Why Japan Equity

number 1

The evolution of corporate Japan


It’s an exciting time to invest in Japan. Although Japan’s leaders continue to face tough economic and fiscal challenges, a rising proportion of profits generated by Japanese companies are actually produced outside Japan. This allows Japanese firms to benefit from growth in Asian and emerging markets, and therefore seize opportunities created by the inexorable rise of an affluent middle class.


number 2

The evolution of corporate Japan


With a universe of over 3,000 listed companies across a broad array of industries, Japan is home to many leading international brand names. Our investment team favors high-quality companies with robust business models, strong management, and superior potential for long-term growth. Detailed, fundamental company research lies at the heart of the investment process.


number 3

The evolution of corporate Japan


Aberdeen Asset Management’s global reach is underpinned by a truly local perspective, and we have had a local presence in Asia for almost thirty years. Aberdeen’s Tokyo investment team is fully integrated with Aberdeen’s broader Asian Equities Team, and this ensures that the portfolio benefits from a longstanding expertise at a regional and global level.



Diverse equity market

Not only does Japan boast enviable strengths such as a high-quality workforce and technical superiority, there are also many world-class companies that are global leaders in their respective fields. The Topix, Japan’s primary equity index, reveals breadth in the types of companies found in Japan and we feel there is an unmistakable strength in the consumer goods sector.



Important Information

Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities. They are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, as well as political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging-markets countries.