Number of businesses operating in Japan 2016, by organization type

The statistic shows the number of business establishments operating in Japan in 2016, broken down by type of legal organization. In the measured period, there were approximately 3.31 million corporations operating in Japan.

Number of business establishments operating in Japan in 2016, by type of legal organization (in millions)*

Number of establishments in millions
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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Included in the "corporations" category is the figure for "companies", which at the time of measurement was approximately 2.9 million.
According to the source, businesses whose operational details are unknown, national government services, and local government services are excluded from the figures.
Figures have been rounded.

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