Marunouchi district, the commercial district of Tokyo, and Japan's financial centre  (photo: dpa)

Economics: How to get into the Japanese market – organic growth versus M&A?

In the first of a three-part series, GIS expert Professor Dr Stefan Lippert, considers why Japan must open its doors to foreign investors and contractors and whether organic growth is the better strategy for entering this increasingly attractive but notoriously closed market.

FOR a long time, Japan was regarded as a highly attractive, but difficult-to-access market.

Although both observations were accurate, the situation has changed considerably since the ‘lost decade’ of the 1990s when Japan’s real estate and stock market went into meltdown.

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Dr. Stefan Lippert
The dramatic change in the exchange rate – the euro has fallen around 40 per cent against the yen since 2008 – makes the current situation even more positive. However, it is not only in financial terms that the Japanese market is attractive
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