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Trade in Japan

Japan was the world’s 5th largest exporter of goods and 11th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $746.84 billion and $166.70 billion USD respectively. Japan’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment, and Transport equipment. In 2022, Japan’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, United States and Korea, Republic of, with trade representing 46.84 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Japan is the world’s 4th largest importer of goods and 10th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $897.18 billion and $209.56 billion USD respectively in 2022. Japan’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Machinery and transport equipment. Leading import partners were China, United States and Australia. Japan is part of 18 different Regional Trade Agreements, including ASEAN – Japan and Brunei Darussalam – Japan.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name






WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

civil law system based on German model; system also reflects Anglo-American influence and Japanese traditions; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court



Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Japanese yen

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • ABN AMRO Bank NV Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: ABNAJPJT

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: ANZBJPJXXXX

  • Banco do Brasil Japan - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BRASJPJT

  • Banco Itau SA Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: ITAUJPJT

  • Bank Internasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia - SWIFT: IBBKIDJA

  • Bank of America NA Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BOFAJPJX

  • Bank of China Osaka - Osaka, Japan - SWIFT: BKCHJPJTOSA

  • Bank of China Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BKCHJPJT

  • Bank of China Yokohama - Yokohama, Japan - SWIFT: BKCHJPJTYHA

  • BNP Paribas Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BNPAJPJT

  • China Construction Bank Corp Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: PCBCJPJT

  • Citibank Japan Ltd - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: CITIJPJT

  • Credit Agricole CIB - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BSUIJPJT

  • Deutsche Bank AG Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: DEUTJPJT

  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: ICBKJPJT

  • Intesa Sanpaolo Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BCITJPJT

  • Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: MHCBJPJT

  • National Australia Bank Limited Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: NATAJPJT

  • PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BNINJPJT

  • Standard Chartered Bank Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: SCBLJPJT

  • State Bank of India, Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: SBINJPJT

  • State Bank of India, Osaka, Japan - SWIFT: SBINJPJTOSA 

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: SMBCJPJT

  • The Bank of New York Mellon Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: IRVTJPJX

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia, Tokyo Branch - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: NOSCJPJ1

  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd - Tokyo, Japan - SWIFT: BOTKJPJT

  • UBAF Osaka - Osaka, Japan - SWIFT: UBAFJPJXOSA

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

  • The Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Agency Japan

Copyright Offices

  • Japan Copyright Office (JCO)

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Japan Patent Office (JPO)

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Standards Information Service
    International Trade Division
    Economic Affairs Bureau
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Phone: +(81 3) 5501 8344

    2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Japan TBT Enquiry Point
    International Trade Division
    Economic Affairs Bureau
    Ministry of foreign Affairs (MOFA)
    Phone: +(81 3) 5501 83 44

    2-2-1, Kasumigaseki

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder


Trade Information Portal


Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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