Economic Advantage in Japan

Japan is the 3rd biggest economy in the world and it registered in calendar year 2010 GDP of 6346.3 billion (according to data published by the Statistical Bureau) .
According to the latest official statistics Japan in 2012 registered a growth of 1.8 % over fiscal year 2011.
LABOUR FORCE
  • Japanese workforce is higher educated , disciplined and motivated.
  • Japanese workers are among the most productive in the world.
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • It is one of the most modern and complete infrastructure : roads , highways , railways , airports , ports and telecommunications for the distribution of all types of goods and services.
  • Investments in this area, maintenance projects and expansion of large-scale public facilities are in continue development.
AGRICULTURE
  • Agriculture provides three quarters of the population food needs. Japan must import 60 % of food.
  • In recent years there has been a substantial increase in the area planted with fruit trees.
  • In the zootechnical they grow mainly cattle and pigs. A mainly Japanese occupation is fishing, based on one of the most advanced fleets in the world with an impressive number of specialized ports ( 600 ) . Japan ranks 3rd in world fish production after China and Peru.
  • Agriculture : crop rice, cane , tea , vegetables , fruit trees
  • Sericulture : silkworm rearing
INDUSTRY
  • The main industries in Japan are : the steel industry, chemical industry, textile industry machine manufacturing industy.
  • Japan is heavily dependent on the import of building materials and fuel.
  • Japan has a complex industry with a high-tech ( holding 60% of the world’s industrial robots ), which involves more than a quarter of the active population and contributes only slightly less to GDP. Top positions on global nonferrous metallurgy ( iron and steel) and nonferrous metals (especially aluminum and lead ) , electronic construct. ship (about a third of the tonnage allowed to water) , aurovehicule ( the largest manufacturer of cars , surpassed only by the U.S. ), wood , petrochemical, pulp and paper, telxtile , etc. .
  • Large industrial concentrations are Keihin , Hanshin , Chukyo , Kitakyushu , but ind. is well represented in most urban centers. The leading companies are : Sony , Toshiba , Fujitsu , Nikon, Panasonic and Canon in electronics production , Toyota , Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi automobile production ; Hitachi IT industry .
INVESTMENT
  • Local and foreign investors have access to a wide range of banking products to financial institutions or local branches of foreign banks in Japan.
  • Development Bank of Japan grant long-term loans.
  • Besides lending programs for investment, Japan offers attractive incentives including depreciation of assets , deferred payment of fees for the purchase / upgrade of specific assets , the land tax exemptions and subsidies for construction and real estate ;
  • All  47 Japanese prefectures offers credit programs starting from 750,000 USD and up to 3.75 million dollars to stimulate the involvement of companies in the local business.
  • Average level of customs duties in Japan is now one of the lowest in the world , namely 3.6%
  • Japan has increased the number of  products exempt from import duty from about 3000 of the 7000 listed in the Customs Tariff.
  • Most goods are “free important” to their import license is not required.
 Population and economy
  • Japan is located in East Asia, a chain of islands located between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of ​​Japan , east of the Korean Peninsula in the North Pacific Ocean , consisting of four major islands , which represents a rate of about 95 % of the Japanese : Honshu ( 227 414 km2) , Hokkaido ( 78,411 km2) , Kyushu ( 42600 km2) şiShikoku ( 17,800 km2 ), plus numerous smaller islands .
  • The Japanese market has a great absorption capacity is the second in the world in this regard after the USA.
  • Acquisitions amounted Japanese population per capita annually over 8.000 USD.
  • Japanese consumers are inclined to pay more for higher quality.