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Survey of Overseas Business Activities

Explanation

The objective of this survey is to present the actual conditions concerning overseas business activities of Japanese corporations that will serve as a basis for propulsion of future industrial and trade policies. The survey method was separating this survey into two parts. One is the Basic survey which is more detailed and carried out every three years. The other is the Trend survey which is comparatively rough and carried out between the Basic surveys. Survey targets are as follows. a. Parent Companies: Japanese corporations which, as of the end of March, own or have owned overseas affiliates in the past, excluding those in the financial and insurance industry or real estate industry (hereinafter referred to as "Parent Companies"). b. Overseas affiliate: the following overseas affiliates are surveyed."Subsidiaries" and "Sub-subsidiaries" are collectively referred to as "overseas affiliates."

  1. A foreign affiliate in which a Japanese corporation has invested capital of 10% or more
  2. A foreign affiliate in which a "subsidiary," funded more than 50% by a Japanese corporation, has invested capital of more than 50%
  3. A foreign affiliate in which a Japanese corporation and a subsidiary funded more than 50% by a Japanese corporation have invested capital of more than 50%

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Last Update: Aug 31, 2016
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