Japan: Business freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for Japan from 1995 to 2017. The average value for Japan during that period was 82 points with a minumum of 70 points in 2002 and a maximum of 91 points in 2007. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The Business Freedom index for Japan from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of Japan in the regulatory process.
Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).