Japan: In-depth PESTLE insights

Japan: In-depth PESTLE insights

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Executive Summary

This PESTLE 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.


- 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.

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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?

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.

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Key findings

PESTLE highlights

Key fundamentals

Key Facts and Geographic Location

Key facts

Geographic location

PESTLE Analysis

Political analysis


Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Economic analysis


Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Social analysis


Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Technological analysis


Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Legal analysis


Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Environmental analysis


Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Political Landscape





Structure and policies

Key political figures

Structure of government

Structure of legislature

Key policies


Governance indicators


Economic Landscape





Structure and policies

Financial system

Stock markets



GDP and growth rate

Fiscal situation

International investment position

Monetary situation

Key monetary indicators

Banking sector



Social Landscape


Structure and policies

Demographic composition



Social welfare





Technological Landscape


Structure and policies

Intellectual property


Opportunity sectors


Legal Landscape


Structure and policies

Judicial system


Effectiveness of the legal system

Legal indicators


Environmental Landscape


Structure and policies

Environmental regulations

Environmental actions


Environmental impact



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Figure 1: Map of Japan

Figure 2: Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Figure 3: Yearly change in exports and exports performance index

Figure 4: Corporate profits rising while exchange rate depreciating

Figure 5: Business and consumer confidence Index

Figure 6: Gross public debt in selected countries, 2014

Figure 7: General government balance - 2014

Figure 8: Widening gap between central government expenditure and tax revenue

Figure 9: Elder farm workforce population - Rice farmers age distribution in 2010

Figure 10: Farm household population

Figure 11: Index Of Consumption Expenditure Level

Figure 12: Inflationary trend in Japan

Figure 13: Hospital Beds per 1000 inhabitants - 2014

Figure 14: Age dependency ratio (% of working age population)

Figure 15: Japan's well-being performance - 2014

Figure 16: Tertiary education (Age 25-34) attainment in 2014 and PISA result

Figure 17: Trends in real household income by income groups, 2007-11

Figure 18: Gini coefficient and income gap

Figure 19: Relative poverty rate in 2012 or latest year available

Figure 20: Reduction in inequality and relative poverty rate

Figure 21: Researchers per thousand total employment - 2014

Figure 22: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports) for selected OECD countries - 2015

Figure 23: R&D expenditure (As percentage of GDP) of OECD countries in 2014 and Japan's expenditure different industries

Figure 24: Direct government funding of business R&D and tax incentives for R&D, 2012 or latest year

Figure 25: Government-financed R&D in the business sector, by firm size, 2011

Figure 26: Triadic patent families - 2013

Figure 27: Trademarks in knowledge-intensive services, selected OECD and non-OECD economies, 2010-12

Figure 28: Tax Wedge (% of labour cost) - 2015

Figure 29: Product market regulations, 2013

Figure 30: Electric Power Generated By New And Renewable Energy

Figure 31: R&D budgets for energy and the environment for 2013 or latest

Figure 32: Countries' share in selected environmental technologies, 2008-10

Figure 33: CO2 prices implicit in diesel and petrol excise taxes after adjusting for externalities, 2013 1st quarter

Figure 34: Japan - key political events since independence

Figure 35: Japan - key political figures

Figure 36: Japan - structure of government

Figure 37: Japan - composition of lower house of the parliament

Figure 38: Japan's historical GDP growth, 2005-2015

Figure 39: GDP and GDP growth rate in Japan, 2010-20

Figure 40: GDP composition by sector in Japan, 2015

Figure 41: Agricultural output of Japan, 2010-15

Figure 42: Industrial output of Japan, 2010-15

Figure 43: Services output of Japan, 2010-15

Figure 44: Japan's external trade , 2010-15

Figure 45: CPI and CPI-based inflation in Japan, 2010-20

Figure 46: Unemployment in Japan, 2010-20

Figure 47: Expenditure on healthcare in Japan, 2008-14

Figure 48: Public expenditure on education in Japan, 2010-14

Figure 49: Internet users and penetration, 2010-14

Figure 50: Japan - judicial structure

Figure 51: Carbon dioxide emissions in Japan, 2006-13

Table 1: Japan - key fundamentals

Table 2: Japan - key facts

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 August 19, 2016 (in 100 million yen)

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 (as % of Population), 2015

Table 12: Patents received from the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-15

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