Most pressing issues of Japanese companies 2018, by size

According to a survey conducted in summer 2018, improving profitability was the most common issue among large- and medium-sized Japanese companies. By contrast, most of the small-sized companies in Japan, around 48 percent, said that strengthening human resources was a current issue for them.

Most common current issues among companies in Japan in 2018, by company size*

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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

July 25 to August 24, 2018

Number of respondents

454 business enterprises

Special properties

online survey; up to 3 answers possible

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*Company sizes based on employee numbers:
Large-sized: 3,000 employees or more
Medium-sized: 300 to 3,000 employees
Small-sized: up to 300 employees

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