Introduction and Overview
The number of Japanese exporters continued to increase in the decade after 2000. Figure 1, using data from the Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities which covers Japanese manufacturing firms with over 50 employees and more than 30 million yen of capital stock, shows that the number of exporters in the manufacturing sector increased from 3,762 firms in 2000 to 4,518 firms in 2010. Figure 1 also depicts the type of exporters that increased, with firms categorized into deciles by export ratio, which is defined as the ratio of their exports to total sales. This figure reveals an increase of exporters classified in the export ratio categories of 10 % or more. This trend is similar to even non-manufacturing firms, including wholesalers, retailers, and firms in the service sectors.
KeywordsForeign Direct Investment Destination Country Japanese Firm Extensive Margin Foreign Subsidiary
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