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Japan: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Japan: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PEST country analysis report on Japan provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Key Highlights

  • 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.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
Scope
  • Understand the political system in Japan through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Japan through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Japan through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Japan through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in Japan in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Japan perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Japan perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Japan perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


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
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
1993-2017
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
1990-2017
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
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Legal indicators
Outlook
Environmental Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Environmental actions
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
Appendix
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Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Japan - Key Fundamentals, 2015-2022f
Table 2: Japan - Key Facts, 2018
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: Japanese Government Bonds held by the Bank of Japan as of July 2018
Table 7: Analysis of Japan’s Social Landscape
Table 8: Analysis of Japan’s Technological Landscape
Table 9: Analysis of Japan’s Legal Landscape
Table 10: Analysis of Japan’s Environmental Landscape
Table 11: Mid-year Population by Age (Millions), 2017
Table 12: Patents Received from the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-15
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Japan
Figure 2: Business and Consumer Confidence Index, January 2005 to June 2018
Figure 3: Gross General Government Debt in Selected Countries, 2017
Figure 4: General Government Balance - 2016
Figure 5: Substantial Gap Between Central Government Expenditure and Tax Revenue, 2008-2017
Figure 6: Farm Household Population, 2009-2015
Figure 7: Index of Consumption Expenditure Level, 2013-2016
Figure 8: Labor Productivity Growth (Output per Hour of Work), 1985-2000, 2000-2007, 2007-2015
Figure 9: Firm Productivity - Value Added per Person Employed in 2013
Figure 10: Exports of Goods and Services (% of GDP), 2000-2017
Figure 11: Yearly Change in Exports and Exports Performance Index, 2006-2016
Figure 12: Corporate Profits Rising while Exchange Rate Depreciating, Q12012 - Q42016
Figure 13: Inflationary Trend in Japan, 2000-2017
Figure 14: Self-employed with Employees (as a Share of Employed Persons) in 2015
Figure 15: Hospital Beds per 1,000 Inhabitants - 2017
Figure 16: Age Dependency Ratio (% of Working Age Population), 2000-2017
Figure 17: Elderly-related Social Spending, 2020-2060
Figure 18: Japan's Well-being Performance - 2016
Figure 19: Tertiary Education (ge 25-34) Attainment in 2015 and PISA Result 2015
Figure 20: Gini Coefficient, 2007, 2010, 2015
Figure 21: Relative Poverty Rate in 2014 or Latest Year Available
Figure 22: Researchers per Thousand Total Employment - 2016
Figure 23: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports), 2016
Figure 24: R&D Expenditure (as Percentage of GDP) of OECD Countries in 2016
Figure 25: Direct Government Funding of Business R&D and Tax Incentives for R&D, 2015
Figure 26: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Size, 2011-2015
Figure 27: Triadic Patent Families - 2015
Figure 28: Tertiary Graduates in the Natural Sciences, Engineering and ICTs (NSE & ICT)
Figure 29: Tax Wedge (% of Labor Cost) - 2017
Figure 30: Product Market Regulations, 2013
Figure 31: Electric Power Generated by New and Renewable Energy, 1990-2015
Figure 32: Environmental Taxes, 2014
Figure 33: R&D Budgets for Energy and the Environment for 2013 or the latest year
Figure 34: CO2 Prices Implicit in Diesel and Petrol Excise Taxes, Q1 2013
Figure 35: Japan - key Political Events Since Independence
Figure 36: Japan - Key Political Figures
Figure 37: Japan - Structure of Government
Figure 38: Japan - Composition of Lower House of Parliament
Figure 39: Japan’s Historical GDP Growth, 2006-2017
Figure 40: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in Japan, 2012-2022f
Figure 41: GDP Composition by Sector in Japan, 2016
Figure 42: Agricultural output of Japan, 2011-2016
Figure 43: Industrial Output of Japan, 2011-16
Figure 44: Services Output of Japan, 2011-2016
Figure 45: Japan’s External Trade , 2012-2017f
Figure 46: CPI and CPI-based inflation in Japan, 2011-2022f
Figure 47: Unemployment in Japan, 2011-2022f
Figure 48: Expenditure on Healthcare in Japan, 2009-2017
Figure 49: Expenditure on Education in Japan, 2011-16
Figure 50: Internet Users and Penetration, 2012-2016
Figure 51: Japan - Judicial Structure
Figure 52: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Japan, 2008-15

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