Japan: In-depth PESTLE Insights

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.

Synopsis

- 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.

- Understand the legal landscape in Japan through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators

- Understand the environmental landscape in Japan through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators

Scope

- 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.

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?

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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 ...

Table of Contents

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

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 ...

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

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, ...

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

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