Achieving Economic Recovery in Japan by Expanding Inward Direct Investment

Dr. Shujiro Urata
Publication Date: 
February 1st, 2015

This publication looks at facts & figures concerning foreign direct investment in Japan, considers factors hindering increased FDI flows into Japan, and proposes some steps the Japanese government might take to encourage greater inflows.

*This reading, accessible at, is posted with the gracious permission of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). Copyright remains with the JIIA.

**Posting of this report does not represent an endorsement by the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations and has been done to facilitate research and promote debate about multinational corporations/FDI in and from East Asia.