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2020 White Papers on Small and Medium Enterprises and Small Enterprises Released

April 24, 2020

The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (SMEA) compiled and hereby releases reports titled “Trends among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in FY2019” and “SME Policies in FY2020” (“2020 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan”), as well as “Trends among Small Enterprises in FY2019” and “Small Enterprise Policies in FY2020” (“2020 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan”), on which a Cabinet Decision was made on April 24, 2020.

1. Characteristics of the 2020 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan and the 2020 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan

These 2020 White Papers (hereinafter refers to as the “reports”) focus on “roles and functions” which SMEs and small enterprises are expected to play and the “value” that these enterprises should create, and analyze the enhancement of economic value added and efforts contributing to stability and employment maintenance in regional areas. The reports also describe the impacts caused by the novel coronavirus disease, specific case examples of leading SMEs and small enterprises engaging in efforts for addressing the disease, and other issues.

2. Key Points of the reports

Overview

SMEs as sources of creating new value

Small enterprises as sources of creating new value in regional areas

SMEs and small enterprises and support organizations

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Division in Charge

Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

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