, 2010-2019f
Figure 6: Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment), 2010-2019
Figure 7: Labor Productivity Growth (Output per Hour of Work), 1985-2000, 2000-2007, 2007-2018
Figure 8: Productivity Gap between Large Firms and Small Medium Enterprises, 2003-2017
Figure 9: Business Investment and Corporate Profits in Yen Bn, 2001-2018
Figure 10: Inflationary Trend in Japan, 2000-2018
Figure 11: Self-employment Rate (as a % of Total Employment) in 2018
Figure 12: Hospital Beds per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2017
Figure 13: Age Dependency Ratio (% of Working Age Population), 2001-2018
Figure 14: Elderly-related Social Spending, 2020-2060
Figure 15: Japan's Well-being Performance (in terms of rank), 2017
Figure 16: Tertiary Education (Age 25-34) Attainment in 2018 and PISA Result 2018
Figure 17: Gini Coefficient, 2015 or latest year available
Figure 18: Relative Poverty Rate in 2014 or Latest Year Available
Figure 19: Researchers per Thousand Total Employment, 2017
Figure 20: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports), 2018
Figure 21: R&D Expenditure (as Percentage of GDP) in 2018
Figure 22: Direct Government Funding of Business R&D and Tax Incentives for R&D, 2016
Figure 23: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Size, 2011-2015
Figure 24: Patents Granted per Million Population - 2018
Figure 25: Tertiary Graduates in the Natural Sciences, Engineering and ICTs (NSE & ICT)
Figure 26: Tax Wedge (% of Labor Cost) - 2018
Figure 27: Product Market Regulations, 2018
Figure 28: Electric Power Generated by Renewable and Effective Recovery Use of Wasted Energy, 2005-2017
Figure 29: Environmental Taxes, 2016
Figure 30: R&D Budgets for Energy and the Environment, 2008-2015, in Yen Bn
Figure 31: Japan - Key Political Events Since Independence
Figure 32: Japan - Key Political Figures
Figure 33: Japan - Structure of Government
Figure 34: Japan - Composition of Lower House of Parliament (%), 2017
Figure 35: Japan's Historical GDP Growth, 2009-2019e
Figure 36: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in Japan in US$ Tn, 2014-2024f
Figure 37: GDP Composition by Sector in Japan, 2018e
Figure 38: Agricultural Output of Japan, 2013-2018e
Figure 39: Industrial Output of Japan, 2013-18e
Figure 40: Services Output of Japan, 2013-18e
Figure 41: Japan's External Trade, 2013-2018
Figure 42: CPI and CPI-based inflation in Japan, 2014-2024f
Figure 43: Unemployment in Japan, 2014-2024f
Figure 44: Expenditure on Healthcare in Japan, 2010-2018
Figure 45: Expenditure on Education in Japan, 2011-16
Figure 46: Internet Users and Penetration, 2014-2018e
Figure 47: Japan - Judicial Structure
Figure 48: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Japan, 2010-17