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Japan now attractive to foreign investors, says Jetro

Semi-government body says yen depreciation has lowered business costs, boosting inward foreign investment

Inward foreign direct investment (FDI) virtually tripled last year to 1.02 trillion yen (S$11.7 billion) from 362 billion yen in 2013. Jetro expects the total value of such investments to stay above the 1 trillion yen mark this year.


FACED with rising criticism that the depreciation of the yen has raised import costs and not boosted Japan's exports as much as hoped, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is launching a campaign to show that the weaker currency has burnished the country's attractiveness as a