Japan: Business freedom

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 Japan

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 78
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 82
 Min - Max 70 - 91
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Japan during that period was 82 points with a minimum of 70 points in 2002 and a maximum of 91 points in 2007. The latest value from 2024 is 78 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 62 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Japan - Business freedom - Recent values chart

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Japan - Business freedom - historical chart - 1995-2024




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).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 95 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 83 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 0 2024 points
 Business freedom 78 2024 points
 Labor freedom 69 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 81.70 2024 points
 Trade freedom 76 2024 points
 Investment freedom 70 2024 points
 Financial freedom 60 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 68 2024 index points
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